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DAMIAN “JR. GONG” MARLEY AMONG 20 INVESTORS WHO ACQUIRED CONTROL OF PRO-WEED, HIGH TIMES MAGAZINE!

DAMIAN “JR. GONG” MARLEY AMONG 20 INVESTORS WHO ACQUIRED CONTROL OF PRO-WEED, HIGH TIMES MAGAZINE!

By JOHN ROGERS The Associated Press— Los Angeles • Put this in your pipe and smoke it. High Times, the magazine that for decades has been the go-to bible for backyard pot growers and cocktail party tokers has been sold to a group of investors that includes reggae musician and ganga guru Damian Marley. The son of the late reggae superstar Bob Marley is one of 20 investors who acquired a 60 percent stake in High Times, its … Read entire article »

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“RITA MARLEY SHOULD BE PRAISED FOR STAYING THROUGHOUT BOB’S CHEATING/INFIDELITIES” SAYS U.S. DJ!

“RITA MARLEY SHOULD BE PRAISED FOR STAYING THROUGHOUT BOB’S CHEATING/INFIDELITIES” SAYS U.S. DJ!

  DJ Vlad, a popular deejay in the United States, says Bob Marley’s widow, Rita Marley, deserves credit for staying with the reggae legend despite his infidelity. “It is about the bigger picture. Bob Marley’s wife stayed with him the whole time. Bob Marley was still married when he died and how many kids did he have outside of that relationship? But she saw the bigger picture outside of that relationship,” DJ Vlad said. Marley fathered at least … Read entire article »

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BEVERLEY KELSO REMEMBERS PLAYING AN INTEGRAL ROLE IN THE ORIGINAL WAILERS!

BEVERLEY KELSO REMEMBERS PLAYING AN INTEGRAL ROLE IN THE ORIGINAL WAILERS!

By Roy Black— From left: Bunny Livingston, Bob Marley, and Peter Tosh as The Wailers.—- One of the most commonly accepted inaccuracies floating around these days in music circles is that Bunny Wailer is the only surviving member of the legendary Wailers singing group. Beverley Kelso, one of the surviving symbols and cornerstone of the group, is very much alive and well, living in New York. She is not just a surviving member, but a very integral and … Read entire article »

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DAMIAN MARLEY HAILED A SUPERSTAR IN HIS OWN RIGHT!

DAMIAN MARLEY HAILED A SUPERSTAR IN HIS OWN RIGHT!

In the run-up to his performance at Durban’s Zakifo Music Festival, Damian ‘JR Gong’ Marley, son of Bob and music star in high own right, will play one show in Johannesburg, it was announced on Wednesday. Lesotho hip-hop act Kommanda Obbs will be the supporting act at the show at Newtown’s Groove Live, the venue formerly known as The Bassline, on Friday May 26. Damian Robert Nesta Marley, also known as Junior Gong and more recently as … Read entire article »

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THE WASHINGTON REDSKINS HAVE SIGNED BOB MARLEY’S GRANDSON, NICO MARLEY, AS AN UNDRAFTED FREE AGENT!

For the time being, Nico Marley is known for being reggae legend Bob Marley’s grandson. The Washington Redskins hope Nico Marley becomes known more for his football ability. The Redskins signed Marley as an undrafted free agent from Tulane on Tuesday, after he worked out for them as a tryout player in their rookie minicamp this past weekend. Marley and the Redskins know he’s an underdog — a 5-foot-8 inside linebacker who weighs 200 pounds. That’s about 30 to 40 pounds lighter than most inside linebackers in a 3-4 defense. Marley had spent the offseason learning strong safety, too. In Washington’s rookie minicamp, Marley worked with the linebackers. A star linebacker at Tulane, the young Marley wants to show that he’s got game and not just a famous last name. Marley started every game … Read entire article »

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BOB MARLEY HONORED BY NEW BEN & JERRY’S ICE CREAM FLAVOR!

BOB MARLEY HONORED BY NEW BEN & JERRY’S ICE CREAM FLAVOR!

by Debra Filcman For those moments when “Them Belly Full (But We Hungry),” Ben & Jerry’s now have a cure. Yesterday, on the 36th anniversary of reggae legend Bob Marley‘s death, the ice-cream gurus have announced a new flavor in his honor: One Love. According to a press release, the new limited-batch treat features banana ice cream with caramel and graham cracker swirls, as well as fudge peace signs. The flavor was conjured with the Marley family, and a portion … Read entire article »

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THE RISE OF A NEW GENERATION – COULD SKIP MARLEY’S HISTORIC HIGHLIGHT MAKE NEW INROADS FOR REGGAE MUSIC?

THE RISE OF A NEW GENERATION – COULD SKIP MARLEY’S HISTORIC HIGHLIGHT MAKE NEW INROADS FOR REGGAE MUSIC?

By Shereita Grizzle— File Marley brothers (from left) Stephen, Ky-Mani, Jr Gong and Julian in performance at the recent Redemption Live concert.— It may be hard to believe that it took the Marley’s three generations to achieve a top 10 hit on the US, Billboard Hot 100 charts, but that’s the reality. Bob Marley’s grandson, Skip Marley, made history earlier this week when his collaboration with pop superstar Katy Perry on, Chained to the Rhythm, peaked at number four … Read entire article »

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SINGER ELJAI PAYS HOMAGE TO REGGAE ROYALTY!

By Howard Campbell—  Eljai.— Belizean singer Eljai pays tribute to reggae royalty on Together Forever , which blends two classic songs. Produced by Murdaben, Together Forever was released on February 6, Bob Marley’s birth date. It came out five days after the birthday of Dennis Brown. With February also recognized as Reggae Month in Jamaica, Eljai thought it would be appropriate to release his homage. Together Forever combines Bob Marley’s Forever Loving Jah and Dennis Brown’s To The Foundation (Get Myself Together) in one song. It is a testament to the artistes that they were and the crucial catalog of music they gave us, earning them the titles of the King and Crown Prince of Reggae music,” he said. Forever Loving Jah is from Marley’s album, Uprising, released in 1980, one year before his death from cancer at age 36. To The Foundation, produced … Read entire article »

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“IT’S TIME FOR ZIGGY MARLEY NOT TO ACCEPT THE REGGAE GRAMMY NOMINATION” SAYS ROGER STEFFENS!

BY RICHARD JOHNSON—  Ziggy Marley— Sunday’s win by Ziggy Marley for Best Reggae Album at the Grammy Awards has ignited another wave of criticism. Over the years, the Grammy judges have been criticised whenever a Marley wins the Best Reggae Album category. Critics claim that if a Marley is in the category a win is assured, as voters are drawn to their late father, Bob Marley. Reggae historian and archivist Roger Steffens, who predicted that Marley would win his eighth Grammy, has weighed in on the discussion. He believes it is time for Ziggy Marley to decline a nomination for Best Reggae Album, therefore giving other acts a chance at winning. “If he (Ziggy Marley) is truly gracious, when he accepts it, he will announce that he will no longer accept a nomination for the … Read entire article »

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BOB MARLEY AND DENNIS BROWN ARE CENTRAL TO REGGAE MONTH!

BOB MARLEY AND DENNIS BROWN ARE CENTRAL TO REGGAE MONTH!

Bunny Livingston (left), Bob Marley (center) and Peter Tosh as The Wailers.– Reggae music began in 1968 with Nanny Goat (Larry Marshall and Alvin Leslie), Bangarang (Stranger Cole and Lester Sterling), Baby Why (the Cables), and No More Heartaches (the Beltones), leading the way. Dennis Brown had just turned 11 at the time, while Bob Marley was a relatively unknown, having just laid his foundation with producers Leslie Kong, Clement Dodd, and Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry. The two … Read entire article »

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