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Marley was born in Kingston Jamaica, to Cedella Marley and David Minto, and raised in Miami, Florida. Growing up, he taught himself to play the piano, drums, guitar, and bass.

  In 2015, he released his first single, “Cry to Me”, and a second single called “Life” under the Tuff Gong label. He later signed with Blue Mountain Music and joined his uncles Damian and Stephen on their Catch a Fire tour.

Slow Down is featured on Skip Marley’s August 2020 EP Higher Place and did well on several Billboard charts last year.

  On the Adult R&B Airplay chart, Slow Down spent multiple weeks at number one, while on the Rhythmic Airplay chart it peaked at number 14. On the Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart, Slow Down hit number 23, while peaking at number six on R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay. It reached number nine on the Hot R&B Songs chart.

  The Marley name has been associated with gold and platinum certifications over the years. And Skip Marley said he was elated to be part of the exclusive club. Forty years after the death of Bob Marley, Skip Marley believes his grandfather’s message remains topical.

“The message is still relevant because the world still suffers. Until the philosophy which holds one race superior and another inferior is finally and permanently discredited and abandoned, everywhere is war,” Skip Marley, 24 stated, quoting a line from War, one of Marley’s greatest songs.

‘Skip’ was one of Bob Marley’s several nicknames.

Skip Marley, who created an international buzz last year with the chart-topping Billboard hit single Slow Down featuring Grammy- and Oscar-winning R&B singer H.E.R., describes his grandfather’s songs as a light to the world.


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