Tuesday Nov. 5th, Jamaica’s Eek-A-Mouse, born Ripton Joseph Hylton, released his 2 CD+DVD Reggae Anthology, aptly titled, Eek-Ology via 17 North Parade. It includes 33 songs, 1 of which includes his classic track “Ganja Smuggling” that we’re giving away this week for FREE!
You can download Eek-A-Mouse’s classic hit, “Ganja Smuggling”, for FREE on our home page under the MP3 Leak of the Week on the right hand column! This Download will only be available until Saturday Nov. 23rd. View the music video & read more below…
The 2 Disc+DVD release features The Mouse’s signature vocal flow combining an unconventional melodic approach filled with rhythm and humor. His unmistakable half-singing, half-deejaying (rapping) style inspired the term “singjay.”
The Anthology includes a selection of his essential and classic hits from the prime of his career. It features early recordings, such as his 1979 breakthrough anthem “Once a Virgin”, “Modelling Behavior” and his string of ’80s hits with producer Henry “Junjo” Lawes with songs that include “Virgin Girl,” “Wild Like a Tiger,” “For Hire and Removal,” “Do You Remember” and “Ganja Smuggling”. There also a selection of rarities, including Eek-A-Mouse’s earliest releases “Creation,” “My Father’s Land” and “No Wicked Can’t Reign,” all making their CD debut.
Other highlights include a previously unreleased four-song BBC John Peel session from 1983, multiple 12? mixes and an epic DVD featuring his exquisite live stage performance at Jamaica’s 1982 Sunsplash.
You can pick up Eek-A-Mouses’ “Eek-Ology” on iTunes by clicking HERE
Eek-A-Mouse began his music career when he was in college, releasing two roots reggae singles under his own name, which were produced by his mathematics tutor, Mr. Dehaney. These early works were influenced by the music of Pablo Moses. He adopted the stage name “Eek-A-Mouse” in 1979, taking the name of a racehorse he always bet on; it was a nickname his friends had used for some time. Among his many releases and anthem hits such as “Wa-Do-Dem”, “Operation Eradication”, “Ganja Smuggling” and more, he also has a performance in the 1991 gangster movie New Jack City playing a drug-dealing Rastafarian named Fat Smitty.
On August 27th 2013, Eek-A-Mouse was featured on the Dub Rockers compilation album. They reworked his classic reggae joint turned modern with an even newer version of “Ganja Smuggling” which showcases The Expendables and the originator, Eek-A-Mouse! The Expendables have been known to cover Mouse’s “Ganja Smuggling” and finally came together to collaborate on the song. You can pick up that compilation on iTunes by clicking HERE.
17 North Parade
Huge thanks again to 17th North Parade for allowing us to share Eek-A-Mouses’ “Ganja Smuggling” to post up for FREE download. Free music is a privilege that we’re grateful for and we appreciate the work these artists do! Please feel free to download this song for free and spread the awareness to your friends!
Enjoy the FREE track on the homepage!
Article By: Mike Patti
Watch: Eek-A-Mouse – “Ganja Smuggling”