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Stephen “Ragga” Marley performs “The Fruit of Life Summer Tour” at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas

Stephen “Ragga” Marley performs "The Fruit of Life Summer Tour" at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas
Stephen “Ragga” Marley
performed “The Fruit of Life Summer Tour” at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas at The LINQ in Las Vegas on July 17, 2016 (Pictured: © Erik Kabik / www.ErikKabik.com)

Stephen “Ragga” Marley performs at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas
Stephen “Ragga” Marley performs at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas

Pictured: © Erik Kabik / www.ErikKabik.com.

Stephen “Ragga” Marley is the second eldest son of reggae legend Bob Marley and Rita Marley. He was raised in Kingston, Jamaica and started singing professionally at seven-years old with his elder siblings Ziggy, Sharon and Cedella as The Melody Makers.

Stephen “Ragga” Marley performs at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas
Stephen “Ragga” Marley performs at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas

Pictured: © Erik Kabik / www.ErikKabik.com.

The singer/songwriter/musician/producer has consecutively landed #1 on the U.S. Billboard Reggae Album Chart for all of his solo albums and has earned a total of eight Grammys for Best Reggae Album.

Stephen “Ragga” Marley performs at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas
Stephen “Ragga” Marley performs at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas

Pictured: © Erik Kabik / www.ErikKabik.com.Whereas” The Root of Life” is a celebration and preservation of roots reggae filled with powerful messages, enriching spirit and live instrumentation, “The Fruit of Life” utilizes a diversified sonic palette to express the far-reaching impact Jamaican music has had on various genres, especially hip hop.

Stephen “Ragga” Marley performs at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas
Stephen “Ragga” Marley performs at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas

Pictured: © Erik Kabik / www.ErikKabik.com.

The new album features a variety of guest collaborations with Rick Ross, Pitbull ,Dead Prez, Hip Hop legend Rakim, DJ Khaled, Wacka Flocka Flame , Busta Rhymes, Iggy Azalea , Wyclef Jean, Shaggy, Black Thought (of The Roots), Bounty Killer, Sizzla, Capleton, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Ky-mani Marley, Jo Mersa and more.

Stephen “Ragga” Marley performs at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas
Stephen “Ragga” Marley performs at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas

Pictured: © Erik Kabik / www.ErikKabik.com.

In 2015, Stephen toured the United States throughout the summer and fall to gear up for the release of the album.

Stephen “Ragga” Marley performs at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas
Stephen “Ragga” Marley performs at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas

Pictured: © Erik Kabik / www.ErikKabik.com.

Stephen “Ragga” Marley performs at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas
Stephen “Ragga” Marley performs at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas

Pictured: © Erik Kabik / www.ErikKabik.com.

Stephen “Ragga” Marley performs at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas
Stephen “Ragga” Marley performs at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas

Pictured: © Erik Kabik / www.ErikKabik.com.

Stephen “Ragga” Marley performs at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas
Stephen “Ragga” Marley performs at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas

Pictured: © Erik Kabik / www.ErikKabik.com.

Stephen “Ragga” Marley performs at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas
Stephen “Ragga” Marley performs at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas

Pictured: © Erik Kabik / www.ErikKabik.com.

Stephen “Ragga” Marley performs at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas
Stephen “Ragga” Marley performs at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas

Pictured: © Erik Kabik / www.ErikKabik.com.