It’s Oldies Sunday! Before “Chopping/Scamming” songs flooded the market, there were songs about the Ganja trade. Today’s selection comes from a pioneer of the “Singjay” style, Eek-A-Mouse with the track, “Ganja Smuggling“!
Produced by Henry “Junjo” Lawes and released through the Volcano Label in 1981, Eek-A-Mouse goes into details of his life in the Ganja trade. For a long time, many would find success in Marijuana before it became illegal, and those who participated had to find different means and ways to make it happen under the nose of Law Enforcement. Eek-A-Mouse shares his episodes of early morning harvests, loading up vehicles and Planes with the product, and enjoying the spoils of his work when the necessary deals were made. He found an escape from poverty in the Ganja trade, and with its rewards, he was able to support his family, and make life better for himself, and those around him.
Eek-A-Mouse enjoyed success with the “Ganja Smuggling” track as it quickly became popular in the Dancehall scene. “Ganja Smuggling” was featured on his 1981 album, “Wa Do Dem“, which spawned a few more hits for the Artist. “Ganja Smuggling” joins the list of tracks that shared details of life in the illegal Marijuana trade, and is still being played today, even in parts of the world where Marijuana and conducting business in Marijuana has been made legal. Eek-A-Mouse went on to enjoy success in music in the 80s and 90s, and today he can be found releasing and performing his music, and sharing his opinions on Social Media. He can be controversial, but he can only be him, and his fans celebrate him.