Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley – Medication [Remix] (Stephen “Ragga” Marley, Wiz Khalifa & Ty Dolla $ign)
The boys are at it again with an epic video, the remix of Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley’s “Medication” featuring Stephen “Ragga” Marley, Wiz Khalifa & Ty Dolla $ign.
Originally released by Tuff Gong/Republic — on a no more appropriate day than, when else? 4/20 — “Medication” is an ode (and inevitably a new anthem) praising the virtues of cannabis as medicine.
The video opens up with an aerial shot of the iconic Hollywood sign when for a brief moment in time, the 30-year-old artist and merry prankster, Zachary Cole Fernandez, successfully modified the sign to read: Hollyweed.
Stephen Marley’s pitch-perfect Irie chorus warms the soul and is sure to inspire you to head out to Venice, kick back on the beach, and spark a fat spliff.
Medication – your medication makes me high
Just be patient – I’m like a patient trying to find
Levitation – Run your fingers down my spine
Elevation – your medication makes me high, yeah
From there, LA-native, singer, songwriter, rapper, and record producer, Ty Dolla $ign busts some dope rhymes while admiring some sticky-icky King Louis XIII 12/35.
I fell in love with the sativa
Where you been, nice to meet ya…
Know how to knock em out they sneakers
Like that Louis XIII but she nothing like my ex though
She remind me of Gelato
Got me drinking out the bottle
She got me swerving on this shawty
Her name was Indica
Then we see the brothers (Bob Marley’s sons), Damian and Stephen Marley, cruise on into City Compassionate Caregivers where Damian peeps the eponymously named Damian Marley’s Stony Hill.
In the second verse, Damian Marley waxes poetic in his signature dancehall style, dropping some truth bombs.
I love you Mary Jane!
You’re the prettiest of flowers, girl me can’t complain
When I’m with you I feel so high I rise above the rain
And you no do people damage, like that bitch cocaine, no
And leave them lonely, feeling only pain
Ultimately, we arrive at the third verse featuring Wiz Khalifa where Khalifa romances his long love for Indica.
See I’ve been going crazy ’cause you’ve been on my mind
And something is wrong but to me it’s not a crime
You can take me places, just look at their faces…
You the real deal, I can never fake it
I fell in love with the indica
Ever since I was young I’ve been into ya
Even when you’re almost done, don’t wanna finish ya
With plentiful location shots of Los Angeles and Venice, grow rooms and sticky buds, combined with shots of a diverse array of cannabis enthusiasts — from breakdancers and cyclists to hoopsters and veterans — and a positive message, “Medication” is a tune you’ll no doubt enjoy for a long time. The only thing that might make it (even) better would be a cameo by Snoop.