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Watch: Luke Temple Enters a Smuggler’s Paradise in “Florida” Video

Caribbean Cocaine

Oct 09, 2013 Luke Temple
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Releasing his new album Good Mood Fool next week on Oct. 15, singer/songwriter Luke Temple has premiered a culture-conscience music video for his single “Florida.” The visual, directed by Kris Moyes on location in Belize, takes aim at the smuggling and use of cocaine.

There have been 70,000+ deaths related to the Mexican drug cartels since 2006,” says Temple in a statement. “The Unites States is, by far, the largest market for cocaine use in the world with roughly 16% of its population using the drug. New Zealand is second at roughly 4%. Mexico itself hovers around 2%. They supply it, we buy it. Being a musician I have been around my share of the stuff and can say that there is an absolute disconnect from the reality of what is being supported by the purchase of cocaine. Our privilege and relative comfort can make it hard to look outside of our immediate gratification. It seems almost impossible to exist without being an indirect aid to the exploitation of those less fortunate but we can at least start with the glaringly obvious. It’s absolutely not worth just being able to party for another few hours.”

Click to watch the video, and scroll down below to stream Good Mood Fool in its entirety courtesy of Hypemachine.



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