Redman has been smoking weed since he was 16, and three decades later he’s still an aficionado. The rapper, who has a new supergroup 1000Volts with Jayceeoh and a new song “I’m Gone,” recently sat down to parse all things marijuana for Rolling Stone and came up with a list of his favorite tunes to listen to while stoned.
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“What makes a good weed song? Well, a good weed song to me is a song that has the right sounds, instruments and hook, only fit to the herbal ear,” Redman tells Rolling Stone. “That vibe that catches you while you’re smoking or even when you’re not smoking. I’m always smokin’ … so my ears are always open. A good weed song is a song you can throw on and only real smokers can relate. And real smokers don’t have to necessarily sing the words all the way through.”
By the time he reaches the end of his list, he says, “Any Bob Marley song.” He laughs and adds, “I can keep goin’, bruh, but that’s enough.”