Hey guys, so today I’m taking the time out to admire someone. Now, those of you who know me personally, would easily come up with ideas as to who I’d talk about. Well, after some thought I came to the decision that I’d talk to you about someone named Robert.
Some of you may be asking, “Who is Robert?” Perhaps there’s a few of you saying, “Ohhh! I know who she’s going to talk about.” Well, just to clarify, I’m talking about Robert Nesta Marley. Those of you that didn’t know who I was talking about most likely saw that last name and everything just clicked in your mind.
Yes, the great and the late Bob Marley is someone who I personally admire. I find him to be beyond interesting, from his early years to how he even affects people today, including myself, 33 years after his death.
Robert Nesta Marley was born to Cedella Booker and Norval Marley in Nine Mile, St. Ann Parish, Jamaica on February 6th 1945. Norval, at the time, was a plantation overseer and 10 years after Marley’s birth, he died. A few years later, Marley and his mother moved to Trenchtown. Together, with his friends, he discovered a love of music and years later,The Wailers was created.
In 1974, the Wailers, then consisting of Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer had separated, with each member pursuing solo careers. However, despite the separation, Bob continued to record under Bob Marley & The Wailers. “No Woman, No Cry” became Bob Marley’s breakthrough song into the international market and from there he became the face of Jamaica.
Bob Marley has inspired so many people, myself included (I sang Redemption Song at my school’s talent show and at church). Plus I find it cool that his former daughter-in-law, Lauryn Hill, sorta has the same name as me (Loren Hall) and of course, you guys would know from my post about my trip to Jamaica that I visited the Bob Marley Museum that was at Bob’s actual house, like do you know what it is to be in his actual house?! I swear I held my breath the whole time because I was in awe.
All in all, he made changes in the world, he let his voice be heard and for that very reason, he is one of the most celebrated Reggae artists in the WORLD. However, it was his free spirit that made me truly admire him, as well as his drive. He was an amazing artist who stuck to his true self and remained ever so humble, I mean, sure he did some things that not many people would agree with, i.e. smoke weed and not getting his toe amputated when it might have saved his life because that went against his religion; but eh, that was Bob Marley being Bob Marley and who can get mad at him for being himself, I sure can’t.
Anyway, that’s all I have to say for today, I’ve got a lot of posts to prepare for you guys, so be on the look out.
the pink cheebra