He drew his arguments and inspiration from his own diverse knowledge of the Bible, the Quran, and the Torah.That same year, he sang in Hebrew during a concert in Morocco. His new album Revolution had a lighter, gentler sound; this was the album with cellos in the instrumentation, and the line-up included veteran Ivory Coast singer Aicha Kone.The "Bob Marley of Africa" travelled to the island of Jamaica and recorded the title track of this album with Marley’s backing group, The Wailers.Back home in 1985, Blondy went into the studio to record "Apartheid is Nazism", a call for the end of Apartheid.First son of a family of eight children, Seydou Koné was raised by his grandmother, growing up in what he described as "among elders", which later was to have a big impact on his career.
After two more years in Paris, Blondy returned to his homeland in 1998, with a new album, The Prophet.
In order to reach more people with his message, he chose to sing in many languages: English, French, Baoulé, and his native language – Dioula.
Later, he also brought new instrumentation to his brand of reggae such as the violin and cello. Following the success of an EP entitled Rasta Poué, he went to Paris in 1984 to make his second album, Cocody Rock, with the label Pathe Marconi.
The album, with its hit single "Rendez Vous", was a huge success, and Blondy was later to receive his first Gold Disc in Paris.
At the beginning of 1993, worn out from a world tour, Blondy succumbed to depression and was taken into an institution for psychiatric help.