Hip Hop has historically turned up for the annual smokers holiday, 420, which landed on Saturday (April 20) this year.
“Weed Day,” as it’s commonly referred to in certain circles, is rumored to correspond with a numerical code for marijuana — but that’s not exactly true.
According to CNN, Chris Conrad — curator of the Oaksterdam Cannabis Museum in Oakland — said 420 began as a secret code among high schoolers in the early 70s.
A group of friends at San Rafael High School in Marin County — who called themselves “the Waldos — would often meet at 4:20 p.m. to smoke. Not only were they out of school, but their parents were normally still at work, allowing them the time to get high.
From there, the 4:20 time became a code for them to use in plain sight of their parents, and it gradually spread from there.
Get outta bed – it's wake & bake time! Happy 420!! pic.twitter.com/283pV9QhhZ
— High Times (@HIGH_TIMES_Mag) April 20, 2019
Like clockwork, the Hip Hop community found various ways to commemorate this year’s 420.
Redman celebrated his son’s graduation, Erykah Badu made a “commercial,” Bun B promoted his new album TrillStatik, Cunninlynguists’ Kno prepped for his show in Denver with Redman, Method Man and Devin The Dude and The Game shared a video clip of Nipsey Hussle wishing everyone a happy 420.
Missy Elliott, Belly, Ice Cube, Public Enemy’s DJ Lord and Freestyle Fellowship’s Myka 9 were among the many sparking up in honor of the special day.
Check out the weed-friendly posts below.
What you need ? #420 pic.twitter.com/dyPNAmKarV
— ErykahBadoula (@fatbellybella) April 20, 2019
— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) April 20, 2019
Happy 420. I hope you have a glorious day. pic.twitter.com/3dnM4NYczN
— BELLY (@reBELLYus) April 20, 2019
Redman x Method Man x Me x Deacon x Natti x Tonedeff x Devin The Dude
— Kno (@Kno) April 20, 2019
be careful this 420 pic.twitter.com/8NHtTSU8uG
— HDY CAPTAIN CURT (@FLOSSTRADAMUS) April 20, 2019
— WARLORD (@DjLORDofficial) April 20, 2019