Pt. 1: When You Can’t Afford Weed, Smoke This

May 27, 2010 at 7:54 pm (Uncategorized)

A hip hop turntablism-without-turntables mix. It draws together strange sounds and beats from sources ranging from Dilla to Coltrane to DJ Cam, is punctured with a handful of original Gas Monk bullets, and goes for an hour without stopping.  A fun fact: this was mostly made in Denmark.

It’s broken up into 6 tracks for convenience, though meant to be thought of as one. Anyway, here’s what’s on each:

(Every song’s been tampered with – degree of resemblance to original varies)

Track 1
Gasoline Monk – “Late Night Smokes”
Bahamadia – “Spontaneity”
Mobb Deep – “Up North Trip”
DJ Cam – “Underground Vibes (Live)”
Madvillain – “Monkey Suite”

Track 2
Gasoline Monk – “This Shoulda Been Born in France”
Flying Lotus – “Breathe . Something/Stellar STar”
DJ Cam – “Free Your Turntable and Your Scratch Will Follow”
Dr. Octagon – “Girl Let Me Touch You”

Track 3
Boards of Canada – Gas Monk & V-Low Rap Montage
John Coltrane – “Vigil”
Mux Mool – “SFW Porn”

Track 4
Frank Zappa – “Inca Roads”
J Dilla – “KJAY & We Out”
Gang Starr – “Above the Clouds”
Charizma & Peanut Butter Wolf – “Red Light, Green Light”
Gasoline Monk – “She Must Always Feel Like This”
Led Zeppelin – “No Quarter”
Gasoline Monk – “No Quarter”

Track 5
Daedulus – “Welcome Home”
Sweet Tee & Jazzy Joyce – “It’s My Beat”
A Tribe Called Quest &  Pete Rock – “We Got the Jazz”
Swizz Beatz – “Money in the Bank”
Boards of Canada – “Rue the Whirl”
Bonobo – “Silver”

Track 6
Vomitus Skink – “I Took My Dream to the Hills (Remix)”

Download this for free here.
Also check out this mixtape’s brother, 7 Poems 8 Beats.


  1. Kat in the Hat said,

    Hmmm, just tried to download a copy & got an error message:

    [“The file you are trying to access is temporarily unavailable.”]

    I’ll try again later, but you might wanna make sure it uploaded OK…..

  2. Kat in the Hat said,

    Whoops! Nevermind – just tried again & it’s working fine.

    Maybe there’s some bandwidth limit d/t it being a free upload?

    Working fine, no problem now…….

  3. Sam said,

    Track 3 is fucking MENTAL! In every good sense of the word.

  4. Eric Robinson said,

    Dude on the cover looks disturbingly…. vascular.

  5. Matt Coppola said,


  6. Rob said,


    i gotta get this in my ear asap!

  7. When You Can’t Afford Weed, Smoke This « The Get Downnn said,

    […] When You Can’t Afford Weed, Smoke This (click to download) […]

  8. The Aborted Mixtape « Forrest Armstrong aka Gasoline Monk said,

    […] I never stop gaining respect for – and the mix is tight, taking the Gas Monk originals out of When You Can’t Afford Weed, Smoke This and reblending them with a few new exclusives. But it died, and there’s a set of excuses I […]

  9. MmmHmm « Forrest Armstrong aka Gasoline Monk said,

    […] another great Flying Lotus song – I used this in my When You Can’t Afford Weed, Smoke This mixtape. It’s called “Breathe . Something/Stellar […]

  10. Forest Armstrong. said,

    […] When you cant afford weed, smoke this. […]

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