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The Dub.

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Bas.

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Quick x Ron.

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Someone got jokes.

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L. Ron Hubbard.

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Mooked.

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Tools.

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Almost done with Last Winter.

Shouts to @VisualsByPierre.

@oakshades

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Happy Birthday @CedBreeze

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Someone in LA needs to find Ced for us and give him some #FIENDDAY punches.

Happy Birthday fam.

#LASTWINTER

@oakshades

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Report: Germans seize cocaine on its way to Vatican

BERLIN — The drug haul was unremarkable, but the destination raised eyebrows.

German weekly Bild am Sonntag reported Sunday that customs officials intercepted a cocaine shipment destined for the Vatican in January.

Officers at Leipzig airport found 12 ounces of the drug packed into 14 condoms inside a shipment of cushions coming from South America.

The paper says the package was simply addressed to the Vatican postal office, meaning any of the Catholic mini-state’s 800 residents could have picked it up.

Citing a German customs report, the paper adds that a sting operation arranged with Vatican police didn’t lure a possible recipient. The drugs would have a street value of several tens of thousands of euros (dollars).

Neither German customs nor the Vatican could be immediately reached for comment.

My brain can’t stop spinning cause this story is so ridiculous.

1. YO.
2. How pure is that Vatican white? Has to be the purest white in all of the world right?
3. Who is out in those Vatican streets slinging white?
4. Does the vatican have all white parties?
5. How is this not international news?
6. What the hell happened to that Malaysian plane fam?
7. Where is the pope talking about one of his cardinals owing him points on each pack?
8. How much is white at the Vatican? Is it cheap? Is it dumb expensive? Are drugs legal at the Vatican?

Seriously tho, customs finds bricks of white getting shipped to the vatican and we still won’t legalize, regulate and tax drugs? Come on man, we’re not kids anymore. There are kids out there but they’re hooked on Corn Syrup, Facebook and McDonalds’ Happy Meals. They don’t wanna do white. They only wanna do white cause everyone says it’s bad for you except when hollywood glorifies it’s use at any point possible. We really gotta work as a society to fix this dumb shit.

@oakshades

PS. Would have def bet a couple hundo that homies in the vatican we’re rolling versus blowing lines.

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#SXSW x @FiendBassy

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Tomorrow we head out to Austin Texas for the infamous SXSW festival. Bas is gonna hit the stage at the Dopehouse on Friday (big shouts to Shake and Kaz) and then on Saturday he’s scheduled for the VIBE showcase at Mohawk. I’m dumb excited for warm weather, BBQ and mad free booze. If you’re fucking with us #FIENDS we might have some dope shit on deck to bless ya’ll with.

Come find us.

@oakshades

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Citi #FIENDS

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I was so OG lit yesterday walking home from cleaning up the hundreds of bottles left over from the #FIENDSHOP when I saw this. Which one of you fiends did this? Please do it 100 more times. This shit is awesome. We’re gonna start hooking up the fiends who hit us with the best pics. What should we give out? Lighters? More stickers? Fiendternships?

oakshades

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A Trip to Grandpa Eddie’s

OG‘s residence at The Dub is paying off.

Shouts to @chimington keeping it TRILL working the wheel…

@oakshades

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Bas Interview With The @thecomeupshow

A few weeks back we posted that dope interview The Come Up Show did on Bas.

We were also lucky enough to have them do a great video interview as well.  They just sent it over, check it out above.

Thanks again to everyone over at The Come Up Show. Appreciate it, #FIENDS.

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DJ Semtex’s Dreamville Special on BBC 1 Extra

FIENDS DOING INTERVIEWS ON INTERNATIONAL RADIO.

Shouts to Semtex for a dope interview.

London was so fucking dope.

Three sold out shows back to back to back.

Can’t wait to get back out there.

@oakshades

PS. Dreamville section starts with Omen around 35 min in. Click the photo to get to open the player.

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HOW FUNNY DOES SMF LOOK NEXT TO VISA AND CHASE?

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Our new Small Business banker was mad confused as to why I was opening a small business account in a rocawear sweatsuit and construcsts. Nigga looked at me like I was a time travelling drug dealer visiting him from 2002. Half hour later he’s bumping Dying Fast and asking me when the next time we got a show or party is. EVERYONE IS A FIEND.

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“Ghost Heart” aka The Future of Organ Transplants

The problem: More than 3,200 people are on the waiting list for a heart transplant in the United States. Some won’t survive the wait. Last year, 340 died before a new heart was found.

The solution: Take a pig heart, soak it in an ingredient commonly found in shampoo and wash away the cells until you’re left with a protein scaffold that is to a heart what two-by-four framing is to a house.

Then inject that ghost heart, as it’s called, with hundreds of millions of blood or bone-marrow stem cells from a person who needs a heart transplant, place it in a bioreactor — a box with artificial lungs and tubes that pump oxygen and blood into it — and wait as the ghost heart begins to mature into a new, beating human heart.

Doris Taylor, director of regenerative medicine research at the Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital in Houston, has been working on this — first using rat hearts, then pig hearts and human hearts — for years.

She has grown rat and pig hearts, but not human hearts — yet. That’s her goal. It’s most likely years off, but it’s a pretty sure bet it will happen.

Researchers believe the human hearts, just like the animal ones, won’t be rejected because they’ll be custom-made using the recipient’s stem cells. That means future transplant patients won’t have to take anti-rejection medication and won’t have to put up with the side effects that accompany those drugs: an increased risk of high blood pressure, diabetes and kidney failure. They won’t have to undergo dozens of heart biopsies. And they won’t have to worry about the pain, time and expense of a second transplant.

“And the nice thing about this technology,” Taylor says, “is that it will work with any organ or tissue. So it’s not just about hearts.” Kidneys, livers, lungs, pancreases.

They’ll be growing those, too.

THIS BITCH IS GONNA END THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT.

1. This don’t sound like the perfect intro to a zombie movie? Way better then the cancer shit in 28 Days Later.

2. Come again btw. All you gonna do is shampoo a heart and then reinject it with stem cells and we’re immortal?

3. Have Republicans been fighting stem cell research because this whole time they’ve actually had access to old alien technology that has allowed the same rich homies stay alive forever COUGH COUGH ILLUMINATI COUGH COUGH

4. Seriously tho. How we still fighting about stem cells and shit. We gotta pursue it right? We have to. Only way to save the NFL is by figuring out how to replace homies brains and shit.

5. Kobe already had this procedure done on his achilles which is how he’s already back from one of the most debilitating injuries in the world.

6. This shit is the perfect explanation of what science should be. Scary, Cool as fuck, and also GROSS.

@oakshades

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