Chronicled and spoofed in films like Cannonball Run, Deathrace 2000 and the self-titled 1976 film, the Gumball Rally is an acclaimed 3,000 cross-country race that attracts celebrities, sports car enthusiasts and thrill-seekers alike.

Joining a list of racers that include David Hasselhoff, Jackass cast-members and Playboy playmates, Cypress Hill member and Soul Assassins founder DJ Muggs [click to read] will be driving in the race.

The producer of such hits as House of Pain‘s “Jump Around” and Cypress Hill‘s “How I Could Just Kill A Man” will be behind the wheel of a Range Rover, sponsored by  “Monster Energy Drink, called Coast 2 Coast.”

The course for Muggs will span seven states, running from May 1 through May 8. Fans can attend the Santa Monica Festival Pier on May 1 for a day of activities and wishing the drivers well, for their week-long journey to Miami.

In related news, Muggs announced the third installment from his Soul Assassins outfit. A June 23rd release, Intermissions, will come on Gold Dust Media, with supporting help from RZA, Prodigy, Evidence, Alchemist and Bun B.

Last year, Muggs worked with Fresno emcee Planet Asia on Pain Language [click to read].