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Stephen Marley

Bob Marley's second son, Stephen Marley, first appeared on record in 1979, when he was only six years old. With his brother Ziggy, the young Stephen recorded the single "Children Playing in the Streets," a charity single with the profits going to the United Nations to aid its efforts during the International Year of the Child. The single would also mark the beginnings of the Ziggy-fronted Melody Makers, a band that included Stephen's other siblings. Stephen played a supportive role in the Melody Makers from the beginning as guitarist, singer, and occasional songwriter. To satisfy his creative interests outside the group, Stephen decided to become familiar with the music industry from behind the scenes. Production work began in 1996 with Stephen contributing ideas to albums by his brothers Damian and Julian. Remixing the Fugees the same year was the first public display of Stephen's love of hip-hop and R&B. Work with Eve, Krayzie Bone, and Erykah Badu would follow along with a new role as "executive producer" of the Bob Marley remix compilation Chant Down Babylon, released in 1999. The album drew criticism from reggae purists who thought Stephen's mixing of hip-hop and his father's music was blasphemy, but the album's success encouraged the young producer. In 2001, his production work for brother Damian's Halfway Tree helped win the Grammy for Best Reggae Album, while Stephen's version of "Master Blaster" landed on the Stevie Wonder tribute Conception the same year. Work began on a debut solo album, but the 2002 formation of production house/promotion firm Ghetto Youths International with brother Ziggy kept Stephen from finishing it. Work on brother Damian's successful 2005 album Welcome to Jamrock pushed his debut all the way back to 2007. It was March of that year when Mind Control finally landed. An acoustic version of the album, simply titled Mind Control Acoustic, was distributed exclusively online in 2008 with the physical CD following in 2009. In late 2010, the “Jah Army” single announced the coming of his album Revelation, Pt. 1: The Root of Life, his roots-oriented 2011 release. Revelation, Pt. 2: The Fruit of Life followed in 2016 as a more electric and hip-hop-oriented release. The album featured guests like Rick Ross, Waka Flocka, Wyclef, and Rakim. ~ David Jeffries
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Stations Featuring
Stephen Marley

    Reggae Roots

    Reggae Roots
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Albums by
Stephen Marley

Top Songs by
Stephen Marley

  1.   Song
  2.   False Friends
  3.   Mind Control
  4.   Pale Moonlight (How Many Times)
  5.   The Traffic Jam by Damian Marley
  6.   Hey Baby
  7.   Chase Dem
  8.   Let Her Dance
  9.   Can't Keep I Down
  10.   So Strong
  11.   Thorn or a Rose
  12.   Inna di Red
  13.   Jah Army featuring Buju Banton
  14.   The Mission
  15.   Pleasure or Pain
  16.   Prelude
  17.   So Unjust featuring Kardinall Offishall
  18.   Tight Ship featuring Damian "Junior Gong" Marley
  19.   Iron Bars
  20.   Father Of The Man by Wyclef Jean
  21.   Someone to Love
  22.   Fed Up
  23.   You're Gonna Leave
  24.   Rock Stone
  25.   Paradise by Twista
  26.   Scars on My Feet
  27.   She Knows Now
  28.   Now I Know
  29.   Old Slaves
  30.   The Mission by Damian Marley
  31.   When She Dances
  32.   Ghetto Boy featuring Bounty Killer
  33.   Babylon
  34.   Working Ways
  35.   The Chapel
  36.   Lonely Avenue
  37.   Outro
  38.   It's Alright
  39.   Tonight (It's a Party)
  40.   The Lion Roars
  41.   Walking Away
  42.   Intro
  43.   Freedom Time
  44.   Music Is Alive
  45.   No Cigarette Smoking (In My Room)
  46.   Made in Africa
  47.   Break Us Apart
  48.   Officer Jimmy (Interlude)
  49.   Perfect Picture
  50.   Revelation Party

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