Hip hop and weed have a relationship as tight as Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole’s bromance. Snoop Dogg hasn’t ever been shy about his love for the herb, and he’s embraced it so much, he’s found a way to make money off of it — without dealing. Snoop is a damn ganjapreneur, and he’s not the only rapper making mad marijuana money. From Redman to Kurupt, find out which other rappers are getting paid from weed in some way.
If grandmas endorse smoking weed, everyone should. Right? Find out which rappers already do, and in case you forgot, relive 2 Chainz’s epic interview with Nancy Grace about marijuana legalization here. Maybe 2 Chainz will score a weed endorsement if his mayorship candidacy doesn’t pan out.
Tyga, who is not boning Kylie Jenner, announced a few months ago that he invested $5 million in golden rolling papers. He is set to become the creative director of Shine Papers, a Los Angeles-based company that prides itself on being a “brand for those who celebrate all of life’s highs.” In other words, they don’t exclusively sell to marijuana smokers. Each single leaf paper goes for $4.60. Tyga put it best when he said in a statement, “Why burn regular paper when you can burn 24-karat gold?”
In San Jose, CA, there’s a place called The Cookie Company that sells medical marijuana. That’s where you can buy Wiz Khalifa’s eponymous brand of weed, Khalifa Kush. If you need something to roll it with, fret not, for Wiz has you double-covered. He partnered with RAW Rolling Papers for a line of “smoking accessories that will offer quality and innovative products smokers have long deserved.” And that’s the story of how Wiz never had to pay for weed or rolling papers again. That’s also why, everyday, he’s blowin’ KK.
Snoop Dogg’s Instagram gave new meaning to pot-ty pics. The rapper isn’t shy about his love for weed, so much so that he endorsed an entire line of G Pens. Snoop is also a fan of Kurupt’s MoonRocks, and was seen rolling them in a video posted in August, in which he also previewed a collaboration he was working on with Pharrell.
Kurupt + Dr. Zodiak
Kurupt and Dr. Zodiak created their own line of MoonRock blunts, which boasts to be “the strongest bud in your galaxy.” Kurupt also put out a mixtape titled Moon Rock late last year and it features fellow potrepreneur Wiz Khalifa, among others. Kurupt and Dr. Zodiak also endorsed Caviar Gold in 2013 when they appeared in an advertisement for the brand.
Redman had his heyday in the ’90s and 2000’s, but his potrepreneurship only beginning. Los Angeles-based company Caviar Gold hired Redman to be the face of their brand of medical marijuana. Redman, along with Dr. Zodiak and Kurupt, shot an ad for the company in August of 2014.
B-Real from Cypress Hill came up with an idea for reusable glass filters while attending the annual Cannabis Cup one year. He and the rest of Cypress Hill partnered with bong brand ROOR to actualize his idea in the form of Phuncky Field Tips, a brand of German hand-blown glass filters. ROOR entered the filters into the 2012 Cannabis Cup’s Best Product competition. B-Real told High Times that the filters let you “smoke all your herb — no herb gets into your mouth, no resin on the fingers or lips or whatever.”
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