Rappers Cypress Hill have scored a coup at their upcoming ‘SmokeOut’ festival in California – the owners of a medical marijuana dispensary will be in business on site.
The group will take the stage alongside MGMT, Incubus and Erykah Badu, among others, at the event in San Bernardino on Saturday, (Oct. 16th), but the live music won’t be the major talking point.
“Peace in Medicine bosses have been given permission to sell pot onsite. Promoter Chang Weisberg tells Spinner.com he’s convinced his festival will lead the way to all major musical events becoming marijuana-friendly sites”.
He says, “It’s not too far from the future right now where you could see responsible 21-and-over use of medical marijuana. If we can harness this particular industry, be a positive advocate and help create policy, this could have a substantial change on my business. That means it will have a big impact for musicians as well.”
Weisberg insists his reputation for organizing trouble-free events in San Bernardino and a medical marijuana expo he staged at last year’s ‘SmokeOut’ helped him land the deal this year.
He adds, “When we reintroduced the ‘SmokeOut’ last year, we brought a medical marijuana expo onsite, and its objective was education, activism and compassion. Cypress and Guerilla Union threw ourselves into an industry to become an active advocate, meaning we did a lot of research and outreach – actually going out and speaking with the leadership and policymakers last year. (It was) definitely a step in the right direction.”
A statement from Cypress Hill reads,
“We see consumption onsite at SmokeOut as a huge step toward protecting and enabling patient rights. It happens far too often where patients are messed with and arrested for possession of less than an ounce of medicine. Here at SmokeOut, our fans can exercise their rights without fear or intimidation. By having safe and compassionate consumption at SmokeOut, we’re hoping to set a viable precedent for music festivals and the community. We hope it inspires others to take that step and help further the movement.”
Hyper Crush is a band from Los Angeles, California. It consists of a rapper, Donny Fontaine, a vocalist, Holly Valentine, and a DJ/keytarist, Preston Moronie.
Check out a video below from one of my favorite songs “Ayo”.
“This is definitely a song to jam to when you’re either getting ready to hit the club or at the club. “Ayo get me low. Get me on my tippy toes.” Your thoughts?”
[Rihanna joins Matt Kemp for a game]
Less than a year ago, Rihanna‘s life was turned upside down after she was assaulted by former boyfriend Chris Brown. Now the singer seems to be putting the traumatic past behind her.
On Saturday, she was spotted at the LA Clippers vs Cleveland-Cavaliers game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles with her new pal, Dodgers star Matt Kemp, wearing her hair styled in angelic golden ringlets. The pop star, who will celebrate her 22nd birthday next month, appears to have kept her famous graduated bob hairstyle, adding playful curls for her day at the game.
In addition to the new style, photographers captured the singer with a perpetual and very sincere-looking grin on her face. Last week, Rihanna opened up to W magazine about coming out of the fog of last winter: “At first I completely shut down. But now I feel like this happened to me so I could be a voice for young girls who are going through what I went through and dont know how to talk about it.”
She also revealed a desire to focus on her budding acting career, briefly cut short by all the media attention surrounding her private life last year. As everyone who watched her fall appearance on “SNL” can attest, Rihanna has comedic acting skills that rival her talent as a singer.
Take a closer look at the new style below….
[Rihanna in December 2009]
[Rihanna in January 2010]
Check out some more photos of Rihanna & Matt Kemp at the game.
“What do you think of her new relationship with Matt Kemp? I think they look cute together. I’m really happy for her. I hope it works out. Good luck to the both of them.”
Natasha Bedingfield has found her “Soulmate.”
The British singer married California businessman Matthew Robinson in Malibu, California on Saturday, reports Usmagazine.com.
“Our wedding day was everything we’d hope it would be,” said the 27-year-old bride. “It was simple, beautiful and natural. Free from trappings or formalities, it was more about expressing our love for one another infront of those we hold dearest to us than anything else.”
Bedingfield wore a cream silk Vera Wang dress and H Stern jewelry while the groom wore Armani. The 30-minute ceremony took place in front of about 150 guests at the Church Estates Vineyards, where Fergie and Josh Duhamel wed in February.
The newlyweds dated for two years before announcing their engagement in 2008.
“I want to congratulate them both”
Is Rihanna Pregnant?…
We just can’t keep up with the twists and turns of this situation. According to two tabloids this week, Rihanna was PREGNANT during the altercation with Chris Brown.
According to Star Magazine, Just days before the terrifying incident, [Rihanna] had consulted an ob-gyn after confiding in close friends that she believed she was pregnant.
“Rihanna was afraid to tell Chris about it because she was sure he didn’t want to have a baby,” says a source … [but] on Jan 26, Rihanna, wearing dark sunglasses, a black off-the=shoulder top, black pants and black boots, had a scheduled appointment at the office of Dr. Gregory Ewertz in Cedars-Sinai Medical center.
The National Enquirer has a similar story:
“Oh, my God, I could lose the baby!”, Rihanna has told pals that horrifying thought raced through her mind as her boyfriend Chris Brown brutally beat her – because she thinks she is pregnant…
Rihanna had missed her period and told friend that she thought she was pregnant. But when she told Chris he didn’t want to talk about it and was in sort of denial.”
“Wow! If she is pregnant, I wish her well. I hope everything works out.”