Tomawok is the alter ego of Thomas Perez, a deejay from the French city of Angers who's had a fascination for everything to do with American Indians ever since he was a child; a fascination also explaining his stage name and the fact he adorns the cover of 'Weedamuffin' dressed in a Native American war bonnet and painted in war colors (at the very least a bit iffy in light of the recent Black Pete-controversy). Enough political correctness, what to say about the music on 'Weedamuffin'? Tomawok boasts an impressive flow and clearly paid close attention to the work of his idols (General Levy, Papa San, Beenie Man, Burro Banton...). On 'Weedamuffin', for which he collaborated with producers like Kubix, Dreadsquad, Manudigital, Irie Ites and Deebuzz, the French deejay offers just about everything from ska ('Kaliman') over rub-a-dub to dancehall ('No One We Fear' feat. Ward 21), and with such an album title it should come as no surprise the track list features multiple songs dealing with the green herb. Among those 'Jamaican Herb', a cover of the song by Max Romeo for which Tomawok also invited the master himself. Admittedly, the guest list of 'Weedamuffin' looks quite impressive: in addition to the aforementioned Max Romeo, it also features Ward 21, Perfect, Spectacular and Ksir Makoza, but we were most taken with 'African Children', a tune over the Skylarking riddim featuring Sizzla and an intro by Horace Andy. In fact 'Weedamuffin' still holds a number of other tunes over classic riddims: as its title already suggests, 'Revolution' is Tomawok's take on the Revolution riddim, 'King Kong' is a version over an update of the Tempo riddim and for closing track 'Mash Dem Down' Tomawok used the Run Down The World riddim. Excellent chunk of fragga!