It’s been a long time coming but more than worth the wait. Perfection CANNOT be rushed!
Revelation Pt. ll “The Fruit Of Life”, Stephen “Ragga” Marley’s highly anticipated album, touch the road last week to the delight of fans like me across the globe. You know I never get too technical with anything, I just speak my truth and keep it moving.
So simply put, this album is thoroughly enjoyable from start to finish. Revelation Pt. l “The Root Of Life”, Ragga’s album prior to this, won him another well-deserved Grammy. After listening to “The Fruit”, he might as well reserve a spot on the shelf from now for another one in February.
I have never listened to artists such as Woka Flocka Flame, Iggy Azalea or Pitbull prior to this album. Sure I know of them, I just never figured their music would be my taste. That’s how you know Stephen is a great Producer, ’cause he sure opened my eyes by bridging the musical gap in my world. #StayOpenminded
With the exception of “Walking Away” which showcases the Lion’s softer side, and “It’s Alright”, the entire album is filled with collaborations which will keep you moving & get you thinking. “Tonight” an uptempo party track feat. Iggy Azalea, Woka Flocka & DJ. Khaled have me in ya a wine up miself everyday.
“Babylon” (feat. Junior Reid & Dead Prez) hits hard, “The Lion Roars” (feat. Rick Ross & Ky-mani Marley) makes me tear up, “So Strong” (feat. Shaggy) with Cedella Marley killing the vocals sweetly stays on repeat, and “Pleasure Or Pain” (feat. Busta Rhymes & Konshens) is smooth! Damn!
I don’t want to go itemizing the tracks as I don’t intend to write more than this. All I came here to say was, this album is a masterpiece heading towards a classic. Stephen is a perfectionist and a musical genius, and no one who is fair could ever listen to this record and deny him that.
I love lyrics:
“Father of the man”…Stephen Marley….basically, the person you are now is shaping who you will be.
“Weight on my shoulder but my heart is free”.. Stephen Marley….don’t internalize stress mi people
“They crash the economy like a vehicle”…Bounty Killer
“She walk with me through the fire & love is all she require”…Ky-mani Marley
“…and what’s it all for I don’t know…but it must be said, just so you know…that it’s alright it’s alright it’s alright”…Stephen Marley ………don’t stress unnu self
“Yu have some man come a dance wid a pocket full a lint an cannot purchase a Guinness or two icy mint, and still stay the distance, from music a play dem nuh rispanz.” Jr. Gong…Maddd!!!
“Girl anytime that yu need me call, even if a middle a di night”…Shaggy … memba!
“Got to widen yu views got to broaden yu mind”…Sizzla
“Machine that gives us abundance have left us in want.” “Liberty will never perish.” “You are not machines, you are men.” “Let us all unite, let us fight for a new world.” …Charlie Chaplin … Intro
Get your copy everywhere…
- 1. Intro
- 2. Babylon (feat. Junior Reid & Dead Prez)
- 3. Revelation Party (feat. Jo Mersa Marley)
- 4. So Unjust (feat. Rakim and Kardinal Offishall)
6. Walking Away
7. The Lion Roars (feat. Rick Ross and Ky-mani Marley)
8. Scars On My Feet (featuring Waka Flocka Flame)
9. Pleasure Or Pain (featuring Busta Rhymes & Konshens)
10. Perfect Picture (feat. Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley)
11. Father Of The Man (feat. Nina Simone & Wyclef Jean)
12. Music Is Alive (feat. Pain Killer & Damian Jr. Gong Marley)
13. So Strong (feat. Shaggy) … Cedella Marley killing the harmony-Madd!
14. Thorn Or A Rose (feat. Black Thought)
15. Paradise (feat. Twista & Jasmin Karma)
16. Tonight (It’s A Party) (feat. DJ Khaled, Waka Flocka Flame & Iggy Azalea)
17. Ghetto Boy (feat. Bounty Killer & Cobra)
18. Rock Stone (feat. Capleton and Sizzla)
19. When She Dances (feat. Pitbull) (album has three mixes)
20. It’s Alright
Social Media Links:
IG & Twitter: @stephenmarley
“One good thing about music, when it hits you feel no pain”…Tuff Gong Bob Marley