We’re really excited to share this Creator Spotlight series with all of you. The purpose of the Creator Spotlight is to showcase some amazing creator’s in various spaces and highlight how cannabis has affected their life. On this Creator Series, we highlight our friend Michael Henry, also known DJ Marvel.
Introduce yourself and what do you do?
My name is Michael Henry aka DJ Marvel and I do lot’s of different work from Clubs, Private events, Corporate Events, Twitch. I am a rep for DJ City & Beatsource which are the world’s largest record pools where I help out with marketing and content creation. I also have a lifestyle brand called The Homie Depot.
Can you share any turning points in your career or particular moments of success?
A key turning point that comes to mind that relates to this article would be Oct 17 2018 when The Cannabis Act took effect making Canada the second country to legalize weed. To Celebrate I got to open up for Cypress Hill the OG’s of the weed rap world. The room was jam packed and very smokey. Since then the culture around weed & music has been at the forefront in Canada and I am happy to play at all these events. As a bonus for your readers, here is my mix from that night!
Describe your cannabis use in 3 words.
Creative, Relaxed, Introspective.
Describe the impact Cannabis has had on your life?
I find that Cannabis has had a great impact creatively and let’s the ideas come to me. It’s also had a great impact dealing with everyday stress / anxiety.
Where and when were you introduced to cannabis for the first time?
My earliest memories of being exposed to Cannabis was in Grade 6 when one of the cool skate kids was talking to his girlfriend on the playground about “grass” and I was like what’s that and he told me “grass was marijuanna’’ then his GF told I was too young to know about this which was true. 3 years later when I was 15 I remember buying my first gram of weed in the Gym Locker Room.
“I think the coolest one to date would be Nas, I smoked with him at the front of a cruise ship as we were pulling into Miami at sunrise. He was telling me stories about 2 Pac and I’ll never forget that.”
What’s your favourite post-smoke activity? Workout? Food?
Hiking. Since recently moving back to North Vancouver I love being out in Mother Nature as much as possible and have a new found respect for land. And yes, food lol.
If you could sesh with one person dead or alive, who would it be?
I think the coolest one to date would be Nas, I smoked with him at the front of a cruise ship as we were pulling into Miami at sunrise. He was telling me stories about 2 Pac and I’ll never forget that. I am heading to Vegas in June to DJ for some Jardin event with DJ Bonics who is Wiz Khalifa’s DJ, coincidentally Wiz will be in town that day doing some shows so a Taylor Gang smoke session will likely go down. Should be legendary!
What music do you vibe to when using Cannabis?
Music that touches the soul and makes you close your eyes and smile on the inside. Anything from Griselda, Roy Ayres, Lofi beats, Kaytranada.
“I like a mix of vapes for the convenience & joints for the process of rolling.”
What are your favourite ways to consume cannabis (joints, vapes, edibles, beverages etc.) and why?
I love that there are so many options not for cannabis consumption. I like a mix of vapes for the convenience & joints for the process of rolling.
Is there anything interesting that you’d like to share with the Choklit Park community? (feel free to share any important projects or exciting news you’d like our community to know!)
Coming up this spring my brand The Homie Depot will be releasing a capsule collection with Taikan including bags, hats, pants, hoodies, and shirts. I am really stoked on this collaboration as it will give The Homie Depot an opportunity to expand on the items we have previously released. http://taikaneverything.com | www.thehomiedepot.com