Playlist: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
Published April 20, 2011
Some of the most catholic observers of 4/20 do not, in fact, smoke weed. Instead, they embrace the hustle and the chill-out ethos that accompanies procuring and enjoying (or using medically!) marijuana. They celebrate how people can appreciate a simple, often communal experience in peace; they overcome the cough, the itchy eyes, the paranoia, and even life on the street in order to fulfill ther duty to 4/20.
Photo agent Jen Brill and entrepreneur Aaron Bondaroff are two such admirers from a distance. And while 4/20 extends to all musical genres—we’re looking at you, Willie Nelson—when we asked the two to share their 4/20 playlist, we got straight hip-hop. Enjoy the fruits (and buds!) of their labor with the videos below. Don’t miss the Cypress Hill video, in which the group bravely and selflessly takes itspot connoisseurship to the stage, to the delight of one lucky fan. It’s truly in the spirit of the season.
KRS-One: “I Can’t Wake Up”
Channel Live (feat. KRS-One): “Mad Izm”
Cypress Hill: “Hits from the Bong”
The Beatnuts: “Psycho Dwarf”
Master P: “Weed & Money”
Luniz (feat. Michael Marshall): “I Got 5 On It”
Gang Starr: “Take Two and Pass”
KMD: “Smokin’ That Shit”
Redman: “How to Roll a Blunt”
Wu-Tang Clan: “M.E.T.H.O.D. Man”