Synopsis by Mark Deming
Peter Tosh first rose to fame as a member of the Jamaican ska group The Wailers, alongside Bob Marley and Bunny Livingston (aka Bunny Wailer). Like Marley, in time Tosh became a major reggae star in his own right, but while Marley's espoused a utopian political philosophy, Tosh took a far more aggressive stance toward issues of political equality, economic justice, and rights for people of color . If Bob Marley was the Martin Luther King of reggae, Tosh was the genre's Malcolm X, and he made no small share of enemies before he died in a hail of bullets in 1987. Peter Tosh: Stepping Razor Red X is a documentary which traces this artist's rise to fame and the constant controversy which followed him throughout his career. Along with rare interview footage of Tosh, the film includes a number of little-seen live performances, including the songs "Legalize It", "You Can't Blame The Youth", "Fools Die", "Rastafari Is", and more.
activism, controversy, interview, Jamaican [nationality], murder, music-star, reggae-music, rise-to-fame, singer, ska-music