Four and 20 (or so) Questions with Hot Rock Supa Joint
Valley stoner rap guru Hot Rock Supa Joint took some time out of his busy day to answer some pressing questions in honor of 4/20, which apparently is some sort of weed holiday. You really have to spend some time in HotR ock's presence to get a true feel for this man, and perhaps a contact high, but his humor, his honesty, and his high-ness is definitely for real and, as the kids say, dope as _______ (insert your favorite expletive).
Sit back, spark one up (if you are so inclined), and enjoy the ride. Hot Rock Supa Joint definitely does. Hot Rock is one of the hardest working musicians, videographers, and emcees in town. Catch him at his birthday party on Sunday, April 20, at the Lost Leaf with a veritable bong load of killer bands.
Up On The Sun: Why weed?
HotRock SupaJoint: Cause weed is awesome. Cause weed is the shit. Cause one a my homies said to me somethin' like (while passin' that fatty) "Yo Hot Rock. Ya jus' gotta write about what ya love an' what's in ya heart mang." An' I be all like " Yeah, yo. Word."
Do you even know when you are high anymore? If so, how?
High is like normal to me at this point, so it'd be easier to say I fuckin' know when I ain't as high as I wanna be an' it be time to get high again. I know when I start droppin' my dope ass slang yo, or wakin' up, it be time to load that bowl.
What are your thoughts on Colorado and Washington legalizing weed?
I think I gotta get me a couple summer homes, homie. Jus' the tip of the iceberg an' shit. The SupaBowl thing was kinda funny, like God be riffin' and confirmin' how smart it is to let peeps smoke the weed. And when that weed money starts rollin' in, all the states gonna be sayin "Yo, where our weed money yo!"
How does Johnny Law feel about you?
I accidentally fucked that dude's chick back in the day, so we don't hang much now. Dope ass guitar player tho. He was pretty cool. Yeah. I fucked that up.
What are your plans for 2014?
Smoke more weed. ... I wanna be on the cover of the High Times magazine still. Ain't got that yet. Pump out some EPs, and keep workin' with eva' one I can, yo. Make more videos. I wanna hang out with some dope as supastar stoners like BReal an Snoop an Wiz and Jay an Silent Bob. That would be totally cool, yo.
Do you have a favorite strain? Do any particular flavors let the words rain from your brain like big green train or a Stony Mark Twain?
No. I love all the weed. I ain't prejudgin' any weed yo. I jus' wanna get high. All that strain shit is too strainin', yo. Just gimme some weed. Killer weed? Cool. Reggie? Cool. But you, yo! You should drop a bar or two on my new album an' shit homie. That was a dope ass little rhyme there, yo.
Do you have any beefs with other rappers?
I would love to share a steak dinner with Ninja an Yolandi from Die Antwoord, but they be vegans, so that prob ain't eva gonna happen. That would be cool to get high with them... over salads. Sometimes I grab a burger after a gig, and if other rappers wanna get some too, we do.
Video has been a great medium for you...how come?
'Cause I look dope as fuck an' the people of earth know, yo. I love the fact that we can feed music an' ideas to peeps thru they eyeballz. Man, I wanna be like in all mediums. Most my vids are made with a easy concept and who eva' I can get to help on a day or two notice. Pound em out, so we can start workin' on the next. I get bored when projects drag on, so gettin' shit done quick is the key, before I wanna more on to somethin else. I love fuckin' with video, and art, and all the avenues that music allows, ya know? It's funny, 'cause we put out, like, seven videos so far, and still the biggest hit on Youtube is Volkom and my "happy bday" song, and that post just has the album cover on it. Me and the Firehouse crew made a vid for the song, but the original post of the song... Come to find out some little One Direction fan linked it for one of the dudes from One Direction b-day on her tumblr page last year, and the shit blew up for a day or two as all these kids played with this little web page with the dude from One Direction's face on it, with a dumb little drawn in bday hat, and as ya dragged his face around, little tracers were left and Supa Joint's Happy Bday on youtube was linked an played over this whole thing. I guess dude and the other dude in the band were photoed on a yacht gettin' high and now when one of their b-days roll around, that song gets a little virtual bump. The interwebs be so weird.