Tomorrow, California residents will take to the polls and push the lever on a historic ballot initative, Prop 19, that could legalise the sale, possesion and taxation of marijuana for personal use for anyone over the age of 21. And while Prop 19 is currently behind in the polls thanks to a well-funded push by corporate interests (booze, phamacutical) who will win if the measure loses, we at URB are wholey behind the sensible legalization of marijuana. So we've assembled a list of some of our favorite songs that pay tribute to Mary Jane. Please enjoy, and pass it around to your friends. If you live in California, PLEASE get out and vote for Prop 19. And if you don't live in Cali, get out and vote anyways.
You can read the full list and hear the music on URB.com
Cypress Hill - "Dr. Green Thumb"
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This was a classic song my friends and I used to listen to in high school, when we uh... played basketball. With a nice heavy, rhythmic bass line, it was one of our favorite songs to bob our heads to, while we uh... played basketball. And we always enjoyed reciting the skit prior to the song too. Jason Chang
David Peel & The Lower East Side - "I Like Marijuana" David Peel is a New York City musician whose raw, bawling vocal style and obnoxious lyrics presaged punk rock. Beginning in 1968 with his album Have A Marijuana, Peel was a pioneer in the dialectics of stoned logic, and set the standard both for confrontational drug positivity. He is still alive and kicking after 40+ years of promoting the joys of weed-smoking. Kent Williams
Massive Attack - "Blue Lines" Tricky is one the few artists who represented the darker side of weed and the harsh paranoia that can come with constant use. But on the title track from this Bristol-crew's debut, he was still pulling deep hits, as can be heard before the first line, "Spliff in the ashtray, red stripe I pull the lid" even comes in. Joshua Glazer