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News, The Snitch California Colleges Are Not Medical Marijuana-Friendly

California Colleges Are Not Medical Marijuana-Friendly

For some, cannabis and college may go together like beer and college, or massive debt and college (and if you manage to show up to 8 a.m. lectures reeking more of Cypress Hill than frat row, points for diversity, anyway).…
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Music, All Shook Down The Top Five Rap Cameos on <i>The Simpsons</i>

The Top Five Rap Cameos on The Simpsons

The squeaky-pitched funk of "Do the Bartman" might not come up often when rap nerds talk about hip-hop's golden era, but during The Simpsons' near-500-episode reign, the show has proved more than willing to spoof the rap world's biggest stars.…
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Music, All Shook Down Last Night: Cypress Hill at the Fillmore

Last Night: Cypress Hill at the Fillmore

Cypress HillFillmore Auditorium April 20, 2009Better than: reruns of Scooby-Doo Seeing Cypress Hill live in concert on 4/20, at 4:20, is a somewhat surreal experience. It's kind of like the Super Bowl for stoners. If you thought pot smoking…
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Music, Hear This Cypress Hill

Cypress Hill

Insane in the Brain" may be more than 15 years old, but blunted L.A. hip-hop quartet Cypress Hill hasn't lost its green thumb, so to speak. While these Latino rap veterans haven't released a proper album since 2004's Till Death…
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Music, All Shook Down Cypress Hill Announce 4:20 show on 4/20

Cypress Hill Announce 4:20 show on 4/20

It kind of says something about San Francisco's place in the pot-smoking pantheon of history that Stoner-hop icons Cypress Hill are playing not one but two shows on April 20th in San Francisco. Sure, B-Real, Sen Dog, and DJ…
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Music, All Shook Down The Weekend Hitlist: 4/18-4/20

The Weekend Hitlist: 4/18-4/20

Oh yes it's that time again -- the weekend! Hopefully the weather will hold up (but not be as hot as last weekend) so you can head out and get your fun on. Friday night head to the SOMA…
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Music, All Shook Down

Rock the Bells, The Expendables, New Monsoon -- ASD's Live Music Picks for Saturday, August 18

Rock the Bells, 12 noon at McCovey Cove Parking Lot (AT&T Park) . $76. Performing:Sage Francis, Murs, Blackalicious, Hieroglyphics, MF Doom, The Coup, Jedi Mind Tricks, Immortal Technique, Pharoahe Monch, EPMD, Talib Kweli, Mos Def, Public Enemy, The Roots, Cypress…
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Music, BeatBox

BeatBox

If superstar DJs were monster trucks, DJ Tiësto would be Bigfoot, the mother of all crushers. Instead of squashing Datsuns, though, Tiësto (Tijs Verwest) destroys dance floors with his six-hour trance sets. During the late '90s, his remixes of everything…
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Music, Reviewed Son Doobie

Son Doobie

Son Doobie (aka Jason Vasquez) was one-third of the Cypress Hill-affiliated hip hop group Funkdoobiest. That act's first two albums, Which Doobie U B? (1993) and Brothas Doobie (1995), both produced by Cypress' DJ Muggs, hit the Billboard Top 200…
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Hear This

Cypress Hill Cypress Hill are hip hop's Johnny Potseed, breaking out joints onstage and filling albums with ganja praises. The problem is that on their new release, IV, the danky smoke references are as stale as month-old bong water. The…
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Spliffy

Smokin' Grooves Tour Shoreline Amphitheater Saturday, July 26 Moments after taking our seats about 20 rows back from the stage, my partner and I sought higher ground. It wasn't the band. Opening act the Roots strived against the blazing 6…
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For the Love of Cheese

First, there was silence. There were no chilling, icy-perfect opening chords of electric guitar, no explosions of rock-your-fillings, churn-your-stomach drumbeats, no sudden earthquakes of deeeep, throobbbbing bass in your face. In the beginning, there was silence -- even before you…
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Recordings

Brian Wilson and Van Dyke Parks Orange Crate Art (Warner Bros.) In his recent Beach Boys biography, The Nearest Faraway Place, Timothy White notes that the "unmanly" aspects of Brian Wilson's falsetto singing were "one of the biggest 'hangups' of…
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