My Roots

1972 Birth

"I, Stephen Robert Nesta "Ragga Muffin" Marley was born to Bob and Rita Marley on April 20, 1972 in Delaware….I was born there, but went home to Jamaica."

1979 Performing live with the Melody Makers in Jamaica

Originally formed at the request of their mother, Rita Marley, The Melody Makers was comprised of vocalist/guitarist Ziggy, vocalist/guitarist/drummer Stephen, vocalists Cedella and Sharon.

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1980 Performs on stage with his father and brother

"In 1980 my brother Ziggy and I performed on stage with our father at a free concert at Rufaro Stadium in Salisbury, Zimbabwe, to honor the nation's Independence Celebration. It was the first time I realized that the music we do is more than just music, to some people as it defined their indepedence."

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1981 Performing at Reggae Sunsplash in Jamaica

In 1981 Stephen notably sang "Sugar Pie" with the Melody Makers at the annual Reggae Sunsplash concert in Jamaica.

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1983 Performing at Reggae Sunsplash in Jamaica

Stephen and his sibblings performed "What A Plot" at the Annual Reggae Sunsplash.

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1988 Debut of "Tomorrow People"

"Tomorrow People" Official video debuted in 1988 off the Conscious Party album.

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1988 Performs of "Tumblin' Down"

Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers perform their hit "Tumblin' Down".

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1988 Wins Grammy for Best Reggae Recording

For the Conscious Party album by Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers.

1989 Performs "Look Whose Dancing" on Arsenio

Stephen and his siblings perform the hit "Look Whose Dancing" on the Arsenio Hall show.

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1989 Wins Grammy for Best Reggae Recording

For the One Bright Day album by Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers.

1993 Official video for Brothers and Sisters (Official Video)

Released in 1994 on Joy and Blues, "Brothers and Sisters" was a global hit for the Melody Makers.

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1997 Performs "Postman" with the Melody Makers

"Postman" is one the Melody Makers' most well-known tracks, with Stephen Marley singing lead vocals.

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1997 Wins Grammy for Best Reggae Album

For the Fallen is Babylon album by Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers.

1999 Performing "One Good Spliff"

In 2000, the group released their live album "Ziggy Marley & the Melody Makers Live, Vol. 1" featuring One Good Spliff.

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1999 EPK for the Chant Down Babylon Album

In 1999 Stephen produced the album Chant Down Babylon featuring Lauryn Hill, Erykah Badu, Busta Rhymes, the Roots, The Marley family and more.

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2001 Produces and appears on Damian Marley's "Still Searching"

Stephen worked with his brother Damian Marley's on the Halfway Tree album.

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2001 Wins Grammy for Best Reggae Album

For Damian Marley's Halfway Tree album

2005 Produces Welcome to Jamrock

Stephen worked with his brother Damian Marley on Welcome to Jamrock.

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2005 Produces and apppears on "All Night"

Stephen worked with his brother Damian Marley on "All Night" featured on Welcome to Jamrock.

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2005 Wins Grammy for Best Reggae Album

For Damian Marley's Welcome to Jamrock album.

2007 Debuts First Solo Album Mind Control

In 2007 Stephen debuted his solo album Mind Control.

2007 Offcial video for "Traffic Jam"

From Stephen Marley's debut Solo album Mind Control, "Traffic Jam" features his brothers Damian and Julian Marley.

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2007 Wins Grammy for Best Reggae Album

For his album Mind Control.

2007 Performs "Hey Baby"

"Hey Baby" originally featuring Mos Def, is another track from Mind Control.

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2007 Performs "Chase Dem"

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2008 Performance of "Let Her Dance" at Bonaroo

Live from the Bonaroo festival, Stephen performs "Let her Dance" from Mind Control.

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2008 Debuts Second Solo Album Mind Control Acoustic

2008 Performance of Mind Control Acoustic

In 2008 Stephen released Mind Control Acoustic.

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2008 Performance of "You're Gonna Leave"

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2008 Stephen performs with the Marley Brothers at Smile Jamaica

In 2008 Stephen and his brothers came together to perform at the annual Smile Jamaica concert in honour of the life and legacy of the Hon. Robert Nesta Marley.

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2009 Wins Grammy for Best Reggae Album

For his album Mind Control Acoustic.

2011 Debuts Third solo album Revelation Part I: The Root of Life

2011 Official Video for Made in Africa

“Made In Africa” features a Wale verse and choirs from the cast of Fela!

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2011 Performance of "Breaks Us Apart"

This live performance featuring Jamaican artist Capleton, "Break us Apart" is one of Stephen's more mellow tracks from his third solo album.

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2011 Performance of "No Cigarette Smoking (In My Room)"

Recorded with R&B Singer Melanie Fiona.

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2011 Jah Army ft. Damian Marley

"Jah Army" was recorded with Stephen's brother Damian Marley and Buju Banton.

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2011 Wins Grammy for Best Reggae Album

For his album Revelation Part 1: The Root of Life.

2013 Debut of Ghetto Youths 1st Compilation album Set Up Shop Vol. 1

The first compilation for their Ghetto Youths International label - Set Up Shop. Vol. 1.

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2013 Launch of the 1st Ghetto Youths Tour

The first Ghetto Youths International Tour featuring their current artists; Wayne Marshall, Jo Mersa, Black-Am-I and Christopher Ellis.

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2014 Rock Stone ft. Capleton and Sizzla

"Rock Stone" debuted in 2014 as a prelude to Stephen's upcoming album Revelation Part II: The Fruit of Life.

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2014 Debut of Ghetto Youths 2nd Compilation album Set Up Shop Vol. 2

The second compilation for their Ghetto Youths International label - Set Up Shop. Vol. 2.

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2015 Ghetto Boy ft. Bounty Killer and Cobra

Ghetto Boy featuring Bounty Killer and Cobra debuted as a single, from the Revelation Part II: The Fruit of Life.

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