This February, the Marley family opened up Tuff Gong Studios in Kingston, Jamaica for a tour of its newly refurbished vinyl pressing plant, which is set to re-open this summer after largely falling out of use.
The plant will have an annual capacity of 250,000 units, and a series of limited-edition pressings of Marley classics — with that coveted Tuff Gong stamp — are set to be announced later this year.
Here, Rohan Marley guides Billboard through the new plant and Tuff Gong’s iconic recording studio, while he and his brother Julian Marley muse on their father’s legacy amid a concert to celebrate what would have been Bob Marley’s 75th birthday.
Along the way, we get a look inside Tuff Gong’s recording studio and mastering room, warehouse of old vinyl releases from years past, and meet Chow, the legendary studio technician who has been running Tuff Gong — and living in its recesses — for its entire existence, dating back to before it was at its current location on Marcus Garvey Drive in Kingston.
Check out the exclusive video above.