Revelation Part II: “The Fruit of Life”
Released: July 2016
Label:Ghetto Youths Internationals
Revelation Part II: The Fruit of Life is set to be released on July 22, 2016.
Stephen was born in Wilmington, Delaware, and raised in Kingston, Jamaica. He currently lives in Miami, Florida, where he has a home and a private recording studio. His eldest son, Joseph “Jo Mersa” Marley, is also a musician who recently released his EP “Comfortable”.
In 1979, a seven year old Stephen started his musical career as part of the child band the Melody Makers alongside older siblings Ziggy, Sharon and Cedella- the children of Bob Marley and wife Rita. The Melody Makers recorded the song “Children Playing in the Streets” written by their father Bob Marley. Proceeds of the sale of the song went to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). In 1980, Stephen performed the lead on the Melody Makers’ single “Sugar Pie” and dedicated the song to ‘all the pretty girls’ when the group performed at Reggae Sunsplash 1981.
Stephen and older brother Ziggy- Bob Marley’s two oldest sons- were directly mentored into music by their father and performed alongside Bob Marley and the Wailers at the 1978 One Love Peace concert in Kingston, Jamaica, 1979 Reggae Sunsplash in Montego Bay and at Zimbabwe’s independence celebrations in Salisbury, Rhodesia (Harare, Zimbabwe) in 1980. After their father passed on, Ziggy and Stephen performed alongside the Wailers and the I Threes at Bob Marley’s funeral on May 21 1981.