In honor of the legendary singer’s 77th birthday, Smith describes Marley’s impact today.
Q: What is your favorite Bob Marley song and/or album? Why?
A: Get Up, Stand Up is by far my favorite Bob Marley song. Bob Marley was an activist and used his music as a way to unify people and draw attention to the lack of human rights people in Jamaica endure. The name of the song speaks volumes about his political position.
Q: What Bob Marley album most reflects you as a human? Why?
A: Legend: The Best of Bob Marley. I love this album because it has all my favorite songs and takes you on a journey through Bob’s lens. Songs like, No Woman, No Cry and I Shot the Sheriff, speak to my soul.
Q: How has Bob Marley’s influence impacted the cannabis industry today?
A: Bob Marley’s impact on the cannabis industry is unmeasurable. Bob Marley was a Rastafarian and within the Rastafarian movement the cannabis plant is treated as a medicine. The Rastafarian religion is the reason Jamaica legalized cannabis use.
Q: Describe Bob Marley’s life and what it symbolizes in one word.