So let’s see…Stephen “Ragga” Marley’s first album, Mind Control was released in March 2007 to critical acclaim and topped it all off by winning the Grammy for Best Reggae Album. Mind Control Acoustic was released the following year and it too won Best Reggae Album…as did 2011’s Revelation Part 1: The Root of Life, which also currently enjoys a 5 start rating on AmazonMusic. Oh…and before all of that he was part of yet another global Reggae sensation…Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers. Rumor has it that they know a thing or two about music and have won more than a few awards themselves. Not too shabby huh?
Well, apparently, Mr. Marley is not quite finished as the long awaited follow up, Revelation Part 2: The Fruit of Life is set to debut tomorrow. Needless to say, if you could see my face at the moment you would see that it is indeed lathered with anticipation. You can check out the first single “Revelation Party” featuring Jo Mersa Marley and Cedella Marley on Spotify and hear Stephen’s insight into the thought process and philosophy behind the song in the video featured above. Naturally, I’ll reserve my official judgement until I’ve heard the whole album but the folks at the Grammys can go ahead and reserve #4 for Mr. Marley…cuz it’s coming.