Kendrick Lamar pairs up with Dr. Dre to state the obvious about moving to Los Angeles.
Women, weed and weather
They come for
women, weed and weather
for the women, weed and weather
From all around the world for the
women, weed and weather
I just did an interview with Devin the Dude for LA Record to promote his new album, Suite #420. If you’re in the lala, you should definitely scope his show Saturday night (May 1st) at the Roxy. As usual, Devin killed this interview, and it’s always refreshing when someone’s steez goes beyond the bangers and is reflected in real-life too. Peep it here.
Does anybody know if Devin’s moniker was inspired by Jeff Bridges’s Big Lebowski character? It would seem so at first glance: both Dudes like smoking copious amounts of weed and both lust after women without the corny and clandestine fluff. However, Devin has been puffing n’ lusting since 1992 but The Big Lebowski wasn’t released until 1998. Maybe Jeff’s character was inspired by the great Houston native? Food for thought. The New Devin EP Suite #420 drops in April on a day I’ll let you guess.
Sure it’s still early on in the nascent year, and yeah, another “spitter” could potentially arise and earn the lime light, but I really hope this pans out to be Curren$y’s 3-6-5. His nasally delivery and witty punchlines are some of the illest floating around the blogosphere lately, especially since he and Jay Electronica have become besties. And, I think I’m rooting for the guy because he’s been pinballed around so many labels. He also comes off as a dork in interviews, yet still viciously shreds the beats–and I dig the lion-in-sheepskin dynamic . Here’s his latest “Smash On O’Leary.”
Curren$y-Smash On O’Leary
How have I never heard this? Apparently this track has been out for a minute but I never heard it. Go ahead and nab the aptly-titled track from one of rap’s most prolific blunt-burners assisted by one of the most famous vehicular-murderers.
Not really much rhyme or reason behind this post other than the fact that I’m a big Devin fan. well, I guess there’s more to it than that; I Found this video randomly this afternoon and noticed that Devin is wearing a University of Hawaii Warriors shirt. Oddly enough, I own a UH Warriors shirt too; However, I’m not a fan of the Warriors–I’ve never even been to Hawaii and I think this is the third time I’ve ever worn this shirt but it happened to be on a day when I see Devin wearing a shirt repping the same random college. I took it as a sign that I should post the video.
I love reggae festivals more than any other type of music festival. Apart from the endless clouds of green and some of the illest tunes on the planet, you get savage food and awesome vendors. The type of products one can find at a festival like Reggae Rising can not be predicted nor replicated, they’re like a traveling band of gypsies, hard to track down. This year I saw this product, The Lollipipe , which has only recently been introduced to the stoner world. Peep the video and see what you think. We’re giving one away to a reader who submits a 250 word or less piece on what weed means to this planet, shit, you can even take the negative side if you like. As long as it’s post worthy, you’ll get a free lollipipe…yummy!
Arguably the most ubiquitous aroma in the olfactory kingdom (prestigiously beating out Christmas trees, fried chicken and barbecued ribs) and placing giggle-inducing elephants in rooms everywhere, is the musty scent of marijuana.
Promoting their forthcoming Blazed and Confused tour, Snoop Dogg and tour-mates Slightly Stoopid creep into a Hollywood parking lot in a bright banana yellow convertible. The Pontiac’s hood is adorned with remarkably detailed illustrations of Lakers-legends like Magic, Kobe, James Worthy, Chamberlain, and Kareem Abdul Jabbar. And, despite the quartet appropriately glowing with the gently infamous before-mentioned scent, the group of journalists are strictly ordered to abandon any mention of weed when speaking to to the six foot plus rapper. Nonetheless, Snoop appeared jovial about his forthcoming tour:
ZIF: are there any cities in particular you’re looking forward to taking your tour?
SD: I just love rocking shows, any town that shows Snoop love, I show it right back.
ZIF: this tour is fairly diverse, it’s got hip-hop, rock, and Stephen Marley is on tour too so reggae is covered. Do you think the same kids are into all of these genres?
SD: I think so, man, you’re really getting the best of all these worlds; when it comes to reggae, the name Marley’ speaks for itself, and when its rap…you know it’s all me.
ZIF: you’ve been one of the more prolific touring rappers, how is this tour gonna be different?
SD: Just because of the diversity we have, I really think this tour is gonna be just like Woodstock.
In terms of potentially transgressional botany, Slightly Stoopid were far more candid, “smoking weed is just a way of life.” says guitarist Miles Doughty. However, aside from their excitement at roaming the country alongside irie-connoisseurs like Snoop and Marley, the group expressed a good amount of gratitude at being able to tour on such a large scale, “We’ve been playing the club scene for over ten years” says drummer, Ryan Moran. “It’ll be great to hit the road with guys like Snoop, Mickey [Avalon] and Stephen [Marley].
In the history of hypocrites none are finer at showing their snatch “unknowingly” than Ms. Spears. Britney who has more drugs invested into her than Pzifer has in insulin walked off stage recently at a concert at GM Place in Vancouver, Canada. Now maybe some of you don’t know this, but Vancouver is very “green”, in fact it’s called Vansterdam by those in the know. That being said, for this Kentucky Fried Chickenhead to come out on stage and leave after 4 songs complaining of “too much marijuana” smoke, I say getttheeefucckkkouttttaaaheeeerree. Oh and by the way, the topic of this article is a quote, that’s what Britney muttered prancing off stage right before doing lines off the backstage janitorial sink.
Blaze it up… Two joints a day, one blunt during lunch break, and a bong hit after dinner. If you smoke like I smoke, then you high like everyday. Wiz smokes like I smoke, and writes about it. Over the years MC’s have oft chosen to pay homage to their favorite passtimes. Mystikal’s ” I Smell Smoke”, Pac’s ” High till I die”, and Outkast’s “Crumblin Herb” all come to mind. But one thing that has always irked me about 420 friendly songs is the mainstream appeal they tend to cater to. People who relate to Afroman’s “Because I got High” are usually connecting with an aspect of dro smoking that is stereotyical in nature. Think of the difference in stoner humor between the movie “How High” starring Meth and Red versus the humor in “Pineapple Express”. The latter had a lot more subjective humor, illustrating moments that happen for real when you blaze, unlike a Rottweiler flying out of your apartment window a la “Half Baked”. So apparently not only is Wiz here to serve us with ill flow, but he’s also on a subconscious mission to educate. Peep the “Weed Roller” track on Star Power; designated chicken head that rolls your blunts to perfection? Where can I get me one of those? Woot?
Where are you….
Tryna find a couple swishers…. thought I had a box but can’t remember….