Artist: Cypress Hill Track: "Hits from the Bong" Album: Black Sunday Listen

Yesterday was the first time I've skateboarded in seven years. It was an absence as long as my career, which was prolific between sixth and 12th grades. It felt amazing. And when my friend Daniel, of Seagull Bags fame, prompted me to pull out my board, the first record I put on was this gem from 1993. It's a tad corny in hindsight, but this Latin-influenced hip-hop group is on point from start to finish. This is surprising because the entire record is about smoking pot. More importantly, it's got the perfect hazy grooves for getting into, you know, the groove needed for prime street skating.

Many thanks to Daniel, Timmy, Adam and Ben for getting me to pick up a hobby that was so dear to me for so long.