10 Best Albums To Listen to During A Sesh
There are few essential things you need to have a great smoke sesh. Good company, yummy snacks, obviously some good smoke, and of course some great music. Like at any other party, the music played during a smoke session really sets the mood and can sometimes elevate it. You have to listen to something that doesn’t over power the conversation but that can also be part of the conversation.
Here are some of the some old hits and some great newer albums that are absolutely perfect for a successful sesh (in no particular order).
- Channel Orange by Frank Ocean – Frank Ocean’s debut full length studio album was a surprising hit when it came out in 2012, and is somewhat of a cult classic now. It’s the album that pretty much made him an icon in modern R&B. Every track on this album is smooth and soulful. It’s an album you can play all the way through without skipping a single song.
- But You Cain’t Use My Phone by Erykah Badu – Erykah Badu is no stranger to being put on a list of chill out favorites. Badu’s free spirit always translates into her music. Her most recent work “But You Cain’t Use My Phone” ft Andre 3000 and Drake. This album is short and sweet, however it’s still so good, especially for a short smoke sesh.
- The Low End Theory by A Tribe Called Quest – If you have never heard of the iconic group, A Tribe Called Quest, where have you been!? The late great Phife Dawg, Q-Tip, Ali Saheed, Jarobi White, and honorary member Busta Rhymes make up the group. The Low End Theory, their second studio album released in 1991, is one of my personal favorites but honestly all of them are sesh worthy.
- ATLiens by OutKast – You can’t have a smoking sesh list without including the legendary OutKast. Andre 3000 and Big Boi are legends now but when they first came out they had to prove themselves, and they did so with their second studio album ATLiens. Since its release in 1996, it has been listed by critics as one of the greatest hip hop albums of all time. There are the hit singles on this once, but listen to this whole thing while smoking and really enjoy the genius of OutKast.
- 28 Grams by Wiz Khalifa – You also can’t have a smokers music list with the king himself, Wiz Khalifa. Honestly all his albums are sesh worthy but 28 Grams, just by the name, is one of his most popular albums to date. Obviously the content on most his work is about enjoying life and getting high but this is another one that can be played without skipping any tracks. A smoke sesh including Wiz is always a good one.
- 99.9% by Kaytranada – Kaytranada is an artist that you definately need to watch and keep up with. His music is a mix of original amazing beats, remixed tracks, and cameos with some top artist, including Vic Mensa and Anderson Paak. His debut album 99.9% is mostly instrumentals however it’s still super entertaining. And if you don’t have access to his album the tracks on Kaytranada’s soundcloud are also incredibly fire. He’s constantly releasing new music so you never run out of some great sesh music.
- Good Kid m.A.A.d. City by Kendrick Lamar – Before Kendrick Lamar was a “rap god” he was a kid from Compton, California and this album tells that story. If you never listened to this album stop what you’re doing right now and do so right now. But it has sold a total of 1,002,000 copies to date so you probably heard it at some point by now. Lamar is known is known for his intellectual lyrics, this album is no exception. If you’re really trying to expand your mind during a sesh this is the album to listen to.
- Acid Rap by Chance the Rapper – This is the mixtape that really put Chance the Rapper on the map. Acid Rap was only his second project and it received numerous great reviews. Even though it was 100% free it still charted on Billboard as well. It’s still free on many website and even on his YouTube channel. Therefore you have no excuse to not listen to this one.
- Under The Influence 2 by Domo Genesis – Domo Genesis, one of the many members of the rap collective Odd Future, is actually one of the most underrated members of the group. His rhymes are smart and funny and his beats are really good as well. In this second edition of his mixtape “Under the Influence” Domo delivers again. You can nod your head to this and every now and then he’ll spit a verse that really hits home. Smoking while listening to this album only makes it better.
- The Chronic by Dr. Dre – Do I really have to explain why this is one of the best smoker albums of all time? Not only in the name, but this album represents California (and it’s culture) very well. I mean it’s Dr. Dre, obviously this album is good.
Let us know in the comments what are some of your favorite albums to listen to during a sesh.