YFN Lucci starts each new day with a Backwoods blunt, and burns the smooth, long-lasting smokes regularly until his head eventually hits the pillow again. For the 26-year-old Atlanta rapper born Rayshawn Lamar Bennett, weed is an integral part of the creative process, and so far it — and his sing-song style featured on his hit singles “Key to the Streets” and “Everyday We Lit” — has been working well for him. Signed in 2014 to Think It’s A Game Entertainment, which released his 2014 and 2016 mixtapes Wish Me Well and Wish Me Well 2, as well as his 2017 debut album, Long Live Nut, Lucci has been growing his fan base, working with huge artists like Migos, 2 Chainz, Lil Wayne, and Rick Ross, and steadily creeping up the Billboard charts with each release. If it ain’t broke, keep smoking those Backwoods.

On the latest episode of MERRY JANE’s original series “DEEP WEED” Lucci relaxes in the A with a blunt and talks about his first time smoking weed (and how his grandmother reacted to him being high), the time a friend got lit and lost all touch with reality, his favorite ways to smoke, how weed affects his music, the person he’d most like to share a blunt with, and his advice for new smokers.