(AllHipHop News) No, Bob Marley is not a Hip Hop artist. However, the Reggae icon's tunes and activism did inspire generations of rappers as well as other musicians.
Marley's cultural impact is still felt 36 years after his death. Proof of that influence is demonstrated by the fact Legend: The Best of Bob Marley and The Wailers compilation album has now spent 500 nonconsecutive weeks on the Billboard 200 (presently #170).
According to Billboard, 1984's Legend has the second-most weeks on the chart, only behind Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon with 934 weeks. The classic project by Marley and his band is currently certified 15x platinum by RIAA.
Bob Marley's name can be found in numerous Hip Hop lyrics. Songs like A Tribe Called Quest's "Scenario," Jay-Z's "Empire State Of Mind," Nas' "Accident Murderers," Puff Daddy's "Young G's," Styles P's "Good Times," Noname's "Paradise," Boosie Badazz's "Black Heaven," Tory Lanez's "Bodmon Song," and Joyner Lucas' "DNA.(Remix)" feature shout outs to the late Jamaican singer-songwriter.