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I’ll try to match food terps with a strain I happen to be smoking to see what delightful mood and attitude I can create.

When he’s not making music, you’ll catch him on the video game controller playing Fall Guys and Call of Duty. He loves to play with cool people and talk to fans when streaming on Twitch. Also, look for his upcoming music video filmed in Hawaii and stream his music everywhere!

How do you describe your hip-hop style?
I’m more of a pop/hip hop artist, sort of a mesh of the two.

Something like Post Malone?
Yeah, somewhere between Posty and Kid Cudi.

Do you take those rhythmic skills with you behind the counter at the shop?
Definitely. I feel like weed inspires my music, my life and my work. Sometimes I’ll have a rhyme in my head when I’m helping a customer find the right strain and that can be an influence on what I recommend. Weed influences everything for me even up to the food I eat. Like Cannabis, different terpenes are found all over the world of food and your body can react accordingly to what you eat, so sometimes I’ll try to match food terps with a strain I happen to be smoking to see what delightful mood and attitude I can create.

You’ve got an album dropping on 4/20. What’s up with that?
I feel like when you’re smoking weed, you’re in an elevated mind state. And I’ve always been a fan of Studio Ghibli – there’s like the house moving castle and the castle in the sky, so I took that and made my own little world out of it. It’s like a mono-listening experience where you listen to it from beginning to end because one song transitions to another and you’re taken on a journey through what I call the ‘floating world.’

If you had to write a rhyme about budtending how would that go?
(sings) I’m just grateful every day I see the sunshine
I wake up, roll up, then I kiss the sky
Go through life riding up on cloud nine
I ain’t never, I ain’t never too high
Local Amsterdam with the Dutch Trees
Super geeked up where you’ll find me
In a solar cluster where my mind be

Lit. If you could hang and smoke with any hip-hop artist, who would it be and what would you ask them?
It would be Kid Cudi and I would ask him what music means to him and where he found that Maui Wowie, because I’m going back to Honolulu to find it!

Photos by @nwleaf

About Mike Ricker

The first time Ricker smoked weed was at a Santana concert at the age of 12. He then followed in his footsteps as an award-winning radio personality who became notorious for offering a stage for bong toking listeners in 9 different markets over 20 years. In 2016, the Cannabis industry came calling and the rest is history.

This article was originally published in the April 2022 issue of Northwest Leaf.

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