Sober or not, outrageously high or disappointingly dry, the Ragga Muffins Festival transformed reggae, dancehall, dub and all sorts of Jamaican-born music from often overlooked genres to annual fan favorites. Going 27 years strong, the Ragga Muffins Festival took over Long Beach, bringing fans with headliners Beenie Man and Gregory Isaacs, while the up ’n’ coming acts surprisingly rocked the weekend crowds.

Representing Los Angeles to the fullest, the Aggrolites spun roots reggae and traditional ska and added modern pop touches with a dash of contemporary rock. Puerto Rico’s Cultura Profetica’s multicultural take brought Latino flavor to the mix, while Collie Buddz’s borderline-reggaeton jams rang louder than bombs.

With the air so thick and cloudy, a contact high was unavoidable, and Anthony B’s two-night set somehow seemed too short. Bringing Kingston to our fingertips, Jamaica never sounded or smelled any better.