Album: Legalize It
Producer: Peter Tosh
When former Wailers co-founder Peter Tosh sat in a marijuana field smoking an ornate pipe on the cover of his solo debut album Legalize It, he wasn't just striking a pose. The Rasta rebel was making a bold statement directed at any and all governmental entities whose “war on bud” amounted to nothing but Babylonian brutality.
While most stateside stoners had never heard Tosh's terms like “tampee” before, it didn't take a genius to know what the Stepping Razor was talking about—ganja. Considered a roots reggae classic, with its Rasta rhythms and rebellious vibe, thirty years later “Legalize It” is still relevant, although the song's vision statement has yet to be fulfilled.