"It was like 'Concrete Jungle' and 'Burnin' and Lootin',' very, some people say, heavy, but the way they put it together didn't feel heavy," Marvin continues. "It was like 'Wow, this is cool, let me dance' and then after you dance you go 'Oh, that's pretty hip lyrics too.' And then you're sucked in before you know it."
Marley might have realized the potency of his messages, which may have been what prompted him to want The Wailers to continue even after his passing.
"It was his request, funny enough, for us to stay together," says Marvin. "It's like a relay race. I got a bat and I'm gonna pass it to you guys. You pass it to somebody else."
To this day, Marvin remembers a focused, disciplined musician even though they only worked together for four years before Marley died in 1981.
"He was on a mission," adds Marvin. "He wanted to bring people together through his music."
Although Marley has been elevated to iconic status since his death, Marvin says that was not his intention.
"I don't think he was striving to be popular," explains Marvin. "It was more to share. Share whatever he felt was good to make people smile and dance and laugh and think about themselves inwardly as well, not just outwardly."
Marvin also realizes that Marley's lyrics and messages weren't just significant to the time period in which they were written.
"We are actually living the reality of a lot of the things he talked about. Like 'War,' America's at war," points out Marvin. Marley borrowed the lyrics to 'War' from a speech Haile Selassie I (aka Ras Tafari) gave to the United Nations.
"I think the time has come for a big peace movement, which is what Bob started then, 'movement of Jah people,' the One Love Peace Concert in Jamaica," says Marvin. "9/11 was a wake up call for everyone on the planet and now we've gotta learn from that."
"Cultures should work together and share knowledge," says Marvin, "rather than 'tearing each other's throats out.'"
"In the long run, it's gonna be beneficial to everyone to just chill out," he adds.