At 1:18 of this video, Juicy J, of Three Six Mafia, walks at the camera, at you, offering a pipe and lighter. It's got a "first taste is free" vibe, the menace of the supposedly friendly dealer. It's not an unmenacing song, either, could certainly fit plenty well as track seven on Triple Six's umpteenth album. But there's something a little more magical about "Let's Get High," and that's probably Juicy's specific listing of imbibings: Ecstasy pills, Xanax pills and some Percoset goes the chorus, heavy emphasis on pills, as though he wants you to know he's not into liquid ecstasy. It reads like a Law and Order rundown of drugs found on a criminal. Then he lists them off, counting off with numberless fingers against a column in a parking garage: Ambien, Oxycontin pills, let's do all that/ Let's get high let's get high let's get high. Wonder if DJ Paul just didn't want on this track and that's why it's a solo joint. Still works clean and sober Monday afternoon—welcome to the work week.
October 12, 2009