By Giselle Zado Wasfie
PART OF THE MARLEY LEGACY, BUT MORE OF A BEHIND-THE-SCENES sibling until now, Stephen finally steps out to release his solo debut, Mind Control. After winning five GRAMMY Awards—one as co-producer on his brother Damian’s hit “Welcome to Jamrock”—he’s ready for a little shine. URB caught up with him to talk about his first Coachella appearance, the new record and, well, that very famous last name. . .
URB: How does it feel to step into the spotlight?
Stephen Marley: It’s good. It’s exciting. To an extent, it’s nothing new, nothing that I am uncomfortable with.
How did you go about working with people like Ben Harper on Mind Control?
I met Ben Harper in 1999, when we did the Chant Down Babylon album and was doing the TNT Bob Marley Tribute concert in Jamaica, and he was a part …