420 Blazing High Grade Anthems

It’s hard to think of a more ubiquitous topic in reggae than ganja. Many reggae songs promote the use of cannabis (also known as herb, ganja, or sinsemilla), considered a sacrament in the Rastafari movement. In the mid-’60s, there was a noticeable increase in ganja tunes with Hopeton Lewis’ “Cool Collie” probably being one of the earliest ganja tunes. However, it was in the roots reggae era of the 1970s that the ganja tune really came into its own as Rastafari consciousness was becoming an increasingly overt part of the music. The Reggae Vibes crew has pulled out 20 joints from their collection as a spliff-rolling soundtrack for this year’s 420 Weed Day.


01. Triston Palma – Joker Smoker
02. Michael Palmer – Don’t Smoke The Seed
03. Carlton Livingston – 100 Weight Of Collie Weed
04. Billy Boyo – One Spliff A Day
05. Charlie Chaplin – Jamaican Collie
06. Sugar Minott – Herbman Hustling
07. Barrington Levy – Collie Weed
08. Little John – Strong Sensi
09. Queen Ifrica – Coconut Shell
10. Richie Spice – Marijuana
11. I Octane – Puff It
12. Busy Signal – Hi Grade
13. Dennis Brown feat. Protoje – High Grade Morning
14. Shinehead – Collie Weed
15. Freddie McGregor – Natural Collie
16. New Kingston – A Likkle Bit Ah Herb
17. Mykal Rose – Ouncey Boy
18. Ward 21 – Ganja Smoke
19. Sizzla – High Grade
20. Bushman – Legalize It