Rising reggae star and heir to an iconic roots legacy, Skip Marley is the latest in the Marley clan to catch a fire. The son of Cedella Marley, Skip first captured major attention in 2015 with his breakout single “Cry To Me.” Maintaining momentum with the Sly and Robbie produced “Life,” Marley continued to garner looks from the likes of Teen Vogue and REVOLT. Digging into his lineage and purpose, Marley talks some of his favorite artists and elaborates on musical goals in an exclusive discussion with LargeUp:
Tell us a little bit about the place you come from…
I was born in Jamaica, and was raised in Florida, around my entire family, playing football and music. I love where I am from, and who I come from.
Tell us about the moment where you knew you had broken through as an artist…
I still have works to do. But I feel very honored to see people sharing my music. It was pretty special to see people singing my music when I play with my uncles.
What artists are you watching in 2016?
My uncles, of course. I am a big fan of Diplo and everything Major Lazer. Kendrick Lamar is a true inspiration, and Ricky Mears who has remixed a few of my songs, he is also one to watch. But hey, the year has just started!