Riff: Snoop Lion – “Lighters Up”

Apr 22, 2013

Ain’t no dividing us we choose the destiny/And we don’t need no negative to get the best of me, yeah/Love and unity alone can get to me or if a girl need me

from Lighters Up lyrics by Snoop Lion

A literal fusion between rap and reggae, Snoop pays homage to the homies by, yes, you guessed it, lighting up a B – one that was probably bigger than any regular human being has ever seen. Yet even then Snoop stays strong and makes this more about love and unity than getting incoherently high.

Riff by Jeff Min

Jeff Min is a Chicago-based writer at SONGLYRICS. His work has appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times, Hi-Fructose, Wax Poetics, SLAM, and HOOP.

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