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Entries in 420 (19)

Thursday
May312012

Smoking Section: "Ashtray" - Smoke DZA (ft. Domo Genesis & Schoolboy Q)

Produced by Henry Fraud, "Ashtray" is yet another single off of Smoke DZA's upcoming album Rugby Thompson, which is set to be released June 19. Like the rest of the album, this song is produced by Fraud, who in this song takes the line from 2 Chainz' "Spend It." Smoke DZA is joined by fellow weed enthusiasts Domo Genesis and Schoolboy Q. This song has all the right ingredients to be a hit and makes me excited for the album release June 19th.

By Spicoli

Wednesday
May232012

Smoking Section: "So Far To Go" - J Dilla ft. Common & D'Angelo

J Dilla is to beats what the Notorious BIG and 2pac are to rap. It was an art before him, and remains to some degree after him, but what did in his short life was compile a discography of some of the greatest beats ever made. He is the Michael Jordan of beats. The man was literally making beats on his death bed. "So Far to Go" is a breezy jam from one of his more well-known albums, The Shining. It features one of the best rappers alive, Common, as well as R&B legend D'Angelo on vocals. It is, simply put, a beat to get lost in. There are so many pieces of the beat to discover it's like watching a movie full of jokes that take a few times to sink in, and that's beside the two legendary vocalist gracing this hip-hop-martyr's art. It seems to me, almost like a precursor to some of Kanye's earlier hits, like "Heard 'Em Say," but better. A true musician, he died doing what he loves, to make people like you happy, so the least you can do is burn for the guy. 

By Connor McGann

Thursday
May172012

Smoking Section: "What This Is" - Young Roddy ft. Curren$y

Young Roddy, co-pilot to Curren$y's Jetlife crew, dropped his mixtape Good Sense on April 1st. "What This Is" comes off this fresh new mix tape with a feature from group leader Curren$y. Young Roddy goes in first on the track, and ends his verse with a few nice lines "Uh, I never been a fan of excuses, Blow smoke in the face of a nuisance, and if it's us against them you know who's losin'."Curren$y's verse compliments Roddy's, flowing nicely through the whole track. So take off and get high on some Jetlife.

By Spicoli

Friday
May112012

Smoking Section: "3030" - Deltron Zero

Deltron Zero, aka Del tha Funky Homosapien aka Ice Cube’s cousin aka Gorillaz collaborator and Dan the Automator, an amazing producer and one of the production-savvy minds behind the Gorillaz (along with Blur’s Damon Albarn), put together not only a great 420 track, but an absolute classic album in hip-hop with Deltron "3030." "3030," the first full song on the album (it follows an intro featuring Albarn), is one of the highlights. It’s the first song I heard off the 2000 release, a couple years ago, and I was taken-aback. There is nothing like this in music, never mind hip-hop. A futuristic space-opera about an intergalactic war fought not with weapons, but rap battles, set over Gorillaz-esque spacey production and Del’s quirky humor and overall weird-factor. Don’t take my word for it, look it up, the entire album is widely considered an all-time classic and one of, if not the best rap album of 2000 by those who actually know music. Join the resistance. It’s "3030," and this is Deltron Zero. 

By Connor McGann

Thursday
May102012

Smoking Section: "Fire" - Twista ft. Lil Boosie

Twista and Lil Boosie collaborate once again for this classic smoking track. Slowing down his flow, Twista creates a song everyone can smoke and vibe out to. It's all about smoking on that fire here at the smoking section, and who better than Twista and Lil Boosie to fire up the dro. So kick back and relax to this dank track before you go raging this weekend. 

By Sampson