Don't Be Another Sequel: 5 Rap Songs Dissing Weed

 Dr. Dre has used weed as a marketing strategy for his music

Dr. Dre has used weed as a marketing strategy for his music

ARTIST/SONG: NWA – Express Yo Self
YEAR: 1988
LYRICAL ADVOCACY: I still express, yo I don't smoke weed or sess
'Cause it's known to give a brother brain damage
And brain damage on the mic don't manage nothin'
But makin' a sucker and you equal
Don't be another sequel
CLASSIC SAYS: The producer behind The Chronic has been quoted saying that he doesn't smoke weed when he's working on music, but rather afterward while listening back. The fact that Dre also said that "The Chronic" meant his album was dope shows that Dre has always used weed as a marketing strategy. No wonder he's Hip-Hop's first biliionaire.

 We know the Biz ain't cooking up some crack

We know the Biz ain't cooking up some crack

ARTIST/SONG: Biz Markie - Things Get A Little Easier
YEAR: 1989
LYRICAL ADVOCACY: She'd go out buy a nice rock just to suit her
Then hit the weed spot to be blessed by buddha
Bum offa Lucy to complete her stimulation
Put it all together for a perfect combination
CLASSIC SAYS: The Clown Prince of Hip-Hop could always show us the serious side of life too, and in this song he reminds us that getting high is getting high, no matter which drugs you use.

 A lot of people get the meaning of the Fugees'  Blunted Reality  twisted

A lot of people get the meaning of the Fugees' Blunted Reality twisted

ARTIST/SONG: The Fugees – Boof Baf
YEAR: 1994
LYRICAL ADVOCACY: No cheeba, cheeba just a Libra on a natural high
I waited so long to come out I died and came back alive
So hear the spirits, many fear us, a new style son
This the new thing under the Sun, when I come, I come
CLASSIC SAYS: Contrary to popular belief Blunted on Reality was not about smoking weed. Here's what Wyclef Jean in a 1990 interview on the television program Lorna’s Corner: “when the cop is messing around with somebody for something that the person didn’t do and they try to set ‘em up, that makes me blunted on reality. When the government is taking money on arms…and that money could be going back to the community it makes me blunted on reality. It’s just awareness of what’s going on…that’s what blunted on reality means…It don’t mean that I smoke weed…cause I’m too paranoid as it is.”

 Andre wanted to be sober to hear God's voice more clearly

Andre wanted to be sober to hear God's voice more clearly

ARTIST/SONG: OutKast - ATLiens
YEAR: 1996
LYRICAL ADVOCACY: God works in mysterious ways so when he starts
The job of speaking through us we be so sincere with this here
No drugs or alcohol so I can get the signal clear as day
CLASSIC SAYS: Andre quit around 1996, this is what Andre said about it, “I was kind of abusing it. I wasn’t looking my best. I had a platinum album out and I would do stuff like go to the projects to buy weed. I knew it wasn't too clever. I was putting myself in danger.” Andre has also said that he got into fashion once he dropped his weed habit. He must have extra money to spend ;)

ARTIST/SONG: Common – Retrospect For Life
YEAR: 1997
LYRICAL ADVOCACY: Though his death was at our greed, with no one else to blame
I had a book of African names, case our minds changed
You say your period hasn't came, and lately I've been sleepy
So quit smokin' the weed and the beadies and let's have this boy
CLASSIC SAYS: This song is about Common and his girlfriend having an abortion. The last lines of the song indicate that they were thinking about maybe having the baby anyways. If only they could put the joint down to think clearly.

Alexander Ramalho