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Stephen Marley: Show Preview 

Wednesday, Jun 15 2011
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Jamaica's Ziggy, Julian, and Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley might get all the attention, but behind the scenes, Bob and Rita's second-oldest son, Stephen Marley, has been working on his own legacy. He coproduced most of Damian's '05 breakthrough album, Welcome to Jamrock, and releases two full-length sets this summer. Revelation Part 1: The Root of Life and Revelation Part 2: The Fruit of Life boast prominent guests like Capleton, Rakim, the Roots, and Buju Banton, while lead single "Jah Army" has become a recent reggae club anthem. More so than his siblings, Stephen inherited his father's looks and voice, as well as his songwriting prowess — all of which will be on display when he comes to S.F. with his full band and DJ colleague Spragga Benz.

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