If you’re a fan of nation music, you’re in all probability already accustomed to Wheeler Walker Jr. The musician first got here on the scene again in 2o16 together with his debut album titled Redneck Shit. Since then, he’s launched dozens of different songs, together with “Fuck You, Bitch,” “Small Town Pussy Hunt,” and “Summers in Kentucky.”
Walker is gearing as much as launch a 3rd studio referred to as WWIII—a title which, he careworn to his hundreds of Twitter and Instagram followers, is supposed to pay tribute to his son, Wheeler Walker III.
One of his new songs is known as “I Like Smoking Pot (A Lot)”. A veteran hashish shopper, Walker took the time to speak to High Times about his music, his love for the herb, and the open secret of a sexual act loved by male nation music followers.
Oh, and in case you’re not completely hip to the world of nation music, Wheeler Walker Jr. is definitely the alter-ego of comic Ben Hoffman. As he all the time does in interviews, Hoffman remained utterly in character as Walker throughout our telephone name.
Wheeler Walker Jr. : I’ve all the time needed to be in High Times. It’s such an honor doing this.
High Times: We’re so glad we related! So, do you truly smoke weed, or was it only a bit for the music?
WWJ: (laughs) Yeah, I smoke weed. Being from Kentucky, I truly smoked weed even earlier than I drank. [I’ve been smoking weed] on and off since I used to be fifteen or fourteen, I assume. A whole lot of weed is grown in Kentucky, so it’s everywhere.
When I used to be rising up, plenty of my buddies have been tobacco farmers, and that’s taken a flip. It kills me that they might be again on their ft in two seconds in the event that they have been allowed to develop weed. I might say out of each state, authorized weed would profit Kentucky probably the most. It would assist the financial system a lot. They have bourbon, however [legal weed] would flip the financial system round so quick, however there’s nonetheless a “Reefer Madness” mentality there.
I all the time needed to do a pot music, however I needed to wait to do it my approach. Now that I’ve a spouse and child, it makes rather more sense to smoke a joint than sit round consuming beer. It makes me really feel higher, you recognize?
Does your spouse additionally smoke weed?
She does. Not so much, however yeah, she does. My spouse nonetheless laughs that I got here residence so fucking stoned after we shot the video [for “I Like Smoking Pot (A Lot)”].
Wait, so that you have been truly smoking weed within the video?
(Laughs) Yeah, I needed to smoke lots of weed within the video. The edibles have been actual, too. Everything was actual; I wasn’t gonna pretend that shit. Oh my god, I used to be so fucked up. But not in a scary approach. It was totally different than the previous days the place I might drink and are available house like an asshole.
I discovered the primary distinction: once I come residence excessive [my wife] is laughing; once I come residence drunk, she yells. (laughs)
There’s this line you sing: “some people like smoking bongs, some like sucking dongs, I like both, but that’s a different song”… Can we anticipate a popping out music quickly? Or ought to we simply not learn into that specific lyric?
People maintain asking me about that! It’s so humorous. Every actual redneck I do know has gotten drunk and sucked a dick right here and there. They fake like they don’t, however when it comes up in a music, all of them sing alongside. They know what it’s about.
Homosexuality has all the time been an enormous a part of nation music. I received one other music referred to as “I Sucked Another Dick Last Night” the place I clarify to my spouse and son what went down. I feel it’s the primary household music a few dude sucking one other dude’s dick.
I contemplate myself straight with a bent to get fucked up. Does that make sense? I don’t know the time period for that. ‘Bicurious’ somebody informed me, however I don’t know. I don’t wish to label myself. I identical to to piss off nation followers (laughs).
What evokes you?
My household, primarily. And older nation stars like Willie [Nelson]. The older stuff’s disappearing. So a lot of it’s pretend now. You can’t get stoned and take heed to a bunch of electrical and auto-tuned music. It’s too good. It’s made on computer systems. That’s what nation music has become. All nation music now’s dangerous hip-hop with a twang. I simply need to take heed to a gaggle of individuals in a room enjoying music collectively. It doesn’t need to be good.