Odes to OG Kush

OG Kush

Hip-hop artists have been rapping about our signature varietal for years, with references popping up in songs by artists including Wiz Khalifa, 2 Chainz, Snoop Dogg, and the late Nipsey Hussle. Lyrics often call out OG Kush’s strength and classic realness (two of its key traits), but it’s maintained its longtime cred because even veteran smokers don’t build up a tolerance to it. 

Check out these mentions—and consider this the ultimate playlist. 

Kush Coma” by Danny Brown

Name check: “It’s the blunt after blunt rotation/Now I’m in a Kush coma off the OG aroma/And my brain going on vacation.” 

“OG Kush Diet” by 2 Chainz 

Name check: Reminiscing about the Motorolas/Weed stronger than a Coca-Cola . . . OG Kush diet, OG Kush diet/OG Kush diet, OG Kush diet. 

“MF’N Right” by 2 Chainz

Name check: “OG Kush is my perfume.” 

“Raw” by Wiz Khalifa

Wiz, a performer as synonymous with cannabis as Snoop Dogg, references OG Kush and a popular all-natural rolling paper brand in this track.

Name check: “Take that OG Kush, put it in a RAW.”

“Smokin’ On” by Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa feat. Juicy J 

Snoop and Wiz costarred in and collaborated on the soundtrack for the 2011 cult fave film, Mac & Devin Go to High School.

Name check: “Let you get high but I ain’t smoking with the rest though/‘Cause if it’s in my joint, believe that it’s the best smoke/ I’m talking OG Kush from the West Coast/Watch how you hit it, just one hit will burn your chest, though.”

“Middle of You” by Wiz Khalifa

Name check: “Smoking OG Kush, that’s Californication.”

“Wassup” by A$AP Rocky

Name check: “Shout out my parolees, and I smoke that OG Kush."

“Hit the J” by The Game feat. Lifestyle

Name check: “That Mary Jane/That OG Kush, that Sour Diesel drive them girls insane."

“Personal OG” by Freddie Gibbs with Bun B

Name check: “Smokin’ fire, pourin’ up/Hennessey and Red Bull in my cup/OG Kush wrapped up in the wood.”

“Twos and Fews” by Gibbs 

Name check: “That OG Kush and them Platinum Cookies, I’m super blowed."

“OG Kush” by Blanco & Nipsey Hussle 

The California-raised artists, from the Bay Area and L.A. respectively, named all of the songs on their 2012 mixtape Raw after cannabis.


By Nicholas White