16 Songs to Light Up to This 4/20

Lead Photo: Art by Alan Lopez for Remezcla
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Another year, another 4/20. Here at Remezcla, we want to guarantee you a happy one, so we’ve put together a list of songs to soundtrack the ultimate stoner holiday. From Bad Bunny’s now-classic high-pitched “kush” yelps to Chicano Batman bassist É Arenas’ psychedelic warbles, this playlist is the perfect soundtrack to smoke to.

Spark up, press play, and scroll down and read about our favorite stoner anthems below.


"Mar Iguana" - É Arenas

“Mar Iguana,” the lead single off of Chicano Batman bassist É Arenas‘ solo project of the same name, is what happens when you smoke too much and walk into the quebradita function — everything here is warbly, psychedelic, and off-kilter. The story is the kind of deep, weird narrative made up in stoner heaven: a high iguana gets anxious thinking about his friends who are locked-up for marijuana-related crimes, despite the fact that weed is legal in California. –Julyssa Lopez


"Krippy Kush" - Bad Bunny, Farruko, Nicki Minaj, Travis Scott

Bad Bunny and Farruko managed to energize a mellowed-out hit about kush with uptempo rhymes and almost impish delivery — it’s almost impossible not to imitate El Conejo Malo’s yips and yelps on the hook. The whole thing looked so entertaining that even Nicki Minaj and Travis Scott jumped in; the remix features Nicki as her alter ego Onika and a dazed verse from Scott. –Julyssa Lopez


"2 Blunted" - Arca

Back in 2012, Arca used his production superpowers to capture the slo-mo wooziness that comes after hitting the bong a little too hard. “2 Blunted” is a cheap alternative for reaching the coveted high without spending a penny. –Cheky


"Marihuana y Percocet" - Lito Kirino, Yoga Fire, FNTXY

It may extoll the virtues of a questionable drug cocktail, but this mega team of Mexican, Dominican, and Spanish hip-hop heavies put together a pharmaceutical thriller that won’t turn you down on any occasion, ricocheting from Yoga Fire’s satisfying snarls to FNTXY’s sweeter melodies. –Caitlin Donohue


"Prendelo" (ft. Ceaese) - Tomasa del Real

If this national sweep of legalization continues, will we miss the days when we had to linger in the dark corners to puff our dro? “La policia ya no llega así que enciendelo” – at least we’ll still have this neo-perreo banger by a duo of Chilean artists who seldom leave their haze of dank. –Caitlin Donohue


"Marijuana" - Kid Cudi

Cudi’s got the juice when it comes to marijuanero inner monologue, but in comparison to the paranoid theatrics of classic “Day ‘N’ Nite,” this song explores the very real mental health potentiality of good green. –Caitlin Donohue


"La Trilla (Montate Aquí)" - Füete Billete

Füete Billete arrive at the club with a Southern bounce to their step, pre-rolled blunts on their lips, and good times on their minds. Although the place is poppin’ by the time they arrive, The members of Füete are in no rush, their mindset is all good vibes and easy steps, inviting you over to take part in their vibe. –Marcos Hassan


"Don Quijote Marijuana" - Brujería

Perhaps the most surprising thing about this cover is how faithful it is to the original by 80s French new wave band Magazine 60. Musically, that is, since the lyrics are all about “fumar mota como cerdo.” It’s light and fun, and a welcome change of pace from Brujería’s usual death metal brutality. –Marcos Hassan


"Pothead" - Weedsnake

Of course, stoner rock and its dirtier, heavier cousin, sludge metal, had to be present on this holiday. In case you haven’t noticed, Weedsnake’s existence is almost exclusively dedicated to toking, and “Pothead” is a call to arms for all heads to unite and change the world, bong in hand and bang in your head. –Marcos Hassan


"Déjame Fumar" - Ellegas, Girl Ultra & Cruz Cafuné

Girl Ultra’s pretty verses couldn’t paint a better picture of stealing away with a new boo to puff, making this a stand-out trip off El Dorado, the generally superlative collab album between Mexico’s Finesse Records and Spain’s Broke Niños Make Pesos crew. –Caitlin Donohue


"Volando Ando" - Capigo

Whitest Taino Alive’s Capigo created an EP’s worth of marijuana-related tracks, and on “Volando Ando,” he narrates how he deals with government and police abuses by always floating on thick clouds of weed proposing it as an antidote to the world’s injustices. He might be right. –Cheky


"Hierba" (ft. Kaz Kyzah & Silk-E) - Los Rakas

If you pay close attention to the lyrics of Los Rakas’ smooth collaboration with Kaz Kyzah and Silk-E, you’ll be surprised with detailed instructions on how to make the most of your smoking sessions. On “Hierba,” you get tips from the pros and you can vibe to a slick beat. –Cheky


"High" - La Zowi

What do you do when the stress is soaring and your haters want to see you fail? Spain’s La Zowi shares some advice for free on the snappy, syncopating anthem, “High:” Ignore it all, make money and light up. Woozier vocals from singer Jihan smooth the track out and let you glide along. –Julyssa Lopez


"On Edge" - Kali Uchis ft. Snoop Dogg

A Kali Uchis deep cut originally featured on a Snoop Dogg & Gangsta Grillz mixtape, this breezy West Coast collab is the perfect soundtrack to your romantic 420 encounters where you might be just be a lil’ too high to make a move. –Anthony Dominguez


"Ojitos Chiquitos" - Don Omar

What better way to vibe to your high than to let Don Omar spit bars about your heavy eyelids and your bloodshot eyes? Peep the softspoken hook and dembow drums for optimal balance. –Anthony Dominguez


"La Cucaracha" - Lila Downs

Mexico loves a political parody, and this song is one of the country’s classics (though it’s rumored to have been born in Spain), its lyrics having been swapped out to point a judge-y finger at the rumored mota habits of both President Victoriano Huerta and General Pancho Villa alike. Lila turns a cold gaze on a corrupt government whose rottenness goes far beyond any potential pot consumption. –Caitlin Donohue


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