He recently completed the 27-city Bob Marley Roots, Rock, Reggae Festival tour with his four brothers, Ziggy, Julian, Damian and Ky-Mani, each of whom have their own professional recording careers. The tour was the first time the brothers have officially preformed together on stage.
Bio: Bob Marley's second son, StephenMarley, 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.
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.
Stephen "Ragga" Marley was born April 20, 1972 and is the second son of Rita and Bob Marley.
StephenMarley produced "Chant Down Babylon" which combines the music of big-name U.S. hip-hop stars such as Lauryn Hill, Busta Rhymes, and Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of the rock supergroup Aerosmith, with 12 of his father's most popular hits.
Marley was referring loosely to the beat-driven dancehall music which is a far cry from the protest sounds his father created in the 1970s when the music industry was more into talent than hype.
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