Stephen Marley cops Grammy with Mind Control


stephen-mind_control.jpgStephen Marley carries on the Marley tradition where the Grammy Award is concerned. Last year Ziggy won it with "Love Is My Religion" and this year Stephen cops it with "Mind Control."

Stephen Marley has come a long way from the child who first appeared on record in 1979, when he was only six years old. With his brother Ziggy, the young Stephen recorded the single "Children Playing in the Streets," a charity single with the profits going to the United Nations to aid its efforts during the International Year of the Child.

Stephen played a supportive role in the Melody Makers from the beginning as guitarist, singer, and occasional songwriter. To satisfy his creative interests outside the group, Stephen decided to become familiar with the music industry from behind the scenes.

But a talent like his could not be placed on the back burner for long and so Stephen went ahead with 'Mind Control' in 2007 – leading to his proud moment yesterday when he took the Grammy for Best Reggae Album.

In winning Stephen edged out Burning Spear, Lee Scratch Perry, Sly & Robbie and Toots and the Maytals.

YardFlex congratulates Stephen Marley on his achievement.