It doesn’t take a music historian to know that the release of Dr. Dre’s The Chronic in December 1992 represented a seisemic shift in how younger humans regarded cannabis. And one need not be a fan of the hip hop form to know that smoking weed figures prominently in its ever-evolving story.
There’s much more to say about this lineage. Killer Mike of Run the Jewelstakes analysis of MCs impacts on legalization to a higher level.
- “With national decriminalization of marijuana now, a lot of people are going to get credit for it. A lot of activists, a lot of workers. But I can show you a line that reaches straight back to Cypress Hill, that reaches straight back to Snoop Dogg, that reaches straight back to people like Rick James,” Killer Mike said.
- Bob Weir was heavily addicted to hard drugs. Famously, Elton John was as well. Today both are well and successfully performing. But while John is a 12-stepper who doesn’t have soft drugs in his plans, Weir still inbibes. What’s interesting about how these celebrities with different approaches to sobriety actually have in common.