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High Tune: Cypress Hill's 'Open Ya Mind'

Cypress Hill deliver a weed sermon of sorts on their latest song, "Open Ya Mind," a track from the hip-hop group's 2022 album due out early in the year.

B-Real and Sen Dog provide the incendiary lyrics. B-Real owns five Dr. Greenthumb's stores in California, where cannabis has been legal since 2016 and available commercially since 2018. Taxes are very high in the state and the black market takes advantage with lower prices. It appears this is what they're commenting about on the track produced by Black Milk. 

Chorus

Have you seen the news? They legalized in California
But the feds still tryna put the pressure on ya
Forever we grind until the end of time
Yeah, we blowin' some smoke, then let's open ya mind
Have you seen the news? They legalized in California
But the Feds still tryin' to put the pressure on ya
Forever we grind until the end of time
Yeah, we blowin' some smoke, then let's open ya mind

Verse 1

How this the land of the free? They want us all in a cage
They tryin' to lock me away, they found some pounds in my safe
Feds surrounding my place, the warrants all in my face
Damn I thought this shit was legal, boy, that's just not the case
Now I'm fighting a case, but the laws in the state
Ain't the same as the federal, so now these charges hold weight
Got me stressin', shit depressin', couple miles away
At the dispensary they sellin' weed everyday

Verse 2

From a clone and a seed, they consumin' the weed
A continuous need for a hunger we feed
A sativa to ease, got you feelin' right
An indica will put you to sleep at night
It's a passion of mine
That compassionate time, yeah, right?
They take ya money and rob you blind
Just come to the doctor for a peace of mind
Yeah, come to the doctor for a peace of mind

"That ain't legalization, that's just some more domination."

Verse 3

I started with a couple clones, now my home is a grow
Had to pay off a few neighbors, but keep that on the low
Now all I gotta do is cut 'em down, bag it, then go
To my local weed shop and sell it back to the store
Who knew the habits that I had would be so profitable
But Uncle Sam wants to put taxes on the ounces I sold
That ain't legalization, that's just some more domination
Free the nation from the hating on the tree that we blazin'

Verse 4

I'm pushing out so many jars, you're as high as the stars
You're losing gravity in your midst like a mission to Mars
The future was so bright, now we uplifting with ours
Oppositions still wanna see us behind bars
Special interest money comin'
Like monopoly runnin' things but there ain't no stoppin' me
They can't offer me a fuckin' thing, legalize and I'll advertise
California high in your eyes

Eric Bobo, B-Real and Sen Dog

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