Today is April 20, also know as 4/20. Normally, it would be any other day except for the fact that 420 means something more among the marijuana-smoking crowd. Of course, Toby Keith couldn’t let this day go by without recognizing the unofficial holiday and sharing his 2017 video for “Wacky Tobaccy.”
The singer posted the video on his Instagram account to wish everyone a happy 420 day. “Kick back and let it do what it do. 👍🏻 #Happy420,” he wrote. We couldn’t have said it better ourselves.
But for those not familiar with the term, 420, comes from a group of high school students in the 70s, who picked a meeting time of 4:20 p.m. to set out and find an abandoned cannabis crop they heard about. Using 4:20 in their plan name,”4:20 Louis”—because they met by a Louis Pastuer statue— the name was shortened to 4:20. It has since evolved into meaning marijuana-smoking in general.
Written by Toby and pal Scotty Emerick, “Wacky Tobaccy” is a tongue-in-cheek celebration of the herb. The song gives a lesson or two on how to ingest it. And the video has a cameo from the most famous pot smoker on the planet (besides Snoop Dogg),Willie Nelson.
“Know you can two tote her, you can one hit him / Puff it in a pipe and you can twist it in a stem / You can bake it in some brownies, smoke it through a Bong / Roll up a great big fat one like ol’ Cheech and Chong / Burn it through a hole / In a can of Budweiser / If you can’t take the heat son vaporizer,” Toby sings in the second verse.
As Toby Keith says, “sit back and let it do what it do.” Happy 420.