Diem is the newest cannabis dispensary in Salem, Oregon, but they are much more than that. Their slogan “cannabis is for everyone,” isn’t about spreading our beloved plant to those who don’t want it. Instead it’s a message of inclusivity, inviting all different types of people from different backgrounds, lifestyles, and cannabis experience levels.
We’ve heard a million different rumors, but we’re pretty sure no one actually knows the origins of 420. Regardless, it’s a great time of day to smoke, and it’s turned into one hell of a party every year on April 20th around the country. We checked out some of the festivities in weed hubs around the US, here’s some of our favorite photos from the weekend.
It wouldn’t be 420 weekend in Denver without an appearance from legendary smoker and rhymesayer Devin The Dude. We caught his performance at Summit Music Hall to close out a big weekend of shows in Downtown Denver, and it was a blast. In typical Denver fashion there was plenty of smoke clouds coming from on stage and in the crowd. You could’ve easily caught a nice contact high just from being there, and Devin really brought it with a classic set.
Ever since Killer Mike and El-P teamed up to form Run The Jewels they’ve been defying expectations all the while putting out excellent music and maybe even better videos. The visual for Legend Has it, the first off their upcoming RTJ3 album doesn’t disappoint. Trippy, hilarious, and poignant, RTJ has done it again. Enjoy!
Candian born, Minnesotta based artist Allan Kingdom just released the video for “Know About It,” the first content from his upcoming album Lines. The Cole Bennet directed visuals are colorful, trippy, and very entertaining, especially if you have something to smoke on while you watch. After much acclaim on his Northern Lights mixtape last year, we’re excited to hear the rest of Lines when it drops. Until then, enjoy “Know About It.”
Future is one of the biggest rappers on the planet at the moment. He just dropped a brand new video for the single “Use Me” off his new project Hndrxx out now on all major platforms. Enjoy!
Toronto artist Nav just released the visual for his much talked about single “Some Way,” featuring his XO label mate and boss The Weeknd. The video has a fun retro feel and fits the vibe of the track, and there’s plenty of eye candy too. Enjoy!
NY Rapper Mysonne popped up seemingly out of nowhere to get on Funk Flex’s show and spit and insane freestyle for almost the whole 8 minute clip. It’s clear that the veteran MC isn’t feeling a lot of the new rappers out today, and he goes off with subliminal and overt disses and some amazing punch lines. This one is a must watch!
Electronic dua Zeds Dead present the official video for “Dimemories,” a cut off their forthcoming album Northern Lights. The trippy visual adds to the effect of this spacey tune that features a nice array of organic and synthetic sounds with subtle vocals creating a surprisingly emotional journey.
Chance is back with a new video for “Same Drugs” off of his latest project Coloring Book. He stays consistent with his usual puppet theme, and a simple and clean visual that reminds us of 90’s daytime television. Featuring a different version of the song that really lends itself to the solemn visual, the 23 year old star doesn’t disappoint.
Comedian and activist N.A. Poe has a good nose for bacon. He easily recognizes an undercover officer at an anti Trump protest in Philadelphia and proceeds to call him out, and smoke a joint in his face. Well played sir, well played.
The shoot for Young Thug’s “Wyclef Jean” music video sounds like it was a complete shit show: Cops threaten to shut down production, lawyers had to intervene, and Thugger, who showed up 10 hours late, refused to film a single scene. But rather than scrap the project, the minds at Pomp & Clout delivered an incredibly creative and hilarious masterpiece.
Gorillaz returns after six years with the apocalyptic “Hallelujah Money” video, the first taste of their new record which is coming later this year. The band has issued this song on the eve of the Inauguration of President-Elect Donald Trump to serve as commentary on a politically-charged, historical moment.
Anderson.Paak and Knxwledge collectively known as NxWorries just dropped a fun and trippy visual for their super smooth track “Sidepiece” off their acclaimed 2016 album Yes Lawd! today! Enjoy!
At a time when every imaginable classic rock, funk, and soul record has been used and re-used by hip hop and EDM producers alike, Vibe Street is wading through virtually uncharted waters with an unexpected blend of genres incorporating bluegrass, alt rock, and folk music electrified with synths and pronounced drums to make something truly unique and accessible. He just dropped his second album Home is Where The Heart Beats and we got a chance to talk about the project, his upcoming national tour, and more. Check out our Q & A with Vibe Street and see what he had to say!
Chicago collective 119 Productions just released their compilation Countdown 2 Midnight featuring some of their region’s dopest talent. Our favorite track was “Aurora Borealis,” a collab between rising hip hop star Mick Jenkins and Producer/DJ Kaytranada. Enjoy, and check out the rest of the compilation at countdown2midnight.com!
Back in Colorado for his second show this year, independent hip hop legend Aesop Rock once again enticed the crowd with his particular brand of highly verbose wordplay. Accompanied by Stone Throw’s Homeboy Sandman and close friend Rob Sonic (also the other half of Hail Mary Mallon), he ran through a selection of classics and most every track off his dope, self-produced new album, The Impossible Kid. Hard hitting beats, excellent cuts by DJ Zone, and of course the game’s wordiest lyricism got the sold out crowd moving — many of those in attendance reciting each and every word. Our friend @MiloLee captured it all! Peep the photos below.
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A$AP Rocky just shared a short film titled “Money Man” featuring new two songs featuring from A$AP Nast and Skepta. The black and white film was directed by Rocky, Dexter Navy, and his creative collective, AWGE.