Every year at this time people join together to celebrate the day known as 4/20. A few people know the origins from foraging through the wood of the internet—well really just a couple of Google searches. We found out when, where, and who started the now famous tradition.
Some people think it’s the number of active chemicals in marijuana. It’s teatime in Holland. It has something to do with Hitler’s birthday. It’s those numbers in that Bob Dylan song multiplied.
The origin of the term 420, has long been obscured by the clouded memories of the folks who made it a phenomenon. A group of five San Rafael High School friends known as the Waldos – by virtue of their chosen hang-out spot, a wall outside the school – coined the term in 1971. Waldo Steve, Waldo Dave and Dave’s older brother, Patrick. The Waldos never envisioned that pot smokers the world over would celebrate each April 20th as a result of their foray into the Point Reyes forest. The day has managed to become something of a national holiday in the face of official condemnation. Thanks to the Huffington Post for doing this research. For more info read http://goo.gl/ZePZ.
The title Can’t See the Forest for the Trees represents not focusing on petty laws about marijuana, but seeing the benefits and non-harmful nature of bud. We have complied some of the most classic tracks— a mixture of reggae, rap, and rock for your enjoyment on 4/20. This compilation is for all the people with 9-5s who light up afterwork to relieve stress, the weekend smokers, the parents who smoke after they drop their kids off at soccer practice, and the people on the block who smoke blunts all day. It’s for the musicians, film makers, writers, and painters who do it to release their extra creative juices.
So bag the smoke detector, towel the door, DOWNLOAD , light it, enjoy the moment, and turn up the volume on this Mixtape.
Intro // Collie Buddz – Finally the Herbs Come Around // Luniz- I Got Five On It // BoneThugs – Weed song // Peter Tosh – Legalize It // Method Man and Red Man – How High Remix // Musical Youth – Pass The Dutchie // Smokey and Craig – Friday // Snoop Dogg – Gin and Juice // Bob Marley – Kaya // Jimi Hendrix – Purple Haze // Half Baked – Munchies // Rick James – Mary Jane // Arnold Schwarzenegger – Confessions // Dr. Dre – Next Episode
A&R by Bruce
Sequenced by aka Spacely Sprockets
Executive Produced by Ace The Catman