Jamaican Artist Matik Takes a Stand Against the War on Medical Marijuana

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Medical marijuana is being banned across the nation. Jamaican/pop artist Matik addresses the issues in his new music video "Keep It Burning."

portrays various lifestyles of medical marijuana users, from the elderly to businessmen.

The Medical Marijuana industry has been largely threatened by new politics and federal prosecutors. With hundreds of dispensaries being shut down in California thousands are being left without medication. (according to Malia Wollan, in her article for the New York Times on Oct. 11/2012) see - http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/12/us/oakland-sues-to-prevent-closing-of-medical-marijuana-dispensary.html

Jamaican Artist Matik takes a stance on the issue in his latest single “Keep It Burning.” The video directed by Jonathan Chia portrays various lifestyles of medical marijuana users, from the elderly to businessmen. The video was shot at a dispensary in LA just days before getting shut down. The video has been watched by over 10,000 in 1 day and the song is getting airplay on the biggest reggae radio station IRIE FM, as well as Hitz92 FM, ZIPFM, and HOT97BOSTON. See what the buzz is all about http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtxjgtTihWg.

Music has never been something just playing in the background for Jamaican singer/songwriter, Matik. Rather, for him, it has been the one thing present at the forefront of it all. Once Matik recognized music as the one constant in his life, he never let the needle lift off the record…furthermore; he set out to create some of his own.

When Matik surrendered to that consuming need to create, he made it a personal goal to be an artist of truth and have that be both the cause and purpose for his work. Perhaps being brought up in the countryside of Jamaica is one of the reasons why Matik is magnetically drawn to what is natural and real. In every single song of his, Matik’s intricate lyricality displays his talent as well as his deep rooted connection with the reality of life.

Matik will be releasing several follow-up singles along with an EP in early 2013, he is currently affiliated with Rootstar Entertainment/TMG (Typhoon Music Group). "Keep It Burning" can be found on Itunes on the Sunset Blvd Riddim Album.

Website - http://www.matikmusic.com

Twitter - @thematik

Youtube - http://www.youtube.com/therealmatik

Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/Originalmatik

Contact: Ashley Covarrubias


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