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The second son of Bob and Rita Marley, Stephen Marley was born on April 20, 1972. He began his career as a precocious six-year old singing, dancing and playing percussion with his siblings in the group The Melody Makers, whose first single "Children Playing In The Streets" was produced by their father in 1979 and released on Tuff Gong, the label founded by Bob in the late 60s. Just like his older brother Ziggy, Stephen acquired his initial studio skills by watching his father. While still a teenager, he assisted in the production of The Melody Makers' albums, including their three Best Reggae Album Grammy winners Conscious Party (Virgin Records, 1989) One Bright Day (Virgin Records, 1990) and Fallen Is Babylon (Elektra Entertainment, 1998). In 1993 Ziggy and Stephen founded Ghetto Youths International as a means of controlling their own music and helping upcoming artists.