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 RedBull.com/Music 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.”

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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!!!

 

Tangerine Queen…

tangerine-dream-sativa-490mSo .. this weekend I ran into this really cute Tangerine Sativa during  my weekly  Bubba Expedition at Aardvarks Dispensary.. and damnit.. THEY WERE WIPED OUT.. I WEPT.. there is no more BUBBA.. omg.. but through my tears my usual budtender presented this lil girl.. The smell alone was is really REALLY CITRUSY..TANGERINE FRUIT It smelled as if I just bit into a cold fresh Florida Orange.. lol.. I usually don’t buy STRAIGHT SATIVA but i wanted to give this one a try.  I got a little Earth Og too.to replace that raging INDICA thirst I had come there for,  but SuperbbNess and I have reviewed that wonderful strain (Earth)  a thousand times on 420Bamboobanga.. I thought I would take the time to enlighten you on this new sweet tangy tartness of Ms. Tangerine. the sativa that blew me away.  It crumbles well and was cool to the touch.20130922_161222. I really didn’t need to put it in my grinder.  I really tripped at how the actual smell and the burn smell is spot on with a real big ass tangerine.. It almost felt like incense or something.. The smell is awesome and the taste is just as sweet.  Of course I mixed it ..my joints usually start sativa or hybrid and end with the knock you on your ass KUSH..   Halfway through the joint I got quite giggly and melancholy.. My head was tight and I could move away from the joint for a spell and that is an awesome sign.   I would strongly suggest finding this strain in your area.. I find the high to be heavy but you are able to work with objects and hold conversations.. My mood was light and fluffy and it made me want to watch a comedy .. so I watched “Valley Girl” with NIc Cage.. hahahah.  Tangerine is the shit ya’ll..

OMG.. MY GIFT TO YOU. THE WHOLE FRIGGIN MOVIE.. thank me later..

The Block is Hot..

womens-platform-pumps-high-heel-chunky-heel-shoes-7da3I recall two years ago while noshing with Darlando Eanon.. on the interwebs that “this platform thing was going to get out of hand”.. His reply was simply “Enjoy the platform and stiletto .. because grandma’s chunk shall return and then you will be SORRY” ..HAHAHA” .. WELP .. (looks around) . your grannies chunky sandal heel is back.. THE FUCK YOU SAY,  you yell .. and I know, i SAID NO , AT FIRST TOO ..but look how cute they all are.. ..  I also know you ghetto bitches will not be releasing your damn “7” PLATFORM “reeed bottom”  stiletto situations..  ANYTIME soon.. so BECAUSE of that I am liable to just jump on board off top AGAIN ( I did it before) with the chunky heel with FERVOR. lol.. .  SHIT i know some of  you sistas that can’t manuever that thin ass stiletto heel should rejoice..blockpinkheel I FOR ONE,  am tired of you bitches walking around here like newborn horses ..teetering..big asses on little snap ass heels..  Here is the answer.. you can go pretty high and at least feel like you have a little more support.. you can do a minimal chunk .. or just go super WIDE it’s your choicE.. You can go flat.. or you can keep it PLATFORM for all you stack heel girl..  I dig it.. .. and you should too.. You don’t have to throw your Pigalle’s away boo.. just GIVE THOSE BITCHES A BREAK .. LOL..

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RIP KEN NORTON…

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.. 

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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 

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

MellowHigh’s Tour Dates… plus.. Hodgy , Leftbrain and Domo get their yoga on with Uncle Rus..

Catch these cats if they come to your town.. more dates to be added SO HOLD ON chil’ren.. ..

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Mellowhigh and Jasper get their chattaranga on.. WTF is Russell Talmbout .. hahahaha

One more added date for Slayer’s Palladium Show..

slayers current lineupSooooo …...Slayer’s show 10/28,  at Hollywood’s infamous Palladium sold out quick as fuck..  I know because just like Sabbath.. Nak and I  had been waiting and pounced on pre-sale tickets faster than Kerry King shreds…  I really personally don’t give a damn about those of  you who didn’t make it a PRIORITY to get your fucking tickets ..LOL.. HOWEVER.. the band is more gracious.. THEY HAVE ACTUALLY ADDED an additional date 10/27..to the Palladium stop..  so now your late asses can also be there to mosh yourselves straight into HELL.LOL.. . slayer-wallpaper-hdI also appreciate that they added it before the original show.. I made moves son, so I want THE CLOSING SHOW..  LOL.  yeah I know I ain’t shit but you’ll forgive me after you reminisce  and listen to the original Haunting the Chapel version  of Aggressive Perfector… ENJOY.. NOW Go Here  and get whatever tickets are remaining.. . .Keep your horns high, and if you see me .. don’t ask to hit my joint.. OKAY!!!!!!! . RIP JEFF HANNEMAN and fuck SPIDERS!!!

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THE LOX… TOO HOT..

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???

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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..

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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”  .

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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 )

READ BOOKS….. READ BOOKS… READ… BOOKS.. PLEASE..

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..

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Those kids are at it again!!!!!!

It’s still Golfwang on everybody .. AT LEAST THE SMART PEOPLE HA.. .. … we’ve got the successful release of Earl Sweatshirts  “Doris”,      Tyler is on tour with EVERYBODY LOL.. , The InTERNET are releasing new fire material, and of course… IT’S TIME FOR THE CARNIVAL CHILL’UN. Did I mention there is a WOLF movie trailer.. IT’S JUST SOOOO MUCH ..

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AND HERE IS SOMETHING FOR YA.. Don’t you love Syd.. and the gang.. they are dreamy.. LOL.. okay I am grown ..so.here is

The Internet .. Dontcha from their forthcoming  album “Feel Good” being released September 24th… Can’t wait..

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Fresh from touring EVERYWHERE.. the former duo now flanked with a full-scale band are prepping for the release of their follow-up to  Purple Naked Ladies  entitled “Feel Good”   here is another joint .. “Partners in Crime Part Two”… Enjoy .. 

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SABBATH BLOODY SABBATH

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Chano’s Restaurant across from The Sports Arena showing love to the KINGS..

Welcome back Stoners.. how have you all  been.. what have you been up to.. SuperbbNess and I have been chillin.. you know.. doing things like moving to different cities , tokin, and staying out of trouble LOL.. We also have been catching random performances and staying well satiated within the art and film communities during  our absence..   If you can tell by now we are slowly undergoing changes starting with .. the name change.. 420Bamboobanga.com is the new joint.  We did this because we really want to cement our ties within the cannabis communities and felt it might be better to put THAT 420 at the forefront nymean LOL.. The page will go through alot more changes before this month is over but bear with us.     We will holler at you all about all of those QUESTS AND SITUATIONS at another time.. FOR NOW..let’s just enjoy the reunion  HA.. .. BUT FIRST THINGS FIRST… Guess what.. i went to see BLACK SABBATH BITCHES.. sure did .. Sabbath came to LA, Sept 3 and showed out , here at the Sports Arena, .. . I was so excited to find that the show was in the hood.. I live right up the street from The Sports Arena , so it was almost kismet THAT I BE IN THE HOUSE ..    Nak and I got our tickets pre sale months ago because IT WAS NOT A GAME. It was really important to catch these guys this go round because let’s face it, they are up there and Tony is fighting cancer.  I am not saying that to say that anyone is on the verge of death, merely stating the fact that these cats might not want to be touring nor be able to do so in like a few years… Take a trip with me to the show real quick .. after the jump…….   stagebowsabbath

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RIP .. SUGARFOOT.. NOW you are truly FREE…

ohioplayershoneyWe want to send our most heartfelt condolences out to the family and friends of Mr. Leroy ” SugarFoot “ Bonner, frontman and guitarist for the illustrious OHIO PLAYERS, also known as...” The Ohio Untouchables”. Mr. Bonner coined a vocal situation that would later be used by everyone from Roger Troutman to Larry Blackmon… He passed away at that age of 70 but had been touring all year and still had dates to fulfill in 2013.  It is good he passed doing what he was born to do.  At press time, there are still no details as to how he died but keep it here as we will be following this story and updating accordingly.  We  actually found out via Dawn Silva’s (Original Bride of Funkenstein’s) facebook page.

He was a beast to watch live and a survivor off of the stage..  The Ohio ohio-players-1975-diamond-far-left2-300x249Players paved the way for most of the midwest funk of the 70’s and 80’s Soul eras respectively.  Who can remember his vocals on joints like ““I Wanna Be Free”, “Skintight”, HELL, and Love Rollercoaster to name a few.  TVONE’s award winning docu-series aired an excellent  episode of “UNSUNG” featuring THE OHIO PLAYERS in 2011.  Check their schedule because I am sure they will be rebroadcasting it in commemoration of a brotha , that according to Grandma on FUNKY WORM “was funkier than 9 cans of shaving powder” LOL.. We will miss you and your EPIC FRO Mr. Bonner..

Sit back and relax and listen to some of the funk provided by our FUNK FOREFATHERS..

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SAY WHAT!!!!!

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MILEY/ MARY/ and TYLER THE CREATOR….

cos-miley-cyrus-cosmo-march-cover-mdnNO I am not kidding. I know it sounds like the beginning of a joke.. but alas.. this collab certainly went down… Check Cosmo’s March issue for the deets on Miley’s forthcoming album.. She is a Poseur TO ME.. but I am just the mere messenger.. and some of our readers fuck with Miley.. AND OF COURSE.. WE ALL GET DOWN WITH TYLER.. here are some excerpts from COSMOPOLITAN’S MARCH ISSUE…..

Cosmo: If I asked you to rank the parts of your life that you feel most satisfied with–love, family, music, acting–what would be at the top?
Miley: Number one is my relationship with Liam. That’s what I feel the most confident in because you never know; there’s so much hype behind my new record, but it could come out and, worst-case scenario, everyone fucking hates it.

Cosmo: But you seem proud of it.
Miley: Definitely, it’s the second thing that I’m most content with. I’ve never gotten to make a record like this because Disney’s always been on my back saying, “You’ve got to promote the TV show in two months, so make sure your record’s done…and when you promote your record, can you promote the show, the movie, and the Hannah Montana record?” I was basically carrying two people’s careers and trying to make mine the priority. Now, it’s almost like being a new artist and trying to make a first impression.miley_cyrus I think the best thing I could have done was take those two years off to really live, because now people don’t think of me as who I was on the TV show.

Cosmo: You collaborate with many unexpected names on this record. Safe to say you have a new sound?
Miley: I wrote this song with Mary J. Blige, and Tyler the Creator heard it and said, “I am obsessed with this song, and I will guest on it if you promise me that you will keep it on the album.” And he killed it! I really didn’t want to make a hip-hop record, and I’m not trying at all to be a Rihanna or a Nicki [Minaj]….That’s not my vibe. When I was growing up, my older brother would sneak me Nelly CDs, my dad had me listening to Dolly [Parton] and Johnny [Cash], and my mom is a complete metal head. So this record is a weird mixture of all that.

*interjection.. MILEY YOU SHALL NOT FUCK WITH METAL.. (carry on) !!!!

Cosmo: What are you listening to?
Miley: Frank Ocean’s record is so good. And I like that he came out and admitted he was gay, because that still affects people’s careers. If you don’t think it does, it fucking does, and he did not care. I think it’s going to make him even bigger……………OK… MILEY… (sigh)!!!!  This issue will be available February 5… Enjoy

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JOIN MEAN GREEN and A HOST OF POT STARS.. AT THE CALI CUP…

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!

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

Happy Birthday DJ QUIK…

LET”S PITCH IN ON A PARTY FOR THE OG!!! DAVID BLAKE!!!!!

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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!!!!!

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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!!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MS. AALIYAH DANA  HAUGHTON.. (JULY 16, 1979-August 25, 2001)

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HAPPY BDAY SADE’ ADU.. We Love You!!!

Helen Folasade Adu.. Girl.. I can’t believe your ass is 53.. IMPOSSIBLE..  Hers is a love I have cherished since “84’s Diamond Life.

 Let’s put our hands together and light a spliff for the beautiful Nigerian/British Swan.. SADE…. wow..

sadehairHere at bamboobanga420,  we specialize in all things herb related.. (amongst many other things).. Who here can say that they haven’t gingerly placed their SADE entire catalog in the CD player , rolled a fatty, AND VEGGED THE HELL OUT!!  Not only is she beautiful but she is cool as a the other side of the pillow… I love how she releases an album; like every DECADE.. and falls right back in line with her original nuance.   Sade does not go and retain a rap from Rick Ross, or production of DeadMau5 or whatever the hell is HOT on the pop charts.. She stays eloquently in HER LANE.. and dominates…( I mean there was that remix for “Moon and The Sky” with Jay Z that I did not appreciate).. BUT .. I DIGRESS.. LET’S CELEBRATE.. MS. ADU.. and all of her gifts and simple beauty..

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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..

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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!!!!!!

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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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