Hitting the high notes: Willie Nelson and Snoop Dogg record an unexpected weedanthem
4/20 might have come and gone, but any day is a good day for our timeless heroes of hash to remind us once again how much they love the green stuff and why it should be legalized. This year, it's a quadruple whammy of unbelievable marijuana teamwork.
Willie Nelson and Snoop Dogg teamed up with Nashville songwriter Jamey Johnson (the guy who wrote "Honky Tonk Badonkadonk") and Kris Kristofferson (who I love mostly for his roles in the Blade film series) to write a country sing-along for the mostly hip-hop pot set.
It's called "Roll Me Up," and morbidly describes how the schwag-loving superstars would like to depart this earth once they die. (Here's a clue: it involves getting smoked.)
There is no room for rap in this upbeat saloon swinger with all the piano, harmonica and steel guitar. So Snoop is unfortunately singing again. But everyone's having so much fun getting high, you'll hardly even notice.
It's not the first time the two smoking buddies have teamed up for a song. For his album Doggumentary, the two collaborated on the song "Superman," which Willie wrote about getting older and relying on marijuana to help him get through the rough spots. The video shows the two aging superstars lighting up everywhere they go, enjoying the pleasure of one another's squinty-eyed company.
The new song lacks the ease of "Superman," but it's a great little ditty for keeping you in a good mood while you're scrounging for munchies or doing whatever it is you do on 4/20 or at 4:20 p.m. or whenever, really.