STEPHEN “RAGGA” MARLEY CELEBRATES SUMMER WITH THE FRUIT OF LIFE
Multiple Grammy-winning singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and celebrated Reggae producer, Stephen “Ragga” Marley, released his fourth studio album, Revelation Part II: The Fruit of Life, on 22 July.
Produced by the Grammy-winning multi-instrumentalist, Revelation Part II: The Fruit of Life is the second installment of his two part series, following Revelation Part I: The Root of Life (2011). Whereas The Root of Life is more a traditional roots reggae album, The Fruit of Life will utilise a diversified sonic palette to express the far-reaching impact Jamaican music has had on various genres, especially hip hop. Produced by Marley, Fruit of Life boasts 18 new tracks and features a variety of guest collaborations with Rick Ross, Pitbull, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Iggy Azalea, Waka Flocka, Dead Prez, Rakim, DJ Khaled, Busta Rhymes, Wyclef Jean, Shaggy, Black Thought (of The Roots), Bounty Killer, Sizzla, Capleton, Ky-Mani Marley, Jo Mersa and more.
“The Fruit is about the different branches; there are many pages within my mind, many colors and ideas” says Marley. “We come from a versatile generation that can’t be put in a box.”
Revelation Part II: The Fruit of Life
Sampler track listing:
- “Rockstone” (feat. Capleton & Sizzla)
- “Pleasure Or Pain” (feat. Busta Rhymes & Konshens)
- “Revelation Party” (feat. Joseph Marley)
- “Scars On My Feet” (feat. Waka Flocka)
- “So Strong” (feat. Shaggy)
- “Ghetto Boy” (feat. Bounty Killer & Cobra)
Stephen “Ragga” Marley is the second eldest son of reggae legend Bob Marley and Rita Marley. He was raised in Kingston, Jamaica and started singing professionally at seven-years old with his elder siblings Ziggy, Sharon and Cedella as The Melody Makers. The singer, songwriter, musician and producer has consecutively landed #1 on the U.S. Billboard Reggae Album Chart for all of his solo albums and has earned a total of eight Grammys for Best Reggae Album. He won this accolade as a solo artist for Mind Control, Mind Control Acoustic and Revelation Part I: The Root of Life, as producer for Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley’s Half Way Tree and Welcome To Jamrock, and as a member of Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers for Conscious Party, One Bright Day and Fallen Is Babylon. The multi-talented artist has been steadily releasing music since his last album Revelation Part I: The Root of Life (2011) and is gearing up for the release of Revelation Part II: The Fruit of Life. Stephen Marley continues to share his incredible musical legacy with adoring fans across the globe.