Each April, as the 20th draws near, a certain haze sets in. Some may find it harder to make decisions, while others will have trouble with their memory. With this in mind we’ve decided to assemble a short list of songs you’ll want to remember while you’re blurring the boundary between you and your couch.
Bong Water Day by The Bobs
“The two of them will never ever get together, not ’til bong water day”
Bong water day occurs each year 14 days after 4/20 (May fourth) and is celebrating by drinking all of the leftover bong water from the prior holiday. The Bobs discuss an unlikely pairing of a sloppy guy and a prissy girl who can only properly relate while stoned out of their minds. Modern romance.
Friendly Neighborhood Narco Agent by Jef Jaisun
“You clutch your baggie full of weed, and careful not to spill a seed, you roll a joint as big as Baltimore”
This ones a classic cautionary tale…three, in fact! Jaisun elucidates three instances where narcos may be hidden in plain sight with the intention of busting you for your intoxicant use. Fortunately for many, crackdown on marijuana use has decreased greatly since 1969 (the year of this song’s release) and the legalization movement is well on it’s way.
Bong Rip by White Fang
“The weed, the lighter, the bong, the weed, the lighter…”
The White Fang boys are LA’s premier pot smokers. This song is only one of a great many stoner jams that they’re responsible. As far as this song’s concerned, it’s pretty self explanatory…
Stoner by Young Thug
“I’m high as hell ain’t got no satellites on me”
Young Thug, born Jeffery Williams is a father of six, a devoted boyfriend, a wildly successful performer and a proud stoner. Rumor has it he improvised the entire track after an interviewer asked him if he was a stoner.
I Like Marijuana by David peel
“I like marijuana, you like marijuana, we like marijuana too”
We lost David Peel 2 weeks ago. In the 1960s Peel was an early advocate for a ‘punk’ lifestyle, which to him involved performing comedic and inflammatory songs on the streets of the Lower East Side of Manhattan. This song, as well as his classic ‘The Pope Smokes Dope’ were major late 60s/early 70s weed anthems. Quintessential.
America’s Most Blunted by Madvillain featuring Quasimoto
“Consume weed and drink brew ’til we perfume the room”
Doom and Madlib enlist their small furry friend, Lord Quas, to aid them in this thoroughly informational anthem. In just four minutes, the duo (trio?) discuss a wide variety of smoking methods and issues associated with with toking. These profound lyrical performances are supplemented by vintage, pot-relate vocal samples. Don’t sleep on this one…you’ll learn something.