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Top 10 Music Videos to Watch High

Looking to get blazed and watch a bad-ass music video?

This list has some of the best music video available to get high to. They may not be modern masterpieces, but they get way better when viewed high. Each video sets a different mood and may appeal to different crowds but at least one music video should get you toking and tapping your foot along.           

Bad Motherfucker


Life is never sweeter than right after a near death experience. This hyper violent music video delivers a first-person parkour Borne or Bond style chase. Long, soft notes are offset with amazing choreography and a rock and roll beat.
This will get your blood pumping and makes you feel like a bad ass. Shot with minimal cuts, it’s great for getting into the mood for some CoD or Battlefield. Most immersive when paired with a full sativa like Sour Diesel.

Get Jinxed


This animated music video is just awesome. A promotional piece to highlight a League of Legends character, even people not familiar with LOL will find it interesting. This video has everything from riding bombs into battle to riding rhinos.
Full of playful energy and great action, Jinx looks like she would be a blast to get stoned with. This pyromaniac set her sick monkey loose in our brains with her song. Jinx and her antics are best when dabbing a sativa like Strawberry Cough.

Turn Down For What


What happens when music gets into your soul? DJ Snake and Lil Jon explore how one dudes mojo can infect a whole apartment building. Each person seems to be affected in a different part of their anatomy and the needs of the bass can never be sated.
Something like Kosher Kush can help you get into the mood for this video. There are a lot of layers to this video, even if it just looks like a wild time on the surface. Just make sure to stay safe as you delve it’s depths.

Roundtable Rival


Lindsey Stirling is the best choreographer and musician in the west. She shows off her talents in this over-the-top music video of a bank robbery. The steam punk theme in this video is pretty awesome and makes me think a wagonload of amplifiers might be a good investment.
The story that plays out is fun and the lack of lyrics helps make the roar of a dab torch much less intrusive. It also goes great with a western based strain like Huckleberry Kush. And there is nothing like watching this bad-ass battle of musicians go down in the old west.

Bubble Butt

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Giant women flying through the air and inflating butts with fire hose-like tentacles are just the start of this music video. This ear-worm highlights some strange visuals and obnoxiously oversized bubble butts doing their thing. The slow motion twerking is rhythmically hypnotic.
The rolling lyrics, vibrant colors and deep bass pair great with a solid indica. Bongs make a great chugging sound to go along with the refrain. That Bubba Kush never hits the same after smoking with this video playing in the background.

Upside Down & Inside Out


Shot in one take without a single edit, this video is a trip to watch. These guys got a plane that could create zero g’s to shoot the video in. The people who put this together must have been high too. Things get real crazy when the paint balloons and piñatas fill the whole cabin.
Having so much going on at once makes it impossible to see everything in one pass. Even so, some parts of this music video are especially awesome stoned. Namely, the color explosions are insanely intense when roasting a sweet hybrid strain like Pineapple Express.

Deep Down Low


This video accurately describes the feeling of being too high in public. The worst part is knowing that you are freaking out but unable to stop the progression. The sick bass is nice for timing a deep hit and the visuals are just enough to make you feel high even if you aren’t. The effect is increased with higher doses of THC.
Once sufficiently blazed, you can feel the bass pumping those sweet dabs deep into your lungs. Heavy indicas like Granddaddy Purple make the visuals even more intense. Just make sure to have plenty of fluids on hand for the inevitable cotton mouth.

Too High


We all know this guy. The immature stoner that smoked way too much. Most have even been him from time to time as they learned their limits. Any strain will let you mirror the lyrics if you consume enough.
A collection of examples, this video walks you through all the possible ways getting too high can screw with your mind. Smoking some high grade indica is going to let the bass permeate your being with this one but be careful to not actually be too high. That way you won’t forget chicken nuggets in the oven.

Epic Rap Battles of History


What would happen if two historical figures were to rap battle? Snoop delivers a biblical beat-down in this music video. There are a host of others but each features Epic Loyd and Nice Peter (except the female tracks) as two opposing MC’s.
Super fun but equally nerdy fact is that almost every line relates to some historical fact about the people battling. You will want to have a sativa like Durban Poison on-hand for this one so you can keep up.

Batmetal (Face-Fisted)


Animating Face-Fisted in this way was inspired. True to the black pit that is the soul of Dethklok, batman is a perfect fit. This is an in your face example of Batman’s short lived (and ultra-violent)cover band. The perfect pairing to go with some Critical Sensi Star or other powerful indica.

Do you agree with this list?

Are there other songs you think should have been included? What are some of your favorite music videos to watch when getting high? Tell us in the comments section and let’s start a conversation.

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20 Great Songs to Smoke To

Music is one of those things that makes life worth living… and lighting up some sweet, skunky herb just makes it even better. A little weed can make even the worst song sound decent — and it can make a really good song sound downright amazing.
I know why you’re here. You’re in the mood to get high, kick back, and listen to some tunes… but you’ve listened to all your albums a hundred times. Radio is shit. And you’ve worn out all your favorite Pandora stations. You need some inspiration, fresh ideas, new material. You need some new songs to smoke to!
I got you.
I’ve put together this eclectic list of tracks, any of which would make the perfect soundtrack to your next smoke out. Unlike most other lists, these songs aren’t necessarily about smoking weed — they’re just excellent to listen to while you do. They’re pulled from all different genres, from jazz to country, hip-hip to stoner rock, so there should be a little something for everyone.
Some are classics, some are fairly obscure. Some are funky and upbeat, others mellow. Some are funny, some are heavy. Some feature brilliant, mind-blowing lyrics. Others are lush instrumental or electronic soundscapes; sonic oceans in which to immerse yourself, close your eyes, and drift away…
All of them are masterpieces in their own right. If you find even one song on this list that you haven’t heard — and really listened to — before, then do yourself a favor…
Get out your headphones and your best sticky-icky. Dim the lights, light up, breathe deep, and enjoy 🙂
 
1. Tame Impala — “Let It Happen”

Haunting vocals and a smooth beat. This is a great song to help get the bowls loaded. It even has just enough pep to keep things going after you surrender to the soundscape.
2. The Glitch Mob — “Starve the Ego, Feed the Soul”

Harkening back to the easy listening of the flower children, this is smooth electronic. Just enough variation to keep your mind right and has those floaty vibes that just make you want to dance.
3. Marian Hill – “Got It”

With a slow but strong baseline, Marian shows off her smoky and sultry voice. This track will wind its way into your brain like the THC coursing through your body. This is what I imagine a bong would say if it could talk.
4. Mos Def — “Sunshine”

This will hit you right in the feels. This song feels like a memorial of times past and will make any stoner  look for the sunshine.
5. Jimi Hendrix — “May This Be Love?”

The perfect pairing with a bong and some good indica. Jimi is a music legend and this is one of his best works. You can just feel the pressures of life roll off your back as this tune plays.
6. Return to Forever — “Earth Juice”

Coming straight out of the 70’s and full of electronic and synth sounds. This instrumental is perfect to have playing in the background while smoking with a friend. Good for keeping the conversation flowing.
7. Herbie Hancock — “Bubbles”

Sometimes you just want to snuggle up with your lover and roast a bowl before getting down on some hot love making. This is the perfect song to set a romantic mood.
8. Outkast — “Elevators (Me & You)”

Does weed make you slow down? This song feels like some good indica rolling over you. Solid lyrics and an R&B feel celebrating smoking weed and overcoming difficulty with the family.
9. Kendrick Lamar (ft. Gunplay) — “Cartoons & Cereal”

Don’t let the name fool you, this is an adult song. Hard hitting and dark at times, this is solid and intelligent rap. Kendrick brings the fire and smokes the competition with this one.
10. Stephen Marley — “Inna Di Red”

We all know Bob but have you heard his son? The legend lives on with this Marley masterpiece. This is Rasta as it should be.
11. The Beatles — “It’s All Too Much”

What stoner playlist would be complete without at least one entry from the Fab Four? This lighthearted track is one of the best for lighting up to. Lighthearted and full of cannabis references, it shows why they have remained so popular.
12. Band of Horses — “Blue Beard”

Slow and dreamy, this is perfect for curling up with a bowl and watch the snow fall. Great for reminiscing with old friends. It swells over you like a tide, gentle but insistent.
13. Afroman — “Because I got High”

We have all had work we know needs done but decided to put it off for later. Most of the time, our inner conscience (or outer repercussions) gets the better of us and we make it happen. Afroman accurately describes the results of following our inner slacker.
14. Sturgill Simpson — “Turtles All the Way Down”

This country tune is just right for relaxing and enjoying a sweet smoke after a hard day or dealing with haters. Those times when our patience is tested, we need this song mixed with a fat sack and a fresh pipe. Sit back, light up and embrace the sweet release.
15. Chet Atkins & Mark Knopfler — “Cosmic Square Dance”

This mostly instrumental soundscape is great with the lights off. Sit back and enjoy the cosmic trip through your mind as this energetic country tune plays. The rhythm is great for timing hits as well.
16. TAUK — “Mindshift”

This is electronica mixed with lounge music. Has a touch of jazz, techno and lots of soul. Just let that haunting guitar roll over you as the synth massages your eardrums.
17. The Mars Volta — Roulette Dares (The Haunt of)

Sometimes you just want to rage with a splif in hand. This punk song is just the right thing when the world seems overwhelming. Sometimes the best things in life are messy.
18. Down — “Nothing In Return”

This song really nails the hard rock vibe. The slow vocals offset the heavy bass and screaming guitar nicely. Just slow enough to be haunting but fast enough to be threatening. This song broods itself to greatness.
19. KOAN Sound — “Lost in Thought”

Sometimes you need to simply center yourself. This cosmic soundscape takes you through the universe at light speed. The slow rolling tones and keyboard/piano element combine to deliver track to really let your mind soar to new places.
20. John Coltrane — “In A Sentimental Mood”

We are going to finish this off with a nice jazz song. This tune carries all the glamour and mystery of a 1920’s speak easy. The smoky sax and lilting piano pair perfectly with a dab rig and some live resin. Life is short my friends, enjoy the good things.

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Why Does Weed Make Music Sound Better?

Marijuana played a big role in my coming of age, and coming into my own in terms of my beliefs, my identity, my taste in art and music. In my early youth I was happy to listen to whatever my friends were listening to (which in America, in the 90’s, was mostly punk rock, grunge, alternative, etc), to talk like them and dress like them. I just wanted to fit in, to belong, to be a part of the crowd.
But when I was around 16, something shifted. I was no longer content to buy the same clothes and CDs as other kids. My music was no longer a social statement about which clique I was in. I was listening for the pure pleasure of it. I no longer cared what others thought or what they liked. I had started to form my own idea about what was cool.
It’s no coincidence that this was around the same time I discovered pot. Suddenly I had this pharmacological portal to another dimension where I was free to think outside the box; a way to relax and let go of my crippling teen angst, and appreciate the depth and beauty of the world; an altered state of mind where food tasted better, novels and poems came to life, movies and plays became profoundly moving, and music could carry me away to a state of timeless rapture and bliss.
I spent countless hours stoned, alone in the dark within headphones on, listening to entire albums on repeat, seeking out artists and genres I’d never heard before, exploring new worlds of sound and emotion. I’m sure that most of you can relate.
Cannabis does, undoubtedly, make music sound better, as anyone who’s tried it, ever, will attest. But we know very little about how or why marijuana effects the way we hear music. Because of the lingering federal ban on cannabis, research studies have thus far been limited to mice and other animals, or surveys and interviews of volunteers, with little or no control over dosage, set and setting.
What we can glean, from the scientific evidence thus far accumulated, is that THC and other molecules in the plant are similar to naturally occurring chemicals in our brains. They interact with our endocannabinoid system, lighting up certain regions which are associated with mood, memory, appetite and metabolism, and our responses to pain and stress.
The effects of cannabis can vary wildly based on the particular strain consumed, the manner of consumption, the set and setting in which it is used, and the expectations, mood, mindset and biochemistry of the individual user. But generally speaking, marijuana is a pain reliever, stress reducer, and mood enhancer, which makes us feel relaxed, happy, dreamy, thoughtful, etc. This is, of course, the ideal state of mind in which to appreciate music or any kind of art.
Cannabis changes the way the brain distinguishes between relevant and irrelevant stimuli, and screens or filters sense data accordingly. Marijuana suppresses that filtering process, so that when high we are subjected to a fuller range of sensory input, instead of the narrow spectrum deemed important by our subconscious mind.
Cannabis also suppresses the short term memory, altering the way we experience time. We stop analyzing the moments that have just passed by, and anticipating what is yet to be. We find ourselves more fully immersed in the present moment, savoring and appreciating each sensual detail as it unfolds, feeling like time has slowed down or even stopped.
Normally, in our sober, everyday waking state of consciousness, besides all our constant internal chatter (worrying, planning, going over and over things, random thoughts), there is also a lot of unconscious screening and processing going on, all of which affects what we hear, notice and remember. It affects how we hear music, and how we experience the world around us.
When we’re stoned, we aren’t caught up in cognitive analysis. We aren’t filtering out “irrelevant” sounds. We aren’t obsessing over the stressors of daily life. Rather, we’re fully in the moment, in a state of rapt attention; surrendered to the music, hanging on each and every note, and the spaces between them, moved by subtle variations of tone and tempo, and the emotions that they convey.
The truth is that we don’t completely understand why cannabis makes us feel the way we do, or why it makes music sound so damn good. With the changing legal landscape surrounding marijuana, we are bound to see some fascinating studies being done in the near future, that will reveal a great deal. But we will probably never understand it completely, anymore than we fully understand the brain, or human consciousness. The bottom line is that it works. So why ask why?
Just sit back and relax, put on some good tunes, light up… and enjoy.