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Encyclopedia > Damian Marley
Damien Marley

Background information
Also known as Junior Gong
Born July 21, 1978 (1978-07-21) (age 29)
Kingston, Jamaica
Genre(s) Reggae
Ragga
Dancehall
Years active 1996 - Present
Label(s) Tuff Gong, Universal Records
Associated
acts
Bob Marley, Ky-Mani Marley, Ziggy Marley, Stephen Marley, Julian Marley, K'Naan

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Damian was two years old when his father died, and is the only child born to Marley and Cindy Breakspeare, Miss World 1976. Damian's nickname is Junior Gong which is derived from his father's nickname of Tuff Gong. Damian has been performing since the age of 13. He shares with most of the Marley family a full-time career in music. Unlike his brothers and sisters, however, his musical specialty is "toasting", a Jamaican style of rapping. A publicity photo of Cindy. ... This article is about the pageant. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Toasting, chatting, or DJing is the act of talking or chanting over a rhythm or beat. ...

Contents

Albums

As of 2006, he has released three albums. His first, Mr. Marley, was released in 1996, his second, Halfway Tree in 2001, and his third, Welcome To Jamrock in September 2005. Halfway Tree was the 2002 recipient of the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album. At the 2006 Grammy Awards, he won Best Reggae Album again for Welcome to Jamrock and Best Urban/Alternative Performance for the song "Welcome to Jamrock" He is 5'10 Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album has been awarded since 1985. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music... The Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album has been awarded since 1985. ... The Grammy Award for Best Urban/Alternative Performance has been awarded since 2003. ...


Tours and guest appearances

In the summer of 2004, Damian participated in the 27-city Bob Marley Roots, Rock, Reggae Festival Tour with his four brothers, Ziggy, Julian, Stephen, and Ky-Mani, each of whom have their own professional recording careers. Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Prose is writing distinguished from poetry by its greater variety of rhythm and its closer resemblance to the patterns of everyday speech. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Julian Marley (born June 4, 1975 in London) is a reggae musician. ... Stephen Robert Nesta Raggamuffin Marley (born April 20, 1972) in Wilmington, Delaware, is a Jamaican musician and the son of reggae legend Bob Marley and Rita Marley. ... Ky-Mani Marley (born February 26, 1976, in Falmouth, Jamaica) is a Jamaican actor and reggae musician. ...


Damian frequently tours with his brothers Julian and Stephen, who are both members of the Ghetto Youths Crew. In 2004, Damian recorded a song with hip hop group Cypress Hill called 'Ganja Bus' on their album Till Death Do Us Part. Damian Also appears on the song "Get a Light" by Snoop Dogg. This song is on the album "The Blue Carpet Treatment" He is also featured on the track "put your lighters up" by Lil' Kim and has featured on a recent Gwen Stefani remix "Now That You Got It" (produced by Swizz Beats). Julian Marley (born June 4, 1975 in London) is a reggae musician. ... Stephen Robert Nesta Raggamuffin Marley (born April 20, 1972) in Wilmington, Delaware, is a Jamaican musician and the son of reggae legend Bob Marley and Rita Marley. ... run by notorious ghetto bluds dave oflynn and daz rowe who wont think twice to kill yo!nah seriosuyl they pretty bad mans. ... Cypress Hill is a mostly-Latin American hip hop group from South Gate, California, who is quite possibly most well remembered for their song Insane in the Brain. Their consistent advocacy around the legalization of cannabis consumption has contributed to their popularity. ... Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr. ... Lil Kim on the cover of her album Notorious Kim Kimberly Ann Jones, professionally known as Lil Kim (also called The Queen Bee, The Lieutenant, and The Queen Bitch such as the QB of all bitches) is a United States rapper who was born in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood...


During the summer of 2006, Damian went on tour with musical artist Ben Harper all around the US. He played in many known stages, such as Central Park New York. He was also one of the many artists who played at the inaugural Osheaga Festival, in Montreal. Ben Harper (born Benjamin Chase Harper on October 28, 1969 in Claremont, California, USA) is an American musician. ... United States may refer to: Places: United States of America SS United States, the fastest ocean liner ever built. ... Central Park is a large public, urban park (843 acres, 3. ... This article is about the state. ... Saturday afternoon, view from the hill The Osheaga Music and Arts Festival is a two-day rock festival in Montreal, Quebec, that was held at Parc Jean-Drapeau on ÃŽle Sainte-Hélène on September 2 and 3, 2006. ... Nickname: Motto: Concordia Salus (well-being through harmony) Coordinates: , Country Province Region Montréal Founded 1642 Established 1832 Government  - Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area [1][2][3]  - City 365. ...


In May 2006, Marley performed at KROQ Weenie Roast. In June 2006, Marley performed at Bonnaroo Music Festival. In July 2006, Damian should have played at the Danish music festival Roskilde Festival, however he had to cancel due to troubles with customs.[1] May 2006 : ← - January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → May 1, 2006 (Monday) Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association outraged Vatican by planning to ordain another bishop, Liu Xinhong in Anhui Province. ... Weenie Roast is a multi-artist alternative rock concert, presented annually by the Los Angeles, California, USA radio station KROQ, beginning in 1993. ... June 2006 : ← - January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Extraordinary renditions. ... The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival is a four day annual music festival by Superfly Productions and AC Entertainment, first held in 2002. ... Early elections in November are announced in the Netherlands. ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ...


On January 7, 2006 Marley conducted the main performance at Peace Fest in Trinidad. is the 7th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...


On September 19, 2006 Marley became the first reggae artist to perform for the popular PBS show Austin City Limits. is the 262nd day of the year (263rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Not to be confused with Public Broadcasting Services in Malta. ... Stevie Ray Vaughan performing on Austin City Limits. ...


Damian also participated in Season 3 of Extreme Makeover Home Edition by performing a special concert for the Rainford family, in which the father Dunstin was a Jamaican native. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition is an ABC reality television series that began broadcasting in 2003 in which a familys house, including all rooms, exterior and landscaping, is made over by a team of builders and designers in seven days. ...


Over the last year he has played numerous University homecomings including Emory and Indiana, often accompanied by his brother Stephen. Stephen was also present when Damian played music festivals such as Miami's Bang, Earth Day in San Francisco and the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in April 2007 in Indio, CA. The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival (commonly known as Coachella) is a three-day (formerly a one or two-day) annual music and arts festival held at the Empire Polo Fields in Indio, California. ...


Marley recently did a song with pop sensation Gwen Stefani. The two made a remix version to the song "Now That You Got It" off of the album The Sweet Escape. Stefani now performs this song on her Sweet Escape Tour. Gwen Renée Stefani (born October 3, 1969) (IPA pronunciation: [1]), is an American singer, songwriter, fashion designer and occasional actress. ... Damian Marley singles chronology Now That You Got It is a pop rap song written by Sean Garrett, Gwen Stefani, and Swizz Beatz for Stefanis second album The Sweet Escape (2006). ... The Sweet Escape is the second solo album by American pop–rock singer Gwen Stefani. ... The Sweet Escape Tour is American singer Gwen Stefanis second concert tour, scheduled to take place starting in April 2007 in support of her December 2006 album The Sweet Escape. ...


Furthermore a collaboration with Guru has been released on Jazzmatazz 4, "Stand Up Some Things'll Never Change" in 2007


Personal life and beliefs

Like his father before him and the rest of the Marley family, he is a Rastafarian and his music reflects both his beliefs and the Rastafarian guiding principles of one love, one planet, and freedom for all. While he travels and tours the better part of the year, his home base is split between Kingston, Jamaica and Miami, Florida. Haile Selassie I Rasta, or the Rastafari movement, is a religion that accepts Haile Selassie I, the former Emperor of Ethiopia, as God incarnate, whom they call Jah. ... The City of Kingston is the capital and largest city of Jamaica. ... This article is about the city in Florida. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Largest metro area Miami metropolitan area Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,795[1] sq mi (170,304[1] km²)  - Width 361 miles (582 km)  - Length 447 miles (721 km)  - % water 17. ...


Discography

Mr. ... Halfway Tree is the second album by Jamaican reggae artist Damian Marley. ... Welcome to Jamrock is the third album from Bob Marleys son, Damian Marley. ...

Singles

Year Title Chart positions Album
US Hot 100 US R&B/Hip-Hop US Rap UK Singles Chart
2002 "I'm Right Here" (Samantha Mumba feat. Damian Marley) #80 - - #5 Woman
2005 "Welcome to Jamrock" #55 #18 #12 #13 Welcome to Jamrock
2005 "The Master Has Come Back" - - - #74 Welcome to Jamrock
2005 "Road to Zion" (featuring Nas) - #57 - - Welcome to Jamrock
2006 "Beautiful" (featuring Bobby Brown) - - - #39 Welcome to Jamrock
2006 "All Night" (featuring Stephen Marley) - - - #137 Welcome to Jamrock
2007 "Now That You Got It" (Gwen Stefani feat. Damian Marley) - - - #59 The Sweet Escape

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Trivia

Damian Marley's song "Move" is featured on the soundtrack of Tony Hawk's Project 8. Tony Hawks Project 8, also known as Tony Hawks Pro Skater 8 but officially abbreviated as THP8, is the eighth installment in the Tony Hawks Series. ...


References

  1. ^ http://www.roskilde-festival.dk/object.php?obj=4c9000f&base=57872774&code=1 Roskilde Festival announcement and explanation of Marley's withdrawal from the festival.

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