Urban Islandz NEWS: Reggae Royalty Stephen Marley announced his third solo album “Revelation Pt 1: The Root of Life.”
Marley said he will cover a number of topics including slavery and love on the 14 track album. The Root of Life will be followed by another conceptual album titled Revelation Pt 2: The Fruit of Life, which will be released in the Fall of 2011.
In a statement, Stephen Marley said the album will cover other genre influenced by reggae music, including hip hop.
“Reggae music has influenced hip hop and so many other kinds of music. The Fruit of Life will be a more open, eclectic kind of record. There will be songs for the club, dancehall reggae will be there, love songs in there, but it will remain conscious good music that you can always take something positive from.”
Revelation Pt. 1: The Root of Life is due in stores on May 24th, via Ghetto Youths/Tuff Gong/Universal Republic. An exclusive, limited-edition version of The Fruit of Life will also be released on vinyl in the Fall.