Review of Scars on My Feet by Stephen Marley ft Waka Flocka
Scars on my Feet is the first single from Stephen Marley‘s album Revelation Pt II – The Fruit of Life. The single partners Stephen Marley (son of reggae legend Bob Marley) with rapper Waka Flocka.
Scars on my Feet utilises both artists and their genres to make a classic sounding reggae/hip hop crossover. Stephen Marley has his great flow in full abundance and when mirrored by Waka Flocka‘s slightly more aggressive tones you have a great blend.
From the very start when the tribal drums kick off the track, Marley’s vocals cut through and you know something special is about to happen. The video, as you would expect contains some political undertones and Waka Flocka adds some of his nostalgic Hip Hop lessons in.
The cynic may feel that the two are great independently but the two rarely merge to tell a joint story. Now whether that is true or not means little to me. Scars on my Feet is a great track using simple beats, great drums and mystical tones from Marley.
Stephen Marley if Scars on my Feet is anything to go by, I will need to get the Revelation Pt II album (which incidentally is number one in the Billboard Reggae Charts)