A remake of “Get Up, Stand Up” by Bob Marley and The Wailers, “Justice” is a rebirth of the militant anthem, which played an integral role in the fight for equality and human rights in 1973.
Fifty-three years after Bob Marley wrote the song, Americans continue to face inequality, systemic racism, and a long, painful history of violence in the black and minority communities. In response, Los Angeles-born singer Nakkia Gold is taking action through the immediate release of her single “Justice (Get Up, Stand Up),” which has already gained national attention.
Nakkia Gold commented, “The struggle has made us strong. This is the moment to break through the chains of social injustice. This song is a call to action in a time when it’s needed the most.” When SMG founder Haim Saban heard the track, he immediately recognized Gold’s talent and signed her to the label. From there, “Justice (Get Up, Stand Up),” was played for Cedella Marley, who gave her full blessing for the use of her father’s iconic lyrics in this uplifting song.
Cedella Marley said, “I am proud that my father’s legacy continues to live on through his music. His message of peace and equality transcends, especially today, during these challenging times. I…only hope her message resonates during this time of much-needed change.” Wiz Khalifa stated,
“Bob Marley has always been an inspiration to me. I was pumped to hop on this track and keep his message alive about continuing the fight.”
The track finds Gold uniting these various voices under one roof, showcasing her own abilities as a songwriter and arranger. It’s an updated look at a seminal classic, and in Nakkia Gold’s hands, she honors the legacy of Bob Marley with grace and beauty.