Legacy cements Morgan Heritage as one of the greatest families in the history of music, especially Reggae, and legacy is literally what this band is about.
Morgan Heritage is a family that has roots in music going back over fifty years. As children of legendary Reggae artist Denroy Morgan, this family was destined to have a lasting voice in the culture. Formed in the 80’s, the group, Peter “Peetah” Morgan, Roy “Gramps” Morgan, and Memmalatel “Mr. Mojo” Morgan have released twelve studio albums to solidify their name as one of the greatest families not only in Reggae, but in music. Their debut album, Miracle was released in 1994 on MCA and it wasn’t until their album Strictly Roots in 2015, released on their own independent label CTBC Music Group, did they win their first Grammy Award for Reggae Album of the year.
Devoted fans have always known how important Morgan Heritage and their legacy is. Remarkedly, it took over 20 years for the music industry to catch up and recognize the brilliance of this group and their sound. Even though their albums are beloved by millions around the world. In 2017, Morgan Heritage was nominated for their second Grammy Award with Avrakedabra, and they continued the momentum with their most recent album, Loyalty released in 2019. Twelve studio albums in and the group continues to leave their mark on the music industry.
“This album gives listeners a chance to take a deep dive into what the career of Morgan Heritage has given to humanity from our heart and soul for over the years” says Peetah. “It means the world to us because we know how much people around the world love and appreciate what we do and with this Legacy album, you truly get to understand why.”
“Putting out this album is a milestone in our careers, our journey, our past and where we plan to take the music” says Gramps. “This album truly represents our growth as you can hear how the different songs progress in production, songwriting and even vocal capability. It is one of our best albums as a body of work and truly a gift that will last a lifetime. Especially for our fans!”
With the release of Legacy, Morgan Heritage celebrates the devote fans that have been following their tours. The album features some of their biggest hit songs including “Don’t Haffi Dread”, “Down by the River”, “Tell Me How Come” and features collaborations with top artists such as Ziggy & Stephen Marley, Diamond Platnumz, Toots and The Maytals, Bounty Killer, Beres Hammond, Shaggy, Rebelution, J Boog, Chronixx and more.
“These songs have defined Morgan Heritage,” says Mr. Mojo. “Given the state of affairs of the world with the isolation caused by the global pandemic along with vast racial unrest and division. I think it’s important to move towards celebrating life and showcasing what we’ve been able to achieve thus far.”
Designed to be a celebration of the music and culture, this album is destined for the history books. In advance of the release of Legacy, Morgan Heritage became the first reggae artists in history to create NFTs around their music with Bondly Finance, which sold out in less than two hours. All at once, the group is bringing their past to the forefront as they step into the future.
A new song and two digitally remastered titles from their vast catalog was just their first NFT offerings. The new Gold NFT event will pair rare digital art with great Reggae music, through which fans and NFT collectors will be able to prove ownership of these items through the blockchain.
The chart-topping Grammy winners are undoubtedly a force to be reckoned with. Legacy is more than a compilation of previously released music; it is a festival of joy, excitement and reverence. Audiences will be able to truly rejoice in the music and sound of Morgan Heritage on this instant classic. Legacy!