Bob Marley's is a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner, a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, a United Nations Peace Medal of The Third World recipient, a Jamaican Order of Merit awardee, and is a household name across the world, most notably in Africa. His music has broken down barriers of culture, and is loved by people of all ages and backgrounds.
Marley was a devout Rastafarian, which is a religion, or way of life, that accepts Haile Selassie I, the last emperor of Ethiopia, as Jah (the Rasta name for God incarnate). Rastafari is not a centralized religion and those who practice it believe in a concept of "Zion" that rejects modern society, or "Babylon". It is centered in Afrocentrism and considers smoking ganja (marijuana) a spiritual act. Marley's music helped spread reggae music throughout the world, but Rastafarianism is still a marginalized religion. Some devout Rastas believe reggae music to be a complete sellout to "Babylon".
The influence of Bob Marley's music is so vast that it's impossible to measure. It's inspired musicians of all stripes. This playlist features songs that sample Bob Marley's music, although not necessarily his message.
Songs That Sample Bob Marley Playlist
2. Funky Boss - Beastie Boys
- Bob Marley
- reggae music