Music Will Take You Away
Whether you’re looking to mellow out, get pumped up to recover from heartache or if you’re going to pound some reps, music and marijuana can help put you in the right mindset. What songs can you play to really get your mood, mind and motivation on a positive track, especially when high?
Note: Click on title headers to link to videos for each song.
Starting our list, in no particular order, is this solid track. Ellie’s distinct voice and cadence mixed with Bassnectar’s heart bursting beats are sure to resonate with anyone looking for a good tempo and tasty rhythm. Highly recommended for running and workouts.
This one is not just about the fantastic music, the message here is powerful. The Arkells always deliver toe tapping beats, great lyrics and smooth singing. There’s a very interesting music video as well.
A fun, catchy track that hits the right note when it comes to increasing your high. Grab a blunt and blaze as some of the greatest artists combine to make a great ride. Wiley is a veteran of reggae and grime. Sean Paul is, of course, the reggae artist other reggae artists want to work with and Stefflon Don has been smashing tracks since her breakout in 2017. The real icing on the cake is Idris Elba dropping some lyrical inspiration in the last verse.
The combination of rock and synth mix wonderfully with an almost swing feel to produce a beat that is hard to resist moving to. The hard organ, guitar sound and sultry vocals are sure to have anyone bobbing their head and tapping their knuckles on a rolling table.
This old skool hip hop comes from two chambers of the Wu Tang clan. Method Man has always had the schematics for lyrical superiority, and Redman was always coming up with the next hard hook. Together they made some great hits – in the Wu Tang clan and on their own. This track is great and conjures some nostalgia that is hard to find. Especially when you see the pair of them joined by jumper cables making Raiden inspired lightning bolts in the video.
The boys have a ton of great, limb-lifting tracks, and Body Movin’ is one of the most fun and upbeat in their library. The almost comical lyrics combined with the deep, funky sounds blend with the distinct voices and create a great and timeless classic. The other great thing about this crew is they have always tried to promote unity and acceptance.
Stevie Wonder is a gem of a person and a phenomenal musician. Along with Isn’t She Lovely and Higher Ground, Superstition is one of many great tunes in his archive. It stands out just based on the funky organ and the upbeat tempo, making it hard not to feel like a rat caught in the pipers’ trance. Especially if you’ve got a good strain of sativa to really pick you up off the couch.
Another group with so many great tracks to choose from, Daft Punk came out of France and went around the world, pardon the pun, with their amazing technique and style. Not to mention their presence with their futuristic looking helmets. Da Funk is especially enjoyable because it starts off unassuming and fades different parts in and out. Watch the video also. Nothing trippier than a dog man with a ghetto blaster and a leg cast.
This song is not for the faint of heart. Hard lyrics, harder bass drops and a sick hook that will have you dub stepping into whatever you get up to when you are having a great high. From hobbies, to workouts, to your workday, this track will give you encouragement for whatever you need, even on the strongest Indica couch lock.
Run DMC has been in the rap game forever and Tricky is one of the most fun tracks they ever put down. It’s a great get-up-and-move tune. Throw on some high tops, rip a dab, pull out a strip of cardboard and break dance until you can’t move anymore. Or just watch some b boys on YouTube.
So, We’ve Come to The End of The Road
No matter who you are, what you like or how you feel, the right track can alter it all. It can pull you out of a bad trip or propel you into a whole new state of mind. You don’t need marijuana to enjoy music, but it sure can enhance your experience. What are some of your favorite songs to listen to while high?