Stephen Scores One More For The Marleys

 

In all of the music industry, you will never find a man who has brought a change into a lot of people through the lyrics of his or her song than the reggae demigod Robert Nesta Marley, or Bob.

Although the Legend has passed away a long time ago, he is still big today. In fact, he must be more famous today than he was during his life. Being a Rastafari, Bob has made it his personal crusade to spread Positive Vibration.

Now that he’s gone though, the Marley name still lives on. Recently, his second son, Stephen Marley won the Reggae Grammy for the album Mind Control. This is the first Grammy for Stephen if you would not count his work with his youngest brother Damian Marley in the album Welcome to Jamrock which won the award in 2006.

That brings the count to six Grammy awards for the Marley camp and this year marked the third straight year that someone with a surname Marley has taken the Best Reggae award. Last year, it was Bob’s eldest son, David “Ziggy” Marley who scored one for the family for his album Love Is My Religion.

This year, Stephen took the Grammy from some of reggae’s biggest name. Other nominees are: “The End Of An American Dream – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry; Anniversary – Sly & Robbie And The Taxi Gang and Light Your Light – Toots & The Maytals, and The Burning Spear Experience – Burning Spear. Any reggae music lover would easily recognize these names especially Toots & The Maytals which was included in Bob’s song Punky Reggae Party.

It looks like the Marley name is getting more and more popular especially with the emergence of David a.k.a. Ziggy, Stephen a.k.a. Ragamuffin; Damian a.k.a. Jr. Gong; and other brothers Ky-Mani, and Julian.

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