#StillMisEducated – 8/30

The House of Marley is joining forces with the Culture LP again for their next upcoming event, #StillMisEducated.

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Join us Sunday, August 30th in Brooklyn at Studio 301 as we celebrate creativity and art with likeminded individuals.

The festivities will include a silent auction and all proceeds will go directly to The Future Project, a national campaign to help young people realize their dream.

Tickets can be purchased HERE.

Meet Imani Shanklin Roberts

The House of Marley had the pleasure of sitting down with emerging visual artist, Imani Shanklin Roberts, a DC native currently living in NYC who caught our eye thanks to our good friends over at The Culture LP. Her work touches the energetic child, the soulful millennial, and those who are moved by the beauty of the mind casted on a canvas. We thank Imani for letting us take a dive into her work space and giving us a taste of her world.

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“I create work that is inspired by my experiences. Through the lens of an African-American woman, I create pieces that reflect a reality that I know well. A reality of a people that are transgressive, filled with love, faith, and beauty. I create images that compete against stereotypes or any negative character tropes. I create work that captures the plight and magnificence of wonderful people who have faced adversity but prevail because there is no other route.


Valuing comfort and smooth vibrations contributes to my artistic process heavily. Being able to step out of bed and touch my canvases is a real asset to my art making. The immediacy of my workspace allows me to constantly breath energy into my work and reflects on things I like and don’t like as I move through the pace of each piece.


The work I create, I would say, is holistically collaborative in that sense– needing models to portray the themes I desire in each piece & needing music to uplift, give energy and breathe life into my body and soul as I create.


During my creative seasons my room becomes my ideal concert. I craft playlists to listen to that consists of DJ mixes, local artists, international phenomenon’s. Old, new and in between. Artists that all inform my mood, the rhythm in my brushstroke, and my sway as I walk away from my canvas to make changes and capture the full essence of what I’m working on.”

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Imani’s selection of House of Marley listening gear – the Liberate XL over ear headphones in Saddle.

On August 30th we will be sponsoring our second event with The Culture LP featuring Imani’s work as it relates to the wonderful works of Lauryn Hill and “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” album. The pop-up exhibition and silent auction titled, #StillMisEducated, will take place on August 30th in Brooklyn. Tickets are now available.

View more of Imani’s artwork.

Today is Earth Overshoot Day

Today is Earth Overshoot Day. Not familiar with this term? Earth Overshoot day marks the approximate date that human demand for renewable resources in a given year exceeds what Earth can regenerate in that year. In less than eight months humanity has used up nature’s budget for the entire year.

For the remainder of 2015 we will maintain our ecological deficit by living on resources borrowed from future generations. Unfortunately for our luscious green planet, this year it has fallen six days earlier than last year. Ecological overshoot is only possible for a limited amount of time before ecosystems begin to collapse.

Think twice before running water during your morning routine; if you head out to buy groceries, purchase a reusable bag. You can also do your part through social media. Help Mother Nature by spreading the word here.

For more information visit Global Footprint Network and World Wildlife Fund .

Water Wise Movement


Marley Coffee, Water Wise’ Coffee, and ambassador Rohan Marley are teaming up to spread awareness in order to clean up the rivers in the Sidama region of Ethiopia. With thousands of people relying on the rivers for everyday living, it’s important we each do our part and become educated in the process of coffee production. While coffee is the lifeline of this region, it is also the main source of pollution; Rohan Marley, Water Wise Coffee, and Marley Coffee aim to change this.
This Summer, Marley Coffee will be raising money for four new wet mills that clean dirty water waste found in the rivers from processing coffee cherries. With each cup you buy, 1 cent will be donated to The Water Wise Movement. Cups can be purchased here.

In 2014, Marley coffee was able to raise over $80,000 to Water Wise, this year our family over at Coffee hopes to exceed a courageous goal of $100,000.

To get involved with the movement, you can use the hashtag #WaterWiseMovement on all social networks and tag @MarleyCoffee and @RoMarley in your posts. Social awareness is a beautiful thing, and every mention counts!

It all adds up! Drinking coffee every morning is a household habit. The coffee you drink tastes even better when you can feel good about the difference you’re making at the start of each day.


Marley 70th: The Complete Island Recordings

For the first time ever, the Marley family will be releasing two vinyl box sets to continue the celebration of Bob Marley’s 70th birthday.
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The two vinyl box sets will be available as The Complete Island Recordings and The Complete Island Recordings: Collector’s Edition on September 25th, 2015. These special sets will feature 11 albums spanning a decade worth of Bob Marley’s & The Wailers most celebrated album releases on Island Records.

Each collection will feature recently reissued artwork and will be packaged to truly emulate a zippo lighter, as shown. The 11 LP’s from the box set will also be broken out and released individually beginning on September 25th. LPs to be released include: Catch A Fire, Burnin’, Natty Dread, Live!, Rastaman Vibration, Exodus, Babylon By Bus, Kaya, Survival, Uprising, and Confrontation.

The complete Island Recordings box set is now available for preorder on the Bob Marley Online Shop and will be available in stores on Friday, September 25th.

Join us in commemoration of #Marley70 and join the conversation in Instagram and Twitter.

Music Connects with Austin Millz

Our latest #MusicConnects giveaway has us thinking up what ‘Music Connects’ means, more than ever. We visit NYC based Austin Millz to hear his take.


“I’m Austin Millz. A true creative in my own right. Whether its creating music or performing music, I give it my all. I’m born and raised in Harlem, New York. My craft is music. I would not classify my music into one genre. My spectrum is wide, from electronic, dance to hip-hop. I’ve played in venues from all across the world. From London, Paris, Germany, LA to NY. LIV Miami to Webster Hall in NYC. You have to experience life.

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Outside of music, traveling is my passion and just everyday life because those moments contribute into the process of making music. I’m big on aesthetic from fashion, to way things look and to the overall presentation of a project. What #MusicConnects means to me is that music is the universal language of the world. It doesn’t matter what country you’re in, anybody can experience the same music and understand it no matter the literal language. Music can evoke emotions for people from all walks of life.


The space in which I make music in means a lot to me, I want to feel comfortable. The vibe has to be right, from the way the studio is set up to the smell. This all helps because having a great space can bring the best out of you when it comes to creating.”

To hear music from Austin Millz, visit his Soundcloud.

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#COASTLIVE: We’re Coming To L.A.

Where are our West Coast fans? You’ll want to be here this Saturday.

We’re teaming up with C.O.A.S.T. the Collective Operations Aligning Supernatural Thought,
to showcase an exclusive event celebrating some of the most innovative talent in the area.

#COASTLIVE features performances by: M!NT, Ballast, PWEST, Jaguarsun, BAST and Spin Timeless.

Two very special guests will be in attendance. We can’t tell you yet, but do take our word for it.

Come join us on August 1st to be a part of a phenomenal night full of unique artists introducing a new wave of music to the space.

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Coast Live Flyer Mint Ballast Pwest Jaguarsun Bast Spin Timeless

$5 at the door
9:00pm – 3:00am in PDT
DTLA Artists District
1018 S. Santa Fe Ave. 90021

For more info visit: cllctiveops.com

Music Monday: With Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment

The House of Marley office can’t get enough of Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment’s latest project titled “Surf”. Last week we tweeted out the “Sunday Candy” track and this Music Monday we wanted to share the full project. Which song is your favorite?


Photo Credit: The Social Experiment