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Joey Bada$$’s Favorite Rap Songs to Smoke Weed To

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In honor of 4/20, GQ enlisted Joey Bada$$ to the put together his ultimate

soundtrack for the hazy day ahead. With a playlist that ranges from an Ice Cube classic to a Nas deep cut, the Brooklyn-based rapper intentionally chose an equal mix of both East and West Coast hip-hop songs. “If there’s anything [the two coasts] share, it’s the smoking culture. We’ve got no differences there,” he said. “Well, Cali’s claiming they’ve got the best and all that, but you know, it’s all love.” Below, enjoy Joey’s bi-coastal “Space Jam” mix:

“I chose ’Ol’ English’ because it’s super laid back. It’s my go-to track for blazing and being in ’space jam’ mode, especially with the hook’s soft singing, which sounds like Nate Dogg. Listen to that track, and you’ll see exactly what I mean.”

“Being a young artist, this song really resonates with me, because I can understand everything that 2Pac’s talking about on there. The vibe of it, with the reverbed singing in the background, is very fitting for a playlist like this.”

“Do I really have to explain this song? [laughs] I think everybody knows why I put that one on there! He’s talking about the one day where nothing bad happens–it’s when the sun comes out.”

“I chose this one, because the hook has this airy, smoker’s cloud type of vibe. The lyrics are, ’Smoke good / Eat good / Live good,’ so it’s a perfect fit.”

“Any time I play this record, no matter where I’m at, I automatically teleport to an island on the beach. Nine times out of eight, that’s where I want to be when I’m smoking.”

“This one right here, when this shit comes on, it strikes a chord in my whole being. The beat really resonates with me–it’s hazy, purple. The song literally sounds like it’s purple, and I love purple haze, so. “

“I love the sample on here, and then when the drum drops? It’s a very perfect place to be when you’re space jam-ed.”

“I picked ’Run Up On Ya’ because it comes alive extra at nighttime. When that song runs up on you, it’s just the perfect vibe–Bada$$ over this Statik Selektah beat, which is just so smooth and so pure. It’s really easy on the ears.”

Photo cred: Gary Gershoff / Getty Images In honor of 4/20, GQ enlisted Joey Bada$$ to the put together his ultimate soundtrack for the hazy day ahead. With a playlist that ranges from an…