BEAR (Koala/Panda) "Nitro" (Camden, NJ)

"Well, well, well... Down at the market, some of the 'elders' recommended a somewhat obscure little brand, that acts like  a stick of dynamite. It is locally called "NITRO", because of it's potency. The bag has what looks to be a Panda Bear on it. (China White? hint hint)  Also, reminds me a lot of the Grateful Dead bear. It is THE WHITEST H powder I have ever seen. I must say, upon first contact with new gear, I test the waters. Just a line. Wait...and see whats what. So, this time, the bags were looking quite light, so I figured, blow the whole bag to test it! Wow... what the hell happened!?!? About 5 minutes, I guess, I felt this warm, gettting warmer pressure in my head, like it was gonna explode... Then, the warmth was working its way down to even my toes. From snorting. A VERY noticeable lack of bitterness intensity, very CLEAN is my best way to describe this stuff. I got such a serious nod from that ONE little bag... I just did a second (I usually blow 3 of "good gear" to get a little nod) about 4 hours later. My girl asked for a bump before she left, so the bag was 1/3 or so light. This stuff really is ass kickingly STRONG. I had that same heat building in the head, to toes, then a heavy nod. I thought "GAS" was strong!! It was said to be back, and we went to the block where the GAS boys were to grab some. We got sidetracked by this 'hood elder'. He KNEW the deal! Thats the BOMB stuff, but was a tannish powder. When he told of the "NITRO", we were of course skeptical. Very VERY deceiving, with the cute bear, and no type."
"This is certainly one to WATCH OUT for. You WILL go to sleep from too much.  (BE CAREFUL!)"
R: 5? ? ? ?
C: 2
L: 6+ maybe?
(overall) Strength: 9+
---reader submission from Camden (thanks Kev)


KISS (Camden, NJ)

"This is "KISS".  Weak. Not in the same zipcode as "BADA BING". A big disappointment.."

R: n/a
C: 6
L: 3

---reader submission from Camden, NJ (thanks again Kev!)

BADA BING/Bada Been (Camden, NJ)

"This is my first submission/review, so I'll give it a shot... No pun intended! :P  This is whats happenin' here in South Jersey. We're talkin' Camden. Tried to hook up with the regular boys, but there's been a lot of Metro activity, so everyone keeps it moving. No "GAS", the usual BOMB material out here... So, with GAS missing from door #1, we went to door #2, and were able to get what was said to be 'some fire, son', named "BADA BING". Very fat, SSB (small square-bag) Classic Philly style Double-Seals; Very potent. Highest quality since "GAS". This material is grayish-tan ultra-fine powder. No bangin' it here. Just goes thru the nose! Very clean, and real strong. Count is excellent." 

"Something strange, (see photo below), one of the bags was named "BARA BEEM". Exact same material, didn't even notice this till we got back... I wonder if they was tryin to just do a play on words, as they sure didn't give any 'Play' on the order... ;) I mean, I could see them namin it along the same lines 'bada bing - bada boom' or something, so it's still a mystery! Figured you might get a laugh out of this. Gonna be giving another update soon. Material called "KISS". We shall see...."
Maybe the guy typesetting the stamp was suffering from nod (double) vision? Also, perhaps my mind is totally in the gutter (er..) but doesn't it look like "BARE PEEN" when glanced at?

P.S. These "BADA BING" brands pictured, and the "GAS" (not pictured/unavailable) are currently  reputed to have caused many a hot shot O/D, so Be careful!!
Thanks for this awesome blog! Peace..."
R: n/a
L: 8+
C: 9

---reader submission from Camden, NJ (thanks again Kev!) 


Spotted in Redhook, Brooklyn..

--submitted by anonymous in Brooklyn   :) 

DOA (2)

"Finally! I love it when a new connect happens. These are from NYC; which part I'm now sure. There have been many many different stamps of DOA and chances are if you're a doper, you will see a stamp called DOA a few times through your runs. It's average stuff, not garbage, not fire; but has a nice nod. It dissolves nicely, leaves your cotton white and tastes more bitter than usual"

R: 6; 

L: 6; 
C: 8;

"If anyone in NYC knows exactly which borough these are from please feel free to comment with location."

---reader submission from York, PA (thanks L)
(ed. note: DOA has been reviewed here before (July 2009) The graphic of the stamp was a little different and at the time it was out of Brooklyn..however this has proven to be a pretty ubiquitous nomiker over the years so I wouldn't be surprised if several crews use different versions of it?)