Miami-based hip-hop artist Brisco is compounding his lyrical talent with his passion for pot, and standing up as the face of 420Petition.com. He’s teamed up with the online marijuana legalization engine to spread the word about weed, and change the status of marijuana as an illegal drug in Florida.
“I’m gonna be the face of 420Petition, the urban side that’s getting the message out there,” Brisco said. “We feel left out in Florida with [marijuana] being completely illegal out here. I’m connecting with 420 Petition and MarijuanaDoctors.com to do what we can politically to try to get this thing legalized.”
Marijuana prohibition causes countless people across the country to be unfairly incarcerated, which is something that hits close to home for the Opa-locka rapper. Brisco was arrested for marijuana possession, which got him probation and a stint behind bars – all for a substance that is proven time and time again to be medically beneficial, non-addictive and is actually legal for medical purposes in 15 states and Washington DC. It was an experience that altered his life, but didn’t sway his support for the widely loved substance that’s used by millions Americans.
“Weed is not a habit – It’s just a way of life,” he said. “It’s so significant that I call it ‘thoughts.’ When I come to a part of my verse and it’s hard to move forward, I say ‘Let me smoke a couple thoughts’ and it comes straight to me.”
Not only does marijuana help him creatively as an artist, but is also a powerful relaxant that helps him deal with the day to day stress of being an entertainer. And on a deeper level, it’s a connection that he shares with his family.
“My mom died when I was 9 years old, and that’s one of the biggest memories I have of my mom – she was big a smoker,” he said. “I guess you could say I was a weed baby.”
If anyone is looking to debunk the myth that so-called “pot heads” are lazy, just take a look at all of Brisco’s endeavors. Not only is he standing out in support of an issue he believes in, he’s also blowing up in the music scene. His album Street Medicine, will be dropping this year on Young Money/ Cash Money/ Po Boy Entertainment. He’s releasing the aforementioned mixed tape, OG Kush Part 2: The 420 Petition on 4/20/11, as well as his mixed tape 21 Jump Street on Memorial weekend. And if that’s not enough, he’s also busy with his own label, Goon Music.
Send Us Your 4/20 Footage
As the face of 420Petition.com Brisco is our celebrity Roaming Reefer Reporter, and will be sharing his own videos and pics of pro-pot events. We’d like to hear from everyone on 4/20, so don’t forget to digitally document this doobie day. Send your footage to Community@marijuanadoctors.com to share with our cannabis community.