B REAL OF CYPRESS HILL IS OPENING UP A DISPENSARY

B Real of Cypress Hill is opening a dispensary in Sylmar, California. His flagship dispensary Dr. Greenthumb will be in Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley and host a grand opening on Aug. 15 with line-up of BReal.TV DJ’s such a C-Minus and a slew of surprise guests to make appearances throughout the day. The new storefront will feature over 40 strains of signature line “INSANE” and also feature monthly drops of limited edition “INSANE” flavors for loyal patrons along with the latest collections of Greenthumb apparel and the signature Phuncky Feel Tips collection. The iconic rapper has plans to open a second storefront in Cathedral City later this year.


LBC’S MUSIC TASTES GOOD ADDS JANELLE MONAE TO LINEUP

Long Beach festival Music Tastes Good has added R&B showstopper, Janelle Monae, to their 2018 lineup. The newly announced addition will perform on the second night of the two-day festival, Sept. 30. Monae will join the evening that also includes headliner James Blake, The Black Angels, Lizzo, and Parquet Courts. On Saturday, Sept. 29, New Order, Broken Social Scene, Joey Bada$$, Santigold, and more will perform at Marina Green Park in Long Beach, California.


SOUTH CAROLINA SCHOOLS TO LET OUT EARLY BECAUSE OF BEYONCE

On Aug. 21, Beyonce and Jay-Z are bringing their On The Run II tour to South Carolina and the area is prepping for the excitement by letting schools out early. The Carters will play the 80,000-seat University of South Carolina football stadium in Columbia and officials with the Richland 1 School District have decided to have six schools out after half a day due to expected congestion on the roads. In a statement, the district said that they worry if the schools dismiss at their regular times, buses will get caught in heavy traffic going to the show.

Taylor Mims

Taylor Mims

News Editor at Amplify
Taylor Mims is Amplify's News Editor. She is a Los Angeles native and received her Masters in Creative Writing from Cal State Long Beach.
Taylor Mims