Xzibit, the multi-platinum American rapper, actor, television host and record producer, is launching a new podcast, but it has nothing to do with music. Instead, Xzibit – whose real name is Alvin Joiner – is teaming up with cannabis advocate Tammy Pettigrew, known as Tammy, the Cannabis Cutie, to create a podcast that the creators say will be the “ultimate destination” for anyone interested in the world of cannabis.
DCP Entertainment, which his producing the series titled Lasagna Ganja, says the show will provide a mix of education and entertainment. The weekly podcast will dive into all the layers of the multifaceted cannabis world, from the complicated history and misconceptions of cannabis and the plant’s influence and impact on culture, music, entertainment and more, to the latest trends, scientific breakthroughs, and political issues. Episodes will feature reviews of select products, which hosts and guests introduce and enjoy during the show while providing their personal ratings and reviews at the end.
“Cannabis has been a major part of my life, in my professional pursuits and my personal consumption. This series is a powerful platform to educate listeners and unpack the many misconceptions about cannabis, and also a way to share my personal journey into the cannabis industry,” says Xzibit in a statement. “I’m looking forward to bringing on some of my closest friends and experts to discuss how cannabis has shaped their lives, reflect on the industry’s progress, and enjoy some good laughs along the way."
Lasagna Ganja marks the first podcast for Xzibit, who has a decades-long background across the music and entertainment industry. Beyond some of his iconic work as an artist, actor, and producer, he is also the founder of the cannabis brand Napalm, which he launched in 2020. Following its debut, Napalm announced an exclusive partnership with cannabis company Buddies Brand, where Xzibit took on the role of Creative Director.
Pettigrew is a TV and podcast host, who has built a cannabis empire in California as the founder of Cannabis Cutie Education, which delivers accessible, engaging, and informative cannabis education via online learning.
“Many are quick to dismiss the use of cannabis in everyday life, but I have dedicated my career to exploring this fascinating plant, and am here to show through an informed lens just how much of an asset it can be,” Pettigrew said. “Hosting the Lasagna Ganja podcast is another way I can educate audiences on its social and adult-use advantages, as well as explore how it can be a catalyst for entrepreneurship.”
The show’s guest list will include celebrities, athletes, musicians, lawmakers and people working in the cannabis industry. Industry legend Jerry Krecicki will kick off the show as the first guest, followed by Catalyst Fars CEO Elliot Lewis.
Episodes of Lasagna Ganja will be available in both audio and video form. New episodes will be released weekly on Thursdays.
The Lasagna Ganja podcast is the perfect hybrid of pot culture, pop culture and education,” DCP Entertainment CEO Chris Colbert said. “Xzibit and Tammy, The Cannabis Cutie are truly the ideal hosts for the Lasagna Ganja podcast, as their understanding of the cannabis industry comes from many different angles and experiences, bringing a fun and balanced mix to the series.”