Marlon Asher, a native Trinidadian, cites Bob Marley, Dennis Brown and Barrington Levy as some of his musical mentors. Marlon Asher's talent and ingenuity was revealed with the release of the song "Ganja Farmer" which became a huge hit via aggressive underground marketing. The song 'Ganja Farmer' was derived from an older selection named 'Ganja Man', which was also written by Asher. Asher maintains that he is not a ganja farmer and that the song does not promote the cultivation or use of the illegal substance. However, he hopes to create an awareness for the work that farmers do, and to be mindful, that regardless of their crop, destroying any farm takes away someone's livelihood.