Reggae sensation Koffee recently spoke about Bob Marley, while sharing some aspects of his career in observing the career of the reggae legend, as well as the song that has inspired one of his professional goals: a remix of a of Bob’s iconic songs.
The Grammy Award winner, famous for her intricate rhymes and dynamic flow, spoke to BBC 1Xtra. Influence with …, where he shared his favorite King of Reggae tracks.
Koffee, 21, spoke enthusiastically about recovering from heavy dubbing Turn off your lights below with Ex Factor crooner Lauryn Hill, who was nominated Best pop collaboration with voices at the 2000 Grammy Awards. Like Koffee, Hill was already enjoying critical acclaim at the age of 20 and Toasts The singer revealed that a similar remix of Marley was among her career goals.
“It’s a song that’s special to me because I think it shows generations of Bob’s music. It shows the longevity of music, of reggae music the genre, but also of Bob’s work, “Koffee said.
“I’d even love to remix something of Bob in a similar way to make it inspiring to me.”
He Turn off your lights below the remix appeared in 1999 Cant Down Babylon album, which featured remixes and versions of Bob Marley songs by various modern soul, hip-hop and rock artists such as Erykah Badu, Busta Rhymes, Rakim, Steven Tyler and The Roots.
The song remains one of the few commercially successful Bob Marley remixes, reaching number 1 on the UK R&B chart and earning a gold certification in France for sales in excess of 250,000 copies.
BBC1xtra offers fans the chance to “learn about an artist’s musical DNA and their influences from their perspective”, and the pint-sized singer / deejay selected fourteen more songs that cover all of Bob’s eighteen-year-old catalog, from pre-locs to older ones. -character of life for which he is now well known.
There were remarkably soft themes on the playlist Waiting in vain i I’m still waiting Bob’s Trenchtown Days, It is this love i Easy skanking.
He also spoke of the start of the six-part series with a Marley performance, praising his penchant for writing “simple song.”[s] with a beautiful message. ”
“It’s important for me to start this with Bob Marley because apart from being born in the month of his birth, February, I think he’s someone I really resonate with,” Koffee said.
“He’s an artist who I don’t think has a song I’ve released that doesn’t connect or touch me, so I’m very grateful for his writing skills. I know he’s a good musician too and I’m an aspiring musician. so yeah, Bob feels right at home. “
He commented on “Bob’s harsh expression” and his “courage and bravery” after playing the songs. No woman, no cry, song of redemption, 400 years i No more problems.
“I think it’s a very good quality end, just being brave and talented enough to express it in a way that a lot of people can appreciate,” Koffee said.
Closing the one-hour playlist with what Bob Marley means to her personally, Koffee stated, “It’s a lot, it really means a lot to me, it’s definitely the epitome of what a great artist is and what I should be a great artist. ”
“From his real creativity and talent, his expression, work ethic, stage presence, there are a lot of things I can learn from Bob and I continue to learn from him, so we thank Bob Marley and his presence. and their music. “
Koffee won the Grammy Award for Best reggae album in 2020 with her Rapture EP. She is set to release her debut album through RCA Records in 2022.
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