I’ve always been extremely proud of my Jamaican heritage and a big part of that is the music. Jamaican culture is at the heart of American culture. Take the birth of Hip Hop music. You also have a handful of Jamaican artists that have crossed over into mainstream culture. This includes Shabba Ranks, Beenie Man, Sean Paul, and Elephant Man just to name a few.
However, when you talk about Reggae music, you get to mention Bob Marley. More than an artist, Bob Marley was a global ambassador for an entire country. His music is as relevant today as it was when he was alive. After watching several documentaries about his life, it may be even more popular today.
Bob Marley created that bridge to the rest of the world where even though you may not understand everything that is being said, you can still feel the love.