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Kaya Festival 2 Day Pass with Ms. Lauryn Hill, Stephen Marley, Cypress Hill and more Tickets (Apr 28-29)

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Apr 28, 2018 – 12:00 PM

689 South E Street
San Bernardino, CA 92408 Map

  • Stephen Marley
  • Cypress Hill
  • Damian Marley
  • Ziggy Marley

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Stephen Marley: Marley was born in Wilmington, Delaware and raised primarily in Kingston, Jamaica. He was part of the reggae group Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers with his siblings Ziggy, Cedella, and Sharon. In 1980, at age 8, Stephen took lead vocals on "Sugar Pie", which he also performed live at the 1982 Jamaica World Music Festival in Montego Bay. In 1985 Stephen was featured on a 12" single titled "Jah Is The Healing" (reverse side to "Naah Leggo", a Tuff Gong Jamaican release), and again on "Lord We A Come" from the 1986 Melody Makers release Hey World.

Stephen produced much of his brother Damian Marley's three solo albums, most notably 2005's Welcome to Jamrock, where he was performed on the tracks "All Night," "Pimpa's Paradise," "For the Babies," and "Hey Girl." He also produced for brother Julian Marley, and executive produced and performed on the 1999 Bob Marley mash-up "Chant Down Babylon".

In 2003, Stephen and Damian put together an album called Educated Fools under the group name of Marley Boyz. They recorded it on labels Ghetto Youths International and Tuff Gong International, collaborating with a number of other reggae artists including their brother Ky-Mani Marley. Stephen Marley performing at the 2008 Newport Folk Festival.

His debut album Mind Control was released 20 March 2007.

Marley was on tour with Snoop Dogg and Slightly Stoopid as part of the Blazed and Confused 2009 Tour.

On November 16, 2010, Marley released a new single, "Jah Army", featuring his brother, Damian "Junior Gong" Marley.

Cypress Hill: Cypress Hill is an American hip hop group from South Gate, California. Originally called DVX, the name was changed after Mellow Man Ace left in 1988. Cypress Hill was the first Latino group to have platinum and multi-platinum albums and over the course of its history has sold more than 18 million albums worldwide, including more than 11 million records in the U.S. alone.

Cypress Hill's first album, called simply Cypress Hill, was released in August 1991. The lead single was "Phuncky Feel One," but it was the B-side "How I Could Just Kill A Man" which attracted more attention, receiving heavy airplay on urban and college radio. The other two singles released from the album were "Hand On The Pump" and "Latin Lingo", the latter of which combined English and Spanish lyrics. The success of these singles led to the album selling two million copies in the US alone. DJ Muggs, Cypress Hill's producer, subsequently produced House of Pain's first album, then worked on other Soul Assassins projects like Funkdoobiest. The band made their first appearance at Lollapalooza on the side stage in 1992.

Black Sunday, the group's second album, debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 in 1993, recording the highest Soundscan for a rap group up until that time. Also, with their debut still in the charts, they became the first rap group to have 2 albums in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 at the same time. With "Insane in the Brain" becoming a crossover hit, the album went triple platinum in the U.S. and sold about 3.25 million copies.

Cypress Hill was banned from Saturday Night Live after Muggs smoked a joint on-air and the band trashed their instruments while playing their second single "I Ain't Goin' Out Like That". The band headlined the "Soul Assassins" tour with House of Pain and Funkdoobiest as support, then performed on a college tour with Rage Against the Machine and Seven Year Bitch. In 1993, Cypress Hill also had two tracks on the Judgment Night soundtrack, teamed up with Pearl Jam and Sonic Youth.

The band played at the 1994 Woodstock Festival, introducing their new member Eric Bobo, formerly a percussionist with the Beastie Boys. Rolling Stone magazine named the band as the best rap group in their music awards voted by critics and readers. Cypress Hill played at Lollapalooza for two successive years, topping the bill in 1995. They also appeared on the The Simpsons episode "Homerpalooza". Prior to Bobo joining the crew, Panchito "Ponch" Gomez sat in as a percussionist when not acting.

Their third album Cypress Hill III: Temples of Boom was released in 1995, selling 1.5 million copies and reaching number 3 on the Billboard 200 on the strength of the hit single "Throw Your Set in the Air". Cypress Hill also contributed a track "I Wanna Get High" to the High Times sponsored Hempilation album to support NORML.

Sen Dog took a break from the band to form a Los Angeles based rap rock band SX-10.[1] Meanwhile in 1996, Cypress Hill appeared on the first 'Smokin' Grooves' tour, featuring Ziggy Marley, The Fugees, Busta Rhymes and A Tribe Called Quest. The band also released a nine track EP Unreleased and Revamped with rare mixes. In 1997, band members focused on their solo careers. Muggs released Muggs Presents ... the Soul Assassins featuring contributions from Wu-Tang Clan members, Dr. Dre, KRS-One, Wyclef Jean and Mobb Deep. B-Real appeared with Busta Rhymes, Coolio, LL Cool J and Method Man on "Hit Em High" from the multi-platinum Space Jam Soundtrack. He also appeared with RBX, Nas and KRS-One on "East Coast Killer, West Coast Killer" on Dr. Dre's Dr. Dre Presents the Aftermath album, and contributed to an album entitled "The Psycho Realm" with the band of the same name. Though the focus that year was not on Cypress Hill, the band played Smokin' Grooves with George Clinton and Erykah Badu.

Cypress Hill released IV in 1998 which went gold in the U.S., even though the reviews were somewhat negative,[citation needed] on the backs of hit singles "Tequila Sunrise" and another tribute to smoking cannabis "Dr. Greenthumb." Sen Dog also released the Get Wood sampler as part of SX-10 on the label Flip. In 1999, Cypress Hill helped with the PC crime/very mature video game Kingpin: Life of Crime. Three of their songs from the 1998 IV album were in the game ( "16 Men Till There's No Men Left", "Checkmate" and "Lightning Strikes"). B-Real also did some of the voices of the people in the game. Also in 1999, the band released a greatest-hits album in Spanish, Los grandes éxitos en español. Cypress Hill then fused genres with their two-disc release, Skull & Bones, in 2000. The first disc, "Skull" was composed of rap tracks while "Bones" explored further the group's forays into rock. The album reached the Top 5 on the Billboard 200 and number 3 in Canada. The first single was "Rock Superstar" for rock radio and "Rap Superstar" for urban radio. The band also released Live at the Fillmore, a concert disc recorded at the Fillmore (in San Francisco) in 2000. Cypress Hill continued their experimentation with rock on the Stoned Raiders album in 2001. However, its sales were a disappointment, as the disc did not even reach the top 50 of the U.S. album charts. In 2001, the group appeared in the film How High.

Cypress Hill recorded "Just Another Victim" for the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) as a theme song for Tazz. At the time, WWE was using original music for almost all of the wrestlers, so this was an unusual step for the company to take, but it remains one of the more memorable songs to emerge from the wrestling organization. The band released Till Death Do Us Part on March 23, 2004. The album saw the band experiment with reggae especially on the lead single "What's Your Number". The track features Tim Armstrong of Rancid on guitar and backup vocals. It is based on the classic song "The Guns of Brixton" on The Clash's London Calling and has proven to be a success on the modern rock charts. However, the album represented a further departure from the signature sound of their first four albums. The album also features appearances by Damian Marley, son of Bob Marley, Prodigy and Twin of Mobb Deep and producer the Alchemist.

In 2004, the song How I Could Just Kill A Man was included in the popular videogame Grand Theft Auto San Andreas created by Rockstar Games, playing on West Coast hip hop radio station Radio Los Santos. In December 2005 a best of compilation album titled Greatest Hits From the Bong was released including 9 hits from previous albums and 2 new tracks. The group's next album was tentatively scheduled for an early 2007 release. In the summer of 2006, B-Real appeared on Snoop Dogg's single "Vato". Pharrell Williams produced the track, and originally sang the hook, but because of the video idea, B-Real was asked to sing the hook. Sen Dog is now currently touring with the Kottonmouth Kings, Kingspade and Dogboy on the Joint is on Fire Tour

In 2007 Cypress Hill toured with their full line up as a part of the Rock the Bells tour, held by Guerilla Union, and headlined with Public Enemy, Wu-Tang Clan, Nas, and a reunited Rage Against the Machine. Other acts included Immortal Technique, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, The Roots, EPMD, Pharoahe Monch, Jedi Mind Tricks, Erykah Badu, MF Doom, Sage Francis, Brother Ali, The Coup, Blue Print, Lucky I Am, Living Legends, Felt, Cage, Mr. Lif, Grouch & Eligh, and Hangar 18.

(From Wikipedia) http://www.myspace.com/cypresshill

Damian Marley: The youngest son of Bob Marley, Damian Marley is blazing a different musical trail from that of his brothers and sisters. While still staying true to his Rastafarian roots, Damian has found a more modern style of music in the fusing of dancehall and reggae, even including a turn table on tour dates. The fusion has appeared on all of Marley's albums, but has reached its peak of evolution on his latest album, Distant Relatives, with rapper Nas. The constant concert dates and charitable events for the album are officially over with, leaving no more tour dates in 2011. Fans who missed the tour dates will just have to wait patiently for the release of new music in the meantime.

Damian Marley was born on July 21, 1978, in Kingston, Jamaica. He is the youngest child of Bob Marley and the only child between the reggae icon and Cindy Breakspeare, who was a jazz musician and Miss World 1976. Bob Marley died when Damian was only two years old, leaving virtually no time to personally get to know his father. Marley soon decided to embark on a solo career and worked with his brother Stephen on his debut album, Mr. Marley,in 1996. The album was received with mixed emotions by fans of reggae, as the unconventional mixing of reggae and hip-hop contrasted with the music of his father and siblings. Fans and critics both changed their minds with the release of Halfway Tree in 2001. The album featured collaborations with musicians like Eve, Capleton, and Yami Bolo. While record sales were less than astronomical, many critics and fans praised the album and it even won a Grammy for Best Reggae Album in 2002.

Damian Marley outdid himself on his 2005 album, Welcome to Jamrock. It marked the pinnacle of Marley's reggae/hip-hop style evolution and did so without detracting from either genre. The album -- in particular, the title track -- dealt with serious political and social issues on top of sharp and clever beats. The album sold half a million records in the US (certified gold) and won two Grammys in 2006. The success of the album put a fire under Damian Marley's tour dates, as bigger and bigger audiences began to attend.

The track "Road to Zion" ultimately led to the artists' collaboration on their latest album, Distant Relatives, released in 2010. The album focuses around Africa; whether it be the ancestry, culture, poverty, politics, or about Africa being the connection between an American rapper like Nas and a Jamaican reggae artist like Damian. The album has succeeded in its goal, as the album debuted at #5 on the Billboard 200, making it Damian's highest charting album to date. Damian and Nas followed the success of the album by embarking on a series of concert dates and awareness events, which is the cause of no tour dates in 2011. However, a reggae star like Damian Marley isn't likely to shirk tour dates for long, so be sure to check Eventful for any updates.

Ziggy Marley: As the oldest son of reggae icon Bob Marley, Ziggy Marley has carried on his father's musical legacy while becoming a reggae icon in his own right. From his beginnings with his siblings in the Melody Makers to his hugely successful solo career, Ziggy Marley has won five Grammys and sold out tour dates around the world.

As the oldest child of Bob Marley, David Nesta "Ziggy" Marley often sat in on his father's recording sessions and tour dates, learning much from masterful teacher. His father gave him the nickname "Ziggy" as a child in reference to his son being like "a small joint." Ziggy, along with his siblings Sharon, Cedella, and Stephen, were featured on Bob's song "Children Playing in the Streets" and they soon formed the Melody Makers. The group released their debut album, Play The Game Right, in 1985, but critics were disappointed that the album didn't conform to Bob Marley's style of reggae. From that point on, Ziggy was marketed as the frontman in anticipation for a solo career and the band became Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers. The group experienced success with their third album, Conscious Party, and continued their success with their next two albums, One Bright Day and Jahmekya.

Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers continued to play tour dates and release records until 2000, when the group disbanded and Ziggy embarked on his solo career. Ziggy Marley's solo career began to take off with his second album, Love Is My Religion, which continued to develop Ziggy's pop infused reggae style and won him his first solo Grammy. In 2009, Ziggy won another Grammy for the children's album, Family Time, which featured not only members of his family, but also music greats like Paul Simon, Toots Hibbert, Jack Johnson, and children's music star Laurie Berkner.

Ziggy Marley's 2011 release, Wild and Free, features contributions from Woody Harrelson, Heavy D, and Ziggy's son, Daniel. Pre-orders of the album contained copies of Ziggy's acclaimed comic book, "Marijuanaman". His next record was a live album, Ziggy Marley: In Concert, which was filmed during his 2012 tour and went on to win the Grammy for Best Reggae Album. So too did his fifth studio album, Fly Rasta, which was released in 2014. Ziggy's next, eponymous album, was released in 2016 and shot to the top of Billboard's Reggae Albums chart, as well as peaking at 99 on the Billboard 200.

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