Playboi Carti’s Backstage Rider Revealed: A Cereal & Tea Fiend

Playboi Carti has developed a reputation as an interesting figure in the hip-hop landscape. Equal parts visionary and slacker, Carti’s propensity for minimalist lyricism and his excellent ear for beats have propelled him from up-and-comer to cult icon. Occasionally relying on sheer charisma alone, Carti has proven himself to be an influencer despite a relatively brief tenure in the rap game. Word has it that his shows are something to behold, especially where raw energy is concerned. And while crafting such an experience takes practice, it helps to have the proper nutrition prior to hitting the stage.

Playboi Carti's Backstage Rider Revealed: A Cereal & Tea Fiend


Today, a reported copy Playboy Carti’s tour rider has surfaced online, revealing some the rapper’s backstage requests. Off the bat, it’s clear that he’s somewhat a tea fiend, ensuring that an electric tea kettle follows him wherever he goes. “Throatcoat” tea, honey, and lemon are also included; anybody who has ever been nursed a cold understands the healing benefits that particular combination. Yet it’s not all precautionary measures. Carti has taken measures to ensure the sugar rush remains high, with Fruit Loops, Frosted Flakes, and Fruity Pebbles on hand.

He’s also got Cheetos, Sprite, Cream Soda, Apple Juice, Pineapple Juice, Mayonnaise, and more. Check out the full page right here. 

"Spongebob Squarepants" Creator Stephen Hillenburg Dead At 57

According to Variety, Stephen Hillenburg, the person who created not just one probably the most iconic cartoons, however one probably the most memorable fictional worlds all time, died yesterday on the age solely 57. Bikini Bottom and the sponge who lived in a pineapple below the ocean are creations a singular, distinctive creativeness that shall be accompany these lucky sufficient to have been raised within the SpongeBob period for the remaining their lives. Hillenburg died after dwelling with ALS (also called Lou Gehrig’s illness) for years. 

Nickelodeon, who aired Spongebob Squarepants, stated in an announcement:

We are extremely saddened by the information that Steve Hillenburg has handed away following a battle with ALS. He was a beloved buddy and long-time inventive associate to everybody at Nickelodeon, and our hearts exit to his whole household. Steve imbued SpongeBob SquarePants with a singular sense humor and innocence that has introduced pleasure to generations children and households in every single place. His totally authentic characters and the world Bikini Bottom will lengthy stand as a reminder the worth optimism, friendship and the limitless energy creativeness.

Hillenburg is survived by his spouse, their son and his mom.

Al Roker Draws Laughs From Smut Peddlers Over "Sweet Potato Poon" Dish

Is nothing sacred? In immediately’s world, not a single innuendo can go undiscovered. Least all, one involving the phrase “Poon.” Today Show host Al Roker discovered a tough, and probably family-dinner-ruining lesson immediately, after determined to share his cherished Thanksgiving Recipe: “Sweet Potato Poon” on nationwide tv. The phase, which discovered every dish sampled by a panel visitor judges, discovered Roker breaking down the foundational parts his signature “Poon.”

They are, as follows: Sweet potatoes, flour, a stick butter, pineapple, all-spice brown sugar, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder, and marshmallows. If the style take a look at is to be believed, the “poon” is delectable, if just a little on the candy aspect. 

After being questioned, albeit innocently, in regards to the title, Roker explains it has merely been referred to as “Poon” endlessly. It did not take lengthy for the mysterious dish to begin trending, and plenty of had amusing on the adult-friendly euphemism. Throw Al Roker a bone. “Sweet Potato Poon” has been handed down for generations. And apart from, the title does possess a sure sense appeal, does it not? 

Seth Rogen Stars On "Sesame Street," Internet Responds With Weed Jokes

Seth Rogen, known for his comedic chops and love for everyone’s favorite illegal/legal/who-knows-with-Jeff-Sessions plant, was invited on Sesame Street and the internet naturally had words.

It may seem a strange partnership, given Rogen’s stoner brand crafted by such films as Neighbors and Pineapple Express seems to counter the general wholesome vibe the children’s program, with the exception perhaps Cookie Monster’s ongoing case the munchies. Regardless, the actor appeared to have a blast being around the iconic characters, joining Adam Sandler, Alisha Keys, and Natalie Portman as the numerous celebs to go on the program.

Twitter’s reaction to Rogen’s appearance was a flurry weed jokes, with people questioning which Seaseme Street character the actor had rolled a blunt with. Some the hysterical replies can be found below.

Rae Sremmurd Perform "Guatemala" On Jimmy Fallon: Watch

Rae Sremmurd took their breezy SR3MM single “Guatemala” to Jimmy Fallon Wednesday night. The song comes f Swae Lee’s solo side the project Swaecation, but happens to feature a guest spot from Slim Jxmmi, making it a solid choice for the show. The two performed on a set decorated like the beach, complete with an umbrella, palm trees, fold-out chairs, and course, Swae Lee’s favorite stage prop: pineapples. Their DJ, Jay Sremm also joined them on stage.

Though a backing track was used in the performance, Swae and Jxmmi’s voice came through loud and clear, nailing their respective melodies and reminding us that they’re one the best live acts working.

The duo’s third studio album SR3MM was released earlier this year. Divided into three parts, the proper Rae Sremmurd album SR3MM, Swae Lee’s Swaecation, and Jxmmi’s JXMTRO, it explored every dimension the two brothers’ abilities. The Sremms are currently on tour with Wiz Khalifa, and will join Childish Gambino for some dates in the fall. 

Last we heard, the two may already be thinking about the follow up to SR3MM, tentatively titled Sremmlife 4. Their “Powerglide” single was certified platinum in May.

Seth Rogen Celebrates "Pineapple Express" 10th Anniversary With Fun Facts

You don’t have to be a stoner to agree that Seth Rogen and James Franco’s Pineapple Express is a genuine cinematic classic. Backed by strong performances from the leading pair, as well as co-stars Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, Rosie Perez, Kevin Corrigan, and more, the film features a delightful blend comedy and action, perhaps best represented through the excellent fight scene between Rogen, Franco, and McBride. Today, the movie turns ten, and Seth Rogen has taken to Twitter to share a few behind-the-scenes tidbits about the making- process. 

Citing the aforementioned fight scene, Seth reveals that the filming process took a physical tole on two the participants. “Throughout the fight scene in Red’s house in #PineappleExpress, I broke my finger and Danny McBride got his head cracked open when Franco hit him with the bong,” he writes. That wasn’t the only head injury. “There’s a shot (that’s in the movie) when we are running through the woods, Franco hits his head on a tree. He actually hit his head on a screw that was holding a pad in place and got stitches,” reveals Rogen, referring to one the movie’s iconic moments.

For all the Pineapple Express fans out there, this may be exactly the spur you needed to get that rewatch going. Peep Rogen’s knowledge below.

Sónar+D 2018: Playtronica shows us its quirky MIDI controllers


Synthesizers don’t have to be played with black and white keys: in recent years we’ve seen the rise grid controllers, tablets and squishy, multi-touch surfaces for music-making. Quirky startup Playtronica is trying to make MIDI interfaces even more fun, bringing fruit, vegetables and color recognition into the mix.

We visited Playtronica’s stand at this weekend’s Sónar+D in Barcelona – the sister event to Sónar’s long-running music festival – to find out more about how its fun MIDI controllers can enable anyone to make a whole orchestra out pineapples, turn a color palette into a rhythmic sequencer and use the human body as an instrument.

This year is Sónar’s 25th birthday, which it celebrated by sending music into space from artists like Autechre, Laurel Halo, Holly Herndon and Daedelus, who even showed us how he did it in our video feature, How to Make a Track for Extraterrestrial Contact.

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