Video: Berner – “Marijuana Mania” Episode 3: Seattle
The Cookies SF CEO Explains the Marijuana Industry, Tours Dispensaries and Grow Warehouses In Latest Episode Of His Successful Youtube Series
Critical praise for Berner:
“[Berner’s flow] now rolls off his tongue in a more effortless legato. His lyrics have also deepened in both his attraction to arresting imagery (“I can see my stones glowing in the limousine tint”) to an emotional potency that seems The Jacka-inspired in its multiplicity of meaning” – Pitchfork
Over the course of his career, Berner has gained a reputation as one of rap’s foremost stoner emcees. In addition to recording 22 albums and working with some of the biggest names in the business such as Cam’Ron, Snoop Dogg, B-Real, Chris Brown, DJ Mustard, and Ty Dolla $ign, Berner has built a marijuana empire. Creating popular cannabis strain Girl Scout Cookies, launching a new brand of organic herbal beverages called Hemp2O, founding apparel company Cookies SF, and now being a partner of the country’s largest grow house, Reef Industries, based in Las Vegas, Berner has cemented himself as rap’s utmost authority on the marijuana industry.
Recognized as one of the most knowledgeable people to navigate this booming and murky industry, Berner has been releasing mini-documentaries through his Marijuana Mania YouTube series.
Focusing on the marijuana industry in Seattle and the state of Washington, Berner goes in depth about what goes into producing, processing, and selling weed. He also interviews local professionals about the complications of working in an industry, that while locally legal, is still federally illegal and ruminates on the ways that legalization is affecting the culture.
Earlier this month, Berner teamed up with Cypress Hill’s B-Real to release Prohibition Part 3 incelebration of the legalization of recreational in four states and medical marijuana in three. An ideal listen for a late-night smoke session or for a windows-down drive down the California coast, the album is a passionate call for legalization across the country. Featuring appearances from Wiz Khalifa, Paul Wall, Devin The Dude, Dizzy Wright, Quez, B-Legit, and Demrick, the album is full front to back with stoner anthems. Prohibition 3 follows up the lush and expansive Hempire, which debuted at #4 on the Billboard Hip-Hop Album Charts in March. Berner rolls out the green carpet for a litany of all-star guests, including Wiz Khalifa (who appears on five tracks), Snoop Dogg, K Camp, Travis Porter, Mistah F.A.B., B-Real, Atmosphere, Juicy J, Project Pat, Young Dolph, and Lil Kim, who revisits the “Get Money” beat on album highlight “Still Rich.” Earlier in March, Berner dropped the video for “Best Thang Smokin’,” featuring Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa and B Real, which has racked over two million views on YouTube. Hempire follows last year’s release of Berner’s Contraband EP, a collaborative EP with Cam’Ron. 2015 also saw Berner release three solo projects, 20 Lights and both albums in the Prohibition series, as well as a Drought Season 3, collaborative LP with the late Bay Area legend The Jacka. Berner signed toTaylor Gang in 2011 and quickly burst onto the national scene with “Yoko” featuring Wiz Khalifa and Big K.R.I.T.
Prohibition Part 3 Tracklist
- First High
- Vibes ft. Dizzy Wright
- Freeway ft. Paul Wall
- Stories ft. Devin The Dude
- Levitate ft Quez
- Marijuana ft. B-Legit & Demrick
- Smoke Box
- Whole World
- Stoners ft. Wiz Khalifia
- Fuck Boy
- On & On
Watch “Marijuana Mania Episode 3”: https://youtu.be/pFlD_B7fJBk
Purchase Prohibition Part 3 on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/prohibition-pt.-3/id1169776757 // https://play.google.com/music/preview/Briixoaa46y5dgws2ipvdqbew6y
For almost 10 years, Berner has been hip-hop’s most trusted source. His track record not only in producing marijuana mood music, but also steering the most discerning of smokers to the latest new strains and products in the marijuana industry is unimpeachable. The founder/co-owner of popular apparel company Cookies SF, Berner has used his green power to strengthen his music ties, and he’s dropped a whopping 14 albums to date. During high school, the budding entrepreneur born Gilbert Anthony Mano had begun playing around and battle-rapping for fun. In 2006, he dropped his first mixtape Dirty Sneakers. His first solo album, Weekend at Bernie’s, arrived in 2009, along with four other albums. He’s worked with numerous legends in the game, from Cypress Hill’s B-Real, Project Pat and Tha Jacka to Ty Dolla $ign, DJ Mustard and Chris Brown. This year alone, he will release another three projects: Contraband with Cam’ron, Drought Season 3 with the recently deceased Bay Area legend Tha Jacka and his solo album, Hempire. He boasts 417,000 Instagram followers, who turned out in droves for his sold-out Under the Influence of Music Tour alongside Khalifa, A$AP Rocky, Trinidad Jame$ and Joey Bada$$–and his 4/20 shows in the Bay are one of the highlights of the year.
“Marijuana Mania Episode 3”: https://youtu.be/pFlD_B7fJBk
“Gunplay” (Remix) (ft. Wiz Khalifa & Hollywood): https://soundcloud.com/berner415/gunplay-remix-feat-wiz-khalifa-hollywood/
“Marijuana Mania”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4jA3kuQ-Rk
“Bern One”: https://youtu.be/LslhP0tcaPY
“Best Thang Smokin'” ft. Wiz Khalifa, B Real & Snoop Dogg: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJok3W0CENU
Bio, pics, and more here: http://www.audibletreats.com/berner