Hailing from Kingston Jamaica and representing the first family of reggae, Skip Marley is ready to become the new face of a genre.
At the age of just 23, the singer-songwriter has already stared making waves. Skip is the son of Cedella Marley (a singer, dancer, fashion designer, actress, and entrepreneur in her own right), and grandson of legendary creator for The Culture Bob Marley. And with that pedigree, one knew he would. He released his first single, “Cry to Me” in 2015 and started touring with his uncles Damian and Stephen Marley. The following year he was featured in an ad campaign for Gap which expanded his musical reach even further.
Living up to such lofty family expectations hasn’t seemed to faze Skip thus far. He does seem born to do this. Growing up, he taught himself to play the piano, drums, guitar, and bass. That musicality is featured heavily in the songs he makes today adding a new dimension to traditional reggae and dancehall music.
In 2017 Marley signed to Island Records and released his debut major-label single “Lions”. He also and co-wrote and is featured on “Chained to the Rhythm” with Katy Perry and the two performed the song at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards. Fast Forward to 2020 and Marley has just released a single with H.E.R. entitled “Slow Down”, a sultry reggae slow jam destined take Marley’s career to that next level. Skip is now positioning himself to expand The Marley family dynasty and lead reggae music into the next decade. Look out for this creator for The Culture.
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