(AllHipHop News) On this year's 4/20, marijuana connoisseurs can get high and watch a documentary on Netflix about the connection between cannabis, music, mass incarceration, and people of color in America. Hip Hop pioneer Fab 5 Freddy -the graffiti artist The New Yorker once called "the coolest person in New York" - directed Grass Is Greener.
“My hope, as I light one up on 4/20, is that this film will entertain, educate, and enlighten people across the country and around the world about the rise of marijuana, the racially motivated reasons behind its initial criminalization, and the economic ramifications that continue to affect entire races of people,” states Freddy.
Famous weed smokers such as Snoop Dogg, Damian Marley, Killer Mike, and Cypress Hill’s B-Real make appearances in the doc. Grass Is Greener viewers will also hear from DMC, Doug E. Fresh, Chuck D, Sen Dog, and more.
Fab 5 Freddy was heavily involved in New York City's Hip Hop, Punk, and street art scenes in the 1980s, and he turned into a national personality later in the decade after becoming the original host of the influential Yo! MTV Raps television program. His music industry career also included directing videos for Snoop Dogg, KRS-One, Nas, Queen Latifah, and others.
Besides being one of the filmmakers behind Grass Is Greener, Freddy serves as the creative director for the Contact High: A Visual History of Hip Hop photographic exhibit opening at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles. Plus, the Brooklyn representative will host the BBC’s A Fresh Guide to Florence documentary about black representation in masterworks of painting and sculpture.
Grass Is Greener is produced by Vikram Gandhi and Fred "Fab 5 Freddy" Brathwaite. The 97-minute film will be available for streaming on Netflix beginning April 20, 2019.