Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa, ‘Mac & Devin Go to High School: Music From and Inspired by the Movie’ (Atlantic)
Over 12 tracks and 36 smoke breaks, Wiz Khalifa and Snoop Dogg incinerate enough chronic to convince themselves they really are the two oldest high school students since Andrea Zuckerman. Throw reality out the El Camino window. Instead, we have this Atlantic Records-assembled blue dream, with the pop-savvy stoners goofing off like their generation’s Cheech & Chong (they wish). The soundtrack to Mac & Devin Go to High School (which exists, apparently, and stars the duo in an attempt to grab some How High-type glory) shows no menace, merely mischief, full of tightly wrapped joints and loose references to “high school.” (Seems Wiz has a real problem showing up to third period on time.) Over ground-up funk, soul, and pop, the pair sound unusually alert, if not you-fill-in-the-blank. They even sneak in Curren$y, Alchemist, and Juicy J to make up for a few cloying baby-baby-baby moments. Ideal for anyone who finds Cypress Hill too sober.