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Snoop dogg strain

Hip-hop has always had a love affair with marijuana. Whether it’s the calming effect it can have on the nerves, the creative spark that it can provide, or the communal aspect that comes with passing a joint around the studio, it remains something of the unofficial “sixth element” of the genre.

While fans have always attempted to emulate their favorite artists by trying to dress like them, the rise in marijuana culture – thanks to a shift in perception due to changing laws – has also given listeners the ability to not only step into their favorite artist’s shoes, but also inhale the same marijuana-laden smoke as their rap heroes.

In honor of 4/20, we take a look at the preferred weed strains for some of the biggest names in hip-hop right now.

Snoop Dogg

Favorite strain: All Saints OG, Private Reserve OG, Amy Winehouse, Herijuana, Girl Scout Cookies What Leafly says: “Herijuana is an indica with very strong flavor. Provides great body-numbing effects to free you from pain, nice strain to smoke when chilling at home.”

If there is one artist who best embodies the convergence of hip-hop and weed, it’s Snoop Dogg. Although there was a six-month period back in 2003 when he abstained from smoking, ultimately, the Doggfather reverted back to his old ways which at one point involved smoking “81 blunts a day.”

In 2015, he furthered his commitment to the culture by launching Merry Jane – a digital media platform he called “a crossroads of pot culture, business, politics, health.”

Perhaps lost in his grandiose stoner lifestyle is what he actually prefers when smoking. It seems quite apropos that when he and Curren$y discussed their favorite strains, he couldn’t name just one. Of the various strains he pointed to, all have calming effects which would explain why Snoop never seems too worried about anything.

Wiz Khalifa

Favorite strain: Khalifa Kush What Leafly says: “The ‘real’ Khalifa Kush is supposedly unavailable to the public, but those who have acquired strains under this name say that the effects and aromas are similar to that of OG Kush: sour lemon and pine, with an active cerebral buzz ideal for morning and daytime use.”

If Snoop Dogg ever decides to pass the stoner rap torch, Wiz Khalifa would probably be the top choice. According to Medium, approximately 69% of all of his songs are about weed.

“I’m not sober, ever. I wake up and get high.”

Like any budding entrepreneur, Khalifa looked to use his star status and passion for weed as the basis for a business venture – launching “Khalifa Kush” with help from Colorado-based RiverRock Cannabis. A phenotype of OG Kush first created by San Francisco dispensary the Cookie Co. 415, the venture had to be mimicked in Colorado because of federal laws that don’t allow the transport of plants across stat lines.

“Weed is a freedom drug,” Khalifa said. “So you have to use it within your routine. You can either pick and be like, ‘yo, I’m going to be a pothead’ and smoke weed and function on weed, or you can be like, ‘yo, I’m going to do everything I need to do during the day and at the end of the day I’m going to smoke weed and that’s going to be me relaxing and chilling. Pick in between those two things and make it work for you.”

B-Real

Favorite strain: OG Kush What Leafly says: “OG Kush is cherished for its ability to crush stress under the weight of its heavy euphoria. It carries an earthy pine and sour lemon scent with woody undertones, an aroma that has become the signature of OG Kush varieties and descendants.”

With songs in his illustrious catalog like “Dr. Greenthumb” and “Smoke Weed,” B-Real of Cypress Hill has been championing marijuana culture for almost 25 years.

“I think music and marijuana go hand in hand,” he said.

In addition to creating music about his passion, B-Real is another hip-hop veteran who is attempting to cash in on the burgeoning California marijuana industry. In February 2015, he was given a license to open a shop and grow his own products in Santa Ana, California.

“We have the Jet Fuel OG and the Dr. Greenthumb Tangerine,” he said. “We’ve been involved in the culture since the early ’90s. It was about taking the strain we’ve been working with since since then and branding the strain we make under our banner.”

As for his own personal smoking tastes, B-Real relies on a genre favorite: OG Kush.

“Back home, the strain we smoke is OG Kush; it’s a staple in Southern California,” B-Real told High Times. “In New York City, there’s the Sour Diesel — that’s a favorite. But in Amsterdam, I like all the Hazes.”

ScHoolboy Q

Favorite strain: Soul Assassin OG What Leafly says: “It is an indica-dominant hybrid that produces smooth, expansive smoke with an aroma of pungent diesel, and citrus fumes. Soul Assassin OG evokes sleepy, knockout indica effects that help silence any pain, stress or tension from a long a day.”

TDE’s ScHoolboy Q made his weed preferences known on Mac Miller’s 2013 release, “Gees,” from his album Watching Movies with the Sound Off, rapping, “Flashy as high beams, smoking on good weed, something from kush seeds, the only strand to smoke for us OGs.”

In honor of 4/20, we take a look at the preferred weed strains for some of the biggest names in hip-hop right now.