New Orleans up-and-comer LeTrainiump derives creative inspiration from cannabis products like Crescent 9 THC Seltzer.
These musical trailblazers love getting blazed.
It’s no secret that many musicians love cannabis, and no surprise, considering its connection to creativity. For those who are musically gifted, it’s both a source of inspiration and a tool for sparking ideas.
Everybody knows about cannabis creatives like Snoop Dog, Willie Nelson, and Bob Marley. But there are so many other incredible bud-loving beatmakers! Here are 7 of my favorite buzz-worthy musicians, creating stellar songs for stoners.
New Orleans funk band Flow Tribe is known for upbeat music and electric performances. Having seen them perform live many times, I can report that their shows have just the right balance of chill vibes and engaging beats.
The band’s critically acclaimed albums and consistent cross-country tours have earned it a fervent fan base, many of whom are also fans of cannabis.
“Cannabis allows all the barriers to the creative process to be torn down,” says K.C. O’Rorke, Flow Tribe’s lead singer. He often uses cannabis when making music, and he and other Tribe members are fans of cannabis-derived products like THC gummies. According to O’Rourke, cannabis “relaxes the feeling of being self-conscious and encourages the discovery of new ideas you might have overlooked.”
After enjoying Canna Moons Delta-9 THC Gummies, Flow Tribe got goofy and created this jingle about three “best buds” who solve their problems with the power of cannabis.
Whenever I want to hammock in the park and enjoy some Delta-9 gummies, Joy Oladokun is my go-to artist. Her gorgeous vocals and stirring songwriting have received numerous accolades and she continues to surge in popularity, playing sold-out shows and pairing with superstars like Noah Kahan.
Her music includes iconic lines about cannabis. In “The Hard Way,” she sings that “Jesus raised me, good weed saved me.” In “We’re All Gonna Die”: “We’re all gonna die trying to figure it out. We’re all getting high anyway we know how.” It’s easy to relate to Oladokun’s poignant, cannabis-inspired lyrics.
An up-and-coming pop singer from Louisiana, LeTrainiump has already participated in a slew of noteworthy collaborations. His nostalgia-inspired, upbeat songs are among my favorites when I crave fun and elevating music while enjoying cannabis.
LeTrainiump relies on the soothing effects of THC drinks to help him write songs. “My workspace and studio can get busy, and always being on the go makes life feel fast. I find that Crescent 9 THC Seltzer in the studio helps me relax, reducing the stress of finishing songs, and can often make music fun again. Having a Crescent 9 allows for creativity and gives way to a calmer mind when I’m back in the zone and it’s time to create again.”
The relaxing and uplifting effects of Crescent 9 Tropical THC Seltzer enhance the enjoyment that LeTrainiump feels while making music.
Dash Rip Rock
One of the most well-known bands to come out of New Orleans, Dash Rip Rock earned national fame in the eighties and nineties for their upbeat and daringly unique rock music. On more than one occasion, they’ve been dubbed “the South’s greatest rock band.”
Fusing rockabilly, hard rock, country, and boogie, I love listening to them while enjoying cannabis with friends. Of course, one of the songs they are best known for, which cemented their status as cannabis icons, was “(Let’s go) Smoke Some Pot”.
Chaotic and joyous, (Let’s Go) Smoke Some Pot is a colorful ode to cannabis.
Influenced by folk, jazz, hard rock, punk, and psychedelic rock, Yawning Man, which has been jamming since 1986, creates dreamy, moody music that is perfect for spacing out and transcending the everyday.
Releasing critically acclaimed and unbelievably inventive albums, the band thanks cannabis for helping them access their inner creative spirits. “Cannabis definitely inspires our creativity with songwriting and live performance,” says Billy, the group’s bassist. “I lived with Crohn’s disease for over 25 years and cannabis has been a huge part of my healing. I can speak for Greg, our drummer, and myself that cannabis is a beautiful addition to our lives.”
Beloved by the stoner community, King Buffalo is known for heavy psychedelic rock that can intensify your psychoactive experience. Vocalist and guitarist Sean McVay, bassist Dan Reynolds, and drummer Scott Donaldson effortlessly blend melodies to create uniquely intoxicating tunes that will have you head-banging with heady euphoria.
King Buffalo subtly alludes to cannabis in their music. For example, in their hit “Orion,” they described “smoke and the haze” and “eyes red as the river’s wide.”
King Buffalo produces music for stoners by stoners, creating psychedelic tunes that allude to cannabis.
Lana Del Rey
As shown by smash hits like “High by the Beach,” in which she breathily sings “All I wanted to do was get high by the beach. Get high baby, baby, bye bye,” Lana Del Rey is not shy about sharing her affinity for cannabis.
The queen of soft, sad songs, Del Rey’s vocals mesmerize when you’re under the influence of cannabis — pairing perfectly with low-dose edibles.
The next time you’re enjoying a cannabis edible or beverage, check out these cannabis-inspired musicians. They’re sure to vivify your vibes.
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