Sunday, July 26, 2015

Young Marleys out here staking their claim

"SKIP"
As the sons of Bob Marley grow older, their sons have already begun to stake their claim in the music industry. This family tradition is admirable.  With one of the younger Marley's signing off on a distribution deal with Chris Blackwell, we wanted to capture the young guns in this space and share with you, any recent development and/or highlight this clan, the 'Marleys Next Generation.'

"SKIP"
The son of Cedella Marley and grand-nephew of Marcia Griffiths, known simply as' Skip" debut his single "Cry To Me" on the Tuff Gong International label, written, arranged by him, as well as co-produced along with Paul Fakhourie (Lauryn Hill, Stephen Marley, Damian Marley and Nas). 'Skip' recently signed a publishing deal with Blue Mountain Music, owned and operated by legendary, PR mogul Chris Blackwell who signed his Grandfather, Bob Marley in the 70s. Blackwell said he is looking forward to working with Skip Marley who "has so much to offer." The deal will cover all of the works on Skip Marley's release for Tuff Gong International. Skip Marley, 19, says he wants to "spread positivity through music." He will join with his uncles Stephen and Damian Marley at the end of August 2015 as they travel across the United States on their month-long Catch Fire tour. Check out 'Cry To Me' by Skip click here


Jo Mersa Marley

The eldest son of Stephen Marley, Jo Mersa's follows in the footsteps of his father, uncles and grandfather producing his own music. He made his decision to pursue the musical path of his family at age 11 making beats with a MIDI Production Center or Music Production Controller (MPCs) before his uncle Ziggy Marley contributed an Apple laptop and along with his cousins, used the Garage Band software made beats. Jo Mersa's first major performance came at around age 4 when he appeared onstage alongside his father, uncle Ziggy and aunts Cedella and Sharon, then, the Melody Makers. Jo Mersa recorded a track with female Reggae crooner, Etana entitled "Thy Will Be Done" as well as Reggae's royal family, Morgan Heritage called "Light It Up." But his single entitled, "Comfortable" is our favourite song by him  click to watch


Daniel Bambaata Marley
"It's not like I just grew up with reggae culture" Daniel Bambaata Marley told Rollingstone Magazine. The oldest son of Ziggy Marley's first solo effort is a track entitled "Live It Inna Fear" produced by Damian Marley on the Ghetto Youths International label. In 2011 he contributed his musical stylings to his father's "Wild and Free" album, on a song called, "Changes." He also recorded with Jo Mersa on a track entitled "My Girl." Daniel has recorded over melodic reggae rhythms as well as vintage hip-hop. What do you think about Daniel's most recent release click here 



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