Spragga Benz On Why Bob Marley Is the Epitome of Reggae Music

Paramount Pictures premieres “Bob Marley: One Love” nationwide on February 14.

Popular dancehall DJ Spragga Benz has collaborated with other major artists like Nas and Wyclef Jean. Known mostly for his smash hit "Oh Yeah" with Foxy Brown, Spragga Benz has gained this level of success by having a solid work ethic. Something he said he learned from watching Bob Marley.

"I am a fan of Bob Marley because his music speaks volumes. The music speaks to life and freedom. I am a fan of Bob because the influence he left on his children is the same influence they are putting on me," said Spragga during an interview after performing on the 2023 Jam Rock Reggae Cruise.


Robert Nesta Marley was born on February 6, 1945, Nine Mile, Jamaica. On this day in 1981, he died of melanoma at the age of 36. In celebration of his life and legacy, here is the reggae's icon life in photos.

Bob Marley: Celebrating The Influential Reggae Singer's Life In pictures

Click the video below to hear more from Spragga Benz on Bob Marley's legacy.


“Bob Marley: One Love” will be released in theaters on February 14.

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