Review: Damian Marley Keeps Family Legacy Alive on ‘Stony Hill’

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A brief review from Rolling Stone.

Between LPs with Nas and Mick Jagger, and more recent tracks with Jay-Z (4:44‘s “Bam”) and Skrillex (“Make It Bun Dem”), Damian Marley (a.k.a. Jr. Gong) has been his late father’s rangiest ambassador. His first solo album in a decade is an inspiring 18-track collection, flexing authority on roots jams and dancehall bangers, political meditations (“Walking home a youth gets killed/Police free to shoot at will,” he sings on “Slave Mill,” with his dad’s indomitable ruefulness) and come-ons (the Drake-ian “Grown and Sexy”). It’s a reminder that reggae remains a potent pop force, especially when it’s in the hands of a master.

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