Ty Forto is a cannabis content creator and marketing consultant specializing in portraits and landscapes made with marijuana. Ty uses cannabis to create artistic images intended to change the conversation surrounding cannabis. Having been in the industry since 2014, Ty has worked with Berner, Cookies SF, Reef, Jungle Boys, Eric Church, Magical Butter, and more. We have him in for a different type of art with Weedsday playlist that includes songs from Kid Cudi, Lil Wayne and Muddy Waters.
Kid Cudi - Simple As
The Man on the Moon album has some great songs but the one that sticks with me to this day is "Simple As." The beat is hypnotic and Cudi delivers a smooth flow, the second verse is particularly entertaining. This song also came out when I really got into smoking cannabis, so every time I hear it I remember a time when a few hits from a bowl was perfect, back before I discovered the real world of weed.
Still Time - 9 to 5
“9 to 5 is just the fuel for the ride as we cruise through this life past them speed limit signs”
I don’t think 40 hour work weeks are necessary and anyone who says otherwise forgot what it was like to be a kid and dread 7 hours of school with their friends. Maybe it’s me, maybe it’s cannabis, but this song reminds me to focus on experiences instead of commodities. There’s also a really fun guitar solo.
Lil Wayne - Swag Surfin
This song is off the No Ceilings mixtape and is just short of 4:20 minutes of fire beats and aggressively pointed lyrics. Weezy starts the track by lighting a blunt and then proceeds to drop bombs for more than three straight minutes, it’s really impressive, especially while high.
Muddy Waters - Champagne and Reefer
“Give me champagne when I’m thirsty, and reefer when I want to get high.” The man who wrote that line has life figured out. This tune from the 80’s has a fantastic blues beat that’s easy to vibe with and perfect for stoning out and letting your mind wander. Muddy Waters soulful style brings an extra level to the song and you can feel how much he loves cannabis in every note.
JID - Never
This joint is split into two totally different yet complementary beats, both of which could have carried their own complete song. JID paints a picture with incredibly clever lines bar after bar, if you appreciate multilayered lyrics that reveal more with each listen I can’t recommend this track enough. When I’m trying to get really productive while stoned this is my go to jam for starting the grind.