Cypress Hill were the first rappers I heard talk about weed, and they had me curious, but it wasn’t until Ice Cube released the movie Friday in 1995 that I really got into it myself. That movie changed my life. I remember watching it in my buddy’s basement and neither of us could stop laughing, before his older brother came home and joined us. We were all laughing at the next scene when his brother, I never forgot this, turned to us and said, “do you want to make this movie really funny?” …yes, yes, we do.
And that was the day that changed Big Larry’s life forever. I became hooked. That next school year, my buddy and I went to his place during every lunch hour, for the entire year, smoking a big pipe load each time, before heading back to school. We watched an entire house get built during those lunch hours, from the foundation being laid on the first day to the homeowner being laid, as they christened the house the day they moved in …it was a wild year, that was all started by the influence of hip hop artists.
As the years went on, rappers like Snoop and Dre started singing about Kush, so of course I had to find out what this was and get my hands on some myself. The dude I was buying 5 pieces from in the school yard smoking section only had two kinds of weed though; “this one is indoor and this over here is outdoor” …we thought the guy was the man though. Hell, he was the man.