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We Got High With Phoenix's Stoner Rap Wizard, Hot Rock Supa Joint; Here's What Happened

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"I've done all the drugs, and that would be my message as the elder fucking dude, yo," he says. "Go ahead and do it like the tobacco thing. Go ahead and do it like the beer thing . . . Kids are fucking getting it anyway, so what's the fucking difference? I hope they got parents cool enough to at least just talk to them about it."

Inside, Supa Joint is the epitome of assertive, with seemingly no perception of personal space. Last Exit is still filled only with musicians at this point — folks doing soundchecks — and there isn't a single face in the venue that Supa Joint doesn't amble up to and introduce himself to in a sing-song voice: "Let's get high as fuck tonight! Woo! Pow!"

Some have no idea how to react. Behind his back, I hear people call the stoned rapper a creep with bad breath. But fuck those stooges. Most people seem to dig the shtick and are down to party just as hard as he is.

"I give the bad boy fucking image, but I am an illusion of reality," Supa Joint says, tossing up his bracelet-ringed hands. "The first question everybody asks me: 'Is it real?' Who gives a fuck? Reality is stupid. Because in reality, I can't walk around with a joint anywhere I fucking want to. That's reality and that's dumb."

So Supa Joint has sculpted his own world. Those who join the MC in his fantasy find bliss, a momentary lapse from stress, cops, and the world's slow but steady descent into madness. Those who don't ride Hot Rock's vibes? The rapper isn't concerned about them.

Once, while at a gig in West Phoenix, Supa Joint, dressed in shiny, neon pink leggings, approached a trio of bros in his typically extroverted manner. All three crossed their arms and refused to make eye contact. One kept muttering, "Just walk away, dude. Just walk away."

Supa Joint laughs. "Those are the negative reactions I get: 'I don't want to hit a dude in leggings.'"

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Troy Farah is an independent journalist and documentary field producer. He has worked with VICE, Fusion, LA Weekly, Golf Digest, BNN, Tucson Weekly, and Phoenix New Times.
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