TOPPA TOP 10: THE BEST REGGAE SINGLES OF 2017*

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December 21, 2017

2. Damian Marley feat. Stephen Marley, โ€œMedicationโ€


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For decades, reggae artists have expressed their love of marijuana in their music. โ€œMedication,โ€ one of three collaborations between Damian Marley and his older brother, Stephen Marley, on Jr. Gong’s latest, Stony Hill, goes a step further, emphasizing the medical uses of the plant. As Damian puts it, โ€œYour leaves of green, your purples and blue, has cured little kids, and old women, tooโ€. These wide-ranging benefits are also documented in a series of short videos featuring medical marijuana patients which can be viewed online, along with the singleโ€™s official video, filmed in a former prison turned cannabis grow space in California co-owned by Damian. โ€œMedicationโ€ is not only a great from a musical perspective, it highlights irrational treatment of a plant which has the potential to benefit so many people in a profound way. โ€” Gibbo