B-Real & Xzibit Reveal How COVID-19 Has Changed Their Lives & Weed Habits

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B-Real & Xzibit Reveal How COVID-19 Has Changed Their Lives & Weed Habits

Cypress Hill's B-Real, Xzibit and rapper Demrick collectively known as Serial Killers put out their most recent album Summer Of Samin October

B-Real & Xzibit Reveal How COVID-19 Has Changed Their Lives & Weed Habits Published on: Nov 29, 2020, 11:55 AM by 1 Exclusive Cypress Hills B-Real,Xzibit and Los Angeles-based rapper Demrick collectively known as Serial Killers put out their most recent album Summer Of Sam in October as the COVID-19 pandemic continued its stronghold on America. Sewn together in roughly six months, the 12-track project includes songs such as Before The Streets, Quarantine and War In The Streets, which not only speak to the raging pandemic but also the civil unrest that erupted across the country following the police killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Elijah McClain. During a recent interview with HipHopDX,B-Real and Xzibit spoke about these unprecedented times and how Summer of Sam serves as the perfect time capsule for 2020. They also opened up about the profound effects COVID-19 has had on their careers and simple day-to-day activities like smoking weed. B-Real, whos permanently tethered to the cannabis industry through his stacked discography with Cypress Hill and Dr. Greenthumb dispensaries in Los Angeles, has had to make some adjustments to his smoking habits. Were taking less things for granted and trying to be safer about the things we do and how we go about doing shit, he says of adjusting to the CDCs safety guidelines. As a stoner, on the smallest form, we stopped passing our joints around. Here at B-Real TV, we roll our own and smoke our own joints. When youre in a situation where you work with a bunch of people, especially in the cannabis community, cannabis is communal. What were all trained in our minds to do is share the fucking weed, so we pass joints around. But theres always some grimy son of a bitch whos never going to tell you that hes sick because they got FOMO and they dont want to miss out on that shit, so Ive adopted a new rule roll your own because you aint going to hit mine . Ill even share mine, you just have to roll your own. But just little things like that, because I know that even if Im not someone that the virus affects, I know people that it would and I want to be responsible for them. I cant be selfish and it be about me. View this post on Instagram Xzibit adds hes never really been a club guy anyway so the pandemic hasnt impacted his life too much other than being unable to tour and grab a fancy dinner. Not being able to go and enjoy a dinner at a restaurant or just always having to turn around and go back and get a mask because you forget it on the way out is like, Ah, fuck,' he says. Stuff like that but pretty much, I stay between a few places anyway, and its just like my domain and my bubble that I stay in. I was kind of already set up that way. But like Lil Baby with the Grammy Award-nominated single The Bigger Picture,2020 has led to some more introspective and impactful music, something a lot of rap fans seem to be craving right now. B-Real and X both agree substance in Hip Hop is extremely important especially now and thats what they aimed to do with Summer Of Sam. Whats happening is definitely a turning point in history from my standpoint and things will never be the same, X explains. I remember like six to eight months ago, life was totally different and and Ive never seen things move like that. So the music was important to capture that energy as well but also it wasnt time for self-promotion, even though thats what music and entertainment is for some. For us, it was like creating this music is the way to talk to people who dont want to watch CNN and dont want to watch Fox or dont get their information from those sources. The Hip Hop community is a vast, vast community, so its dope to be able to reach out and use our platforms to do so. Thats why the music was kind of geared towards that. B-Real adds, Yeah, exactly that. In terms of substance and whatnot, were speaking to what was going on, which was very real. Everybodys different mindset on what theyre thinking, what theyre going through, how theyre dealing with it, what they think is real and what they think is bullshit we tried to speak to that and I think we did a pretty damn good job with that, especially with the music that is the backdrop; the music is slapping. Usually, we take an album when were doing Serial Killer shit and were all flexing styles and lyrics on it. But this one is the deepest weve done in terms of that substance, because we felt strongly compelled to talk about what the fuck nobody was talking about and being that voice for people and for ourselves. View this post on Instagram B-Real and X recognize theyre both in a unique position where touring isnt their only form of revenue. Instead, B can pivot to his cannabis business and B-Real TV, X can focus on his new weed endeavor and recording studio and once its safe, get back to the road. Unfortunately, everyone dont have the platform X and I have, B says. So were sort of fortunate in that sense that we can keep it moving in

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