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Jesse Royal highlights hypocrisy with new marijuana video

Published:Monday | August 3, 2015 | 8:00 AM

Reggae vocalist Jesse Royal has released a new video project for two singles that speak to the legalisation of marijuana in Jamaica.

The rising reggae talent has already been turning heads over the years with potent singles and introspective lyrics; like those of his popular single, Modern Day Judas.

With the new material, Jesse Royal has kept true to form and spurns thought-provoking ideals with both the Gimmie Likkle and Finally, singles.

Produced by Notis Productions and Biggy Music, respectively, Gimmie Likkle and Finally both draw on the topic of freedom of expression with Marijuana.

Finally speaks directly to the recent decriminalisation of marijuana in Jamaica and the hope that this brings further freedom and nation building.

"We need to start researching our own resources if we really want to start to build a productive nation, the herb need fi legalise you know!" Jesse admonished.

Directed by Jay Will of Game Over Films, the video depicts the imagination of total freedom of the use of cannabis, with Jesse Royal literally dreaming of these possibilities; culminating with him waking up to his dream being a reality.

The single Finally has been receiving great responses since its release earlier this year and was even one of the high points of Jesse Royal's recent show-stopping Reggae Sumfest 2015 performance.

Jesse Royal is preparing to release his Hope and Love EP in Japan later this year, prior to his month-long Japan tour. He will also be putting some energy behind his full-length album, which should be released in 2016.