When it comes to reggae music, the topic of marijuana looms large in the lyrics and subject matter. In Rastafarianism, marijuana is used religiously and medicinally, in prayer and meditation, to achieve greater spiritual insight into life and the universe.
Marijuana is only one aspect of Rastafarianism and the late Bob Marley once said: “When you smoke herb, herb reveal yourself to you. All the wickedness you do, the herb reveal itself to yourself, your conscience, show up yourself clear because herb make you meditate. Is only a natural t’ing and it grow like a tree.”
Now, East African legendary spin master DJ Shiru and talented singer Bruno K have just released a new music video of their song “Marijuana” that is off DJ Shiru`s album “Yes We Can” he released in 2021.
Rastas have long preached of “herb” being “the healing of the nation.” And now, with medical marijuana stores, cafés, and products sprouting up around the world, it seems that, hell yeah, they are right thus inspiring Bruno K to write his lyrics that are synonymous to this kind of Rastafarian philosophy, a song that was Produced by Big Nash with the Visuals betting directed by Benson Pro.
Its a public secret that since time immemorial, music and drugs have been going hand in hand just like gin and tonic. Marijuana which Bruno K and DJ Shiru are singing about specifically, known for it’s mind-opening qualities that allows creative musicians to tap into parts of their brains that otherwise may have laid dormant.
Some of the greatest musicians of our time credit marijuana as their muse, and have openly advocated the use of the herb. Nothing is better than turning up your favourite song, smoking a joint, and reflecting on life. The greatest musicians like Snoop, Rihanna, Madonna, Jimi Hendrix, Wiz Khalifa, Bobi Wine among so many who smoke or have smoked marijuana have been helping us on this journey for decades.
Such news comes at a time when Tanzanian Bongo Flava star Harmonize apologised over his collaboration with Jamaican singer Konshens for their single ‘Weed Language’ that got banned in a Country (Tanzani) which is known for maintaining the moral fabric of its nation especially in the entertainment industry.
For Uganda where Bruno K and DJ Shiru come from, the health ministry in Jan 2020 issued guidelines to individuals and companies seeking to grow or export marijuana for medical purposes, paving the way for the East African country to join cannabis-producing countries on the continent. This just means that their song “Marijuana” wont be banned and you can enjoy its visuals below: