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My plants hear all the music

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A producer from the South West, Tedarum uses predominantly self recorded and sourced sounds and samples, a spattering of drum machines and layers of synths to make all manner of tunes and rhythms as he journeys on a constant, experimental house music quest.

(My plants grow very close to my home studio, so they hear all the music whilst I make it and when I listen to other music.)

Soundcloud stuff
https://soundcloud.com/musicjoelikes

Bandcamp released EP (FREE DOWNLOAD): ‘Every Phrase & Every Sentence’
http://tedarum.bandcamp.com/album/every-phrase-every-sentence-ep-free-download

Facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/musicjoelikes?ref=ts&fref=ts

MOEISH – Real Revolutionary Rebel

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MOEISH NEW PROMOOut of the beautiful food basket parish of St. Elizabeth, Jamaica, comes a ‘Real Revolutionary Rebel’ – MOEISH. She is petite, passionate and poised to make her mark in
the music industry. Born Sanique Robinson, this musical tsunami electrifies you with her strong and confident voice, while taking command of any stage.

Fresh, gregarious and earthy, MOEISH is proud to admit that her two main inspirations are Bob Marley and Michael Jackson. With her revolutionary yet smooth appeal, it is quite evident that she is ‘rebelling for a cause’.

She started out in the church, and at seven years old had people breaking out into ‘spiritual pandemonium’ whenever she sang. It was much the same response when she sang at
school concerts, but this was just to set the foundation for greater things.

As she blossomed and graduated into the higher musical arena, her experience took her to the Tastee Talent Search Contest at age 19 and later Digicel Rising Stars.
This was not her final destination, as MOEISH continued honing her craft by doing covers and ultimately writing her own music.

She has performed on CVM at Sunrise “Fresh Meet”, “A St. Mary Mi Come From”, “Portmore Gaza Award”, “The Tribute Concert 2009 Saluting Joseph, Culture Hill”, “Priory Reunion”, “Tivoli Talent Search” just to name a few.

Her current singles “Freedom” and “Them system” (produced by Karim “DJ Karim” Thompson) are positive and uplifting, destined to reach the hearts of the people. As she continues to record, she has become a bright prospect for the influential Jamaica Association of Vintage Artistes and Affiliates (JAVAA). She is ready, she has a professional team, she has the right attitude, great music, all ingredients to empower and make her a success on the world stage.

She is MOEISH – “Real Revolutionary Rebel”

www.facebook.com/moeish

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Totty Patron – who speaks of the true beauty and essence of marijuana

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Many artists in hip-hop today speak of smoking marijuana. There is only ONE who speaks of the true beauty and essence of marijuana….

There is only ONE who embraces marijuana use not only as a lifestyle, but as a God-given right…

There is only ONE who can command her craft and rally people for THE cause…

That artist is…Totty Patron

A Chicago native who is involved with numerous platforms supporting marijuana legalization across the U.S., Totty displayed her abilities and love for hip-hop at a young age, but only began to take her music career seriously in her 20′s. She explains, “I reached a point in my life where I KNEW a career in music was my destiny. Music is the best way for me to express my passion for something that I advocate but many people view as evil: Marijuana. I was ready to shelve my doubts and move on to the next level.”

Totty immediately began to plan for her debut, “Highway 4/20″ with the aide of her husband, Ambush Vin. Already securing the talents of the Get it Crackin Ent family, Ambush Records, Finger Roll, and the No Coastal Ent family, the project is sure to be a phenomenal debut.

“Music is the perfect outlet to educate and rally people for THE cause. Join with me and support legislation around the U.S. to LEGALIZE IT!”

FB like page: http://www.facebook.com/highway420


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Marijuana and Creativity in the Music World

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The music fraternity has recorded global successes with different personalities, due to their extra ordinary creativity. Most of these achievements in the artistic world have left questions lingering over the real capacity for individuals to summon up concepts, which have left millions clamoring for their ideas. The music sector has had a fair share of high achievers from Bob Marley, the Beatles, Louis Armstrong, and the modern marijuana smoking artists including Wiz Khalifa and his ilk. What remains controversial is whether these artists were originally creative and genius enough to produce bestselling albums, or they just needed a boost from drugs such as marijuana to polish up their music.

Creativity is not guaranteed

It is true that any individual with a deviation from the normal could end up being more creative than a conservative mind, especially where artistic talent counts. Musicians cannot be said though be equal when it comes to composing, recording or even performing their music. When marijuana steps into the picture, it becomes clear that not every artist in the music race can rely on the substance, and make wonders as good as another performer on the scene. Creativity in the studio and stage has a tall order, which revolves around intelligence. This is a defining aspect when musicians turn to marijuana, for the perfect inspiration to keep their careers on a continuous high.

The creative identity

Over time, one of the questions about the moral implication of marijuana use has constantly clashed with the notion whether the drug could be the ideal solution where creativity is needed. Whereas the effects of marijuana studied on different individuals and environments have brought about a mixture of contrasts, it is evident that musicians identify with marijuana properties which allow them to see things in a novel way. This is the core model that makes this drug a prerequisite for additional creativity. With an improved sense to fire connections between spontaneous features and coordinates, a marijuana smoking musician will be at ease churning out inventive lyrics from negligible sources.

The Supporting role

Technically, the drug enhances the production of dopamine, which enables a user to experience a relaxed and ecstatic calm that enables the inner self to fly above the conventions while creating or composing. This makes the creative genius in such a user to flow free from any inhibitions. A good number of music superstars will admit to experiencing a surge in brilliance and aesthetic appreciation. Any experimenting musician will not hesitate to take pleasure in harnessing creativity, even if it will have to come from boosters such as marijuana.

How Marijuana Made It to the Music Industry

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It could be argued that marijuana is one of the most talked about substances that exist today.

For one reason, it is very controversial. For so many years now, the United States has been debating on whether it should be legalized or not. As of today, there are already 19 states which allow the use of medicinal marijuana.

But as a recreational drug, it seems like it is harmless. It is often compared to tobacco and alcohol, two substances that can cause diseases when they are consumed excessively. And the argument there is that cannabis cannot cause any diseases, illnesses, or harm when taken excessively. The most that can happen is a person falls asleep or sits still instead of being productive.

phonograph marijuana flow

However, if you compare marijuana to smoking, which is a habit, or drinking, which is a way to socialize or to unwind, you will find that smoking marijuana is more of a counter culture. A pothead (what people call a person who regularly smokes marijuana) is someone who enjoys smoking weed in a certain way. Some potheads watch movies while they are high on the substance. Others who get the munchies, end up eating all sorts of food. There are also those who enjoy the simplicity of good music while they are high.

And interestingly enough, music and marijuana go hand in hand. If it has been talked about for so many years, it has also been sung about. It saw its beginnings in the music industry through reggae music. The genre is a product of the Rastafari movement which originated in Jamaica. Marijuana, referred to as ganja, is a part of their spirituality. Common words that appear in their song lyrics are ganja, doobie, and spliff. These are all forms of marijuana which is often smoked.

Decades later and it has made its way to the hip hop scene with artists like Tupac Shakur, Kid Cudi, Jay-Z, and Wiz Khalifa, among others always make mention of weed, reefer, dope, or MJ in their songs. Some songs don’t just mention it, they were written about the culture of smoking it and how they enjoy it.

Access to this kind of music is very easy because of free music that can be downloaded online. Mp3 files that contain the tracks of these artists can be searched in the Internet so that people can listen to them for free.

Weed is still highly prevalent today. It is still being sung about and there will be more songs written about it just like any other culture enjoyed by the youth.

Reggae Music and Its Origins 2, Bob Marley mix

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Also associated with Rasta culture is the word “Jah” which is their term for God.

This is often mentioned in reggae songs even by other songwriters aside from Bob Marley.

Freedom is usually associated with reggae music as well. This theme is very popular because the Jamaicans only gained their independence in 1962. The Spanish ruled Jamaica for more than a century but the British spent almost four centuries ruling Jamaica. And this is why English is the most widely spoken language in this South American country.

The origins of reggae is not only attributed to music but to dance as well. But the truth is that it is more of music because it was said to have evolved from ska and rock steady which are earlier genres. But no matter where it began, it is a unique genre of music that takes its influences from different cultures. Aside from the Rastafari movements, there are also influences from African and American jazz and even rhythm and blues. All the elements add to its uniqueness.

Reggae Music and Its Origins 1, Bob Marley and The Wailers “Jammin” (Benny Benassi Remix)

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Reggae could be considered as Jamaica’s gift to music.

After all, it did originate there. It is known as an integral part of the Rastafari (Rasta) movement. And certain things definitely come to mind when the word Rasta gets mentioned.

Take the colors red, yellow and green, for instance. Seen on their hats are those three colors. Often against a black background, depicted in the shape of a cannabis leaf or a peace symbol, the combination is very symbolic.

Reggae, which is expressive of their culture mentions “ganja” which is their term for marijuana. In the Rasta culture, ganja is an integral part of their spirituality as they smoke the leaves while arranged in a circle. And as it is passed around it should be counter-clockwise or to the person on their left. However, in Jamaica, marijuana legalization has not happened yet.

And even though Rasta is often associated with Jamaica, Christianity is still the most widespread religion. That may be because the Rasta culture is quite old as it began in the 1930’s. But because Christianity prevails, there are some who think that the Rastafari Movement is a pagan practice.

It may be possible that the act of smoking marijuana leaves began with the Rasta way of life as it is often the topic in many of their songs. Bob Marley, the best known Jamaican musician, mentions this in many of his songs. Many iconic photographs are of him smoking joints or he is seen amidst thick smoke which is a characteristic of smoking marijuana.

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Bob Marley Is this Love (Dubmatix Re-Visioned)

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Dubmatix says:

Marley’s music had an immense impact on me as a youth and still resonates today Like many, he was my first introduction to reggae and since my first listen back in the 70s and 80s to now, his music does and will continue to stand the test of time and impact generations of fans and musicians alike for the high quality of song writing and his message of harmony and peace..

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