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About Damian "Jr Gong" Marley

Damian "Jr Gong" Marley, youngest son of Reggae legend Bob Marley, formed his first band at the age of 13.

At 16, he released his debut album Mr Marley, featuring his brother Stephen on production duties. This was followed in 2001 with Halfway Tree, which was nominated for a Grammy Award, but it was 2005 single Welcome to Jamrock and the subsequent album of the same name that sent him to a new level of popularity.

With samples of his father's classic tracks on Pimpas Paradise and Move, the album was a smash hit with fans of both more traditional reggae and modern dancehall. This was recognised with his Best Reggae Act award at the 2005 MOBOs.