While Ziggy Marley might have made a name for himself in the genre of reggae music, the truth is that he will always remain under the scrutiny of reggae fans everywhere, as his father’s reputation will always precede him no matter what he does.
Yes, Ziggy is the son of Bob Marley, and there was no doubt that he would follow his father’s footsteps as he began his career in music (along with his siblings) with their recording debut with Bob Marley for “Children Playing in the Streets”.
With the passing of his father, the band Ziggy Marley & the Melody Makers performed at the funeral, and shortly released their debut LP, “Play the game right”. Despite not being received very well by the critics, a record label change and a few albums later such as Conscious Party, One Bright Day and Jahmekya were both commercially and critically successful.
While the group was successful in the 1980s, albums such as “Joy and Blues” and “Free Like We Want 2 B” weren’t received very well. Yet some of his most popular singles such as “Tomorrow People”, “People Get Ready” and “True to Myself” are considered classics even till today.
The New Millenium saw Ziggy taking a musical direction of a solo nature, and he released two albums “Dragonfly” and “Love is my Religion” of which the latter, got him a Grammy Award for “Best Reggae Album”.
And apart from his contribution to music, Ziggy has also opted to become politically active by working with the United Nations while also in recent times, released his third solo album known as “Family Times”.