One Love – Bob Marley’s Lasting Legacy

by | Feb 6, 2024 | Entertainment, Newspaper 4 | 0 comments

This Valentine’s day, the highly anticipated biopic Bob Marley: One Love is set to release in theaters everywhere, furthering the singer’s already monumental legacy. 

Famous for numerous hits Could You Be Loved, Redemption Song, and Is This Love, Marley’s work is recognized globally as a symbol of peace, hope and justice.  

“His music is very peaceful, it brings people together, and with the movie coming out about him, he’s still very relevant today,” sophomore Tatianna Humphries said. “He’s a great representation of Jamaican culture, and through his music and everything he represented, he saw the beauty in Jamaica.”

The film is set to star Kingsley Ben-Adir as Marley and details his  journey overcoming hardships to become the widely renowned Reggae icon he is today. 

Marley is commonly recognized for bringing Reggae music to America, introducing much of the world to Jamaican culture. His 1977 album Exodus  was named album of the century by Time Magazine, and his song One Love was nominated song of the millennium by BBC.

In addition to his numerous accolades, Marley‘s legacy lives on through the lives of his family. Notably, his son Damian, a four-time Grammy award winner. 

However, the newest Marley to become a breakout star is YG Marley, grandson to Bob, and son to legendary artist Lauryn Hill. His single Praise Jah in The Moonlight, became massively popular,  garnering 1.28 million official on-demand streams during the period of Jan. 12-16, according to Luminate. 

From his upcoming film, to his cross generational influence, Bob Marley continues to inspire and spread positivity. 

“The greatness of a man is not how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively,” 

-Bob Marley


  • Cali Ruiz

    Cali Ruiz is a sophomore at Boone and the editor-in-chief of Highlights Newspaper, she’s been involved in journalism programs since the 4th grade. She loves writing and surfing. She hopes to pursue journalism and write for Rolling Stone one day.


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