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The Pizza Pusha And Jack Thriller Is Getting Everybody From LA To NYC “Stoned” On Pizza

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The real Gotham City aka New York City, the home of the largest cannabis consumption population in the entire world has two special heros who are doing something interesting with one of NYC’s staples; Pizza.

Pizza Pusha, a Brooklyn native, started his journey in 2015 to create pizzas that cannabis conneseurs and medical marijuana patients can enjoy. It’s been a long road to being stoned, as Pizza Pusha has placed his mark in NYC pizza history and has even traveled across the country to Cali to introduce his Stoned NYC brand to the Left Coasters. Along with 50 Cent’s comedic connect in the blogosphere Jack Thriller, Pizza Pusha and Stoned NYC have taken the pole position in the 420 infused food industry and continue to blaze new trails with the underground flagship location, where several private, celebrity-saturated parties have been held. 

But what goes on at Stoned, stays at Stoned. 

When asked why wouldn’t any other pizza biz be able to diblicate what Stoned has created and Pusha replies, “They probably will come, but I’m going to have a mad head start on them already. I know people are coming, but they’re just scared right now and I’m taking the risks,” he contends. The 46 year old Brooklynite continues, “I’m up to 50, 000 customers already. I don’t think people will order from me for years and then Joe

The real Gotham City aka New York City, the home of the largest cannabis consumption population in the entire world has two special heros who are doing something interesting with one of NYC’s staples; Pizza.

Pizza Pusha, a Brooklyn native, started his journey in 2015 to create pizzas that cannabis conneseurs and medical marijuana patients can enjoy. It’s been a long road to being stoned, as Pizza Pusha has placed his mark in NYC pizza history and has even traveled across the country to Cali to introduce his Stoned NYC brand to the Left Coasters. Along with 50 Cent’s comedic connect in the blogosphere Jack Thriller, Pizza Pusha and Stoned NYC have taken the pole position in the 420 infused food industry and continue to blaze new trails with the underground flagship location, where several private, celebrity-saturated parties have been held. 

But what goes on at Stoned, stays at Stoned. 

When asked why wouldn’t any other pizza biz be able to diblicate what Stoned has created and Pusha replies, “They probably will come, but I’m going to have a mad head start on them already. I know people are coming, but they’re just scared right now and I’m taking the risks,” he contends. The 46 year old Brooklynite continues, “I’m up to 50, 000 customers already. I don’t think people will order from me for years and then Joe Schmo is gonna come along with $.99 pizza, put oil on it and take my customers. Plus, we sell more than just pizzas. Not every place sells gelato. Places that do sell ice cream, is something that they buy wholesale from someone else. We make our own. And not all pizzarias are into cannabis.”

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Today in Hip-Hop History: Cypress Hill Released Their Self-Titled Debut Album 29 Years Ago

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On this day in 1991, B Real, Sen Dog, and DJ Muggs, better known in the Hip Hop world as Cypress Hill, dropped their self-titled debut album on the Columbia/Ruffhouse imprint.

With the in-house production of the now legendary DJ Muggs, Cypress Hill used their Latin lingo from their South Gate, Cali neighborhood to capitalize off of the ever-growing attraction to West Coast Hip Hop. Cypress were pioneers in bringing the LA gang life through a Hispanic perspective to the forefront, mixing their Spanglish and Cali gang slang for a perfected concoction of the Cypress Hill experience.

Some of the stand out tracks from this album include “The Phuncky Feel One”, the murderous, but melodic “Hand On The Pump” and the infamous classic smash “How I Could Just Kill A Man”. The album is certified platinum by the RIAA and was named as one of the 100 Best Rap Albums by The Mind Squad.

Salute to Sen, B Real and DJ Muggs for laying down the blueprint in this coveted Hip-Hop classic!

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Today in Hip-Hop History: Cypress Hill Released Their Self-Titled Debut Album 29 Years Ago

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On this day in 1991, B Real, Sen Dog, and DJ Muggs, better known in the Hip Hop world as Cypress Hill, dropped their self-titled debut album on the Columbia/Ruffhouse imprint.

With the in-house production of the now legendary DJ Muggs, Cypress Hill used their Latin lingo from their South Gate, Cali neighborhood to capitalize off of the ever-growing attraction to West Coast Hip Hop. Cypress were pioneers in bringing the LA gang life through a Hispanic perspective to the forefront, mixing their Spanglish and Cali gang slang for a perfected concoction of the Cypress Hill experience.

Some of the stand out tracks from this album include “The Phuncky Feel One”, the murderous, but melodic “Hand On The Pump” and the infamous classic smash “How I Could Just Kill A Man”. The album is certified platinum by the RIAA and was named as one of the 100 Best Rap Albums by The Mind Squad.

Salute to Sen, B Real and DJ Muggs for laying down the blueprint in this coveted Hip-Hop classic!

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Urban Legends/UME Slated to Release Second Episode of James Brown Documentary ‘Get Down, The Influence of James Brown’ in September

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Urban Legends, a division of UMe, Universal Music Group’s global catalog company, is continuing to spotlight one of the greatest artists of all-time, “The Godfather of Soul” James Brown, with the second installment of the animated mini-series Get Down, The Influence of James Brown.
 
On September 1, 2020, James Brown’s official YouTube Channel will unveil Funky President, episode two of the new three-part series, following the first episode, Funky Drummer, released on July 10th. Narrated by Questlove (The Roots, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon), and featuring Lord Finesse and Co-founder/former EIC of Wax Poetics Magazine, Andre Torres, the three-part series was created by UMe along with Dreambear and explores the sonic DNA of James Brown whose music is continually sampled and whose trademark vocal phrasing is deeply woven into the fabric of Hip-Hop.
 
This second episode explores the fascinating and unpredictable politics of James Brown while following the influence of his second-most sampled track of all time, “Funky President (People It’s Bad).” Touching on the civil rights movement and Brown’s seminal “Say It Loud – I’m Black and I’m Proud,” Funky President shows how James Brown, as well as his musical peers and successors, has been able to encourage social change and raise political concern from a black American perspective. 
 
The full episode of Funky President premieres on September 1, 2020, and can be viewed here with part three (The Payback) coming later this year.

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Kanye West: I Miss My Bro Jay-Z

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Kanye West has become just as unpredictable as his friend President Donald Trump on Twitter, but this time, Yeezy just wanted to tell the world that he missed his “bro”.

In a heartfelt tweet sent out Monday(August 10), Yeezy posted an image of him and Hov rocking “Otis” onstage while tweeting, “Miss my bro … real talk”.

The relationship between Ye and Jay has always been a rocky one, especially since 2014 when Jay-Z and his wife Beyonce snubbed Kanye and Kim Kardashian’s wedding. Jay-Z tried to put the rumors to bed in a 2017 interview with The New York Times, stating, “I love Kanye. I do. It’s a complicated relationship with us.”

Jay-Z has yet to respond to Ye’s tweet.

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Nick Cannon Suing Viacom, Seeking $1.5B For the Value of ‘Wild N’ Out’

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According to a recent report from TheShadeRoom, actor/entertainer Nick Cannon has filed a $1.5 billion lawsuit against ViacomCBS, which is the estimated value of the famed Wild N’ Out program.

Viacom announced that they would be taking ownership of the show after Cannon was fired after controversial comments were made in an interview with former Public Enemy member Professor Griff.

Cannon’s team put out a statement, saying, “It is just that simple, Wild’N Out belongs to Nick! The show was created by Nick Cannon with his idea and original thought. Wild’N Out has brought billions of dollars in revenue to Viacom since 2015. And Nick deserves and has earned everything it is worth.”

The statement continues, “From the platforms he provides for other entertainers, the jobs he creates for black youth, the time he gives to mentoring incarcerated men and women, to the money he gives back and puts into communities, homelessness, and people less fortunate. He is constantly evolving both spiritually and mentally, as well as, taking action in learning, education and bridging the gap within the Jewish and African American communities, so that it will allow us to build relationships, work together and learn from each other in order to move forward in equality.” 

Cannon plans to reinvest the money from the lawsuit in inner city programs, youth organizations and underserved communities to receive better educational programs.

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[WATCH] Tekashi 6ix9ine Hospitalized For Arm Injury

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Almost immediately after getting off of house arrest, controversial Brooklyn rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine posted a video of him receiving medical treatment due to an injury to his arm.

Jokingly captioned, “I got caught lacking in these streets.” 6ix9ine is shown with what looks like a cast on his right arm, but it isn’t clear or confirmed what actually caused injury to his arm.

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Today In Hip Hop History: Syndicated Hip Hop Video Show ‘Rap City’ Premiered On BET 31 Years Ago

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On this date in 1989, BET debuted Hip Hop’s youngest syndicated video show, known best under the name Rap City, which was a spin off of Rap Week hosted by long time BET VJ Alvin Jones aka “The Unseen DJ.” Rap City was an underdog competitor to MTV’s Yo! MTV Raps, however, the appeal of Rap City were not only the guest DJs, but more importantly Rap City’s catering to the up and coming rappers seeking some shine to get on.

Rap City featured numerous hosts including the original “Mayor of Rap City” comedian Chris Thomas, Joe Clair, Big Lez(Leslie Segar) and the logest tenure was held by Big Tigger. Lasting almost two decades, Rap City’s coveted freestyle booth, otherwise known as “The Basement”, was where guests on the show would go in the booth and unleash their bars, luring hosts Joe Clair and Big Tigger into their zone to spit their hottest off the dome bars.

BET cancelled Rap City in October 2008, airing its last episode on November 2008, ironically hosted by Big Tigger and special guest Eminem. BET replaced Rap City with The Deal with DJ Diamond Kutz, however, to little fanfare.

Salute to the pioneers of Hip Hop visuals at BET and everyone who was a part of making Rap City a piece of Hip Hop History!

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Federal Agents Seize Shipment of Fake Yeezys and Jordans Worth $4.3M

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According to a report from TMZ, federal agents seized $4.3 million worth of bootleg Yeezys and Jordans at the Texas/Mexico border on their way into Mexico.

U.S Customs and Border Protection reported that the shipment contained 1,800 pairs of fake limited edition Dior X Air Jordan 1, which sell in stores for $2,000 per pair.

The agents believe that the shoes were made and shipped from China. They said that the poor packaging and poor quality of the sneakers tipped them off. They also contend that fake Nikes and Adidas were included in the shipment as well.

No one was arrested with the shipment.

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Today in Hip-Hop History: Hip-Hop Celebrates Its Birth in the South Bronx 47 Years Ago

Hip-Hop Celebrates Its Birth in the South Bronx 47 Years Ago

It was on this day 47 years ago (August 11, 1973) that Kool Herc threw his legendary back-to-school basement party, which would go on to create the foundation for Hip Hop music through the “breakbeat” DJ technique he used to keep the party rocking. Many aspiring emcees at the time paired ‘the break’ with the rhymes flowing through their minds, jumpstarting a sound and movement that is now considered to be the most popular genre in music; Hip Hop.

Many are familiar with the story of the 1520 Sedgewick Avenue Recreation Center and how Jamaican-born Herc attracted the youth from the community and other boroughs that had already made names for themselves in other aspects of the culture(B-Boying, Graffiti and MCing). What has been often omitted from history is the climate in NYC, where the city was on the brink of bankruptcy, while crime and “white flight” was at an all-time high. These were the circumstances in which the culture of Hip Hop was born and thrived throughout the city for about a decade before it became recognized by the mainstream.

Salute to the pioneers of the era such as Kool Herc, Afrika Bambaataa, Coke La Rock, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, The Funky Four Plus 1 More, The Magnificent Seven and a host of others who were there at the foundation. Thank you for giving us what we can document now as Hip Hop history!

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