The man who was honored with “Album Of The Century” by Time Magazine left this earth 40 years ago today (May 11th) and has been mourned ever since.
Robert Nesta Marley a.k.a. Bob Marley, was one of the first groundbreaking acts out of the Caribbean to be seen worldwide for his music. He crossed many rivers and stereotypes for his religion and for his powerful music that stressed on being “positive vibrations” for the people. “They say, Can anything good come out of Trenchtown?” Marley sang to show even from his humble beginnings he had to remind people the judgments he faced upon his rise to the world scene being from Jamaica.
In the year 2020, the world took notice of having to fight the systemic racism that infiltrates the government institutions such as the police force due to the death of George Floyd. Decades ago, Marley used his music to fight against the “Babylon System” with his powerful lyrics. Who could forget, “We refused to be what you wanted us to be / We are what we are, that’s the way it’s going to be—if you don’t know.” Describing the parasitical power of corrupt institutions “sucking the blood of the sufferers,” Marley appeals to said sufferers with a simple, insistent command: “Rebel, rebel.”
Today the world still pays homage to the revolutionary force of reggae’s Bob Marley and WorldWide Entertainment TV remembers the all-time great.
Forever in our hearts and minds • Robert Nesta Marley, OM. pic.twitter.com/O4bIrtzbeZ
— Bob Marley (@bobmarley) May 11, 2021
It's 40 years to the day since Bob Marley died.
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— B/R Football (@brfootball) May 11, 2021
Reggae music is BOB MARLEY and BOB MARLEY is reggae music!!…
— chris gitau gachau (@GachauGitau) May 11, 2021
Such an inspiration. Bob Marley literally changed the music industry forever with his talent, passion, and unwavering message of positivity. Hope we can all carry on his legacy in some way!
— Rhythmic Rebellion (@RhythmicRebel) May 11, 2021
But my hand was made strong…
By the hand of Almighty ☝️
We forward in this generation
Wont you help me sing..
These songs of freedom✊
Coz all I ever have…
Rest In Peace Nesta Marley🙏✊☝️
— Roy Odhiambo (@RoyOdhiambo12) May 11, 2021
Don't forget bob marley death day homies rip 🙏 pic.twitter.com/vhvzVMMlrq
— avilafranck (@YoungAum21) May 11, 2021