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What happens when smoking Don Killuminati cannabis strain

Variety of cannabis named for rapper murdered in 1996

By David HeitzPublished 11 months ago 4 min read
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Artificial intelligence assisted in the creation of this story.

Some people say pot makes them paranoid.

But not even Don Killuminati cannabis strain had me second guessing myself. The strain is named after Tupac Shakur’s fifth and final studio album, released in 1996.

Shakur used the alias Don Killuminati for the album. He was concerned about his safety after being shot five times in an attempted robbery in November 1994. The album was a critical and commercial success, selling over 5 million copies in the United States alone.

The album's title is a reference to the Sicilian Mafia's code of silence, known as Omerta. The album's cover art features a picture of Shakur wearing a bulletproof vest with the words "Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory" written across it.

The album's lyrics are often dark and introspective, reflecting Shakur's own fears and paranoia. The album also features a number of songs that address issues such as racism, violence, and poverty.

Sounds like a big downer, or a reality check, depending on how you look at it. But does the Don Killuminati bud fail to deliver a buzz?

Not at all. I am thrilled to have found the strain given the scarcity of information about it on the internet. I am in the weed capital of the world, Denver, Colorado, so it should come as no surprise the strain can be found here.

Tupac’s fictitious weed disaster

I would say the strain is indica-leaning. It tastes like pepper and cream. The effects hit the top of your head first, like a headband strain, and then your muscles relax down to your toes. Despite these physical effects, I felt a creative spark after smoking a gram of the strain.

Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory is considered to be one of Tupac Shakur's most important albums. The album's dark and introspective lyrics have resonated with fans for years, and the album's release is often seen as a turning point in Shakur's career.

I love to play around with artificial intelligence. I asked Google Bard to write me a story about Don Killuminati smoking too much weed. Here’s what AI produced:

“It was a hot summer night in Los Angeles, and Don Killuminati was feeling restless. He had been working on his new album for months, and he was starting to feel the pressure. He had been smoking weed to help him relax, but tonight he had smoked a little too much.

“He was sitting in his living room, staring at the wall. He couldn't stop thinking about all the things that could go wrong with his album. What if it wasn't as good as his previous albums? What if it didn't sell well? What if people didn't like it?

“His thoughts started to spiral out of control. He started to think that everyone was against him. He thought that the record label was going to drop him. He thought that his fans were going to hate him.

“He started to panic. He got up and started pacing around the room. He felt like he was going crazy. He didn't know what to do.

“He went to the kitchen and got a glass of water. He took a sip and tried to calm down. He took a few deep breaths and tried to focus on his breathing.

“After a few minutes, he started to feel a little better. He went back to the living room and sat down. He closed his eyes and tried to relax.

“He thought about all the good things in his life. He thought about his family and friends. He thought about his fans. He thought about his music.

“He started to feel a little better. He opened his eyes and smiled. He knew that everything was going to be okay.

“He got up and went to his studio. He started working on his album again. He was feeling inspired. He knew that he was going to make a great album.

“He worked late into the night. He didn't stop until he was finished. He was exhausted, but he was also satisfied. He knew that he had made something special.

“The next day, he listened to his album. He was happy with it. He knew that it was his best work yet.

“He released the album, and it was a huge success. It went platinum and spawned several hit singles. Don Killuminati was back on top.

“He never smoked weed again. He knew that it wasn't good for him. He was happy to be sober and focused on his music.

“He went on to have a successful career and he is still one of the most respected rappers in the world.”

That may be true, but Shakur met an early death on Sept. 7, 1996, at the age of 25. He was gunned down in Las Vegas. An investigation is ongoing. Police searched a home this week in connection with the investigation.

Google Bard isn’t always right. But take it from a human, Don Killuminati doesn’t fail to deliver a chill evening.


About the Creator

David Heitz

I am a journalist with more than 30 years' experience. Here at Vocal, I write mainly for Potent, Vocal's cannabis magazine. I have a PTSD diagnosis and a medical cannabis card. I have lived in a penthouse and also experienced homelessness.

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