Africans all over the world will be commemorating the life of the late reggae music legend, Bob Marley who died on May 11 1981 after succumbing to terminal cancer at the age of 36.
Robert Nester Marley, the iconic star, transformed the world with his revolutionary songs that inspired many people and societies especially those grappling with colonization, injustice and slavery.
Marley has three children with his first wife Rita, adopting her two children as his own. Their three children Cedella, Ziggy and Stephen have all gone on to have musical careers, with Ziggy and Cedella working together in the group the Melody Makers.
Stephen Marley has produced and written songs for the youngest of the Marley siblings Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, who also is enjoying a robust career himself. Kymani Marley is also working on an album due this year, his sixth named New Heights.
Bob Marley’s influence in hip-hop culture is widespread. In 1999, Island Records released a compilation of Marley’s master vocal tracks with some updated performances featuring the likes of the late Guru of Gang Starr fame, Public Enemy’s Chuck D and others. Bob Marley’s music also had an impact on New Jersey trio the Fugees.
(Former Fugee member Lauryn Hill has five children with one of Marley’s sons, Rohan.) Pot-loving rappers such as Wiz Khalifa and Snoop Dogg also owe Marley a nod as the green leaf was a common fixture in the reggae singer’s life.
Marley released 13 albums over the course of his career alongside his band the Wailers, with Confrontation released in 1983 posthumously.
Bob Marley was born in the largest parish in the island of Jamaica, Saint Ann, which is also home to reggae stars Shabba Ranks, Burning Spear and black nationalist Marcus Garvey, also a hero of Marley.
FAARROW, formed by singer/songwriter duo, Iman and Siham Hashi, were born in Mogadishu, Somalia.
Fleeing their homes to escape civil war, the sisters and their family relocated to Toronto, Canada as Refugees. Early into their teens the sisters identified their music ability but told no one for fear of
the cultural taboo. When they finally made the decision to pursue a music career, they moved to Atlanta, Georgia to begin their journey.
In Atlanta, the sisters began recording and within six short months, caught the attention of Universal Motown. After sometime at the label and no debut, they decided it was time to move on (figuratively and literally). Iman and Siham then made the move to Los Angeles as free agents. Wasting no time, they were back in the studio crafting a new sound. Iman, meaning ‘FAITH’ and Siham, meaning 'ARROW’ gives light to their name, FAARROW.
Their music has evolved into a drum heavy fusion of World, Hip hop and Pop music. The sisters have recently inked a deal with WARNER BROS RECORDS and are working with their producer + partner Elijah Kelley on their major debut album! Iman and Siham also serve as U.N. Spokes People with the U.N. Refugee Agency and are actively involved with humanitarian efforts for organizations alike.
Liberian born and California Bay-area rapper Feezy YF drops his new hit single “Flexing On Them,” and soon to be released on BET, according to his record label.
Henry Massaquoi aka Feezy YF, which stands for Young Famz, is a dynamic hardcore Hip-Hop rap artist and an emerging Liberia’s Hip-Co musician. He has been sponsored and showcased several times by African Angelz promoter and CEO Mr. Radcliff Mongbeh. “Feezy is a new kind of Liberian musician that will help change the rap game in Liberia,” his friends discussed Feezy’s potential moves.
In addition, Feezy has proven to be the new kind of Liberian rap artist. He promise to join forces with other Liberians' musicians to put Liberia (Hipco) on the World map of Hip-Hop music.
Please be advised that Feezy’s style of music is hardcore rap. Please enjoy.
Henry discovered Hip-Hop at the age of (Eight) in the hard streets of Monrovia, Liberia. By November 1, 2004, he moved to the United States as a resident for a better future.
In June 2006, Henry graduated from Franklin Senior High School Stockton, CA, and attended Delta Community College where he major in Criminal justice. Due to his involvement with crimes and other illegal activities, he decided to change his major to Dentistry and moved to Pittsburg, CA for a better education.
Henry started his Rap career in 2008. He was inspired by some of Hip-Hop biggest stars such as Jay-Z, Lil Wayne and Akon. Due to his school and street-smart ability, he was named Lil Feezy by his Psychology Teacher. The name Lil Feezy means Slow but sure. Henry felt in love with the name and decided to use it as his stage name.
After (15) month of consistent hard work and determination, Lil Feezy met with rapper/Producer P.Chase and became part of Pull the plug entertainment organization.
PLEASE SUPPORT THIS YOUNG AND TALENTED L.I.B RAPPER.