The 14-track album contains a number of message songs from Marley, who writes about a variety of subjects on the album, ranging from love to slavery.
According to Marley, The Root of Life will be followed by another conceptual album titled Revelation Pt 2: The Fruit of Life, which will be released in the Fall of 2011.
The Fruit of Life will feature a number of genre’s that have been influenced by Reggae music.
“Reggae music has influenced hip hop and so many other kinds of music,” Stephen Marley told AllHipHop.com in a statement. “The Fruit of Life will be [a] more open, eclectic kind of record. There will be songs for the club, dancehall reggae will be there, love songs in there, but it will remain conscious good music that you can always take something positive from.”
An exclusive, limited-edition version of The Fruit of Life will also be released on vinyl in the Fall.
Revelation Pt. 1: The Root of Life is due in stores on May 24th, via Ghetto Youths/Tuff Gong/Universal Republic.