Wake and bake Mixtapers! Welcome to another stunning, flawless, amazing, SNATCH YOUR THE DIMEBAG OFF YOUR FAVORITE edition of the Majak Mixtape, where pop culture goes when it wants to see the receipts. Today, we're turning our glaucoma-affected eyes to this day of celebration as weed-lovers across the world puff, puff, pass together in honor of 420. So while you're trying to locate a decent dealer (here's a hint: 85 percent of the Jimmy John's workforce), we're putting together a morning mixtape of of tunes that extol the various virtues of marijuana. But before we get to the weed, let us first:
First up Kelly Osbourne is coming for Billy Ray Cyrus' soul patch as she comes out in defense of Miley, saying Billy Ray should've kept his achy breaky mouth shut about his daughter being a hot mess. Osbourne recently said on "Piers Morgan" on CNN that it was really inappropriate for Billy Ray to air all of his grievances about Miley in the press. You know what is sad? When the daughter of Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne have better grasp of parenting than you do. But we're not saying that Osbourne is totally right because in some ways Billy Ray was right about "Hannah Montana" destroying their family in a way, a statement that Osbourne said "discredits" everything Miley and the family have done. Nope. Miley's attempt at an adult career is doing more to discredit the Hannah Montana thing than anything else.
Next up, you can now listen to a heavily-tagged version of Beyonce's upcoming single "Girls." Apparently Lady GaGa, Britney Spears and Beyonce are all lacked in some secret diva battle to see who can put out the most MEH first single off their respective upcoming albums. Seriously, we love us some Beyonce when we're up in the club, but we've never been able to sit around our house and listen to her caterwaul away about upgrading things or being irreplaceable. "Girls" is definitely going to be one of those "Eh" when at home but "TURN THAT SHIT UP" when we're in the car or at the club. We feverishly await the video so we can have a new dance routine for our cardio exercise.
Lastly, supermodel Petra was eliminated from "Dancing With the Stars," a stunning blow to tall, gorgeous, model-esque women who are grossly under-represented on television.
And that's the tea for today! Next up, we show there is a lot more to weed songs than just Afroman's "Because I Got High" in our pot-tastic mix. So mount that unicorn and join us!
Oh weed, you're quite the muse for pop culture music, aren't you? There are countless songs, in a wide spectrum of musical genres, that talk about what a wonderful thing you are. We're sure that this Mixtape will not be approved of by those people behind the "Above the Influence" ads, but who cares? If we're above the influence, apparently we wouldn't giving two shits about weedheads OR anti-pot people would be saying, right? Exactamente mis amigos. Anyway, put on that hemp necklace, sit back in your bean bag chair and make sure you got your munchies at the ready as this Mixtape is going to make you want to run out to White Castle a couple times.
We kick off the Mixtape with Amy Winehouse and her ode to the glories of pot in her song "Addicted" from her album "Back to Black." Oh Amy, her life would be so much easier if her biggest addictions were to pot and beehives but alas, she's done a whole lot of other stuff that has kept her from making another album in any sort of timely fashion. Anyway, while we desperately await a new album from Ms. Winehouse, we can at least console ourselves with the hilarious "Addicted" that details how much better weed is than any lover she's had. Either she's got the best chronic or had the worst cock. There is not much in-between on that one.
Next up, Methodman and Redman go hotboxing with the help of a Toni Braxton sample in their song "How High Part 2" from the soundtrack from their classic film "How High."
We loved watching "How High" while we were in college as it always seemed to be playing on Comedy Central and BET along with another classic stoner film "Half-Baked."
Come back to us Dave Chappelle! COME BACK!
Though lots of films have been made about marijuana but nothing quite comes close to the awesomeness that is "Reefer Madness." Part of a string of cautionary tale films from the early years of motion pictures, "Reefer Madness" was rediscovered in the 1960s where it promptly became the hit of counter-culture who loved the insane over top nature of the whole film.
How can you not love a film that has a scene like this:
The magic of "Reefer Madness" was put into song in a wonderful musical and musical film. This leads us to our next song selection, "Jimmy Takes a Hit/The Orgy." Poor, poor Jimmy. He take a puff of the demon weed and everything goes crazy. At least his crazy involves high-stepping choreography.
The whole musical is filled with dead-on parodies of the film that are affectionately mocking as they are catchy.
Another musical that definitely enjoys a toke or two is the rock musical "Hair." What? A musical about free love and hippies has references to weed. SHOCKING I KNOW. Below the Broadway revival of "Hair" get their Aquarius on while appearing on Letterman.
Where's a cute fake hippie to throw flowers us at? Nowhere.
We move away from Broadway and our next song is Missy Elliott's song "Izzy Izzy Ah" from her "Super Dupa Fly" album. We get the munchies just from listening to Missy's first album as she delivers every single tune with a casual, totally high as a kite tone of delivery.
She also gave us the magic of "Pass That Dutch."
This should not be confused with "Pass the Dutchie"
One of our favorite smoking pot songs is the melancholy of Oasis and their tune "Champagne Supernova." Where exactly WERE you when we were getting high? Probably trying to keep the Gallagher brothers from killing one another.
You know who else sang about smoking some weed? Ella Fitzgerald. Yeah, it wasn't always a tisket, a-tasket when it comes to Ella.
Jazz, blues, and big band are filled with tunes about smoking the OOOOOOO WEEEEEEE like Cab Calloway's "Reefer Man."
Muddy Waters and his tune "Champagne and a Reefer."
Muddy Waters ain't the only one that enjoys his weed and Dom Perignon as Solange, Beyonce's sister, sings of the virtues of a little champagne chronic nightcap. Just think what a more pleasant evening George and Martha would've had in "Who's Afraid of Virgina Woolf" if that was what they had had for a nightcap with the new professor couple.
And what is the funkiest tribute to weed? We'd have to give that title to Rick James and his song "Mary Jane."
Rick James loved weed so much he even named his girl group "Mary Jane Girls" after it. We're sure they spent plenty of time rolling the doobie while singing "Our House."
As always, we wish you love, peace and downloads! BRING ON THE BOB DYLAN!