Interview: Hannibal Buress on his Denver Pop-Up, Edibles, NBA All Star game and more

Hannibal Buress is one of the funniest people on the planet. His effortless, nonchalant approach to comedy has made him one of the most celebrated comics of our time. With several hilarious on-demand specials on Netflix (and others), dozens of television and film appearances and writing credits, as well as few massive tours under his belt, the 37 year old comedian shows no signs of slowing down. Fresh off his NBA Celebrity all star game appearance, he just announced an intimate pop up event at Denver’s famous Comedy Works, and we got a chance to ask him some questions in anticipation of the show. Check out the interview below, and make sure to RSVP for a chance to get FREE entry to the exclusive performance.

Budtenders Tell Us Their Favorite Cannabis Strains

A budtender is the person behind the counter at a cannabis dispensary, there to help consumers choose which cannabis strains and products will be best for their wants and needs. California budtenders have seen a lot of traffic since cannabis became recreational. Civilized sat down with budtenders from all over Los Angeles to learn about cannabis culture and dispensaries their series Ask A Budtender. In this episode, the budtenders discuss their favorite strain of cannabis.

Freddie Gibbs And Madlib: Tiny Desk Concert

This Freddie Gibbs and Madlib Tiny Desk performance was a year in the making, largely because Madlib insisted on playing with El Michels Affair, a vintage funk and soul band based out of New York. But it was worth the wait. When pianist Marco Benevento opened with a delicate, almost jazzy run, it created the perfect opening — and juxtaposition — for hard-hitting emcee, Gibbs to jump in and ride the hell out of that beat.

New artist Clide drops debut record “Broken Parts”

Up and coming recording artist clide is bursting onto the music scene with international appeal and infinite charisma on his debut single, “Broken Parts”. This accessible pop record displays clide’s unique voice and creative songwriting over powerful piano chords as a backdrop. The heartfelt ballad explores the emotional landscape of lost love, heartbreak, and thoughts of things that could have been. clide shows dynamic vocal range with warm deep verses that leap to beautiful falsetto melodies on the chorus. Garnering attention from around the globe, the young artist is ready to takeover Hollywood with two upcoming and very prestigious Los Angeles performances this month.

Ateo Feo – The Devil (Video)

THE DEVIL is not the BAD GUY. THE DEVIL is really the GOOD GUY. This is a DARK COMEDY MUSIC VIDEO about opening your mind and having fun with fictional characters. “Religion is a tool that is used to control people. Some characters such as The Devil get a bad RAP because they didn’t conform. That’s what makes The Devil a HERO! HAIL SATAN! ;)” – Ateo Feo

Inside a $9.5M Hudson River Home

Today we take you an hour north of New York City to the hamlet of Garrison to tour a luxurious $9.5M property adjacent to the Hudson River. Nestled among stately trees and situated across nine full acres, the main house at 15 Kings Dock Road is an open and calming 3 bedroom home with panoramic windows offering picturesque upstate views. In addition to a 2 bedroom guest house, a Greek temple-inspired lofted playhouse rounds out the property – perfect for hosting parties and sleepovers for the kids.

An Antidote to Dissatisfaction

Everybody is familiar with the feeling that things are not as they should be. That you are not successful enough, your relationships not satisfying enough. That you don’t have the things you crave.

Photos: Griselda Records Takes Over Summit Denver

Way before Drake shouted out Griselda Records in his now infamous Rap Radar interview, the Buffalo NY collective of Westside Gunn, Conway the Machine, and Benny the Butcher has been putting in work and garnering the respect of fans, critics, and artists alike. With a carefully curated aesthetic of super grimey beats, high fashion, raw content, and razor sharp bars, the crew has quickly gone from a boutique underground rap phenomenon to one of the most talked about movements in hip hop, hailed by many as the antithesis of the mumble rap sound that’s dominated the airwaves for the last several years. Now backed by Shady Records, and Roc Nation, Griselda is on their first major headlining national tour, and we were lucky enough to catch their performance at Summit Denver this week, where they performed slew of records from their various solo projects and crew compilations. We teamed up with the homies at TheyShootn to capture the unruly night. Check out the recap and look out for more from the mighty Griselda Records coming soon!

Birdd Luciano – Ghetto Blessings (Album)

Birdd Luciano is a new voice emerging out of Chicago that is changing the energy within the city. After releasing his latest visual “Thoughts In My Head,” Birdd categorizes himself in an honorable class of rappers with his visuals totaling over 1 million combined views. Ghetto Blessings, sums up Birdd’s unique sound and diverse content, ranging from his hit single “Toxic Love,” Produced by Xcel, Thoughts In My Head to Top Shottas (Remix ft. HoodBrat) and more. Toxic Love is a catalyst track addressing relationship issues from the male perspective while Top Shottas shows a diverse flavor of Birdd’s versatility. Ghetto Blessings is an eclectic combination of producers Nate, Nefti, Xcel and Baron Galindo of story-telling fused with street music. Check out the album on Spotify, and look out for Birdd’s performance alongside LAHH HoodBrat on at Hip Hop massive Rolling Loud Festival on May 8th.

Why China Is Betting Big on CBD

As products made with CBD, or cannabidiol, take off in the U.S., Chinese entrepreneurs are looking cash in. The WSJ visited China’s cannabis heartland to see how they are navigating this highly sensitive industry as they try to turn their country into a CBD superpower.

Photos: Rapsody and Sa-Roc show out at Portland’s Star Theater

When we first saw that Roc Nations’s Rapsody and Rhymesayers Entertainment’s much talked about signee Sa-Roc were going on a US run together for Rap’s A Black Woman Created This tour, we were hype. Both artists have earned critical acclaim and respect from fans and piers alike, and it’s dope to see them join forces. We caught the Portland stop of the northwest leg of the tour at the charming Star Theater in the heart of the city.

Expensive Bongs are considered art to many

The legal weed business is expected to be worth $50 billion dollars within the next decade. And one 21 year old college senior is hoping to bring some very expensive bongs into the marketplace via the art world.

 
 
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