The House Of Marley and The Roots Come Together At The Okayplayer Holiday Jam

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The House of Marley, The Roots and Okayplayer packed the Brooklyn Bowl this past Monday at the seventh annual Holiday Jam in New York City. With a lively and energized crowd of over a thousand people in attendance, The Roots took the stage for their yearly tradition of playing house band and backing up some surprise musical guests.

In 2013, the guest list didn’t disappoint. Hip-hop legend Big Daddy Kane ruled the stage, which also saw killer performances from Rahzel, Bilal, Valerie June and dancehall legend Mr. Vegas. There were more tender moments though, like when Sufjan Stevens took the stage for a collab with The Roots on tracks like “Holland” and even a seasonally appropriate cover of “A Holly Jolly Christmas.”

Later in the night, the crowd went completely crazy when Raekwon of the Wu-Tang Clan hit the stage and joined The Roots for a trip through time with the ghost of hip-hop past. Starting with his first record, Only Built 4 Cuban Links, Rae and Black Thought ripped through an onslaught of solo and Wu classics. Check out the video below for some of their performance:

Aside from the on-stage performances, the Okayplayer Holiday Jam was full of all sorts of other kinds of mischief and mayhem. The Okayplayer/House of Marley Photo Booth offered an opportunity for fans to get in on the act and create fun GIFs of themselves at the event. See some of our favorites below and then head over to the Okayplayer/House of Marley Photo Booth to relive all of the party’s best moments:

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Photo Credit: Mel D. Cole

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.