The Good Weed (EP)
Cookie The Herbalist
Gideon Production / Why Not
March 27, 2009

Track list
  1. Intro
  2. The Good Weed
  3. Love Affair
  4. Praises
  5. Just A Lifetime
  6. Cyaan Stop! (feat. Cali P)
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)
Vocals : 4/5 Backing : 4/5 Production : 5 Sound quality : 5 Sleeve : 3/4
After various shows allover Switzerland and Europe and lots of collaboration-tunes with other artists, "The Good Weed (EP)" is the first solo release by Swiss singjay Cookie The Herbalist, putting his name firmly on the map with this 5 tunes strong Maxi-CD on Gideon Production in association with Why Not Recordings. After the "Intro" Cookie The Herbalist opens this EP with its titletune "The Good Weed" a very fine tribute to the grass that is the inspiration for the last part of his name, followed by the nice lovers tune "Lovers Affair".

The very strong conscious "Praises" is performed over an excellent dubby relick of Burning Spear's 'He Prayed'-riddim a.k.a. 'Dub Organizer' by the Ganglords and their bass player Philip 'One Ton', before "Just A Lifetime" rides a beautiful riddim by Sam Gilly and his House of Riddim. This mini-album is closed by the very entertaining combination "Cyaan Stop!" alongside Cali P over a nice relick of Pow Pow's 'Celebrate' and thus rises the expectations for both Cookie The Herbalist's new single "Who Dem" - only digitally released on May 15 - and a full length album.