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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Weed Album Covers by Hayes Hemingway

Antonio Carlos Jobim / Stone Flower



ACJ is one of my all time favorite artists and I like this image because I identify with it. I like wearing suits and I like smoking. I also like to do both at the same time. Initially I didn't think he was smoking a joint, but the title corrected me. Also the back cover has a drawing of some clipped buds, still on the stalks. Shoutout to the person who took the time to draw that back in 1973.





Peter Tosh / Legalize It



The first time I saw this cover I burst out laughing. I was like, "Is he serious?" Between the text and the photography this is as direct and unmisconstruable as it gets. I hid the CD jacket from my ultra-conservative parents, like it was illegal itself.






Bob Marley and the Wailers / Catch A Fire



I always looked at this image and felt like he was saying "...and what the fuck are you going to do about it?" This is young Bob, pre-dreads. His expression is so rude, and the spliff seems so extra pronounced in the photo, that it makes such a bold statement.





Jay Dee / Welcome 2 Detroit



What's there not like about smoking blunts in the strip club? What's there not to like about Jay Dilla? If you answered "nothing" to both of the above questions, then you already know why this needs no explanation.






Cypress Hill / Cypress Hill



Cypress Hill stamped the pot leaf in my mind permanently. Their skull and crosshairs logo always fascinated me. It could be the upside down pot leaf, but no group has taken up a cause and stuck with it, like they have.






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