Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Marijuana in My Brain
Genres: Dance & Electronic, World Music, Pop
Messian Dread | Drachten, Fryslan Netherlands | 12/15/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Everybody knows Dillinger from his world hit "Cocaine In My Brain". A track which made fun in both word and sound of the cocaine driven culture of American Soul Music. Too bad that many think the tune was representative of Dillinger's Work.
Island Records released it on a Dillinger Album called CB200. A great album, taking away every thought that this track was an actual representation of Dillinger's work. And so it was not for nothing that the album wasn't called after the world hit.
And so it is not for nothing that this album is called after it's title track. A track of which the title has some resemblance with that parody on American Coke music.
Marijuana In My Brain is everything but a parody. It's the title track of an album which can be considered a good representation of Dillinger's work as a Reggae DJ.
The ten (yes, ten, not nine) tracks on the album are some of the hardest riddims from the vaults of Bunny Lee. Sly and Robbie on the drum and bass, playing it tight in the Channel One Studio. Vocal snippets from Johnny Clarke and others dropping in and out accompanied by echo's.
Heavy, heavy Roots Rockers!
And on top of this all Dillinger's voice, chanting it up in true Roots Rockers DJ style. All tracks are based around a conscious subject.
Not a thing to raise any eyebrows about, though.
Marijuana In My Brain was recorded in a time that Jamaican Music was dominated by Rastafarians and other conscious people. Before Babylon came and started to corrupt Reggae Music with cocaine and guns.
Before, in a way, "Cocaine In My Brain" became a dancehall anthem rather then a satire on Babylon's propaganda music.
And that's why it makes me happy that CB200 isn't available anymore, but Marijuana In My Brain surely is! Let's hope that it symbolizes the up and coming new wave of consciousness that shines on the horizon.