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420 and Beyond: 7 Essential Songs Every Stoner Needs on Their Playlist

This list of the seven best hip-hop songs for stoners will set the mood for any session. So, roll one up and let the music take you to new heights.


Jun. 23 2024, Published 10:00 a.m. ET

For stoners, rap music and cannabis go hand-in-hand. The fusion of rap and cannabis culture has been prominent since the genre was invented in the late 1970s.

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From mellow beats to mind-bending lyricism, the best rap songs for stoners serve as the perfect companion to elevate the high. Here is the ultimate playlist curated to enhance your journey into the depths of Cloud 9.

"Day 'N' Nite" by Kid Cudi

Kid Cudi's 2009 hit, "Day 'N' Nite," was a musical masterpiece that captures the highs and lows of the stoner lifestyle. With its haunting melody and introspective lyrics, this track serves as a reminder that even in the darkest moments, there’s beauty to be found.

"The lonely stoner seems to free his mind at night / He's all alone through the day and night,” Cudi raps.

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“Electric Relaxation” by A Tribe Called Quest

In 1993, A Tribe Called Quest released "Electric Relaxation," and it quickly became a favorite among stoners. The song has a calm, cool, and collected progression that smokers can bop to.

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"Stoner" by Young Thug

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Young Thug performs during Gunna Presents New Album "DS4EVER".

Young Thug's "Stoner" is an anthem for cannabis enthusiasts everywhere. The song was hugely successful. It reached the Top 50 on Billboard’s Hot 100 and has sold more than 500,000 units – according to RIAA.

Thug's distinctive style and delivery elevate the song, which openly advocates for the stoner lifestyle.

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"Meditate" by EarthGang feat. JID

EarthGang and JID team up on "Meditate," a track from the latter's 2017 album, Rags. The song invites listeners to embark on a journey of introspection and mindfulness, making it the perfect companion for a smoke session.

However, “Meditate” is more than just a groovy tune. The song also addresses social inequalities and systemic issues.

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"The Next Episode" by Dr. Dre feat. Snoop Dogg, Kurupt, and Nate Dogg

"The Next Episode" is a West Coast classic and a staple in any stoner's music collection. Released as a single from Dr. Dre's album 2001, the track immediately captivated hip-hop heads who indulge in the ganja.

Dre's skillful production combined with Snoop Dogg's laid-back delivery makes this track an instant mood lifter.

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"So High" by Wiz Khalifa

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Wiz Khalifa performs on stage during FVDED

Wiz Khalifa’s “So High,” perfectly encapsulates the stoner life. The track, released as a part of Wiz’s 2014 album, Blacc Hollywood, has become an anthem for those seeking to embrace the uplifting effects of getting lifted.

“First thing, uh-huh, wake up out a dream, uh-huh / Grab a lighter, uh-huh, something I can steam,” he raps.

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"D.R.U.G.S." by Ab-Soul feat. Mac Miller

Ab-Soul and Mac Miller join forces on "D.R.U.G.S.," an exploration of the highs and lows of substance use. The track gets real about the dangers of substance abuse, which ultimately led to Mac Miller’s death. the track offers a raw and honest portrayal of the complexities of addiction, making it an important addition to any stoner's playlist.

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