The Reggae pioneer is considered one of the world’s best selling artists of all time with an estimated sales total over 75 million

Many people are familiar with the music of the great Bob Marley, an icon that is also often associated with cannabis culture. However, by digging a little deeper into his story, a very focused, competitive and healthy value system is revealed:

:07 “Bob was very health conscience with them foods. The blender would always be going with excellent juices… Everything to make you strong. The whole Rasta thing is based on eternal life and taking care of your body is the temple of the Lord.”

:32 “When I met him we started the routine. Getting up in the mornings, train, do a lot of running, exercise, go to the beach. It became an integral part of our lifestyle.”

1:11 “In everything that Bob does, very competitive. So everything, he really gave it 110 percent. He had a passion. He just didn’t play for the fun of it, it was part of the process.”

Bob juggling the ball with Jimi Hendrix backstage before a show

Trevor Wyatt, the UK distributor for Island Records, who saw Marley play in pick-up games around West London, said of Bob’s game: “Trying to get the ball off him… was just hopeless. Because Bob was the person he was, the ball always came to him. He was the midfield general, if you like, and they called him Skipper. They were so good, it was like playing Brazil.”

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