People have different parameters when it comes to determining whether or not one has “made it.”
It’s safe to say having a salaried blunt roller on your payroll constitutes “making it.”
Then again, nobody can really question Snoop Dogg’s celebrity status. He’s been successful in almost every industry he’s ever had his paws on — the music world (duh), television and film, the kitchen, and even legal cannabis.
Nevertheless, having your own personal blunt roller is pretty friggen’ cool. Even by Calvin Broadus’ “high” standards.
Snoop Dogg’s Salaried Blunt Roller
On a recent episode of “The Howard Stern Show,” the legendary disk jockey sat down with Snoop Dogg and Seth Rogen—two marijuana legends in their own rights—and Rogen revealed that Snoop has a professional blunt roller on hand at all times.
Stern was, to say the least, quite taken aback.
“What do you mean a man that rolls your blunts? Does he live there?” Stern asked.
“I don’t have time, the motherfucker rolls em’ and puts em’ in the package, ” the rapper replied. Rogen was quick to confirm—there’s a guy who quite literally follows Snoop Dogg around to roll his blunts. Apparently his job is to just, well, stand there and roll all day long.
“That motherfucker is like Lurch from the Addam’s Family,” Snoop Dogg joked.
According to Rogen, not only does he roll blunts quickly and efficiently, but he also possesses an uncanny sense of when it’s time to spark up.
“He knows how to gauge the look on someone’s face when it seems like they want a blunt. And if they do, he gives you one.”
When asked about salary, Snoop says he pays him between $40,000-$50,000 a year, on top of all the perks like free weed (the very weed he rolls), the opportunity to hang out and go on tour with Snoop, and any free swag the rapper himself gets.
But Snoop maintained that this gig is, in every sense of the word, a real job.
“On his resume, it says, ‘what do you do? I’m a blunt roller,” Snoop said. “PBR—Professional Blunt Roller.”
“As someone who smokes a lot of weed, it’s fascinating,” Rogen admitted.
Stern went as far as to call the idea “genius,” at least in terms of money well spent. Rogen, of course, couldn’t disagree, either. He admitted the idea could ultimately pay dividends for himself in the long run.
“The amount of time I spend rolling joints, it might be worth my while, financially, to hire someone to do that,” he added.
We’re having a hard time finding fault in that logic. After all, time is money…and money is weed.
Surprisingly enough, the idea of hiring a professional blunt roller isn’t all that new. Back in 2014, fellow rapper Waka-Flocka put out an ad on his Instagram page in search of a blunt roller. He said he would pay them a generous salary of $50,000 a year and that “all resumes must be sent on a rolling paper or blunts.”
Ironically, it was Rogen himself who expressed interest in the job—and he apparently got it. However, in a 2018 interview, Flocka said that he fired Rogen for, well, not actually doing anything. Rogen also confirmed that there was, in fact, no exchange in services.
“We both did not make good on that deal. He didn’t pay me and I didn’t roll any joints,” the Pineapple Express star admitted.
Perhaps Rogen can get another crack at the job with Snoop. Although the rapper seems to be pleased with the job “Lurch” is doing.