Snoop Dogg Launches Stoner Lifestyle Media Platform

It’s about time Snoop Dogg invested into the marijuana industry.

The Hip Hop icon attended Tech Crunch Disrupt to discuss his new media platform “MerryJane.com” which will serve for everything cannabis related.

“We’re providing the industry with something that’s void right now. We are the information hotline for cannabis. We are what’s missing”, Snoop said.

The site was co-found by Ted Chung and will collaborate with celebrities like Miley Cyrus and Seth Rogen. Chung said:

There are few companies out there that have attempted to enter into the marketplace. Their download apps total and page views total are really numbers that we’re going to crush within the first six months. I think the interest level and the demand is there.

The interest level and demand is definitely there because you will definitely find merryjane.com in my browser’s history.

Merry Jane will go live next month and stay tuned for the first original web series Deflowered.

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Recap: SOURCE360 Unsigned Hype Competition

The Second Annual SOURCE360 Festival & Experience is celebration for the entire 360-degree spectrum of art, music, film & television, fashion, dance, sports, and technology inspired by Hip Hop.

The Unsigned Hype Competition gives a lineage of dope emcees the intense, but fun opportunity to go head to head for the title on a live stage. Some Unsigned Hype alumnis include The Notorious B.I.G, Common, and Eminem to name a few.

20 participants competed and only 6 of them advanced to the next round. The finalists included K. Forbes, Bam Vito, Scienze, Josh McFadden, Yusha Assad, and  Rose Rome. Everyone put on a riveting show. But there was room for only one winner and ultimately K. Forbes ended victoriously.

The King of Pop Comedy, Jack Thriller hosted the show and Smoke DZA also came through and graced the SOURCE360 stage.

Check out the pictures in the gallery and the video below to see what you missed at The Second Annual SOURCE360 Festival & Experience:

Drake Opened Up A New Restaurant in Toronto

Drake’s resume just keeps getting longer and longer.

Drake is a known advocate for good Canadian eats. Which makes sense that the 6 God will open up a restaurant in his hometown, Toronto.

Frings is the name of the restaurant (for unknown reasons). It’s a co-venture with Susur Lee, his sons, and OVO Gelo. This collaboration doesn’t come as much of a surprise because Drake chose to spend his last birthday at Bent (one of Lee’s restaurant) alongside Lee and his mother. However, the opening date of the restaurant was still a surprise because it didn’t get too much promotion besides a few speculated Vine videos.

But he did show off Fring’s opening on Instagram, taking pictures with his mom and a group picture with the other restaurant owners:

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Drake reportedly arrived at 8PM sharp, downing shots and he served his attendees, Jaden Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Serena Williams, fries and sliders. Will this be apart of the official menu Lee was asked and he said they “haven’t really figured it out yet. We’re still testing and tasting, you know. Good things take time”.

But if you’re in Frings feeling like a Sweeterman or a Wasteman, you’ve got choices. Check it out. Also take a look at the exterior:

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Dr. Jan Adams Says He’s Not Responsible For Donda West’s Death, But Knows Who Is

Dr. Jan Adams has been accused of the death of Kanye West’s mother in 2007. He operated on her to provide her with a tummy tuck, breast reduction and liposuction, but says that her death isn’t a result of complications of the surgery. He said she died from cardiopulmonary failure and the amount of medication which led her to choke on her own vomit.

He told Inside Edition that he was the scapegoat in her death. He read a letter that said “her caregivers gave her, whoa, 20 Vicodin tabs in less than 20 hours.” Sheesh

He also said in the exclusive interview, that the family didn’t follow his instructions on leaving her in the medical facility for recovering and insisted that his cousin Stephan Scoggins, who’s a registered nurse, tended to her and he’s responsible for her death.

Her nurse wasn’t there. Her nurse was gone to a baby shower, rather than taking care of his aunt. This lady shouldn’t be dead. All you had to do is sit her up and every nurse on the planet knows that.

Dr. Adams also added that she made it through the surgery successful enough to make it home.

Check out the interview in its entirety below:

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Fetty Wap Inspires Child to Go to School Without Prosthetic Eye

When people say Hip Hop only impacts the culture negatively *sips tea*..

When you first saw Fetty Wap you probably noticed something is wrong with one of his eyes and he flaunts it without a care in the world.

Well he lost his eye at six months old due to an illness he was born with called glaucoma. He got reconstructive surgery at 12 years old but doesn’t wear the prosthetic eye because he “didn’t want to look like everybody else”. Fetty’s boldness rubbed off on a little boy named Jayden in New Jersey.

Jayden’s mother wrote on Instagram:

Thanks to Fetty Wap for saying F the world this is me, and for helping make our baby boy just a little more remarkable than he already is. And we’ll be purchasing his album, a small thank you to him for changing Jayden’s life forever.

Fetty heard Jayden’s story and responded saying:

All I wanna do is show ppl that it’s not how you look or what you see it’s how you see it and what your looking for from yourself. I appreciate his confidence I appreciate you taking the time out for me and thank you for being a fan or me as a person and thank lil man for being a fan of Fetty Wap 100.

This story is more assurance of Hip Hop’s influence.

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Ice Cube is Set To Star As Scrooge in Humbug

What are the holidays without Christmas movies..

Universal Pictures snagged Charles Dickens’ classic story A Christmas Carol and made Ice Cube the star, Scrooge.

Scrooge is a grumpy man who is humbled when he receives visitation from the ghost of Christmas past, present, and future. Cube’s mean mug alone makes him the perfect fit for this classic.

The film will be produced by Cube himself and directed by Tim Story, who also collaborated with Cube in Barbershop and both Ride Along 1 and 2.

The Christmas movie is set to release sometime in 2017.

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Pro Basketball Hall of Famer Moses Malone Dies at 60

“Moses holds a special place in our hearts and will forever be remembered as a genuine icon and pillar of the most storied era in the history of Philadelphia 76ers basketball” – 76ers.

After failing to report to a celebrity golf tournament, Moses Malone was found dead in his hotel room with no sign of foul play.

Malone went pro straight out of high school and was named one of NBA’s 50 greatest players. He led the 76ers to the finals in 1983 and got the MVP title. The 12-time All-Star also holds NBA records for offensive rebounds in a career (6,731), season (587) and game (21).

Moses Malone Jr. told FOX 26 Houston that his father was his “best friend”.

He taught us so much about life. He came from nothing. He taught us how to work hard and respect people, love your family and always do the right thing. He’s a good person. He was always there to help people. He cared about people who had less than him.

Some of Moses’ colleagues expressed their grievances via Twitter. Check it out:

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Please join us and attend the Second Annual SOURCE360 Festival & Experience in Brooklyn, September17-20th. SOURCE360 celebrates the innovation and creativity inspired by the positive use of Hip-Hop and represents NYC’s and Brooklyn’s diverse cultural tapestry! Last year’s SOURCE360 featured over twenty events and took place over a four-day period. It was a big success for the borough and attracted over 30,000 attendees. We hope to make this year’s event even better! For more information, be sure to check out our official press release and details here.

Kendrick Lamar Pens Open Letter to Tupac Shakur On His 19th Deathiversary

It’s safe to say that the cultural influence and creativity of Tupac Shakur rubbed off on Kendrick Lamar. K. Dot expresses his admiration for the late West Coast rapper in interviews and songs. His latest album To Pimp A Butterfly contained a song titled “Mortal Man” where Kendrick imagined a conversation with him and Pac.

Today on the 19th deathiversary of the Hip Hop icon, an open letter from Kendrick Lamar detailing the first time he saw the rapper was posted on Shakur’s official website. Check out the heartfelt letter below:

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The rapper/poet/actor’s legend lives on forever. RIP TUPAC.

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Please join us and attend the Second Annual SOURCE360 Festival & Experience in Brooklyn, September17-20th. SOURCE360 celebrates the innovation and creativity inspired by the positive use of Hip-Hop and represents NYC’s and Brooklyn’s diverse cultural tapestry! Last year’s SOURCE360 featured over twenty events and took place over a four-day period. It was a big success for the borough and attracted over 30,000 attendees. We hope to make this year’s event even better! For more information, be sure to check out our official press release and details here.

Stay Tuned For an Outkast Biopic

Many influential Hip Hop groups are thinking of possible biopics considering the success of the NWA biopic, Straight Outta Compton. The group coming straight out the A deserving to be on the big screen is Outkast.

Big Boi told Reddit during the Ask Me Anything segment to “stay tuned” for a biopic in the works:

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If Andre 3000 is still down with the biopic, Leonardo DiCaprio and Kevin Hart will be expecting a call soon.

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Please join us and attend the Second Annual SOURCE360 Festival & Experience in Brooklyn, September17-20th. SOURCE360 celebrates the innovation and creativity inspired by the positive use of Hip-Hop and represents NYC’s and Brooklyn’s diverse cultural tapestry! Last year’s SOURCE360 featured over twenty events and took place over a four-day period. It was a big success for the borough and attracted over 30,000 attendees. We hope to make this year’s event even better! For more information, be sure to check out our official press release and details here.

Will Smith & Jada Pinkett-Smith Donated $150K to Louis Farrakhan’s Justice Or Else March

Minister Farrakhan has a goal to raise $1.8 million dollars to go towards the 20th anniversary Million Man March on October 10th.

Many #BlackLivesMatter supporters (and ballers) have been helping to push the effort. Power couple, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith donated a whopping $150,000 towards the March.

Brother Jesse announced the generous donation and expressed his gratitude on Twitter:

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If you’d like to donate for this wonderful cause, click here.

If you’re going to be in the Washington, D.C area on March 10th, partake in the march on October 10th at the National Mall.

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Please join us and attend the Second Annual SOURCE360 Festival & Experience in Brooklyn, September17-20th. SOURCE360 celebrates the innovation and creativity inspired by the positive use of Hip-Hop and represents NYC’s and Brooklyn’s diverse cultural tapestry! Last year’s SOURCE360 featured over twenty events and took place over a four-day period. It was a big success for the borough and attracted over 30,000 attendees. We hope to make this year’s event even better! For more information, be sure to check out our official press release and details here.