‘How High 2’ Updates Stoner Classic With New Gen Stars Lil Yachty and D.C. Young Fly

Variety | 4/20/2018 | Shirley Ju
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The 2001 comedy “How High” is a classic of the stoner genre. Starring rappers Method Man and Redman as Silas and Jamal, they play average students who turn Ivy League. After smoking a special strain of marijuana, the two ace their college entrance exams and wind up at Harvard. Taking the college life in stride, when their supply of supernatural grade marijuana runs dry, the true hijinks begin.

Eighteen years — or a full generation — later, the franchise is being revived by Universal 1440 Entertainment, which naturally chose April 20 for its premiere on MTV. The hip-hop centric plot centers around best buds Roger, played by Lil Yachty, and Calvin, played by D.C. Young Fly, Atlanta “potrepreneurs” who go on “a magical weed-filled journey to fund their on-demand munchies delivery start-up.”

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The movie features cameos by notable local personalities including rappers Lil Baby and Blac Youngsta, “Real Housewives of Atlanta” cast members NeNe Leakes and Cynthia Bailey and Justine Skye.

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Atlanta figures behind the scenes, too. Quality Control, home to Migos, Lil Yachty, City Girls, founders Kevin “Coach K” Lee and Pierre “P” Thomas executive produce the film. And the movie’s top-shelf soundtrack includes such tracks as “Forever Young” by Lil Yachty featuring Diplo, “Stir Fry” by Migos, “100 Miles & Running” by Logic featuring Wale and John Lindahl.

Young Fly, whose real name is John Whitfield, started out as an MC in the Atlanta area, opening for Chris Brown’s 2017 The Party Tour. He later segued to music and acting and can next be seen in Lionsgate’s “Two Minutes of Fame,” Nick Cannon’s “She Ball,” Master P’s “I Got the Hook Up 2,” as well as a recurring role on ABC’s “Grown-ish.” More recently, he embarked on his own headlining...
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