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Nas says his song "One Love" drew inspiration from the salutations and sign-offs he'd read in letters sent to and from incarcerated loved ones. Although he didn't explicity link the expression "One Love" with Bob Marley, there can be no doubt that the phrase originated with Bob Marley and The Wailers, whose song of the same name was so well loved that it was chosen as the theme for the Jamaica Tourist Board.
Bob Marley and/or The Wailers made several versions of the song, starting way back in the 1960s at Studio 1 and continuing up until his premature death in 1981. All of Bob Marley's versions owe a significant debt to Curtis Mayfield & The Impressions' "People Get Ready," but this one is a case where the original has not resonated as powerfully as the cover version. Bottom line: the dread rocked it best. —Rob Kenner
Winner: Bob Marley