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    Date: Nov 16, 2023
    Posted By: Kiera Duval

Its the end of an era -- after decades of making it a staple of his persona, Snoop Dogg might be dropping his weed-smoking habit like it’s hot.

“After much consideration & conversation with my family, I’ve decided to give up smoke,” the rapper and entrepreneur posted on his social media accounts on Thursday.

“Please respect my privacy at this time.”

The 52-year-old, whose real name is Calvin Broadus, did not specify what is all covered by “smoke”, or give any further indication as to whether or not the statement was serious.

For most of his career, Snoop Dogg and marijuana have been as closely linked as June Carter and Johnny Cash. The rapper’s enthusiasm for smoking weed is a staple topic of interviews, and as an entrepreneur, he has invested in numerous cannabis companies and spoken at cannabis-themed events.

As recently as October, Snoop Dogg was speaking on his connections in the weed world, stating in an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live that he knew someone to help find weed in almost every country he’d been to, calling himself “the plug to your plug.”

The rapper first rose to prominence through guest appearances on Dr. Dre’s 1992 album, “The Chronic,” which had a marijuana leaf emblazoned on its cover art. He would go on to become a household name after his debut album, “Doggystyle” in 1993 and is most well-known for hits like 2004’s, “Drop it Like it’s Hot.”

In 2019, he revealed on the Howard Stern Show that he had hired a professional blunt roller, stating in 2022 that inflation had pushed his blunt roller’s salary up between US$40,000-US$50,000 a year.

Some fans reacted with scepticism to Snoop Dogg’s Thursday post about stepping away from weed, with one reply  to his post on X stating, “today isn’t April Fools day Snoop.”

Other fans speculated that the rapper could be making a shift to cannabis edibles only, while yet others applauded the move, with one reply stating  “we respect that Snoop, health comes first.” 


    Date: Aug 17, 2023
    Posted By: Kiera Duval

Britney Spears and her husband Sam Asghari separated nearly three weeks ago, and he is seeking spousal support and attorneys fees in their divorce, according to his divorce filing.

Asghari, 29, filed his petition to dissolve his 14-month-old marriage to the 41-year-old pop superstar in Los Angeles County court late Wednesday.

Like the vast majority of those who file for divorce in California, he cites irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split.

The document lists the couples separation date as July 28, though reports of the split did not emerge until Wednesday. It says he will try to get financial support from her, while blocking her from getting any from him. And it seeks to have her pay for his divorce lawyers.

The filing says the value of Spears and Asgharis assets, and those they own jointly, has yet to be determined.

Spears and Asghari had no children together.

Email sent to a Spears representatives were not immediately returned.

She has not addressed the split on social media. Her lone Instagram post since the divorce filing is a photo of herself on horseback on a beach, with a caption that begins, Buying a horse soon!

Spears married Asghari at her home in Thousand Oaks, California, on June 9, 2022, in front of guests including Selena Gomez, Drew Barrymore, Paris Hilton and Madonna, in a wedding seen as a milestone in her newly reclaimed life after the dissolution just six months earlier of the court conservatorship that controlled her life for more than 13 years.

Spears met and began dating Asghari, a model and actor, when he appeared in her video for the song Slumber Party in 2016.

She cited her desire to marry Asghari as among the reasons she wanted an end to the constraining conservatorship, which she said was preventing it. The two announced their engagement in September of 2021 as it became clear she would be freed from the conservatorship -- which was ended that November.

Spears said she and Asghari lost a baby early in her pregnancy in May 2022, about a month before they married.

Reports of the couples struggles had increased in recent months.

Their marriage is the first for the 29-year-old Asghari and the third for the 41-year-old singer. She was married for less than three days in 2004 to childhood friend Jason Alexander, who attempted to crash her wedding to Asghari and was later convicted of misdemeanor trespassing and battery.

In 2004, she wed dancer Kevin Federline. Their three-year marriage would come at a time of intense media scrutiny and increasing mental health struggles for Spears. Federline is the father of her two teenage sons, and has custody of the boys.

She would be placed in the conservatorship run by her father in 2008. She did well under the arrangement at first, continuing to release records, make videos, and perform live, including a major concert residency in Las Vegas. But as she appeared less in public, fans began to demand that the court .FreeBritney, in what would eventually become a major movement.

Since the conservatorship ended, Spears has put out music, including a collaboration with Elton John in 2022, but has not performed live in years, nor announced plans to do so.

Her memoir, The Woman in Me, is scheduled to be released in October.


    Date: May 24, 2023
    Posted By: Kiera Duval

Those in Regina aching for their fill of Aqua are in for a surprise Aug. 29, when the Danish Europop sensation comes to Regina.

The group sky rocketed to fame following the release of their 1997 debut album ‘Aquarium’ which featured hits such as ‘Turn Back Time,’ ‘Doctor Jones’ and of course the well known ‘Barbie Girl.’

With over a billion views on YouTube, “I’m a Barbie Girl, in the Barbie World” has been sung by fans and non-fans alike since the release of the band’s doll-centered music video.

According to the Regina Exhibition Association Limited (REAL), a Much Retro Dance Party will precede the concert, offering concert goers an opportunity to hit the dance floor and enjoy some nostalgic tunes from the Much Music era.

“It is the perfect way to immerse yourself in the 90s vibe,” the release read.

General ticket sales will begin on May 26 at 10 a.m.

More information about ticket sale dates and prices can be found on REAL’s website.


    Date: Apr 03, 2023
    Posted By: Kiera Duval

Ryuichi Sakamoto, a world-renowned composer and electronic music producer, has died at the age of 71.

Sakamoto died on March 28th after a battle with cancer, according to a statement published on his website over the weekend. We would like to share one of Sakamotos favorite quotes, the statement reads. Ars longa, vita brevis. Art is long, life is short.

Revered for his pioneering work as a founding member of the influential Japanese electronic music band Yellow Magic Orchestra, Sakamoto had been diagnosed with cancer twice in the span of a decade. He was reportedly diagnosed with throat cancer in 2014 before the disease went into remission, but revealed he had rectal cancer in 2021.

Sakamotos spellbinding music is prevalently credited as a seminal influence on early techno and synthpop. The Oscar-winning composer was a Renaissance man who collaborated with legends like David Bowie, Thomas Dolby, Iggy Pop and Bernardo Bertolucci.


    Date: Feb 02, 2023
    Posted By: Kiera Duval

Longtime fans of Skrillex know hes sitting on more IDs than a DMV on a Saturday. But one unreleased song has always seemed to be the most untouchable—until today.

Skrillex has finally unearthed Xena, his fifth single to drop ahead of a behemoth double-album in 2023. A captivating rush of jungle-inspired bass music, the long-awaited track, which features a hypnotic Nai Barghouti, is now on streaming platforms.

There arent many songs in the Skrillex ecosystem as cathartic as Xena, which contains three distinct drops, the last of which brings it all home with a visceral hyper-house coda. The new single is heaven-sent, having appeared in his live DJ sets since as early as 2017. His fans had restlessly clamored for it ever since.

Its been nearly a decade since Skrillexs last album, 2014s deeply influential debut, Recess. New original music had been few and far between, save for his extensive catalog of radio-friendly records. But 2023 has already seen him release a handful of tracks as he sets the scene for the albums follow-up nearly a decade later.

Skrillex confirmed the double-album will release in 2023 before dropping a dizzying string of singles: Rumble, Way Back, Leave Me Like This and Real Spring. Hes also been teasing a monster collaboration with famed rapper Missy Elliott, but has not confirmed an impending release at the time of writing.


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