MUSIC VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE “MEDICATION” ft. STEPHEN “RAGGA” MARLEY
RELEASED EXCLUSIVELY ON TIDAL TODAY, JUNE 2
LEADING UP TO THE VIDEO, THE BROTHERS RELEASED A SERIES OF #CANNABISHEALS TESTIMONIALS FEATURING PATIENTS WHO HAVE BENEFITED FROM THE USE OF CANNABIS FOR HEALING
UPCOMING ALBUM STONY HILL SET TO RELEASE 7.21.17
June 2nd (Los Angeles, CA) – Grammy Award-winning artist Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley premiered his new music video, “Medication,” featuring Stephen “Ragga” Marley exclusively on global music and entertainment platform, TIDAL. The track comes off of Damian’s upcoming album, Stony Hill, which will release on July 21st via Republic Records.
Shot at the former Claremont Custody Center in Coalinga, CA; “Medication” shows the contrast between past and present, featuring the prisoners who once lived there and the plants that thrive there now. Leading to the new video are testimonials from individuals whose quality of life have improved through the use of cannabis.
Members can visit TIDAL.com/DamianMarley to watch the visual and you can find an embed code to share the episode with your readers here: http://tdl.sh/Medication.
“The video showcases the night and day of what this prison used to be. This place used to house human beings and now is a place that houses plants – some of those humans were once upon a time locked up because of these plants. We are showing the contrast, and what has become something positive and beneficial for so many people.” – Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley
Leading up to this debut, both Damian and Stephen have posted a series of #Cannabisheals testimonials on their social media accounts. The testimonials and music video are produced by Scheme Engine and directed by the ardent photographer and director Nick Walker, feature a number of patients who have benefited from the use of cannabis for healing purposes.
Patients featured in the videos include a United States Marine Corps Sergeant, Sgt. Sean Major uses cannabis for brain trauma and PTSD memory issues, along with headaches and sleep issues; Nate Jackson former NFL player uses cannabis for pain management, and several others whose illnesses use the cannabis ranging from Alissa Gabriel a 11 year old with cystic fibrosis; Micah Fitzgerald uses cannabis for discoid lupus; Sara Payan a stage 3 colon cancer survivor; Jacqueline Patterson with Cerebral Palsy and chronic pain; Brandon Bryant with a torn cornea of the eye; Landon Riddle age 5 leukemia cancer was treated primarily with cannabis; Jayden David diagnosed with epilepsy, Dravet Syndrome, at age 2, Landon had over 200 seizures per day, to seizure free for 4 days upon taking the oil and his seizures have dramatically improved since using the CBD oil; Jake Scallan uses cannabis to help with PTSD, depression and anxiety. Michelle Aldrich diagnosed with cancer stage 3 non small cell metastatic adenocarcinoma. Her cancer was cured by a combination of cancer targeting cannabis plant extract oil. Boo Williams former NFL player, brain trauma accident, attempted suicide, starting sleeping better after using the CBD and his anxiety and depression also decreased; Silas Hurd a 19 month boy with Leukemia cancer and epilepsy started using cannabis and his seizure disorder improved drastically from the oil. Alan Burch uses cannabis for depression and pain; Coltyn Turner with Crohn’s disease. Nate Mai uses cannabis oil for autism as it helps with self harming behaviors.
“These are living testimonies of the benefits of this plant. This plant saves lives…. Wake Up. Education before Recreation.” – Stephen “Ragga” Marley
Previously, the TIDAL artist-owner has collaborated with the platform for TIDAL X: High Times, a 4/20 celebration, the release of the visual for his controversial track, “Nail Pon Cross” as well as performed during TIDAL’s annual charity concert, TIDAL X: 1020.
The youngest son of Reggae legend Bob Marley, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley garnered his own place in music history when he became the first ever Reggae artist to win a GRAMMY outside of the “Reggae” category, taking home an award for “Best Urban/Alternative” performance for his title single, “Welcome To Jamrock“. The acclaimed 2005 breakthrough disc, Welcome To Jamrock, also won a GRAMMY for “Best Reggae” Album. Marley has been shaking up stages all over the world for the past few years, first in collaboration with Nas on their Distant Relatives project, and then when he went on to partner with Skrillex for their groundbreaking track “Make It Bun Dem,” which Rolling Stone called “a monster mash up of dubstep and dancehall.”
Nick Walker is a Los Angeles-based director and photographer. Born and raised in LA, Walker began his career in visual media after receiving his business degree at New York’s Pace University. An ardent deviant with an affinity for the beautiful and the absurd, Walker captures the personalities and social realities of his subjects. He has worked with publications such as Elle Magazine, L’Officiel, and Jalouse, and collaborated with brands ranging from Nike to BCBG. He has directed videos for FKA twigs, Freddie Gibbs, Mac Miller, Future, Nicki Minaj and Beyoncé. Both Walker’s personal and commercial projects are rooted in human intimacy, they offer simple celebrations of vulnerability and love within today’s ever-evolving global landscape.
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