Snoop, Method Man, Redman & B-Real Hot Box A Beat As Rap’s Mt. Kushmore (Audio)
Back in March, Snoop Dogg announced the Mount Kushmore Wellness Retreat Tour, a 16-city affair that celebrated the upper echelon of legendary MCs promoting mental elevation. With a lineup boasting some of Hip-Hop’s most celebrated names, the tour began April 13 and extends through the beginning of May and brings together the iconic Long Beach, California rapper with longtime collaborators (and fellow green thumb entusiasts) Redman, Method Man, and Cypress Hill. But those unable to land tickets to the celebrations still have plenty to toast to, namely Snoop’s new single featuring some of his tour mates.
On “Mt. Kushmore,” the D-O-double-G blazes bars with Red, Meth, and B-Real and remind us why this foursome truly deserve to be carved into a mountainside. Which MC represents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln on the famed South Dakota monument is up for debate, but what isn’t is the fact that this is an uncut, lighthearted, and funky homage to getting lifted. And who better to kick things off than Mr. “How to Roll a Blunt” himself, Funk Doctor Spock. “I got the green, Don Juan/I’m in the hood, blow the horn ‘bom bom’/This pimpin’ ain’t for free, here’s a coupon/my Backwoods pack I turn into a futon,” spits Reggie Noble in the song’s opening.
Cypress Hill’s lead spitter follows, rapping “We can roll the indo or sativa if ya need ta’” and celebrates L.A.’s 1990s weed culture. For his part, Method Man reminds Heads that he’s “Got that weed that got your P.O. getting P.O’d, asking you where the pee at” and warns, “Killer bees, mind your beeswax/It’s past 10 o’clock and you still don’t know where your seed at.” Closing up the party is one of the world’s most famous marijuana ambassadors, Snoop. “From the days of ‘Cheech & Chong’ and Willie Nelson / Everywhere that I go, I blow fa sho, you smelt it / A lot of y’all f*ckin’ with me, sayin’ I’m on your bucket list / But I ain’t the one to be f*ckin’ with,” he boasts.
“Mt. Kushmore” will appear on Snoop Dogg’s forthcoming studio effort, Neva Left, which is slated for release on May 19. The artwork features a circa 1992-1993 photo of Snoop Dogg taken by acclaimed Hip-Hop photographer Chi Modu. The album features production from Cosmic Slop Shop co-founder Rick Rock (E-40, Jay Z, Fabolous).