News: Rick Ross Puffs, Puffs, Passes NY Knicks-Themed Weed, Co-Signs Jeremy Lin Sticky Icky
Saturday, Mar 10, 2012 10:41PM
Maybach Music Group leader Rick Ross may be loyal to his hometown Miami Heat, however, the "Boss" proved he is riding the current New York Knicks' point guard Jeremy Lin sensation as seen in a new photo.
In the picture, Ross publicly tweeted a shot of marijuana named after the Knicks' overnight sensation.
Using Jeremy Lin's name to sell your product has proven to be effective (and controversial), so it's only right that the merchandising tactic finally hit the streets. Lin now has a strain of marijuana named after him, and we can all thank Rick Ross for this revelation. Ross tweeted this picture yesterday, which is apparently a gift for his newest MMG signee Stalley. Weed pretty much trumps the standard lunch that the average new employee gets, and the fact that its named after Lin makes it invaluable. That's one hell of a boss. There's no telling where the strain--named "Linsanity OG"--is sold, but the quality of the label on the jar suggests its pretty official. Go forth and find it. (Complex)
In January, Jay-Z and Beyonce Knowles-Carter's daughter made headlines after having her name stamped on marijuana.
Several weed dispensaries in Los Angeles are selling a new strain of pot called "OG Blue Ivy." Of course, Beyonce and Jay-Z didn't sign off on the new strain, but they don't have a trademark on their daughter's name and so far the stores haven't received any sort of legal notice from the couple. A medical marijuana dispensary called 661 Medical in Rosamond, Calif. promoted a new strain called "Ivy Blue OG" by tweeting on Jan. 12: "#newstrain #newstrain #newstrain IVY BLUE OG #kush $20 gram $55 8th #newstrain." (Huffington Post)
In 2010, rap star Lil Wayne's rap alias was used to brand heroin.
PIX News took a ride along with Newark police yesterday and saw the spoils of a drug bust: 500 bricks of heroin. The stash was hidden inside a side panel of an SUV, latched shut by a special motor that was built specifically for the purpose of transporting illegal drugs. The packets have brand names too, these were called "Lil Wayne?" named after the popular musician. The destination of the drugs, worth $250 million, were the streets of Newark. (KSPR News)
A few days ago, New York rapper Fabolous spoke on the headline-generating power of Lin.
"Jeremy Lin is a shining star right now. It's good to see somebody -- he got that story behind him," Fabolous told MTV News at a Brooklyn video shoot. "I think a lot of people, even myself, when you first heard it, you didn't know if it was a fluke thing or sometimes a kid has a good game and they beef it up, but he's actually playing well." (MTV)