How High: The 11 Dopest Weed Songs

How High: The 11 Dopest Weed Songs

Published Wed, April 19, 2023 at 5:00 PM EDT

In the United States, the legal marijuana market is projected to reach $43.9 billion by 2025, according to a report by New Frontier Data. The report also predicts that the legal cannabis industry could create more than 1 million jobs in the U.S. by 2025. Hip-Hop artists have been at the forefront of the cannabis wave for a while —whether its in the form of launching their own cannabis companies and brands, or attaching their name to strands — from Diddy, Run The Jewels, and The Sugar Hill Gang, to Onyx and Snoop Dogg.

With that in mind, we've pulled together a playlist of the dopest songs about enjoying a plant (or gummy)-based lifestyle. It doesn't matter whether you partake or not, here are 11 weed songs you can always vibe with.

1. Luniz - "I Got 5 On It" (Remix) featuring Dru Down, E-40, Richie Rich, Spice-1, Shock G, Mac Mall

The Luniz classic never really went out of style though it did get a new boost when Jordan Peele cleverly used a slowed-down flip of it to promote his film, Us. And while the original version is obviously great, the remix is the stuff of legend — literally. If you were a talented Bay Area rapper at the time, chances are you were on this song (except for The Conscious Daughters who were notably absent but explained they were overseas while the song was being recorded). Dru Down, Spice-1, E-40, Richie Rich, Mac Mall and Shock G showed up to throw Yukmouth and Numskull an assist — the only question is, who had the best verse? The debate continues, though something must be said about Shock G pulling double duty as himself and Humpty on the track.

2. "Doobie Ashtray" - Devin The Dude

One of the best storytellers in Hip-Hop, on his 2002 classic, Just Tryin' Ta Live, Devin weaves a comical cautionary tale about a dude who was feeling himself a little bit too much, didn't appreciate his real friends or his woman, and finds himself alone after she leaves him and takes "the kid, the dog, and the kitty" with her. Over DJ Premier production he questions: "What you gonna do when the people go home/And you wanna smoke weed, but the reefer's all gone//And somebody had the nerve to take the herb up out the doobie ashtray?"

3. "How High" - Redman and Method Man

Red and Meth made everyone want to "kiss the sky" when they dropped this forever classic that showcased their perfect chemistry.

4. Scarface - "Mary"

"Mary" stands as one of the most memorable entries in Scarface's catalog, which is saying a lot because he's been rhyming since the late 80s. The wavy track, featured on The Untouchable, is also one of producer Mike Dean and Scarface's best collaborations, as Face raps stream-of-consciousness rhymes over the liquid production.

5. "Crumblin Erb" - OutKast

A gem from OutKast's classic 1994 debut, Organized Noize's groovy bass line and mellow guitars coupled perfectly with Sleepy Brown's smooth, sing-a-long hook. Big Boi and Dre's laidback verses were the cherry on top.

6. Mista Grimm - "Indo Smoke"

Mista Grimm easily broke down the puffs needed to be "feelin real high" over stellar production from Warren G and stamped with a catchy hook from Nate Dogg.

7. Styles P "Good Times (I Get High)"

Styles P's "Good Times" has to be one of Swizz Beatz's best production outings. The catchy sample in the hook and Styles easy flow makes it one of the best odes to cannabis in Hip-Hop.

8. Missy Elliott - "Pass That Dutch"

If you're not into mellow cannabis vibes, "Pass That Dutch" is another insanely catchy, high-energy collaboration for Missy and Timbaland with a shout-out to OutKast’s “Hootie Hoo” interspersed in the hook.

9. Ice Cube - "Smoke Some Weed"

A high spot on Ice Cube's Laugh Now, Cry Later, mostly due to Cube's catchy demand to simply "smoke some weed" on the hook, his celebrity roll call of weed smokers was also pretty funny — especially when he advised then-superstar NFL running back Ricky Williams to "f-ck how Miami feelin'" following his controversial weed suspension and to just "smoke some weed" anyway.

10. Snoop Dogg- "Gin & Juice"

The entire Death Row camp made their love for weed very well known but no weed anthem crossed over as well as Snoop's "Gin & Juice" from his celebrated debut. Grown folks may now realize that "gin and juice" isn't actually the best cocktail combo in retrospect, but no matter, the hook is catchy, breezy, and a staple in Snoop Dogg's incredibly long catalog.

11. Lil Kim - "Drugs"

From her smash debut, Hard Core, Kim delivered a hard-hitting entry that's stood tall for decades.

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