Trenton & Free Radical Swan Song is a tribute to slain Cannabis activistPosted by On

Trenton & Free Radical
Trenton & Free Radical

Genre-blending SA band, Trenton & Free Radical of ‘Mr Mandela’ fame has announced the release of their final track, Grootboom. The elegiac song with a clarion call to ‘legalise ganja’, features legendary Jamaican musician and producer Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, famous for his extensive work with Bob Marley as well as the Beastie Boys and The Clash, and Redondo of the Driemanskap hip-hop crew from Cape Town.

Grootboom is an evocative tribute to cannabis activist Julian Stobbs who was murdered during an armed robbery at his Gauteng home in July 2020. A percentage of proceeds from Grootboom will be donated to Fields of Green for All, the non-profit organisation Stobbs co-founded to fight ongoing cannabis prohibitions in South Africa. Stobbs and his partner Myrtle Clarke were dubbed by the media as the ‘Dagga Couple’ as they fought relentlessly in the SA courts for their right to use cannabis.

Earlier this year, Trenton Birch, co-founder of Trenton…

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