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Rekka and King Thayo Collaborate on 4/20 Anthem “Light One Up”

By Daniel Warren Hill

“Light One Up,” the latest single by Portland, Oregon-based female emcee Rekka, is a 4/20 anthem celebrating the internationally observed, though not formally recognized, holiday. Featuring international performing artist, King Thayo and produced by SmokeM2D6, “Light One Up” is a reggae-infused hip-hop track detailing Rekka’s appreciation for marijuana culture, especially in her home state; the first state to decriminalize cannabis in the United States as far back as 1973.

“I’ve always been in love with the scenery and the amazing marijuana produced in the area, so I decided it was time to make a song about it,” says Rekka on the inspiration behind the single.

Following the release of Rekka’s 2021 EP Diamond in the Ruff and hit single, “You Been Sayin’ (Remix)”, Rekka’s lyrics in “Light One Up” sympathizes with cannabis lovers’ admiration for one of the world’s most controversial plants and the various communities brought together by it.

“I don’t know what you’ve been told / but to me my weed is more valuable / than gold to me / so won’t you light one up for me”

The single for “Light One Up”, along with an official music video sot by Diondre Collins of Collective Films was just released this week, and playfully incorporates a number of locations from the PNW area, including Portland dispensary, Cannabis Curb, and Area 51 night club in Vancouver, WA where Rekka and King Theo become surrounded by dancers enjoying the music and collectively experiencing the moment while simultaneously lifting it up. “The greatest part about this video is how many people were able to come together to make this video a reality,” says Rekka.

Check out Rekka’s 4/20 Reggae / Hip-Hop anthem “Light One Up” below, or find it on the Alchemical Records Multigenre Mixture playlist on Spotify and YouTube.

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