Stephen 'Ragga' Marley continues to show the versatility of Reggae with two new international collaborations.
International rapper Pitbull included Marley on his new album Climate Change with Options, while legendary rap group Bone Thugs-n-Harmony dropped the single Coming Home.
Pitbull's Options lends itself to Stephen Marley's catchy vocals for the chorus as well highlights Jamaica and its party culture in the recently released music video that has over two million views on Youtube, two weeks after its debut.
Marley also lays the ideal hook in the Coming Home of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, which used this single to symbolise their return to the music industry as Bone Thugs. The melodious chorus from Marley travels well with the metaphoric references to journeys and new beginnings.
Stephen Marley is now on tour in the United States, promoting his 19-track fourth studio album
Revelation Part II: The Fruit of Life. The album features a number of local stars - Capleton and Sizzla appear on the Rock Stone hit; Konshens on Pleasure or Pain; Shaggy on So Strong; and Bounty Killer and Cobra on Ghetto Boy. The collaborative album also features his brothers Damian and Ky-Mani, as well as his son Jo Mersa Marley.
Stephen Marley's fans can look forward to 2017 packed with projects in Jamaica. On Saturday, May 27, Marley will host Sessions at 56, an up close and personal concert to be held at the Bob Marley Museum. He is also the musical director of the special staging of the Smile Jamaica to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the concert.
The Marley brothers also look forward to hosting the first annual Kaya Fest this Saturday, April 22 at the Bayfront Park Amphitheater, Downtown, Miami. The festival will feature Stephen, Damian, Ziggy and Ky-Mani Marley as well as Ms. Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean, Sean Paul, Bunji Garlin and many more.