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YG Marley: Another legend in the making

Bob Marley’s grandson releases first song

YG Marley, Lauryn Hill’s son and Bob Marley’s grandson, recently released his debut single, “Praise Jah in the Moonlight.”


The song features the voices of Hill and Bob as a tribute to the artists and has recently gained popularity and has people discussing his talent.


“Praise Jah in the Moonlight” clearly draws on Bob’s musical genre, which is reggae, but with YG’s unique lyrics and voice. According to Billboard, the song has already gained over 1 million streams.


Prior to YG’s debut single, he performed on stage with his mom, who has been an influential artist in R&B music. During his performance, he included not-yet-released lyrics from “Praise Jah in the Moonlight,” which led to him releasing his song after fans and supporters cheered him on.


With the upcoming movie “Bob Marley: One Love,” supporters of Marley’s legacy are hopeful for YG’s growing music career since his family members have been well-known, influential figures who dominated the music industry.


YG’s song specifically has a spiritual and hopeful sentiment, referencing peace and unity among individuals.


“I’ve been on this road for way too long / I’ve been hoping that we all get along,” is just one of the powerful bars in the tune.


His song-writing illustrates the struggles he has experienced and his hope for harmony and peace within the world. These thematic elements of his debut resemble many of Bob’s messages in his songs.


Although reggae music has been minimized in modern music, YG has helped to bring it back to focus, creating appreciation and the resurgence of Jamaican music.


Going into 2024, there is hope for YG’s career and rise to fame in the music industry. In this year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, YG is expected to perform the only lineup of reggae music and is also expected to perform at many other prominent art festivals.

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