On April 15th, VP Records, in conjunction with Greensleeves Records, are linking up once again to bring you Volume 4 of Hi-Grade Ganja Anthems! This compilation is made up of 18-tracks featuring the biggest weed hits done by today’s hottest and upcoming artists in the reggae scene.
Volume 4 comes to us 4 years after the previous release. Just as the other volumes, the most recent collection has a solid lineup consisting of reggae acts from all over the world. Jamaica is well represented on the compilation by artists such as Busy Signal, Horace Andy, and I-Octane, to name a few. American artists include Snoop Lion and Jamaican born, Boston-based, Mighty Mystic. Collie Buddz from Bermuda, Alborosie of Italy, and New Zealand’s Katchafire also make an appearance throughout the 18 tracks. The mission behind the Hi-Grade Ganja Anthems is to provide an irie mix of music provided by an all-star lineup of reggae artists who “rally together for the international movement and advocacy for marijuana use.”
The first of these compilations dropped back in 2007 and featured some of the most classic reggae hits known to date. Songs like Barrington Levy’s “Under Mi Sensi,” Tristan Palmer’s “Joker Smoker,” and Eek-A-Mouse’s “Ganja Smuggling” were all a part of the 18 tracks from the original compilation. Other notable artists featured were Capleton, Beenie Man, Carlton Livingston and more!
Hi-Grade Ganja Anthems Volume 2 dropped in late April of 2008. Featuring artists like The Mighty Diamonds, Sugar Minott, Johnny Osbourne, Morgan Heritage and Sizzla, the compilation once again showcased some of the best talent around at the time. 2 years later, Volume 3 was released in November of 2010 and had reggae all-stars like Collie Buddz, Slightly Stoopid, Gyptian, Tarrus Riley, Busy Signal, Alborosie and Junior Reid representing for the compilation’s third release.
The VP Records camp is always busy making moves in this reggae movement so make sure to stay tuned for more updates! Also, make sure to pick up the Hi-Grade Ganja Anthems Volume 4 when it drops on Tuesday, April 15th!!
Hi-Grade Ganja Anthems Vol. 4 Tracklist:
1.) Mighty Mystic – Cali Green
2.) Busy Signal – Hi Grade
3.) Shinehead – Collie Weed
4.) Snoop Lion – Smoke The Weed (ft. Collie Buddz)
5.) Little John – Strong Sensi
6.) Alborosie – One Draw (ft. Camilla)
7.) I Octane – Puff It
8.) Keida – Ganja Tea
9.) Jamelody – High Grade (ft. Natural Black)
10.) Katchafire – Collie Herb Man
11.) Mystic Eyes – Bring The Kouchie Come
12.) Linval Thompson – I Love Marijuana
13.) Pablo Moses – I Man A Grasshopper
14.) Horace Andy – Better Collie
15.) Horace Ferguson – Sensi Addict
16.) Desi Roots – Weed Fields
17.) Welton Irie – Sensimania
18.) Sugar Minott, Fantan Mojah & Military Man – DC
Watch: Snoop Lion – Smoke The Weed (ft. Collie Buddz)
Watch: Mighty Mystic – Cali Green
Listen: Katchafire – Collie Herb Man