July 13, 2016 - 07:00 PM
STEPHEN “RAGGA” MARLEY CELEBRATES SUMMER WITH THE FRUIT OF LIFE
44-City North American Tour Culminates With New Studio Album July 22
(May 16, 2016) – Multiple Grammy-winning singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and celebrated Reggae producer, Stephen “Ragga” Marley, is set to release his fourth studio album, Revelation Part II: The Fruit of Life, July 22, amidst a spectacular summer tour, announced today. The coast-to-coast run begins in Redway, CA on Thursday, May 26, includes multiple festivals and will see 44 cities ending in New Orleans on Sunday, July 24. Full routing below. Please visit www.stephenmarleymusic.com for ticket information.
Revelation Part II: The Fruit of Life pre-order goes live on iTunes Friday, May 27, boasting three instant grat tracks – “Rock Stone” feat. Capleton & Sizzla, “Ghetto Boy” feat. Bounty Killer & Cobra and “Scars on my Feet” feat. Waka Flocka. Fans who pre-order the digital version will also receive additional instant grat tracks on June 10, June 24 and July 8, those who wait for the physical release will receive a download card – bringing the total to 23 tracks for digital and 22 tracks for the July 22 physical release.
Fruit of Life is the second installment of his two part series, following Revelation Part I: The Root of Life (2012). Whereas The Root of Life is more a traditional roots reggae album, The Fruit of Life will utilize a diversified sonic palette to express the far-reaching impact Jamaican music has had on various genres, especially hip hop. Produced by Marley, Fruit of Life boasts 18 new tracks and features a variety of guest collaborations with Rick Ross, Pit Bull, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Iggy Azalea, Waka Flocka, Dead Prez, Rakim, DJ Khaled, Busta Rhymes, Wyclef Jean, Shaggy, Black Thought (of The Roots), Bounty Killer, Sizzla, Capleton, Ky-Mani Marley, Jo Mersa and more.
Stephen “Ragga” Marley is the second eldest son of reggae legend Bob Marley and Rita Marley. He was raised in Kingston, Jamaica and started singing professionally at seven-years old with his elder siblings Ziggy, Sharon and Cedella as The Melody Makers. The singer, songwriter, musician and producer has consecutively landed #1 on the U.S. Billboard Reggae Album Chart for all of his solo albums and has earned a total of eight Grammys for Best Reggae Album. He won this accolade as a solo artist for Mind Control, Mind Control Acoustic and Revelation Part I: The Root of Life, as producer for Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley’s Half Way Tree and Welcome To Jamrock, and as a member of Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers for Conscious Party, One Bright Day and Fallen Is Babylon. The multi-talented artist has been steadily releasing music since his last album Revelation Part I: The Root of Life (2012) and is gearing up for the release of Revelation Part II: The Fruit of Life. Stephen Marley continues to share his incredible musical legacy with adoring fans across the globe.