Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa – Mac & Devin Go To High School

Marijuana. Let’s just start off this review with that word. The medicinal plant has been one of the most popular topics in rap songs for the past few decades, and with it’s recent legalization in some states, this doesn’t look like a trend that will fade out anytime soon. When it comes to weed, the first rappers that would probably pop up in your mind would be the west coast veteran Snoop Dogg and online sensation-turned-crossover success Wiz Khalifa. Both are well known for their usage of the herb; the latter even got arrested for having too much of it. Being such aficionados, the next best move for both definitely had to be a duo album that channels the spirit of iconic smokers Cheech & Chong and Method Man & Redman before them. In Mac & Devin Go To High School, Snoop and Wiz provide the soundtrack to their upcoming film while maintaining the integrity of an LP that capitalizes on their respective strengths.

Wiz Khalifa jumps out the gate with some of the highest amounts of lyrical output he has ever showcased on the high octane Drumma Boy-produced “Smokin’ On” (featuring a well-utilized feature from the latest addition to Taylor Gang, Juicy J), which sounds like a variation of the Waka Flocka Flame track “No Hands”. This leaves quite the good first impression showcasing Wiz adapting to a mainstream sound while maintaining the style that birthed his fan base (which wasn’t realized at all in his debut Rolling Papers) while Snoop seamlessly adjusts to modern forms of production with his impeccable demeanor. Things get nostalgic as this 2011-era track is followed by the G-funk production of another west coast vet Warren G on “I Get Lifted”; a track due to its followup of “Smokin’ On” sets the tone for the rest of the album: laid back yet banging weed rap.

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