This year’s 420 Vancouver will be historic for many reasons. Not only does 2019 mark the 25th anniversary of Vancouver’s world-famous 420 protest and festival (protestival?), it’s the first 420 Vancouver since Canada legalized cannabis last October.
With so much to celebrate, it’s hard to think of a better headliner than Cypress Hill, one of the biggest and most weed-friendly groups in hiphop history, and the insane brains behind stoner classics like “Hits from the Bong” and “I Wanna Get High”.
Fittingly, the last time the West Coast legends were in Vancouver was Oct. 17- the day cannabis was legalized– but that’s not where their recent Vancouver connection ends. Cypress Hill collaborated with Vancouver-based sneaker company Six Hundred Four last year on a limited-edition shoe that celebrated the 25th anniversary of their triple platinum 1993 album Black Sunday, which spawned those aforementioned cannabis anthems.
As frontman B-Real said of the shoes:
waysthis sneaker reflects exactly what we’re about as music creators—unwavering pro-cannabis artistry.”
Those aren’t empty words either. Cypress Hill has a well-known history of cannabis advocacy that stretches back decades, calling for
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For more 420 Vancouver, check out the footage from year’s past- like when host Craig Ex met Raekwon- at CLN’s FourTwenty playlist.