Marijuana has been able to bridge gaps between cultures, languages, beliefs, traditions, and music genres. Despite a seemingly endless array of music styles which appeal to very different groups of people, one thing remains constant – marijuana. Pot is referenced in lyrics and smoked at concerts of virtually every music genre. Unfortunately, there are simply too many music genre and subgenre for me to name them all off. I tried to cover as many different music genre as possible. If you know of another music genre that has been influenced by marijuana (hint: there are a bunch) then let us know by leaving a comment at the bottom of the page. Without further ado – here is a list of popular music genre and how marijuana has influenced them all.
Most people would associate country music with drinking beer or whiskey. To a certain degree this in not an unfair assumption, however, many country artists are beginning to include weed references in their songs. This doesn’t even go to mention the fact that Willie Nelson, one of the most popular pot smoking musicians, was a country singer. Willie Nelson even inspired Toby Keith to write a song titled Weed for Willie. In this song, Toby Keith jokes about not being able to keep up with Willie during a smoke session. Ashley Monroe’s song Weed Instead of Roses (above) proves that a cowgirl can handle both a bull and a blunt.
Early electronica music dates back to the 1920s, but it wasn’t until the 1980 that electronica began to evolve into its modern form. Electronica has always had a close relationship with mind altering substances. In fact, it’s almost difficult to tell which came first – the music or the marijuana. Skrillex collaborated with hip hop artist ASAP Rocky on Wild for the Night, which has a fair share of marijuana and drug references. ASAP Rocky also claims to have smoked weed with Daft Punk, a pair of superstar electronica artists.
- Hip Hop
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