They’ve got their degrees all rolled up.


You can’t go wrong when Method Man and Redman link up in the 2001 comedy “How High.”  Despite the low rating it received from critics, the stoner comedy has been considered a cult classic and is stacked with quotable lines. Entertainment Weekly and the Stony Awards both gave credit to this project as far as stoner films are concerned.

“How High,” follows Silas (Method Man) and Jamal (Redman) as two potheads who end up smoking a magical substance that allows them to ace their college entrance exam and get into Harvard.  They are immersed into the Ivy League culture and fly by with their magic smoke until it runs out and must face reality and quickly adapt before being left in the smoke.  In addition to Redman and Method Man, Mike Epps, Essence Atkins, Tracy Morgan, Cypress Hill, and even Chuck Liddell all make appearances in the film.

The soundtrack primarily consists of the duo with extra contributions from Cypress Hill, Limp Bizkit, Ludacris, and Mary J. Blige. The soundtrack peaked at #3 on the Billboard 200 and #2 on Top Soundtracks and was featured in TheSource.com’ 20 Hip Hop Soundtracks That Don’t Disappoint. 

Ben Lester (bjams11