Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Marley Still Reigns In Reggae

The name Marley is without a doubt tied, married or intertwined even, to the genre Reggae. Usually when I meet someone and they ask "what kind kind of music do you play?" and I say Reggae, the next thing they say is "Bob Marley, yeah!".

Even though Bob passed away about thirty years ago, his legacy still lives on in his music and in his offspring who set out to carry on the work of their father.

Stephen Marley won the Grammy for best reggae album in 2008, 2010 & 2012 for his solo projects "Mind Control", "Mind Control Acoustic" and "Revelation, Pt 1: The Root Of Life" respectively. 

Which of these would be my choice for you  to check out?

Revelation, Pt. 1: The Root of Life

In my opinion this is one of the best Reggae albums released within the past 5 or so years. The production is excellent, choice of songs are great and the delivery from the artist is superb. Fourteen tracks coming at you in authentic fashion, with a few exceptions/fusions. The album has colabs with brothers Damian (Jr Gong) and Ziggy as well as popular Jamaican DJs Capleton, Buju Banton & Spragga Benz.

My favorite track however features Canadian R&B recording artist Melanie Fiona - "No Cigarette Smoking (In My Room)". Classic "get high and/or make love" Reggae music. This album is a definite one you should check out.

Revelation, Pt. 1: The Root of Life

Thanks, Have a great day


  1. So good to see you back on here Robert .....looking forward to seeing more ! .....blessings as always :-)