Famous Friends Rock Their Favorite House of Marley Gear

The House of Marley has been privileged to travel the world and meet a lot of great people along the way. Some of these new friends are familiar faces to many of us. Legends of music, movies and sports all #LiveMarley and rep our in-ear, on-ear and over-ear headphones. Below, we’ve collected several of these famous friends rocking their favorite House of Marley gear.

Snoop Lion

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Dubbed “Snoop Lion” by a Rastafarian Priest, Snoop Dogg has taken to bumping reggae on his House of Marley portable audio system while recording his latest album, Reincarnated. Taking influence from Bob Marley, Gregory Isaacs and Jimmy Cliff, the rapper’s debut as Snoop Lion will be an exploration in reggae.

Tracy Morgan

tracey-morganFormer Saturday Night Live cast member, 30 Rock star and celebrated comedian, Tracy Morgan is known for being one of the funniest movie stars in Hollywood. Tracy can often be found with that famous grin on his face, listening to his Destiny TTR over-ear headphones.

The Roots

rootsNow known as the most famous band in late night television, The Roots have built their career on stellar sound, premium musicianship and infinite knowledge of music. So, it’s no surprise that when Roots drummer ?uestlove and guitarist Captain Kirk Douglas reach for a pair of over-ear headphones or a portable audio system, they choose from the House of Marley collection.

Warren Sapp

warren-sappLegendary NFL player Warren Sapp knows all about delivering hard hits, and the House of Marley’s over-ear headphones can certainly pack a punch themselves. With noise cancelling technology and stunning bass sounds, the Destiny TTR headphones are a favorite for Sapp.

Flo Rida

flo-ridaFlo Rida is known for hits like “Low,” “In The Ayer” and “Right Round.” He’s been a constant at the top of the charts since 2008. While living the jetset lifestyle, traveling can become somewhat tedious. That’s when Flo’s House of Marley over-ear headphones serve him well.






One love to all the House of Marley supporters out there. We want to see photos of you rocking out your Marley gear! Post your photos to the House of Marley Facebook wall and show us how you #LiveMarley.

NYU Examines Why Bob Marley Is Important

For the House of Marley, there is no question as to why Bob Marley is important. Through his music, Marley has inspired listeners everywhere to spread the love, promote unity and, in general, think about the world in a different way. And for students looking to learn more, New York University is offering a new course to teach why the last legacy of Bob Marley is important.

Taught by Vivien Goldman, Bob Marley’s trusted biographer, the class will focus on how Bob Marley shaped the post-colonial world of Jamaica and helped to cause change elsewhere in the world. The course guide offers a brief summarization as to why Bob Marley is important: “Often described as ‘a prophet,’ the pioneer Bob Marley transcended the genre he helped develop, Jamaican reggae, to become a musical and revolutionary leader of the 20th Century. On the way, the bi-racial Marley smashed restrictions of race and class imposed on his generation by the colonial system.”

Similarly themed classes are taught at the Berklee College of Music and Amherst College, but with the focus being mainly on the Marley musical legacy. Aiming to show why Bob Marley is important in the socio-political realm, the semester long class at NYU with Goldman will offer a unique and illuminating perspective on the cultural icon.

Bob Marley has certainly had a lasting impact on modern society, and the House of Marley strives to carry on his legacy. Through our over-ear headphones, on-ear headphones, in-ear headphones, and portable audio systems the impact of Marley’s music lives on. Anyone who’s felt one of his songs knows why Bob Marley is important.

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House of Marley Fans #LiveMarley On Instagram

Since the House of Marley first hit Instagram, we’ve been following fans whose #LiveMarley pics embody the same spirit and lifestyle as our brand. Here are a few of our recent favorites, all with one thing in common: these cats #LiveMarley.

@johnypbeats

marley-pics-@johnypbeatsWe always enjoy seeing how fans use our comfortable on-ear headphones in everyday life. This user’s #LiveMarley pic is a snapshot of how he uses them with his drum machine and guitar.

@luke_stoffber

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In this awesome #LiveMarley pic, downhill skateboarder @RichardDweza rips apart Cape Town, South Africa in House of Marley leathers.

@moehwk

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The future is so bright that this Instagrammer has to wear shades with his Marley on-ear headphones.

@thegreen808

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The House of Marley spent the summer on the Van’s Warped Tour. One of our favorite bands from the tour, @thegreen808, snapped this killer picture of the equally great @theconstellations.

@lydialandefjord

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Instagram is full of awesome Marely pics, like this record collection and stylish, accompanying pair of Positive Vibration on-ear headphones.









Each week we pick one Instagram user to be our “Featured Fan,” and entering is simple. Just tag any photo on Instagram with @houseofmarley and #LiveMarley. Other than that, just keep spreading good vibrations and we’ll keep sharing your best #LiveMarley pics!

Rise Up with House of Marley’s Newest Over-Ear Headphones

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The House of Marley’s brand new Rise Up over-ear headphones were styled after the classic aviator headset, and created with incredible innovations like bamboo fiber ear cushions, recycled aluminum parts and our signature REWIND fabric. Not only do these comfortable over-ear headphones look great, but the environment didn’t take a hit from their production.

The Rise Up over-ear headphones also feature the House of Marley’s signature precision sound performance. Designed with 50 mm dynamic moving coil drivers, the Rise Ups are comfortable over-ear headphones that kick warm bass and offer beautifully solid mids and highs.

Since creating our very first set of headphones, the House of Marley has been dedicated to releasing stylish, eco-friendly audio products renowned for impactful sound. The Rise Ups aren’t just another product, but rather the next step in the evolution of quality over-ear headphones.

Rise Up over-ear headphones are available now, exclusively on Apple.com

What To Look For When Choosing In-Ear Headphones

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Life is full of tough decisions, but choosing in-ear headphones doesn’t have to be one of them. Each pair of House of Marley in-ear headphones combines superior sound quality, earth-friendly material and killer design aesthetics. Consider this helpful headphone guide the next time you find yourself choosing in-ear headphones.

Style

Using unique FSC certified wood and recycled plastic, House of Marley earbuds are built to last while also ensuring our planet lasts. Our in-ear headphones are influenced by the look and feel of the Earth. Many also incorporate the colors of Jamaica as a style foundation. The bright colors of the Jammin’ collection shine compared to the more earthy tones of the Freedom collection.

Inner Construction

The House of Marley has crafted two different collections of comfortable in-ear headphones delivering unique sound performance. The Freedom series of in-ear headphones offer premium sound courtesy of 9mm moving coil drivers with frequency response of 12Hz to 22kHz. The uniquely colored Jammin’ Series come in at a lower price tag while using similar technology to capture awesome audio quality.

Comfort

When choosing in-ear headphones from the House of Marley, comfort is unlimited. Each carefully crafted pair of headphones offer snug ear tips that provide noise isolation from the world around you. No more hard buds that hurt your ears after hours of wearing them.

Regardless of which House of Marley earbuds you decide on, rest assured that when choosing between our in-ear headphones, each one pair has one main thing in common: quality.

Kelly Slater & Stephanie Gilmore Shine At Surfer Poll Awards 2012

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A week ago on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii, the surfing world converged to celebrate the SURFER Poll Awards 2012. Presented by Surfer Magazine and the House of Marley, the surf industry honored the top professional surfers, including big winners Kelly Slater and Stephanie Gilmore.

Hosted by sports commentator Sal Masekela, the large audience of surfers at the SURFER Poll Awards 2012 were regaled with amazing surf videos of industry leaders like John Florence, Dane Reynolds, Alana Blanchard and CoCo Ho. Surfer Magazine awarded winners in several categories including the film “Dear Surburbia” (Movie of the Year), Mark Matthews (Worst Wipeout) and Gabriel Mendez for his breakout performance this year.

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Photo by Grant Ellis
For the music throughout the SURFER Poll Awards 2012, the House of Marley picked an eclectic playlist of sounds that ranged from surfy dream pop to all out rock ‘n’ roll blitz. Check out the embedded playlist from the House of Marley below and you’ll be able to check awesome up-and-coming artists like Ty Segall, FIDLAR, The Orwells, San Shi and Wolf Alice.

If you missed all the action, you can click here to check out the SURFER Poll Awards 2012. The House of Marley loves being a progressive innovator in our field of in-ear headphones, on-ear headphones, over-ear headphones, portable audio systems and lifestyle bags. Seeing surfers from all over the world push the sport of surfing excites us in the same way. Props on a great year for a great sport.

Cho! Your Support With Cedella Marley Clothing

Cedella Marley, daughter of Bob and Rita Marley, has been designing clothing for the better part of the past decade. Adding philanthropy into the mix, the Cedella Marley clothing line is presenting a holiday fundraising campaign to raise money for a good cause.

cedella-marley-clothing-1Dubbed Cho! 4 Charity, this campaign is aiming to help the maternity ward at the Victoria Jubilee Hospital in Kingston, Jamaica. Partnering with 1Love, the Cedella Marley clothing line will be donating all proceeds from the sale of the newly designed Cho! t-shirts to the hospital. The money made from this t-shirt drive will be specifically used to purchase baby cots to provide mothers and newborns with a comfortable environment.

cedella-marley-clothing-3The need for our support in Jamaica is more important now than ever before, as the country is still reeling from the effects of Hurricane Sandy. “On one of my recent visits to Kingston, I was overcome with emotion seeing the need for essential materials in the ward,” Cedella Marley says. “I immediately knew I needed to do something.”

cedella-marley-clothing-2Join the House of Marley, Cedella Marley and 1Love by purchasing a Cho! t-shirt and helping to send your support down to the Victoria Jubilee Hospital in Kingston. Please visit the Cedella Marley store and help bring some much-needed comfort to the more than 70,000 women and 9,000 newborns that travel through this hospital every year.

VISIT THE CEDELLA MARLEY STORE TO SUPPORT CHO! FOR CHARITY

The House of Marley “Doubles The Love” To Raise Money For 1Love & Little Kids Rock

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Throughout this season of giving, the House of Marley has been completely overwhelmed by the droves of fans that have participated in the “Double The Love” campaign. As a part of the House of Marley’s launch on Apple.com, a percentage of the profits is being donated to the Little Kids Rock charity.

Aiming to put instruments in the hands of children and keep music education in schools, Little Kids Rock has long been a favorite cause for the House of Marley and 1Love. By using donations from the “Double The Love” campaign, 1Love and the House of Marley are contributing to a future that sees a new generation of forward-thinking musicians like Bob Marley being bred in classrooms everywhere.

“We are blessed with such a generous community, and we thank everyone for their support of 1Love.org and Little Kids Rock,” said Rohan Marley.

The House of Marley donates 5% of all yearly profits to 1Love, but this additional funding will offer extra support to the important goals that Little Kids Rock works towards. In early October, the House of Marley and 1Love teamed up for the 2012 Right to Rock gala, in support of Little Kids Rock. Through silent auctions and donations, the House of Marley, 1Love and Little Kids Rock raised $800,000 to use towards the betterment of musical education.

While the “Double The Love” campaign may be over, the spirit of giving back is still alive every time you purchase a pair of in-ear headphones, on-ear headphones, over-ear headphones, or a portable audio system from the House of Marley. Thanks to all of our fans for the support. We hope that you find giving back just as rewarding as we do.

The House of Marley Launches Brand New Pandora Station

Ever find yourself with a pair of House of Marley in-ear headphones, on-ear headphones or over-ear headphones on your head and nothing to listen to? Tired of the usual albums in your rotation? Just want to jam to some free Bob Marley music? The House of Marley has created a new Pandora station for all of our fans to explore new sounds, music from yesteryear, and of course, hours of classic Marley jams.

From current pop with the feel of world music and classic reggae to indie rock and moody folk, the House of Marley Pandora station has a wide range of music for you to enjoy and discover.

Here are a few selections from the House of Marley Pandora station that will have your in-ear headphones, on-ear headphones, and over-ear headphones jammin’ on overtime.

Click here to visit the House of Marley Pandora station!


Bob Marley – “Three Little Birds”

Rogue Wave – “Eyes”

Ebo Taylor & Uhuru Yenzu – “Victory”

Band Of Horses – “The Funeral”

Jack Johnson – “Good People”