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Every good 4/20 needs an equally good playlist. No one wants to be in charge of the huge decision of picking the music — especially when everyone else is sitting around watching you go through the songs and silently judging what you pick… And with the stoner’s holiday approaching quickly, we’ve gathered a list of the perfect songs for your day of relaxing and deep thinking....

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Say Hi at the Lost Lake Lounge, 4-16-14 (review) |Check It >>

Say Hi performed at Denver’s Lost Lake Lounge on April 16, 2014. Photo courtesy of the artist. By Stephanie March Maybe it was the smoke of the wood-burning fireplace, or the un-rated version of “Desperado” playing on the television behind the bar, but the DIY atmosphere of Denver’s Lost Lake Lounge was perfect for the Casio-heavy Say Hi on Wednesday. (more…)

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Wyclef Jean performs onstage during the 44th NAACP Image Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on February 1, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for NAACP Image Awards) Though he’s a longtime cannabis advocate whose reggae-focused music has been influenced by the plant since the ‘90s, Wyclef Jean celebrated his first 4/20 much like you probably did: Listening to music...

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Say Hi at the Lost Lake Lounge, 4-16-14 (review)

Say Hi performed at Denver's Lost Lake Lounge on April 16, 2014. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Say Hi performed at Denver’s Lost Lake Lounge on April 16, 2014. Photo courtesy of the artist.

By Stephanie March

Maybe it was the smoke of the wood-burning fireplace, or the un-rated version of “Desperado” playing on the television behind the bar, but the DIY atmosphere of Denver’s Lost Lake Lounge was perfect for the Casio-heavy Say Hi on Wednesday.

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Wyclef Jean recalls his first 4/20, explains weed’s role in music

Wyclef Jean performs onstage during the 44th NAACP Image Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on February 1, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for NAACP Image Awards)

Wyclef Jean performs onstage during the 44th NAACP Image Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on February 1, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for NAACP Image Awards)

Though he’s a longtime cannabis advocate whose reggae-focused music has been influenced by the plant since the ‘90s, Wyclef Jean celebrated his first 4/20 much like you probably did: Listening to music in his college days. It was about 15 years ago and he was hanging out with a few friends in upstate New York.

“All we listened to was ‘Legalize It’ by Peter Tosh,” the former Fugees member said.
Even back then he said he didn’t have a doubt that one day 4/20 would be a publicly accepted holiday, as it is in Colorado.

“It took too long,” Wyclef said. “The quicker they legalize it in all 50 states, the more people will be employed and the less crime they have.”

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4/20 playlist: Not your cliche weed-inspired songs

Snoop Lion Cannabis Cup

Snoop Lion received the High Times Lester Grinspoon Lifetime Achievement Award on Friday, April 19, 2013 at the Fillmore Auditorium in Denver. Snoop also presented his documentary Reincarnated and did a DJ set at the first ever "Green Carpet" event as a part of the High Times Cannabis Cup. Seth A. McConnell, heyreverb.com.

Every good 4/20 needs an equally good playlist. No one wants to be in charge of the huge decision of picking the music — especially when everyone else is sitting around watching you go through the songs and silently judging what you pick…

And with the stoner’s holiday approaching quickly, we’ve gathered a list of the perfect songs for your day of relaxing and deep thinking. We’ve all seen the lists filled with Pink Floyd, Beatles and Afroman. But, this year, let’s take a journey together away from the norm. We’ve put together a playlist of non-cliche weed-inspired songs with Parquet Courts, The Weeknd, Animal Collective, Curren$y, King Krule and more.

Have a safe and super chill 4/20! Smoke ‘em if you got ‘em. If you don’t got ‘em, just pretend — these songs will help you get there.

Listen to our 4/20 playlist below or stream the entire thing on Spotify.

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