Cinnamon Tequila… Ayeeee!!!

cuervocinnamonwell one thing is for sure.. now that I am nestled all comfy like in Seattle , I see that it is rather chilly round these parts. liquor and spirits can certainly knock the chill off.. and what better spice to do it with than good ole CINNAMON.. . i had never laid my eyes upon A CINNAMON INFUSED TEQUILA. prior to coming down to the Northwest. . but dangit.. look at what I found mulling about the grocery store.. JOSE CUERVO .. Cinnamon Especial..

This special edition Tequila doesn’t seem to be available everywhere nationally , but here is a place you can order it online..  I haven’t tasted it yet but I WILL darn sure let you know when I do .. I did find daring drink recipe that could  call for this new cinnamon delight.. Check it out.. and let us now how right this cinnamon Jose Cuervo  .. got YOU.. LOL..


Jose Cuervo Cinge is a blend of Jose Cuervo Especial Tequila and an infusion of the finest cinnamon & other natural flavors. Perfect for a spicy and fiery shot of cinnamon and citrusy blanco tequila.

Difficulty: Easy | Total Time: Under 5 mins | Makes: 1 drink

 Here is a recipe for the Rosa Mexicano… it requires cinnamon syrup .. so I feel like if you bring in this Jose Cuervo Cinnamon you may be able to skip a step.. LOL..

Rosa Mexicano’s perfectly balanced La Pinela cocktail is made with pineapple juice, cinnamon syrup, lime juice, and tequila.

What to buy: Licor 43 Cuarenta y Tres is a Spanish liqueur with great spiced notes and a vanilla flavor that’s often served on the rocks. It can be found at high-end liquor stores and online.  also.. YOU CAN BUY THE JOSE CUERVO CINNAMON.. 


  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • Lime wedge, for rimming the glass
  • Ice
  • 1 1/2 ounces silver (blanco), 100 percent agave tequila
  • 1 1/2 ounces naturally sweetened pineapple juice
  • 1/2 ounce Licor 43
  • 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/4 ounce Cinnamon Syrup
  1. Combine the sugar and cinnamon in a shallow dish. Rim a glass with the lime wedge, then coat the outside rim of the glass with the cinnamon-sugar mixture. Fill the glass with ice.
  1. Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice, add the remaining ingredients, and shake until the shaker is frosty, about 20 to 30 seconds. Strain into the glass.

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For the love of CHINOOOOOOO..

Deftones vintagePosting this for sis.. Chino Moreno is her husband IN HER HEAD.. (you know that fool is happily married B) HAHAH..nah but she really loves Deftones as do I and of course they have been staples in the skate community since day one.. I hope you guys went out and got ‘Koi No Yokan’… it’s really pretty epic.. Check out Romantic Dream and this epic Jason Park situation.. Lowkey looks like a Lakai ad..LOL..

About the new video, Moreno said this to writer Hardeep Phull:

“When we started this record cycle, we decided that we didn’t want to make any videos whatsoever. They’re not much fun to make and they usually turn out pretty corny. But this was an idea that we were interested in because we’re all very keen skateboarders and we like the idea of marrying one of our songs to someone as talented as Jason Park.”


Go here to purchase the newest album or any DEFTONES album YOU DON’T HAVE LOL.. .. AND THEY EVEN HAVE THAT SHIT ON VINYL.. so OG.. i swear..   RIP CHI.. WE STILL MISS AND LOVE YOU BROTHA!!!!!!  You still in the mood for more Deftones.. Put their name in the search.. THEY ARE ALL OVER THIS FUCKING BLOG.. since THE BEGINNING .. ENJOY!!!



Ken Norton - Boxer June 12, 1978 X 22374 credit:  Bill Eppridge - contractWe have  lost another real one.   .Former heavyweight boxing champion and actor,  Ken Norton died at the age of 70 in Arizona, Wednesday morning.. . We remember him  for being the only man who had enough gumption to break  MUHAMMAD ALI’S jaw during a historical match in 1973.

We also remember his difficult to watch yet memorable portrayal of the infamous slave Mede in 1975’s “Mandingo” ..  Ken’s boxing career would continue peppered with many achievements and consequently just as many upsets. Norton is survived by his two sons, one of which is former NFL linebacker Ken Norton Jr., who won three Super Bowls over his 13-year career He is also currently the Linebacker/ Defensive Coach for the Seattle Seahawks.. You will be missed brother Norton. REST IN POWER BLACK HERCULES!!!!

.Find out more about Ken Norton’s illustrious boxing career over at USA Today Sports.. 


See the most poignant scene from MANDINGO after the jump..  Continue reading

RIP JIMI HENDRIX.. You are the best to ever do it….

My StoneFree hoodie.. SO YOU KNOW IT'S REAL...

My StoneFree hoodie.. SO YOU KNOW IT’S REAL…

43 years ago today .. we lost a real one.. We miss you Jimi but your talent lives on.. there is so much Jimi on our blog as it is.. but make sure to keep it here as I post stories from my forthcoming trip around his city.. You see I not only moved to Seattle, but JImi’s hometown.. RENTON, WA.. that’s where I am at .. and this is where he was raised.. All Praise to Jimi … He was the man…

When I die, I want people to play my music, go wild and freak out and do anything they want to do.………Jimi Hendrix 


Rare video of Jimi with The Band of Gypsy (greatest guitar solo ever right chea)  performing “Stone Free” .. ayee so are we!!!

There are only two episodes LEFT.. OMG..

Breaking Bad.. man.. what the hell is going to happen.. Join us here for our recaps on Monday Mornings.. for the last two eps.. Me and B are just on pins and needles.. “I am glad they got Hank’s ass though”.. Now for MARIE.. hahahahaha..



Grape Stomper.. Strain to look out for…

GrapeStomper- .. from the strain “Sour Grape,” this hybrid is a … ’ Chemdog Sour Diesel, SourGrapes has quite the pedigree. Slightly … , Sour Grapes also features a strong, fruity aroma similar to grape candy … found under the name “Grape Stomper.” Leafly definition

Toke of the Town , one of our favorite bud blogs around here has a cool column now called Cannabis Encyclopedia .. It is basically a database which breaks down some of  your favorite strains.. from parent plants to test results.   This weeks strain for  discovery  is a beauty called Grape Stomper.. It seems to be  Sativa dominant as the Male parent plant is a Sativa “ChemDog Sourdiesel” and the Female is a female Purple Hashplant.  Together they have created this beautiful Hybrid known as Grape Stomper.. “sometimes called Sour Grape”   From what I understand it gets it’s frostiness from the male plant and it’s smell and flavor from Mama Purple Hashplant lol.. The feeling is said to be Sativa like in nature.   Complete tight head high (compliments of the so called Headband/ChemDawg situation)  with a little dose of body freeze from Mama Hashplant ( Indica).



This is a controversial strain due to the lineage of the male plant “Snowman” a Sativa. alleged to be  bred from the legendary Chem 91. Chem 91 is now known as ChemDawg (OG KUSH AND SOUR DIESEL HYBRID)  but this Elite Genetics line has been noted as being actually HEADBAND CUT as opposed to Chem 91 ..pure and clean..I wondered about the ChemDawg as I recall Chem 91 and once I got ChemDawg thinking it WAS THAT , and it wasn’t.. I haven’t fucked with ChemDawg or Sour Diesel since.. that being said . I really want to try this strain and you should too if it is in your area.. I don’t usually fool with Sours or the derivatives of , but this bud looks wonderful with all it’s frostiness and I am always down for a good Hybrid.. see ya next time until then .. TOKE IT UP …

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Original Chem 91 parents (Og Kush / Sour Diesel)

sidebar: Rumor has it that  If you walk into a dispensary and they say they have Chem 91 it is super doubtful.. Chemdawg is actually more HEADBAND .. if you follow me.. ANYWAY back to this Grape Stomper

Read more about these amazing little nugget over at Toke of the Town.  Check them on our blog roll.. TOKE OF THE TOWN…..

Cannabis Encyclopedia is our column which seeks to educate about the wide variety of strains available on the market. Ry Prichard is the writer, photographer, and researcher behind, an extensive web portal of cannabis information. He spends most of his days navigating the weed jungles of Colorado.

Are you high right now.. because these aren’t spinning….

420Bamboobanga loves art.. if you have been following our itty bitty blog you will already know that.. We also like to cater to the senses…especially after you have just burned one.. Enjoy this series.. of OPTICAL ILLUSIONS.. guaranteed to make you “back up off of it and put yo JOINT down” .. hahaha.. Peace!!


f you move your mouse pointer across a vertical row and you focus on it, you will probably see the image moving in waves. Photo from Ahsphysics

f you move your mouse pointer across a vertical row and you focus on it, you will probably see the image moving in waves. Photo from Ahsphysics


This is Colossal.. Christopher Jobson


yes .. Sheek Louch , JadaKiss (with hair lol) , and a thinner but just as ill, Styles P are BACK!!!          “Summers too Hot”  was released at the end of August but we weren’t back yet LOL.. so enjoy!!!   I think this is dope.. but what do YOU think???


I am excited about this since The Lox’s last release was in 2000.  “We Are The Streets” was a classic..  The word on the street WAS that the boys were going to rock with MMG.. no word as to whether or not that is official at this time..

Classic LOX after the jump…  Continue reading

Welcome to Seattle ..Smell the Flowers…

IMG_20130906_230044_258Sooo, Im sure you’re all interested in knowing what kind of herbal equality Ive scored since my arrival to the Great Emerald City.  This is the first bud I smoked the first night here, besides the buds I copped before I left Cali,. Unfortunately, I dont have a name for it. How about “Welcome To Seattle” . Lol. Fuck it. It was a gift. What I can tell you is that these flowers had a sweet smell to them. When I first opened the package and caught a whiff I kept saying to myself damn that smells really sweet. It wasn’t like my typical pungent OG kush smell. It was very much different. The buds were nicely compressed together compared to it being loose and leafy. I really admired staring at the crystals that were throughout the bud itself. Every time I broke a nug piece off the dust from the crystals would get on my fingers. Yesss, I licked it off. Its just weeeeed. Lmaoff. Once I got it rolled up and took my first toke it was smooth sailing with a sweet LOUD AROMA. It was such a good high I was excited with the fact that it was POURING DOWN & doing some serious THUNDERING & LIGHTNING. Everything at that moment seemed to fit perfectly. I was in a state of euphoria while being at one with nature itself. This was a random beginning of my new BUDDING relationship in the NorthWest. I look forward to getting more in depth as I explore new green terrain in my new city .. I can’t wait to share more with you guys on the sights, sounds, and herbage around me.. until then.. KEEP BURNIN’  …


Here is a little classic to blow to.. !!!!!!

QUESTLOVE: Soul Train: The Music, Dance and Style of a Generation

soultrain coverYes.. this chicken drumstick making .. (no really his buttermilk fried drumstick game is apparently WICKED )  , drum beatin,  Afro donning brotha has done it again,  right on the heels of this summer’s best seller  “Mo Betta Blues: The World According to Questlove”  .  Mr. Late Night pens yet another must read documenting the power , influence, admiration and souuuulllllll  of our beloved “Soul Train”  .

Soul Train: The Music,Dance and Style of a Generation 

Check out  a little Isley Bros. denim twin set magic right chea as preparation for the spirit of the book. You know,  it is rumored that Ahmir”Questlove” Thomson possesses the most vast collection of Soul Train episodes in the entire world.. Questlove  He is well versed in Soul Trainology lol.. he can tell you who was on keys in the back during  Taste of Honey’s performance of Sukiyaki LOL..  as most of us black kids growin up in the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s would be. No I am lying he really will throw the third percussionist from the left’s name and resume’ from the Roy Ayers Ubiquidity ep in your face before you can remember which fool he is talking about .. HAHA..  ..   This book also includes a foreword from Gladys Knight  so you know it’s real lol and a preface by NICK CANNON.. (yeah I know but Nick is bringing Soul Train back to television this year on NBC )


I am going to pre order this soft cover gem as it is not being released until Oct 22.  Check it out , you can’t go wrong with Questlove B.

Let’s throw  some Distortion to Static in the mix just to cement the point  all the reasons to support Mr. Ahmir lol.. Roots Crew Though..

More about that yardbird after the jump Continue reading

Simply Serena…

Hey guys, SuperbbNess here coming to you live from the NorthWest.     I am hollering at you straight from the  Puget Sound  baby..Ayeeeee!!!     Yes I recently moved to Seattle, WA and it’s awesome.. Bee told ya that things were changing around here and boy HAVE THEY !!!  Keep it here so you can learn about the happenings in and around the Seattle region, learn about new strains, local dispensaries, the new weed climate, and all types of local awesome activities .  I also got  you on all the  regular goings ons in the world at large.that I usually cover and share..  YOU  know how we do!!!!  I documented the actual trek me and family took from LA to WA… It’s exciting , so be looking  forward to sharing that crazy experience with me in a few days.. NOW… that the pleasantries have been exchanged LOL..


serena trophyAllow me to congratulate ya girl Serena Williams on her 17th YES.. 17th Grand Slam and 5th Us Open title.. .. I MEAN DAMN.. Serena is a CHAMPION..  The Williams Sisters  together  are a major situation  , having  earned 22 Doubles Titles and a host of sports accolades both together and individually.   They both will serve you on ALL SURFACES (grass, clay, hot coals) …  .. OK..  serena-williams-white

Serena dominated Victoria Azarenka 7-5, 6-7, 6-1, in the US Open Final this past Sunday.  She is well on her way to becoming the highest ranking female tennis player in the world OF ALL TIME.. She is already No 1 in WTA Rankings.  Martina Navratilova has cited that “Serena should be ranked in the top 5 of all time , Navratilova also stated that , “It’s not just about how many slams you win or how many tournaments you win – it’s just your game overall. And she’s definitely got all the goods.”  Well we agree.. YOU GOT THE GOODS GIRL.. This is awesome since she has just come back from a series of surgeries after 2010’s accident with a piece of glass in Munich .  This injury kept her out of the game for over a year and she came back like WHAT!!    420Bamboobanga would like to congratulate you Serena. Keep on sis. !!!!

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“When you’re always trying to write history, or join history in my case, maybe you just get a little more nervous than you should,” she said later. “But I think that’s kinda cool because it means a lot. It means a lot to me, this trophy. It makes me feel I’m still fighting to be part of this fabulous sport.” …….. Serena Jameka Williams 2013


We will be covering this event so come check the blog .. for the FULL SITUATION… in a few days.. Get more info over here MEAN GREEN’S CALICUP  ALSO.. if you want to purchase SWISHER STREETS GEAR AND MERCH.. take it HERE!


GONNA BE EPIC.. come blow a tree or three with this guy>>>teeny

What!!!! Sloane shut La Williams DOWN

sloancoatYes folks, if you follow Tennis you know and already understand the powerhouse that is 19 year old tennis phenom.. Ms. Sloane Stephens... She has been slayin on the clay (or grass for that matter) for a few years,  and let’s face it she is already equipped with the aristocratic moniker a’ la Crystal Carrintgon or Dominique Devereaux . You would surely hope a sister named Sloane would whip some high end ass on the tennis court or croquet field.. LMBAO Okay but seriously she shocked the world with this one, you do realize that Serena Williams has not lost a set in like 20 matches or something.. and the last match she lost was in August.. Sloane came in ranking 40th in the world and caused a historic upset .. Ms. Stephens is not just a fledging new face, she is a force to be dealt with,   She has had a strong steady presence in the tennis community respectively since she was 16 at best.  She is the youngest tennis player ranked with the WTA ; the girl is but a teenager.   I believe her ranking will now rise to 25th after her Australian Open performance.    Tuesday , she defeated one of the baddest sistas to do it ,  Ms. Serena Williams in the quarterfinals of the AUSTRALIAN OPEN… The match started off with the usual Williams domination but come the second set.. things were looking a little gnarly.  Serena even went as far as to destroy her racquet and melt all the way down after the second set.seranasloan The end result would be the second biggest upset of the week next to Beyonce’  lip -synching The National Anthem..             SLOANE TRIED IT.. 3-6, 7-5, 6-4 and Ms. Williams was officially done for the day! We celebrate Ms. Stephens, although much ado is being made about the fact that Serena was in fact suffering from a back injury coupled with that nagging ankle situation.  She was a wounded warrior out there trying to make it happen , many will say that Stephens basically seized the moment.. she back handed her damaged opponent into submission. Serena Williams would not agree that the injury was the only reason that Stephens won the match, she is honest in stating that “everyone in there is suffering from some type of injury” .   She is not going to let her inability  to perform at one hundred percent take the shine from Sloane’s obvious triumph..   Stephens  is set to battle it out Thursday with the Number One ranking player IN THE WORLD Victoria Azarenka………………….. sloanstephensskirt   Check highlights and Serena racquet wrecking tantrum after the JUMP Continue reading

Happy Birthday DJ QUIK…



quik-7-and-eiht2After this shit right here I never thought I would see these two in a flick together.. Whooo that was a  young serving.. I AM JUST SAYIN.. MC EIHT!!!! He told that nigga that THE G WAS NOT IN HIM.. hahahaha.. well.. Glad these two grown men put that shit behind them.. but it made for some SPECTACULAR HIP HOP.. ON ME. I am sure it almost got funky in the street too .. but thankfully it ended well with this glorious song STANDING when the smoke cleared!!!!!


MORE QUIK AFTER THE  SKIP !!!!!!! Continue reading

Happy Birthday First Lady Michelle Obama… Still beautiful and still an inspiration….

michelleglasses Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama.. You are an inspiration.. Continue to thrive and support our fabulous President.. You are a mother, a friend,a wife, a daughter and a positive force . How about the fact that the FLOTUS was once Mr. Presidents BOSS.. lol.. I know that’s right..  I may be biased but it is safe to say that Mrs Obama just may be the best damn First Lady this country HAS EVER HAD!!! … I mean you know Eleanor Roosevelt could not hula hoop nor Teach you how to DOUGIE… and not since Lady O have you ever witnessed a First Lady lookin as fly in designer frames…. CONTINUE TO SERVE.. HAPPY 49TH LADY.. 

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happy bday Aaliyah.. you are still missed baby girl….

Okay so .. I did a wonderful retrospective on the beautiful  Ms. Haughton , LAST YEAR  on the eve of her passing.. … all of your favorites are there…  Check it Out!!!   oh and if you are looking for that Drake trash.. you won’t find it here.. Sorry.. Check the other blogs.. they got that shit on REPEAT.. AD NAUSEUM.. Carry ON!!!




Get into the soulful stylings ..of Mr. Alexander O’ Neal.. because we said so…

mr.oneal black and whitLook here.. ya’ll gone deal with Mr. O’ Neal on this day by god!!  Shit it’s still the 80’s in the bamboobanga office.. We bump this nigga a few times a week.. NOVEMBER 15 is a HOLIDAY DAMNIT.. for this was the day .. a black boy by the name of Alexander was bought into the world….  Before there was Shaq .. we only gave a damn about this O’ NEAL..

Get a bar.. and don’t bring yo ass over here talmbout his teeth and dope problem.. HE IS WORKIN.. ON HIMSELF .. LOL..

We ain’t gone let you “CRITICIZE”  Mr. O’ Neal … hahaha..

Alexander O'Neal - Fake (12Inch) (1987) (NL)

This man soared under the production of Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis (The Time).. so yes .. he was yet another brick in the Minneapolis Music  Machine.. (so thank Father Prince) although he is a country boy from Mississippi.    He shined (both aesthetically and theoretically) ahem..  and teamed up many times with our girl Cherelle for classics like Innocent, Saturday Love, and Never Knew Love Like This… they were our Captain and Tenille, our Elton John and KiKi Dee if you will.. ENOUGH TALKIN.. get out your best cha cha shoes.. and let’s get to steppin!!!!!!


We gone start it off with one of my favorites… “SUNSHINE” This is a live performance for The Prince’s Trust in 1989.. yess they was rockin with our boy IN EUROPE AND WHATNOT.. Ya’ll better understand the crystal clearness of this man’s vocal’s before the yayo ravaged those vocal chords.. DAMNIT SANG IT MR O’NEAL!!!

Get a load of these 80’s coifs and ensembles children!!!!


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Bringing the wedge into 2013..

isabel marant street style sneakersWell it all started a few years back.. when those WHO COULD rushed out to grab the hidden wedge classics offered by Isabel Marant...ON THE STREET | Isabel Marant these shoes could be seen on the well heeled feet of everyone from Gwen Stefani to Beyonce‘   ( Love on Top video)… They are quite the find.. and  IZZY’S (Isabel Marants) are not cheap.

These joints start at about $650 per pair.   We knew here at Bamboobanga that something this simple would SURELY be duplicated.. and BAM.. in steps Nike, Puma, Giuseppe Zanotti, and EVERYBODY with a wedge sneaker at varied price points..  I feared that we would leave this shoe in 2012 but alas it is very much alive and still kicking and I believe they are  brilliant..  This sneaker has the same impact that the Manolo Blahnik “TIMS” did several years back.  A masculine shoe was recrafted for our delicate B-girl feet .. hahaha .. and ladies from the runways to the ghettos are jumping onboard.

NIKE has even created a re working for the CLASSIC DUNK .. with the hidden wedge heel.. EXCELLENT..

You can find the Nike joints priced anywhere between 120.00 and 150.00


Nike and Puma version after the JUMP!!  Continue reading

What you smokin on .. DTPG edition…

It’s that time boys and girls.. Here is the part where we let you guys know .. what we have packed our bowls with this week.. Let me preface this by saying that although we clown about the good herb.. We use it for medicinal purposes.. We take herb seriously .. we are not just “trying to get fucked up” or whatever.. We believe in the enrichment of sick peoples lives through the ingestion and/or inhalation of cannabis.. It’s Magic.. This column is meant to break down different strains to the untrained. We also just want to share the effects of what we smoke with fellow tokers and put you on and/or offer critiques of some LA’s premiere Medical Dispensaries.. We are not here to promote.. or influence.. We are just sharing … educating , and supporting our right to blow trees ………. mmmmkay .. Also enjoy the visual of Lil Kim rollin up for her dude.. LOL.. *Girl you know you hit that blunt * hahahaha  *ALSO..THESE ARE ACTUAL FLICKS.. WE SMOKE THIS.. LOL.. these are not saved from the internet my guys !!! IJS.. 

Let’s start with Lucifer’s Chest Hair.. Top Shelf Indica if you will..

Lucifer’s Chest Hair

This post is dedicated to some of our  herb purchased this week  from  DownTownPatients Group  .. this is one of the most popular dispensaries in Los Angeles.  We always get our meds there as we have discussed several times throughout this blog..   This is probably the dispensary I frequent the most as they cap at 50 FOR HIGH QUALITY.. and simply put have bomb ass nugs.   They also have a large inventory of trees .. from top shelf to the shit that looks like beef jerky .. lol.. whatever you smoke.. damnit they got it .. Anyway .. today I am off this Lucifer’s Chest Hair.. the high lingers and the taste is not as bitter as you might think.. the high is EXTREMELY HEAD HEAVY.. LOL.  not for the infant lung niggaz.. LOL.  Continue reading