11/06/2014 09:12 am ET Updated Nov 11, 2014

Snoop Dogg On Painting: 'The Blunt Is Inspiration To The Creation'

Snoop Dogg has taken up painting. And you can probably guess what it takes to get him in the mood.

In a video for the Swedish company Happy Socks, the rapper gets inside his own head to explain his process and show off his work. He says he can't express everything with rap, leaving him with a brush and a need to communicate.

But first, of course, he must submit to his herbal artistic muse.

"I definitely gotta have a blunt, cause the blunt is inspiration to the creation," he says.

One of his pieces sold for $10,200 on eBay, outlets reported in February, with the proceeds going to a Leukemia charity.

So smoke that, doubters.

H/T Laughing Squid