The one and only Damian Marley aka Junior Gong guest stars on this weeks Reality Time on Bigupradio.com. Hosted by the furious DJ Kurious and might MC Taiyefoon, Reality Time brings you the latest reggae news, culture and exclusive interviews each Sunday on Bigupradio’s 24/7 dancehall station. Damian Marley carrys on his father’s legacy but does it in a dancehall style. Known for this smash hits that deliver a conscious message while keeping the dancehalls jamming. Such hits include “Welcome To Jamrock,” “Mi Name Jr Gong,” “Still Searching,” “Road To Zion” and many more. Don’t miss this special interview and feature with reggae star and icon Damian Marley. Don’t miss this show! ONE LOVE
About Damian Marley:
Born in Kingston, Jamaica on July 21, 1978, Damian Robert Nesta Marley a.k.a. “Junior Gong“, Bob’s youngest son, began performing as a child as the vocalist for a group called The Shepherds. Comprised of other well-known Reggae artists children including Shiah Coore (son of Third World guitarist Cat Coore) and Yashema Beth McGregor, the daughter of Freddie McGregor and Judy Mowatt, The Shepherds performed at several shows in Jamaica including the Reggae Sunsplash music festival in 1992.
Damian was a high school student when he began recording “MR. MARLEY” at the Marley Music 48 track-recording studio. Produced by Stephen Marley (head of the Marley Boyz production team), “MR. MARLEY” delivered a fusion of contemporary Reggae grooves and infectious dancehall rhythms alongside tough edged hip-hop beats, an ideal complement for Damian’s versatile deejay-rap style. The album included several updates of Bob Marley classics as well as the single “Me Name Junior Gong” which went to the number one in Hawaii and held that position for several weeks. “When we went to Hawaii in 1997,” Damian recalls, “we had three songs on the charts there: “Me Name Junior Gong,’ “One Cup of Coffee’ and “Now You Know,’ a tune from Julian’s debut album.” Damian and Julian’s burgeoning popularity earned them featured appearances on the 1997 travelling alternative rock festival Lollapalooza which provided invaluable exposure among a new sector of music fans.
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