Video: Tuki Carter – “Drinking Weed”

The Tattoo Entrepreneur Revisits The Tuki Toker Tape Ahead of His Flowers & Planes Album, Out April 7th


Critical Praise for Tuki Carter:

“Shades of Kendrick’s flow and Wiz’s charm, and quite a backstory–it appears the spacey ‘Yeah’ is another step towards Tuki carving out his own corner” – The FADER

“One of the most talented artists in the hip-hop industry” – HotNewHipHop

The Video:

Like many of his Taylor Gang associates, there are very few things in life that give Tuki Carter greater pleasure than getting higher than a satellite. In “Drinking Weed,” a highlight from his Tuki Toker Tape, Tuki recounts one of his highest nights: “Bought a bunch of sour power/shit put me on the couch/quiet as a fuckin’ mouse/got hungry as fuck/but I couldn’t get my ass up.” Premiered today by RESPECT Mag, the psychedelic video for “Drinking Weed” finds Tuki’s disembodied head and shoulders floating through trippy greenscreen effects, as three lady scientists attempt to synthesize the perfect high. Released in December, The Tuki Toker Tape showcases the “pothead” side of Tuki’s persona, emphasizing tracks with deep bass and heavy reverb and introspective, party-positive lyrics that appeal to the heads. The laid-back Tuki Toker Tape paves the way for Flowers & Planes, Tuki’s upcoming album.

Combining passions for music, marijuana, and tattoo artistry, Tuki blazes his own trail under the Taylor Gang umbrella. The owner of and chief artist for City of Ink, a successful chain of tattoo parlors, Tuki Carter met TGOD boss Wiz Khalifa through Rick Ross in 2007, leading to a long and fruitful relationship between the two. In 2015, Tuki Carter dropped Tuki, which landed three singles, “Chirp,” “Good,” and “Yeah” on the Billboard/Twitter Emerging Artists Chart. Hitting stores on April 7thFlowers & Planes is Tuki’s most accomplished project yet. Featuring “Commando,” a guitar heavy track with a video premiered last month by VIBE, Tuki describes Flowers & Planes as “deeply personal but relatable at the same time.” Explains Tuki, “It’s based on weed but you don’t have to be a smoker to relate–anyone who appreciates art, dreams, and aspirations will vibe to it.”

Watch “Drinking Weed”:

Check out the RESPECT Mag Premiere:

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Tuki Carter Background:

Tuki Carter is more than just a rapper—he’s an artist. For more than a decade, the Atlanta-based visionary has lived and breathed art, embracing audio and visual mediums through his love of hip-hop and tattooing and beyond. In turn, he’s established himself as one-of-a-kind in an industry where status quo is far too familiar, touring across the country and crafting creatively forward-thinking projects while living life as an entrepreneur, running the parlor franchise City of Ink as co-owner and giving artists including Rick Ross, Usher and Young Jeezy some of his fresh designs.

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“Drinking Weed”:

“Commando” Video:


“Like Me”:

The Tuki Toker Tape:

“Texting and Driving” Video:

“Texting and Driving”:

“These Days”:

“She Said” ft. Wiz Khalifa: