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Damian 'Jr Gong' Marley Graces The Inner Gold Show!

After welcoming Marla Brown the daughter of the legendary Dennis Brown on last weeks #InnerGoldShow, Mikee and Heartical welcome the descendant of another Reggae legend in the form of Damian ‘Jr Gong’ Marley the youngest son of the great Bob Marley.

 

Damian Robert Nesta Marley, also known around the world as “Junior Gong” and more recently as “Gongzilla” was born in 1978 to parents Bob Marley and Cindy Breakspeare, Miss World 1976. As a young adult, he developed a passion and a gift to speak for those who cannot always speak for themselves. A self-proclaimed ‘Spiritual Revolutionary’, Damian has worked assiduously to carve his own niche in music history and to add a new perspective to the Marley legacy for the 21st century.

 

 

Marley started his own journey in the music business at an early age. As a teenager, he performed with the Shepherds, which also included other reggae progeny, Shiah Coore (now a guitarist in Damian’s band) whose father is Cat Coore of Third World and Yashema McGregor whose mother is Judy Mowatt of the I-Threes. While the band had some success in Jamaica, Marley eventually decided to strike out on his own. He worked with his older brother Stephen on his first album, Mr. Marley (1996).

 

With Stephen producing much of his next effort, Halfway Tree (2001) brought Damian more critical praise and attention for combining dancehall and hip-hop styles. The recording artist won the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album with both Damian and Stephen taking home awards for the project.

 

 

Working with Stephen as a co-producer, Damian put out his biggest album to date. Welcome to Jamrock (2005) incorporated elements of reggae, hip-hop, and R&B, and it reached the top or near the top of all of the charts for those genres.

 

After a number of successful collaborations albums including Distant Relatives with Nas in 2010 and Superheavy in 2011 with the super group of the same name. Damian’s long awaited fourth solo album 'Stony Hill' is due for release this Friday.

 

 

Having recently seen Damian perform at Summerjam in Germany a few week’s ago, Mikee and Heartical welcome Damian Marley to the #InnerGoldShow this Wednesday 12th July from 11pm to 1am to talk about his new album and more.

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