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What Stephen Marley (@stephenmarley) Learned from Dad: “Do It for the Love and Not the Fame”

Many musical offspring have faltered under the pressure of trying to live up to the level of greatness once bestowed on their popular progeny. Stephen “Raggamuffin” Marley has refreshingly bucked those odds, and has in fact, become a modern-day legend of reggae music in his own right, and has done so for now more than three decades.

What has been a big influence for the eight-time Grammy Award winner is the lesson imparted by his deceased famous father, the legendary Bob Marley: “Do it for the love and not the fame,” Stephen Marley says.

The third child of Bob and Rita Marley, the 42-year-old Stephen Marley has embarked on an American tour that stops at the Mesa Amphitheatre Thursday night and will unveil tracks from his soon-to-be released fourth solo effort Revelation Pt. 2 – The Fruit of Life, the anticipated follow-up to the highly successful Grammy award winning 2011 album, Revelation Pt. 1 – The Root of Life. Read more

Album Review: Delly Ranx – Sweet Reggae

So, I guess mesh marinas are back in the spotlight. Yes, we are talking that questionable piece of clothing that has never really revealed its sense to me as it does neither cover up nor protect the body anyway. But, as one wise scholastic already knew: There is no arguing of taste. And speaking of phrases, one should not judge a CD by its cover anyway, right?! So we’ll leave the fact aside that Delly Ranx poses in a yellow see-through piece on the front picture of his latest album and focus on the inside of Sweet Reggae.

Opening the selection with the previously released title track the listener can dive right into heavy drum and bass, flickering delays, ponderous horns, that create a fascinating old school dub vibe. In a slow-down motion Sweet Reggae narrates a party tale of flashing lighters, skanking dancers and a massive ready to give a forward and buss a blank. ”Officer, officer, gimmie a bligh now!”, Delly begs a police man for some support in the intro of Juggle Me A Juggle right after. The mid-tempo one drop produced by fellow artist Mr. Vegas is a classical hustlers anthem telling the story of a little ganja dealer, who finds himself on the edge of being charged. Delly Ranx is mostly known for his production works, yet repeatedly proves his talent as a narrator. Pictorial lyrics are ear-catchers and surprising twists keep it refreshing. Real Gyalis for example is gladly not another self praise of a popular man, but the reminder that “real gyalis never look dem friend gyal”. In One More Dead we meet a petty thief, who has to face his final judgement and Cyber Love describes the many aspects of modern technology like skype and facetime in today’s relationships. Read more

@SojaLive Spends a day at Circle Village with the Bad Boys!

Another day of Irie Vibes at the Circle Village. Reggae Super sensation Soja stopped by the in preparation for their Show at the Soulshine Music Festival in Boca Raton.

Although, It never seems to be just about music when Soja stops by the village, the days are always filled with fun, laughter and conversation. Lead singer Jacob Hemphill sat down with the bad boys for an exclusive interview that will be released at a later date.

Make sure you go and pre-order sojas new Album “Amid The Noise and Haste” on Itunes. It will be available to the public on August 12th, 2014

Reserve your copy of and more photos after the jump. Read more

Bob Marley’s Estate Releases ‘Get Together’ Bluetooth Wireless Speakers

Move over Beats by Dre, Bob Marley’s estate has launched a line of wireless speakers.

“The Bob Marley estate and company, House Of Marley, is the latest entry in the tech business with their new wireless Get Together Bluetooth speakers,” reports TheGrio.

The Get Together includes a built-in rechargeable battery and a convenient 3.5mm input as well.

It also boasts the exclusive REWINDTM fabric cover and natural bamboo front and back panels.

Director Wonford St. James created a visual that captures the spirit of Get Together and Kingston culture. Read more

@SOJAlive performing at Sunset Cove Amphitheater – Boca Raton FL Tonight at 5:00 pm

AEG Live Presents: The Soulshine Tour featuring Michael Franti & Spearhead. Opening Acts: SOJA, Brett Dennen, and Trevor Hall. Tickets are $35/adv and $40/dos. A separate yoga session will take place in the park and begins at 3 PM. Yoga tickets are $20. If you purchase both a concert and yoga ticket you will receive $10 off.

Pop up box office opens at 12:00 PM. No chairs, strollers, professional recording/camera equipment, iPads, coolers/containers/backpacks, food, beverages, pets of any kind (service animals are okay), weapons, umbrellas, musical instruments, fireworks, or illegal substances. Parking $10.

20405 Amphitheater Circle, Boca Raton, FL 33498