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Well, tonight is the night for the 54th Annual Grammy Awards and as usual, we’ll likely be more into the red carpet outfits and the performances than the actual winners (follow me on Twitter @DrennaB b/c I tweet THE MOST during awards shows). But speaking of winners, did you know that some of your favorite and best selling artists have never won a Grammy? Oh it’s TRUE! Take a look at who we’ve found…and this is just a SHORT list…
When we interviewed Cedella Marley, the daughter of legendary Reggae singer Bob Marley, back in March she told us it’s not in her nature to slow down or plateau. So we knew she had something creative up her sleeve. In addition to designing the track suits for the 2012 Summer Olympic team, Cedella also had a children’s book on her plate.
This adorable picture book tells the story of a little girl who wants to bring all the people in her community together regardless of their race or gender. The words of this story mirror those of Bob Marley’s popular song “One Love”.
Check out an interview with Cedella talking about the book below.
Lauryn Hill took to the stage earlier this week to participate in Jimmy Fallon’s week of Bob Marley tributes. Ms. Hill did “Could You Be Loved.” What do you think of Ms. Hill’s performance? What about her outfit? How ready are you for Ms. Hill to do something great (again)?
Check out the video of the performance below:
On May 11, 1981, Bob Marley died of cancer (unless you are a conspiracy theorist) at the age of 36. He was a beautiful man with a bright smile and a big, distinctive voice. If you know nothing at all about Jamaica’s rich and turbulent history, you probably know that it is the home country of reggae legend Bob Marley. He has become the face and voice of the Caribbean country.
Perhaps you became acquainted with Mr. Marley in your college years. The poster of him with his long locs swinging in mid-motion has been a staple of college dorm room walls for many years. Maybe you are enamored with him because of his liberal use of ummm “the green stuff.” For me, his music has been the soundtrack for many important events in my life such as working on my novel, being on the super grind in the wee hours of the morning and of course wildin’ out at late night reggae parties. From the light and hip-swerving “Jammin” to the more politically astute “Get Up Stand Up,” Bob Marley’s unique voice over those unmistakable Jamaican beats has been a constant in my life. I love his passion and his music–which are perhaps one in the same.
You are missed, Mr. Marley.
What is your favorite Bob Marley song?
The young one, who served as a contributing editor for the issue, told Teen Vogue that she loves singing and would one day like to be signed to a record deal. That doesn’t seem too far fetched with legendary musical geniuses in her blood line.
Check out more details on Selah over at Black Voices.
Cedella Marley, daughter of legendary reggae artist Bob Marley and his wife Rita, is teaming up with Puma to design the track uniforms for Jamaica. Madame Noire asked the CEO of Tuff Gong International, her clothing company, what this opportunity meant to her and living up to the family legacy.
When did you realize you had designing abilities?
My background in fashion design is purely by accident. Touring with my family as part of Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers, I wanted everyone to stand out. We had the name and we had the music but I also knew we needed to bring something different to reggae. So I started to deconstruct different pieces and refashion them into outfits we’d wear on stage and for promotional appearances. I realized I had a knack for it and ultimately a passion.
How would you describe your own personal style?
I love lines, angles and texture. The feel of vintage and modern fabrics blended….bringing together the old and the new while protecting Mother earth. I’d have to say two of my muses have been Grace Jones and Dad.
You approached PUMA and asked why they hadn’t requested that you design Team Jamaica’s track suits. Did you think you would get a response so quickly?
When PUMA approached me to design the Olympic wear I didn’t believe it. It’s not even a dream come true because I never dreamt of it. Maybe doing a couple of t-shirts, that’s easy. The entire collection for the Olympic team, including Usain Bolt, that’s incredible! It’s an amazing opportunity and I’m extremely grateful.
What does the opportunity to design the track and field kit for Jamaica?
There is a very deep pride in being a Jamaican….and being the one who designs the uniforms only deepens that pride. Having this new relationship with PUMA for the 2012 Olympics on behalf of the Jamaican Track and Field team is amazing. We break records– both the Marleys and Bolt. Marley & Bolt, it’s like legendary PUMA.
What does the success of the track team, Usain Bolt specifically, mean for you personally and Jamaica at large?
I remember last Olympics watching the Jamaican team walk out and feeling very proud. I think this time around we are going to stand out a little bit more and everyone is going to be watching.
Do you feel any pressure to live up to your family’s legacy?
It’s a lot of responsibility…but I have always been a Marley and I wouldn’t change it for the world.
How do you balance your family, career and all your other projects?
I work out of my studio in my home in Miami. It’s my sanctuary and also a source of creative inspiration. I designed every bit of that house, so it feels like an extension of me. It’s where my best work happens. I have a small staff, so I’m very much hands-on in this entire process. I’m surrounded by my family, which inspires me.
What’s next for you?
It’s not in my nature to plateau or stop moving. I love the challenge of new projects. I get my energy from new opportunities and I’m always open to them.
(News One) — Las Vegas–A Reno-based company intentionally interfered with business relationships established by Bob Marley’s heirs and must pay the family at least $300,000 in damages, a Las Vegas jury ruled Friday. Jurors ruled that AVELA, a corporation based in Reno, and owner Leo Valencia, a San Diego resident, intentionally interfered with the family’s business relationships and engaged in unfair competition by selling T-shirts and other products bearing Bob Marley’s image. The products have been sold across the country at retail stores such as Target, Walmart and Wet Seal.
(ABC News) – Bob Marley’s family lost a lawsuit seeking the copyrights to several of the late Jamaican reggae singer’s best-known recordings. U.S. District Judge Denise Cote in Manhattan said the UMG Recordings unit of Vivendi SA’s Universal Music Group is the rightful owner of copyrights to five albums that Marley had recorded between 1973 and 1977 for Island Records. The albums “Catch a Fire,” “Burnin’,” “Natty Dread,” “Rastaman Vibrations” and “Exodus” were recorded with Marley’s band The Wailers. They include some of Marley’s best-known songs, including “Get Up, Stand Up,” “I Shot the Sheriff,” “No Woman, No Cry” and “One Love.” Marley died of cancer in 1981 at age 36.