What do Cypress Hill, Method Man, and Redman all have in common?

Well, besides that, they’ll all be performing in Somerset this September as part of the first-ever Massachusetts Cultivator’s Cup – which is basically a contest for who grows the best green in the state. This isn’t amateur hour; you can’t just leave your basement and enroll yourself in this competition.

But this post isn’t about that stuff. This about the live music part of this two day festival.
Somerset is hands down, the last place we’d expect to see this line-up of artists.

Not only will Method and Red take the stage, but the September 4 event is headlined by Cypress Hill.

This isn’t the first time multi-platinum rappers Method Man and Redman have come to Massachusetts. Remember in 2001 when they enrolled at Harvard University? They failed all their midterms but still managed to develop a truth serum in botany class.

If you’re reading this, you may have been 10-20ish years old when Cypress Hill released their Black Sunday album, and even if you have no idea what I’m talking about, you undoubtedly know three of the albums most popular tracks: "Insane in the Membrane," "Hits from the Bong," and "I Wanna Get High." Who would have guessed that 20 years later you’d be able to pull off Exit 4B on I-195 and just catch these guys live one Sunday afternoon?

And all of it is hosted by Peter Dante – which if you are a Peter Dante fan, you know right away is a perfect fit. Most notably, he is known for his role as "Dante," resident grass connoisseur, in the 2006 film Grandma’s Boy.

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In fact, I'm probably more excited about the idea of Peter Dante being in Somerset than any of these other people. I wish they dished out a bit more money to make it a Peter Dante and Dr. Shakalu co-host situation.

In any event, all of these fine folks will be at the Cultivator Cup when it takes place at Solar Therapeutics on Brayton Point Road in Somerset. It's 21-plus only but again, if you are a fan of all of the above, you probably passed the 21 mark a loooong time ago.

Got the Munchies Right Now? Here's Are Some Satisfying South Shore Bar Pizzas to Drool Over

There's pizza, and then there's South Shore Bar Pizza. Birthed in Brockton (and to this writer, perfected in Randolph – Lynwood Café is the true G.O.A.T.), it must meet certain qualifications to be considered "SSBP," which include: it's a 10-inch pie; it has a thin, cracker-like crust with minimal "flop;" the cheese is a blend that features more cheddar than mozzarella; and bonus points if you take it home between two carboard-type plates wrapped in flat brown paper bag. They also usually come with "laced" or "burnt" edges (terminology depends on where you are ordering), which is when the sauce and cheese are extended all the way to the edge of the pan, creating a crispy, flavorful coating to the crust. We reached out to the hugely popular South Shore Bar Pizza Social Club Facebook group to ask the experts to share the best of the best (in no particular order).

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