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Sarkodie Revitalizes Bob Marley Classic 'Stir It Up'

The Ghanaian rapper's collaboration with the late reggae legend is stirring something up alright!

Ghana's rap superstar Sarkodie has officially released his version of reggae legends Bob Marley & The Wailers' hit "Stir It Up." In a delicious collaboration that sees Caribbean and African cultures reunite once again, Sarkodie's take on the song feels nostalgic yet exciting. The MOG-produced track almost didn't happen, as the rapper explained in a podcast this week that his own insecurity nearly robbed him of the incredible opportunity to reimagine the Jamaican legend's hit.

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​Jamaica's Reggae Girlz Are the First Caribbean Team In History to Qualify for the Women's World Cup

Jamaica's senior national women's team are headed to the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup in France.

Jamaica's national women's soccer team, known as the Reggae Girlz will take their talents to the senior Women's World Cup in France next year for the first time ever, making them the first Caribbean women's team ever to qualify for the games, according to FIFA.com.

It's been a long road to success for the Reggae Girlz. The team folded in 2010, but were brought back in 2014 due to the fervent support of Cedella Marley—the first-born daughter of Bob Marley—who has helped sponsor the team through the Bob Marley Foundation, reports Huffington Post.

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Ziggy Marley Is Developing a Biopic Based on the Life of His Father, Bob Marley

The musician and producer is working with Paramount to bring the late reggae icon's story to the big screen.

Wizkid Is No Superstar, Claims Shatta Wale In New Diss Track

Shatta Wale goes in on Wizkid, Patoranking and Timaya in two new diss tracks, "Disaster" and "Dancehall Landlord."

World Premiere: Watch Damian Marley's Gorgeous New African Tour Doc

We speak to Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley about what going to Africa means to him and his new docu-series, "Stony Hill to Addis."

Ziggy Marley On the 40th Anniversary Reissue of 'Exodus'

Exclusive: Ziggy Marley speaks about his “restatement” reissue his father, Bob Marley's, iconic album Exodus.

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