Drake Teases New Business By Delivering Flowers Across Toronto

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Drake continues to make moves by teasing about a new venture by delivering flowers throughout his hometown of Toronto.

The business, named More Life Growth Co. assumes the namesake of his 2017 project. Posts on social media have popped up with Drake’s team spreading joy and positivity by handing out flowers. Based on the name and its grassroots marketing technique, some might assume that the 6 God is making his way into the marijuana business seeing that’s not only legal in  Canada, but he would be following in the footsteps of fellow artists Wiz Khalifa and Snoop Dogg who’ve gotten into weed industry.

Local television host Dina Pugliese-Mirkovich posted the Drizzy bouquet to Instagram hinting at his new business “That one time when @champagnepapi sent me flowers! Ok….so his team is out and about spreading all kinds of positive vibes with flowers to unsuspecting peeps today…but still. Lol! He’s launching a new business venture this Thursday,” she wrote. Fans are encouraged to follow @MoreLife on Instagram to stay in the know for Thursday’s launch.

 

 

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Snoop Dogg Blazes Up As Brand Ambassador To An In-Home Weed-Growing Business

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An Israeli start-up that promotes home-grown marijuana says it has signed on American rapper Snoop Dogg as a brand ambassador.

Snoop, an outspoken advocate of marijuana use, will promote Seedo’s small refrigerator-like machine that grows plants with the help of artificial intelligence. The self-contained “grow box” regulates temperature, light, carbon dioxide and minerals and is monitored by an application. In short, buyers can relax while waiting for their herb to come to fruition.

The company says its box can grow a variety of plants, spices and other greenery through its automated process, though much of its advertising has focused on the marijuana market. In a statement released by Seedo on Tuesday, Snoop said that promoting a product that enables people to grow plants in unused urban spaces “is something I’m all the way down with.” Another positive to the pitch is the safety of knowing what users are getting when they roll up, rather than relying on low quality dispensaries or black market deals.

This new venture comes in addition to Snoop’s own line of marijuana products, Leafs by Snoop, launched in 2015.

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6ix9ine Testifies Against Fellow Gang Members In Court

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Tekashi 6ix9ine has apparently never heard the term “snitches get stitches” as he rats out many a fellow gang member in court. As part of his plea deal, the rapper is giving away information that could implicate many others in a variety of crimes.

Real name Daniel Hernandez said he met many members of the Trey Nine Bloods while on set for his “GUMMO” music video in 2017, the same day he met his manager Kifano “Shotti” Jordan. Still images from the video were shown in court as the colorful hip hop star pointed out the various gang members. The controversial lyricist reportedly never had to be initiated, nor did he have to shoot anyone to get in. Nine Trey Bloods wanted him on their team for his bankroll.

At one point, he “nervously” pointed out the defendants Aljermiah “Nuke” Mack and Anthony “Harv” Ellison. He also identified fellow artist Trippie Redd as a member of rival gang Five Nine Brims. His snitching might be getting him a lesser sentence, but the rap community, featuring Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent, Meek Mill and more, have publicly expressed their disapproval.

Tekashi was arrested on racketeering charges in November 2018 and was reportedly looking at a minimum of 47 years behind bars, but cooperating with authorities may help him get out sooner.

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2008 Universal Fire Destroyed More Records Than Previously Reported

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The 2008 Universal Studios fire that wiped out the Back to the Future courthouse square and a mechanical King Kong also destroyed thousands of original recording masters from some of the most influential artists of the 20th century.

According to legal and internal documents seen by The New York Times, UMG estimated the number of music tapes incinerated in the blaze at nearly 120,000. Randy Aronson, who was senior director of vault operations for the company, told the publication that the tally reached a number closer to 175,000. In all, UMG now believes that roughly 500,000 songs were lost.

Of the half-million original records destroyed in the flames, irreplaceable master tapes came from several labels, including Decca, MCA, ABC and Chess, and featured songs from jazz greats Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald, as well as rock n’ roll architect Chuck Berry and the earliest material by the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin. According to The Times, virtually all of Buddy Holly‘s masters were lost. Additional destroyed tracks include those from B.B. King, Joni Mitchell, Iggy Pop, Tom Petty, Sonic Youth, No Doubt, Snoop Dogg, Soundgarden and the Roots.

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Summerfest Announces Massive Lineup With Lil Wayne, Willie Nelson, Matoma + More

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Summerfest, the world’s largest and most musically diverse festival, has dropped their lineup, offering acts for every prefence.

The 11-day-long gathering which routinely brings in 800,000-900,000 people, features amphitheater headliners, some of whom include Thomas Rhett, Billie Eilish, Jennifer Lopez, Willie Nelson and The Killers, with a final night exhibition of Lil Wayne, Snoop Dogg and Schoolboy Q. While fans have to pay extra for those specific performances, they only need a general admission pass to get access to general-grounds acts Jason Mraz, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, T-Pain, Steve Aoki, Chaka Khan, Ludacris, Matoma, The Lonely Island and many more that will round out the 125 stage headliners. Check out the preliminary list below.

In addition to music, the festival features many different local and national vendors, supplying food and ancillary experiences for attendees taking a break from the over 1,000 acts that will descend upon Milwaukee, Wisconsin from June 26-30 and July 2-7.

Summerfest general admission tickets are available now, priced between $15 (for weekday admission between noon and 4 p.m.) and $23 for all other days and times. The event also typically offers several promotions that include free or discounted admission; those deals have yet to be announced for 2019.

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Anderson .Paak Announces 2019 Andy’s Beach Club World Tour

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On Monday (December 3rd) Anderson .Paak announced on that he will be hitting the road in 2019 for his Andy’s Beach Club World Tour. The trek will kick off in San Francisco come February 11th and will travel to Europe and wrap up in Vienna, Austria on March 27th.

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Paying homage to his hometown of Oxnard, CA. the rapper recently released his third LP, Oxnard, where’s he hosting a free concert to practice and sing/drum cuts from the new album. The Grammy-nominated artist also performed “Tints” featuring Kendrick Lamar and “Who R U?” this past weekend on Saturday Night Live.

Oxnard was produced by Dr. Dre and features artists like Snoop DoggJ. Cole and Pusha T. In addition to achieving chart success, it is also his first work under Dre’s Aftermath Entertainment.

Check out the U.S. and European dates for Andy’s Beach Club World Tour below, with tickets going on sale Friday, December 7th.

US DATES
2/11/19 – San Francisco, CA – The Masonic
2/13/19 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
2/15/19 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit
2/16/19 – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre
2/18/19 – Atlanta, GA – Coca-Cola Roxy
2/19/19 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore Charlotte
2/20/19 – Washington, DC – The Theater at MGM National Harbor
2/22/19 – New York, NY – Manhattan Center Hammerstein Ballroom
2/23/10 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre
2/24/19 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore Philadelphia
2/26/19 – Toronto, ON – REBEL

EU DATES
3/4/19 – Norway, Oslo – Spectrum
3/5/19 – Sweden, Stockholm – Annexet
3/7/19 – Denmark, Copenhagen – Royal Arena
3/9/19 – Holland, Amsterdam – AFAS Live
3/10/19 – Belgium, Antwerp – Lotto Arena
3/12/19 – France, Paris – Zenith
3/15/19 – UK, London – Alexandra Palace
3/16/19 – UK, Manchester – O2 Victoria Warehouse
3/18/19 – IRE, Dublin – Olympia
3/22/19 – Germany, Berlin – Columbiahalle
3/23/19 – Germany, Frankfurt – Jahrhunderthalle
3/25/19 – Italy, Milan – Fabrique
3/26/19 – Germany, Munich – Tonhalle
3/27/19 – Austria, Vienna – Gasometer

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Snoop Dogg Smokes Weed Outside The White House, Has Words For Trump: Watch

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Snoop Dogg, having voiced his strong distaste for President Donald Trump over the past few years, took his thoughts straight to the White House this week and documented the scene via Instagram.

“There go the White House right there, huh? All them motherfuckers are Secret Service, huh? Wish I could get out and take a picture right now, but you can’t park, huh,” Snoop said in a conversation with his driver. “Fuck it, let me out, nigga. Let me get a picture. Snoop Dogg, fuck the President.”

From there, Snoop sat down on a bench, greeting his fans while smoking weed and gloating about, “blowing like a Rolling Stone.” After walking away, he decided to leave Trump with a final word: “Fuck the President.” Watch the multiple videos that the rap legend posted below.

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Janelle Monáe Performs ‘Django Jane’ + ‘I Like That’ At BET Awards

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Janelle Monáe‘s album Dirty Computer was an eclectic mix of sounds and ideas that drew influence from a variety of concepts. And she brought that same mindset to the 18th annual BET Awards held at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California on June 24th, 2018.

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The artist who was nominated for the Her Award performed a medley of “Django Jane” and “I Like That” for the audience and the likes of Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar and others. Monáe started rhyming through “Django Jane” from a throne, a familiar image lifted from the captivating music video for the track, except her surrounding dancers were clad in black and white.

She quickly launched into “I Like That” which brought some pop balance to the performance and sat among her dancers throughout the empowering single. Watch the video of her performing “Django Jane” and “I Like That” below (released on Atlantic Records.)

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A 420 Playlist To Spark Up Your Day

April 20th, otherwise known as 4/20, otherwise known as “marijuana day” is a day of celebration, consumption, and in some cases, political appeals to make marijuana legal in the United States. Though the federal government does not recognize the plant as having any legitimate medical use, that isn’t stopping many people from smoking the herb today.

If you partake, or even if you just want to learn a bit about marijuana’s influence on music, sit back and relax to these ten, 4/20-centric songs:

‘Because I Got High’ – Afroman

The classic toker song about not getting things done because he was high resurfaces every year around this time. Afroman will forever be remembered for this hilarious contribution to weed culture.

 

‘I Got 5 On It’ – Luniz

The title refers to a phrase meaning to split the price of a dime bag with another person: “Kinda broke so ya know all I gots five, is five / Unless you pull out the fat, crispy five dollar bill on the real before its history.”

 

‘Legalize It’ – Peter Tosh

What would a 4/20 playlist be without Peter Tosh and his call to legalize marijuana? The political activist did more than sing about weed, but today we celebrate this song.

 

‘The Next Episode’ – Dr. Dre featuring Snoop Dogg

Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg have been and still are hip-hop’s spokesmen for weed. The two found a successful way to meld the effects of the drug into the sonic textures of this song as well as others.

 

‘Mary Jane’ – Rick James

This song perfectly embodies the appeal of Mary Jane, and the way in which it takes Rick James to paradise, rescues him and makes him high when he’s “feeling low.”

 

‘You Get High’ – Pretty Lights

Literally in the name, this uptempo and bouncy track is the perfect one to light up to.

 

‘Tree of Life’ – Ab-Soul

“Tree of Life” is one of Kendrick Lamar‘s labelmate’s strongest tracks. We’ll give you one guess as to what’s it’s about.

 

‘Bowls’ – Caribou

Those are actually Tibetan prayer bowls being sampled throughout the track, not bowls of weed (if you were wondering). This heady song will help you melt into your couch.

 

‘Feeling High’ – Witch

Witch is a great ’70s band from Zambia, Africa. The title of the song speaks for itself and the beat will get you in the mood to celebrate 4/20.

 

‘High for This’ – The Weeknd

One of Abel‘s older and darker tracks, he prefaces his interaction with a woman with “You wanna be high for this.” Overall, a great song to chill to.

 

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TLC Drops New Single “Way Back” Featuring Snoop Dogg

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TLC have unveiled new single “Way Back” from their forthcoming fifth and final album, which does not yet have a title ATM. “Way Back” is a bright circa-2000’s R&B bop, with none other than Snoop Dogg lending a few suave bars to the track. iHeartRadio premiered the track yesterday, listen below.

The recording of their comeback album was funded by a successful Kickstarter campaign that offered prizes such as video outfits, an exercise class with Chilli, slumber parties, movie dates, and more for fans. The group’s last album was 2002’s 3D. Since then, they’ve released a Greatest Hits album and a biopic.

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