New York (NY), USA – Stephen Marley , GRAMMY winning artist and producer notched a #1 debut with his acclaimed new solo debut album Mind Control (Tuff Gong/ Ghetto Youths/ Universal-Republic) this week, landing atop the coveted Billboard Reggae Chart.
Stephen launches his much anticipated Mind Control Tour today, March 29, in Bloomington, IN. The spring trek, which features special guest Damian ‘Jr. Gong’ Marley and Somalian hip hop star K’Naan, is scheduled to hit more than 40 cities including the upcoming World Ski & Snowboard Championships in Whister, British Columbia on April 15, the 2007 Coachella Festival in Indio, CA on April 27, and the New Orleans Jazzfest on May 5. The tour winds up on May 20 in Orlando, FLA. Stephen will also be making an appearance on the Late Night With Conan O’ Brien show on May 11.
The release of Mind Control represents a new stage in Stephen’s evolution, one that brings together the genius of his production and his wise and soulful voice with hip-hop beats, smoky bass and winding keyboard runs.
His debut, which includes guest appearances from Mos Def and Ben Harper, showcases the diverse range of the studio-savvy Stephen, with songs such as the mesmerizing "Chase Dem," and the soulful serenade "Hey Baby."
The album also includes the hit track "The Traffic Jam," which features Damian "Jr Gong" Marley.
Stephen has also emerged in recent years as a pivotal production and creative force, helping to oversee Marley enterprises like Tuff Gong Records and its umbrella imprint Ghetto Youths.
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Author: World Music Central News Department
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