#WEEDREVIEWS

#WEEDREVIEWS
#EASYREADING #CANNABISCULTURE
#WEEDREVIEWS è il titolo di una serie di 9 articoli dedicati ad altrettante canzoni rap, ispirate o dedicate alla marijuana. Sono articoli che mi piace definire #EEEEASYREADING: brevi, leggeri, divertenti ma anche informativi. La selezione delle canzoni proposte è del tutto soggettiva; non segue alcun ordine temporale né si sofferma sulla notorietà [...]

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YOUNG WILD N FREE – SNOOP & WIZ

YOUNG WILD N FREE – SNOOP & WIZ
WEEDREVIEWS #9
So what we get drunk / So what we smoke weed / We’re just having fun / We don’t care who sees So what we go out / That’s how it's supposed to be / Living young and wild and free. Esser giovani, liberi da qualsiasi vincolo e senza pensieri, così [...]

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The Self-Destruction Video

The Self-Destruction Video
The Power Of Hip-Hop Unity
From AmbrosiaforHeads - In the late 1980s, Rap music had a problem. At the time the genre was exploding with national and overseas tours, incidents were taking place at some of those concerts that were smearing the reputation of the Hip-Hop culture. As the safety of show-goers was a significant concern, [...]

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IN PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS – KID CUDI

IN PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS – KID CUDI
WEEDREVIEWS #8
Crush a bit, little bit / Roll it up, take a hit / Feeling lit, feeling right. Inizia così In Pursuit of Happyness, terzo singolo estratto dall’album Man on the Moon: The End of Day di Kid Cudi, prodotto dal duo elettronico Ratatat con il featuring di MGMT. Kid Cudi [...]

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STILL BLAZIN – WIZ KHALIFA

STILL BLAZIN – WIZ KHALIFA
WEEDREVIEWS #7
Marijuana minutes, nigga time slow / On a kush clock, there's always time to smoke. In una dimensione temporale alterata dal tetraidrocannabinolo, il tempo si dilata e se l’orologio è a base di Kush (una tipologia di marijuana), c’è sempre tempo per fumare. Why can't everyone just smoke like me? [...]

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Angela Davis Speaks Out

Angela Davis Speaks Out
After Civil Rights Award Is Revoked
In a Democracy Now! exclusive, legendary activist and scholar Angela Davis speaks out after the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute rescinded a human rights award for her, reportedly due to her activism for Palestinian rights. In September, the institute announced that it would award Davis the Fred L. Shuttlesworth Human Rights [...]

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BREAKFAST – CURREN$Y

BREAKFAST – CURREN$Y
WEEDREVIEWS #6
I kept my promise rolled bamboos in the Bahamas / Mama it's either that or them strawberry colidas. Godersela alle Bahamas fumando erba sin dalla mattina e bevendo i cocktail più popolari dell’isola, Bahama Mama o Colida alla fragola. Il riferimento alla mariujana che a Curren$y, MC di New Orleans, [...]

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HOW HIGH – METHOD MAN & REDMAN

HOW HIGH – METHOD MAN & REDMAN
WEEDREVIEWS #5
Look up in the sky, it's a bird, it's a plane / It's the funk Doctor Spock smokin' Buddha on a train / How high? So high that I can kiss the sky. Immaginate di fare un tiro da una canna e di lasciar uscire una nuvola di fumo. In [...]

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SCHOOL HIGH – JOEY BADA$$ & PRO ERA

SCHOOL HIGH – JOEY BADA$$ & PRO ERA
WEEDREVIEWS #4
To blaze or not to blaze that is the question / First day of school late, already in suspension, rappa Joey Bada$$ in School High mentre vaga con la sua crew, Pro Era, per le strade di Brooklyn in uno stato di intensa alterazione mentale. Joey e i membri della [...]

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From Beyoncé to Sorry to Bother You.

From Beyoncé to Sorry to Bother You.
The new age of Afro-surrealism
THE GUARDIAN ///// From psychedelic sketch shows to far-out satire, black artists are expressing the absurdity of life in a racist society by embracing the disturbing and bizarre. ////// There he was, dangling into the void. Sinking, arms outstretched, helplessly clawing at the air. Jordan Peele’s satirical horror Get Out [...]

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GIN&JUICE – SNOOP DOGG

GIN&JUICE – SNOOP DOGG
WEEDREVIEWS #3
"With so much drama in the L-B-C /  It's kinda hard bein Snoop D-O-double-G", iniziano così le giornate a Long Beach, a Compton o in qualsiasi ghetto nero d’America, con una serie di difficoltà che rendono inevitabilmente dura la vita di chiunque. “But I, somehow, some way / Keep comin [...]

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