By: Secret Agent
Stephen Marley climbed to a new pinnacle in his far-reaching career last night, after grabbing the coveted Grammy Award for the best Reggae Album at last night’s 50th Grammy Awards. His album, ‘Mind Control’ beat out some of Reggae’s biggest names to take the coveted prize. They’re Burning Spear with ‘The Burning Experience’, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry with ‘The End Of An American Dream’, Sly and Robbie with ‘Anniversary’, and Toots and the Maytals with ‘Light Your Light’.
This is not his first award but this may well be the most crowning one for him, as he’s
already accomplished a lifetime worth of awards during his dedicated years in music. Starting off as a child vocalist with big brother Ziggy and the Melody Makers Band, he has moved easily from vocalist, to musician, to a Producer with a steady string of hits and Grammy Winners, to vocalist again. He has already won five Grammy awards for his work behind other winning albums as a producer, but this is first Grammy as an artist.
Stephen’s ‘Mind Control’ is a solid Reggae album which has been doing fairly well in terms of sales, and online downloads. A quick check of his Myspace page, shows just how many thousands listen to the sample tracks every day.
The album packs excellent production values, experienced mixing, and great beats.
It also incorporates Hip Hop influence with talented acts such as Mos Def, Mr Cheeks, and Snoop.