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Hemp Republic is a Filipino reggae band formed in UP Los Banos in 2000. The group was formed by Tonton Hatol (lead guitar), Bunny Liwanag (vocals), Mags Gahol (rhythm guitar), Mabs Tolentino (bass guitar), Al Sese (drums), and Alfred Pagsuyuin (keyboards). The band’s first song was “Hey Body Rock”, which they played in their first gig on March 26, 2000 at the Z Bar in Las Piñas.
The band's first album, Welcome to Hemp Republic was released in April of 2005. The album contained ten tracks of reggae songs. In September 2005, they released the music video of their first single, “Sabihin Mo”.