The Influence of Bongs on Hip Hop Culture

The Influence of Bongs on Hip Hop Culture

The Influence of Bongs on Hip Hop Culture ===

Hip Hop culture has come a long way since its inception in the South Bronx of New York City in the early 1970s. From the beats and rhymes of early pioneers like Grandmaster Flash and Run-DMC, to the flashy, bling-filled era of the late 90s and early 2000s, Hip Hop has always been at the forefront of popular culture. And while fashion, music, and style have all played a major role in shaping the genre, there is one element that has become increasingly prevalent in recent years: the bong.

Yes, that’s right. The bong. That iconic symbol of stoner culture has found a home in the world of Hip Hop, and its influence is undeniable. From the rhymes of Snoop Dogg to the stage antics of Post Malone, bongs have become an integral part of the Hip Hop landscape. So let’s take a closer look at how this humble smoking device has taken over the rap scene.

Blazing Up the Mic: How Bongs are Taking Over Hip Hop

One of the first things you’ll notice when you listen to modern Hip Hop is the prevalence of drug references. From weed to molly to lean, rappers have never been shy about their drug use. And while bongs may not be the most popular drug paraphernalia mentioned in songs, they have certainly made their presence felt.

Take, for example, the song "Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe" by Kendrick Lamar. In it, he raps about smoking a bong in a hotel room with his girlfriend. "This is what I do, I get high with my baby, baby," he says. "I just left the mall, I’m getting fly with my baby, yeah." The image of two lovers smoking a bong together may not be the most glamorous, but it’s certainly relatable.

Another example is the song "Black and Yellow" by Wiz Khalifa. In it, he raps about rolling up a joint, but then switches to a bong halfway through the verse. "Yeah, uh huh, you know what it is, everything I do, I do it big, yeah, uh huh, screaming that’s nothing, when I pulled up at the club, I be blazin’." The bong may only get a passing reference, but it’s clear that Wiz sees it as a crucial part of his smoking arsenal.

And it’s not just in the lyrics where bongs are making an impact. Rappers are also using them on stage, in music videos, and in their personal lives. Post Malone, for example, is known for his love of bongs. He often performs with one on stage, and even has a custom-made guitar shaped like a bong. The image of him smoking on stage has become a defining part of his persona.

From Snoop to Post Malone: A History of Bongs in the Rap Scene

Of course, bongs didn’t just appear out of nowhere in the world of Hip Hop. They have a long and storied history, one that is intertwined with the evolution of the genre itself.

One of the earliest references to bongs in Hip Hop comes from the legendary rapper Snoop Dogg. In the mid-90s, he released the song "Gin and Juice," which includes the line, "And my money on my mind, got a mill out the deal, and I’m still on the grind, now I’m sittin’ at the top of the world, like a bong hit." The image of Snoop sitting on top of the world, taking a hit from a bong, is an iconic one, and it helped cement the connection between Hip Hop and stoner culture.

As the years went by, more and more rappers began to incorporate bongs into their music and their lives. Cypress Hill, for example, are known for their love of the device, and even named a song after it ("Hits from the Bong"). And then there’s Method Man, who famously smoked a giant bong shaped like a Wu-Tang Clan logo in a music video.

But it’s really in the last decade or so that bongs have truly taken over Hip Hop. As marijuana becomes more and more accepted in popular culture, rappers are embracing bongs as a way to show their love of the drug. It’s now rare to see a Hip Hop video or performance that doesn’t include at least one bong.

So what’s next for bongs in Hip Hop? It’s hard to say, but one thing is for sure: they’re not going anywhere. As long as rappers keep smoking weed and making music, bongs will be a part of the scene.

=== OUTRO: ===

Hip Hop culture has always been about pushing boundaries, breaking rules, and challenging norms. And in the world of Hip Hop, nothing challenges norms quite like the bong. From its humble beginnings as a stoner’s accessory to its current status as a symbol of Hip Hop culture, the bong has come a long way. And while some may dismiss it as a silly, frivolous element of the genre, the truth is that it has had a profound impact on Hip Hop, and will continue to do so for years to come. So let’s raise a glass (or a bong) to this iconic smoking device, and all the Hip Hop legends who have embraced it over the years.

Mario Blunt

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