Marley Under 'Control' With Mos Def, Ben Harper

"Mind Control," the long-awaited solo debut from reggae royalty Stephen Marley, will be released on Feb. 6 via Tuff Gong/Ghetto Youths/Universal Republic. The set will feature cameos from friends and

"Mind Control," the long-awaited solo debut from reggae royalty Stephen Marley, will be released on Feb. 6 via Tuff Gong/Ghetto Youths/Universal Republic. The set will feature cameos from friends and admirers Ben Harper and Mos Def.

"Mind Control" will arrive on what would have been the 62nd birthday of Stephen's iconic father. Marley previewed tracks from the album in between choice covers of his father's songs on this past summer's Roots, Rock, Reggae festival, also featuring older brother Ziggy and Bunny Wailer.

Since the dissolution of the Marley sibling group the Melody Makers, Stephen has racked up credits as a producer and co-writer en route to five Grammy wins, more than any other reggae artist. He helmed younger brother Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley's past two records, including the breakthrough hit "Welcome to Jamrock," which won a best reggae album Grammy.

As previously reported, Stephen will join his mother, Rita Marley, and Damian in South Africa in February for Africa Unite 2007, a series of benefit concerts, symposiums, fundraisers and events in Durban, Johannesburg, and Cape Town.