Stephen “Ragga” Marley – the eight-time Grammy winner and multi-talented singer, songwriter, musician and producer – unveils his tour plans for August and September 2015 as well as the video for his latest track “Ghetto Boy” featuring Bounty Killer and Cobra.
“The concept is to show the truth about many ghetto youths’ reality. The Warlord (Bounty Killer) and Cobra are real voices of the ghetto and know first-hand about this struggle. Their perspective is real,” said Marley. “I hope this song and video make us question what we need to do to break the cycle to make sure our kids get a shot at life.”
The visual for “Ghetto Boy” was directed by Shaun Escayg and shot in Jamaica. The song, which will be featured on Marley’s forthcoming album Revelation Part II: The Fruit of Life expected to be out in August, aims to break the cycle of gun violence starting with the youth. Marley said its theme is similar to his previous set, Revelation Part I: The Root of Life, which was released in 2011 and earned him a Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album in 2012.
“We are just putting a few finishing touches on the new album now. Revelation Part II: The Fruit Of Life is a continuation of Revelation Part I: The Root of Life. Part I focused on real roots music and Part II will expand on the roots and shares its fruits,” the 43-year-old revealed.
In support of the upcoming album, Marley will kick off his six-week tour of the United States and Europe on August 1 to when he’ll headline California’s annual festival Reggae On The River. He will continue to perform along the Golden Coast, then travel to Europe for a short stint of festival and club dates. He will head back to the United States to tour at the end of August and throughout September.