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Psilocybin Common Denominator in Several Recent Albums

Psilocybin mushrooms are the inspiration or vibe of a handful of highly-anticipated albums and music projects that are recently released or slated to drop within the next few months. As psychedelic decriminalization continues to unfold at the state level, artists are getting more comfortable with talking about their psilocybin experiences. Björk, Ellie Goulding, Kid Cudi,… Keep Reading

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Bring a Little Joy Into Your Life With Roxy Music

The Roxy Music 50th anniversary tour sounded like a dream. The legendary influential glam rock band led by singer and songwriter Bryan Ferry hadn’t toured together since 2012. The gang, including Andy Mackay, Phil Manzanera, and Paul Thompson, finally joined forces again and hit the road for a tour that lived up to its dreamiest… Keep Reading

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Outspoken Cannabis Advocate Olivia Newton-John Dies at 73

Australian actress and pop music sensation Olivia Newton-John died at the age of 73 on Monday, her husband revealed, five years after the Grammy Award-winning singer publicly disclosed that she was using medical cannabis to treat cancer. “Dame Olivia Newton-John passed away peacefully at her Ranch in Southern California this morning, surrounded by family and… Keep Reading

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Portugal. The Man: The Stoners of the Band

Portugal. The Man has been enjoying a robust return to live music. On the heels of a welcome back tour with Alt-J, the band has continued to play live shows and will continue to do so through the fall, all while supporting their latest record release. Jason Sechrist, the band’s esteemed drummer, and Kyle O’Quin,… Keep Reading

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Higher Profile: Julian Marley

Julian Marley’s legendary father, Bob Marley, is credited to bringing the Rastafarian culture and music to the world through lyrics instilled with political and theological messaging, based on ancient Christian texts. Once his music gained international recognition his raw interviews became teaching moments of Rastafari livity, teaching the principles of a balanced lifestyle, steeped in… Keep Reading

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Yaadcore on New Video, Cannabis in Jamaica, and Psychedelic Inspiration

Today Yaadcore, along with Jah9 and Subatomic Sound System, announced the music video for “Police in Helicopter,” a re-imagining of John Holt’s defiantly political 1982 ganja-themed jam. The track is on Yaadcore’s recently-released debut album, Reggaeland (12 Yaad/Delicious Vinyl Island), and was originally released in April 2021 as a one-off single on Houston, Texas-based Yard… Keep Reading

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Doing It Doggy Style: Snoop Dogg’s “Next Episode” in Cannabis

There is no disputing that Snoop Dog, one of the (God or Dog) fathers of rap, continues to prove himself in the world of music while also making newsworthy waves in the cannabis industry—including overseas. For those on the American side of the world, Snoop recently lit it up at the 56th Superbowl halftime show… Keep Reading

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Rexx Life Raj Creates Community Through Music

Bay Area MC Faraji Omar Wrightz—known professionally as Rexx Life Raj—is serving up music and giving back to his community. The former D-1 football player has always known music was his outlet, and his most recent album, California Poppy 2, is both a reflection on our current times and an expression of Raj’s infatuation with… Keep Reading

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Strain Check: We See You Rolling, But is it Loud?

What on earth am I doing at this millennial rap music festival? To be fair, I am a music industry lifer. I’ve done just about everything there is to do in this game, and I still do have a love for the music. So, I did my plantar fasciitis stretches, took extra-strength ibuprofen, bought a… Keep Reading

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