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BUSTA BROWN / Blog

How 2 Roll The Perfect BLUNT ?

When it comes to weed, I'm a very versatile woman. I do it all - bongs, joints, glass, fruit pipes - but when it comes down to it, my favorite way to smoke is in blunt form. I appreciate the flavor that the right cigar can add to the smoke, as well as the ability to get really high a lot faster. Blunts can sometimes turn not-so-good weed into a worthwhile smoke, and you'll greatly appreciate the reduction of paraphernalia with blunt smoking as compared to pipes and paper. (This makes blunt rolling optimal for long car rides.) The blunt smoker demographic has been displayed in the media as rappers who roll on black leaf cigars, but after this tutorial you'll find that you don't NEED to be a rich thug to enjoy this smoking experience.

Weed and Blunts The type of weed you use will affect the way your blunt will roll. The best weed to use is dry bud that's been through a grinder. Make sure you don't grind it too fine, because rolling with shake leaves tons of little weed flecks in your mouth. Moist or leafy bud will make the blunt squishy, causing it to be harder to roll. If you plan to ride and smoke, pre-grind your weed. Generally, a blunt will use about twice the amount of weed as an "average sized" joint, so breaking it up by hand in a moving vehicle can take a while. Weed amount will vary according to how fucked up you're looking to get.

Cigars This is probably the most important aspect of blunt rolling. Everyone has rolled up some spectacular herb in a shitty blunt before and had to struggle through smoking it. The type of cigar can make or break a blunt smoking experience, so always choose wisely.

Swisher Sweets are strongly flavored and harsh on the throat. I know people who swear up and down by them, but I hate them. Only roll with these if you can handle strong tobacco or if you smoke cigarettes.

White Owls also have a strong flavor, but not as bad as Swishers. I prefer this one of the two, specifically the White Owl flavored blends. Mocho Mint is my favorite.

Optimos are an ideal blunt if you can find one that isn't dry as hell. Personally, about 9 out of every 10 Optimos I buy are dry when I get them. Since they have a leaf wrapper, dryness can render them useless due to the fact that the leaf will crumble right in your hands. All hope is not lost; wet a dry blunt very well, and after you dump out the guts (explained later) CAREFULLY wet the inside and then start flattening it out. Hopefully you can salvage the blunt. There are other green and brown leaf cigars out there (Garcia y Vega, Dutchmasters) that are a little better to work with. Other than that, Optimos live up to the advertisement of being very mild (if you're smoking some strong weed, you probably won't even taste the cigar), and they burn forever. Great for a long car ride.

Phillies are my favorites, especially Chocolate Phillies. They burn slow as hell and take a long time to dry out, so you can buy a double box and have it last all week. Their flavor is milder than a White Owl but not as mild as an Optimo. Perfect balance, in my opinion.

No matter what brand you choose, always look for two things: freshness and moisture. Avoid buying any cigars that have dust accumulated on them (most cigar boxes don't have "born on" dates, so most of the time you're left to guess). Also, squish the blunt a bit to make sure it's not dried out.

Now that you've got your weed ready and your blunt picked out, let's start rolling...

-BROWN BOY SLANG

Do I Need A Music Manager ?

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If you're a musician, chances are you've considered getting management. After all, everyone knows the names of music managers who are just about as famous as the artists with whom they work, and it's definitely true that a band manager can help open some doors for you. But how high on your to-do list should "find a music manager" be?

First, you should know that there are definitely things a manager can bring to the table even very early on in your career. In the beginning stages of your music career, the biggest thing an artist manager can offer you is the chance to focus on your music. After all, they don't call it the music BUSINESS for nothing - there's a lot of hard work that goes into building a music career. For musicians, juggling all of the responsibilities of getting a career off the ground while trying to stay creative is a struggle. Often, musicians find themselves chasing down promoters or pitching to journalists all day long, at the expensive of practicing, writing new songs or recording. A manager can take all of that pressure off by handling the business side of things so that the musicians get to focus on being creative.

Of course, in addition to being someone who can take care of some of your business related responsibilities, a good manager is one who has some contacts that can help you in your music career - contacts at labels, with promoters and agents, with the press, and so on. This is where it gets tricky in weighing up how important a manager could be for you. Finding a manager who meets both of these criteria takes one thing that is often in short supply for up and coming musicians - money.

The bottom line is this: if you're just getting started in the music industry, and you're still at the stage where you're looking for a label, just starting to play shows and so on, you shouldn't divert money from doing things like recording or promoting your music to hire a big money manager. Your best options for management are these:

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Working with a friend who is a fan of your music who is willing to help you manage some of the business side of your career. This kind of manager can be someone who wants to get a start in the music industry themselves, and you can grow your careers together. Your friend will be getting valuable experience and making good contacts so they can move on to other management work in the future, and you'll progress more quickly in your music career since they'll be shouldering some of the work for you. *

Trying to find a more connected manager who is a big enough fan of your music to be willing to work for free at first, or for at least a very reduced rate. Scoring this kind of set up is rare, of course, but like lawyers, many people who are well placed in the music industry are willing to work pro bono if they really believe in you. If you do find a deal like this one, just be careful that you don't trade away your future to get the management in the short term. In other words, don't sign away huge percentages of your potential future earnings to convince someone to help you out now. If a manager walks away from you for this reason, relax - you've dodged a major bullet.

Of course, these kinds of management don't have to be mutually exclusive. You can have a friend on board helping you out with stuff at the same time that you are looking for a bigger music manager.

- BROWN BOY SLANG

Lying to Teens about Marijuana does more HARM than GOOD?

I think it's wrong for society to lie to teenagers about smoking marijuana. I find it frustrating when I hear ads from places like "Partnership for a Drug Free America" running commercials against Pot that just aren't true. I don't like it when people warn teens about using "Marijuana and Cocaine" when Pot is almost harmless and Cocaine is a dangerous drug. When people lie to teens about Marijuana then teens assume they are lying about other drugs too and I think they are more likely to do drugs they shouldn't do. So I think it's time to come clean and tell the truth. If teens are going to do drugs, they should have truthful and accurate information. So I have decided to tell it like it is. Best decisions are made when the real facts are presented.

For those parents who are reading this in horror, I am not trying to get kids to smoke Pot. What I am doing here is trying to tell them the truth, and tell you the truth about a widely misunderstood substance. This is an opportunity for everyone to have a better understanding of reality. If you can't handle reality, stop reading this web page. There are plenty of other web sites that will tell you what you want to hear. This is not one of them.

- BROWN BOY SLANG

Teen Pregnancy Consequences

Many teens who become pregnant have to face the difficult situation of immediately making choices about their education and future in light of someone else. Unlike other teens whose own future is their primary (and maybe only) focus, the pregnant teen has someone else to consider.

Obviously, whether to continue the pregnancy is a question that may be asked, by someone, if not by the teen herself. If the teen, the baby’s father, their families, and their community (including any worshipping communities they may belong to) agree about this issue, she will likely have an easier time. But even so, in a society that is sharply divided on the question of abortion, the teen may face enormous pressure to both continue and to end the pregnancy. It is also a decision that the teen and the baby’s father will have to live with. This decision itself, to say nothing of a baby, is a grave responsibility to take on for someone whose own education is probably not complete.

Teens who decide to carry through with their pregnancies have further choices and arrangements to consider. Will they keep the baby or put it up for adoption? How will the baby be looked after? How will it be supported? How will their own education be completed? What role will the baby’s father play in all this? Should they get married?

- BROWN BOY SLANG

SAFE SEX

Nobody has a body to die for. Safe sex is always better! It's fun, and you don't have to worry as much.

Safe sex means making sure you don't get anyone else's blood, semen, vaginal fluids, or breast milk in your body -- and protecting your partners too! Condoms, latex surgical gloves, and plastic wrap are the only ways to protect yourself and your partner from STDs and HIV, but they're not foolproof. You've got to use them correctly every time you have sex.

condoms

The best condoms for anal and vaginal intercourse are lubricated latex condoms. We do not recommend lambskin condoms because they don’t block HIV and STDs. If you're allergic to latex you can use polyurethane condoms. Using lubricant will make things go smoother and give you added protection. Lube is especially great for women the first time you have intercourse, or if you tend to get sore. But always use a water-based lube (such as KY Jelly, Astroglide, Aqua Lube, Wet, Foreplay, or Probe). Oil breaks latex. Don't use vaseline, hand creams or lotions as a lubricant. Also, treatments for yeast infections contain oil and will break latex. Oil is good for salads and cars, not for sex! You can buy water-based lube and condoms at the drugstore.

Always use a condom.

If you're going to suck your partner's dick (blowjob), put a condom on it first. Try non-lubricated or flavored condoms for this. Whatever you do, don't get semen (cum) in your mouth, because you could get an STD or HIV that way. If you have a sore throat or small cuts on your gums (say from brushing your teeth), there's a risk of HIV going from the semen into your blood stream.

If you're doing someone with a sex toy -- vegetable, dildo, vibrator, or whatever -- put a condom on that thing! Don't switch the toy from butthole to vagina, or from one person's body to another, until you put a new condom on it.

Some people think that putting on a condom is too much work when you're supposed to be having fun. But it's easy for condoms to be really fun and erotic. Be creative!

You can still safely do almost everything else that turns you on -- kissing, stroking, massaging, grinding . . .

AND THAT MY FOLKS IZ BROWN BOY SLANG 101

- BROWN BOY"