Skip Marley, the Island Records reggae prodigy, releases the official music video for his new buzzed about song “That’s Not True” featuring Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley (his uncle, and youngest son of Rasta icon Bob Marley, Skip’s grandfather). “That’s Not True,” is Skip’s first original music release since 2017 with more music to follow this year including his collaboration with Major Lazer titled “Can’t Take It From Me” – due May 10. The Andrew Sandler directed music video shows Skip cruising around the Little Haiti neighbourhood in Miami hanging with his friends, the locals and of course his Uncle Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley. “That’s Not True” kicks off a promising new year of amazing music for Skip.
ABOUT SKIP MARLEY
“I don’t really think about how I want to be perceived by people. They have their own projections. I just want them to see me as a fighter for good. A love warrior.” Skip Marley often speaks in this way—a rare combination of serious and cool. The Jamaica-born, Florida-based artist is mysterious and chill, but deeply connected to his craft and refreshingly self-assured. He’s authentic in a way most musicians these days could never claim to be; when he says he’s never thought about how people perceive him, it’s without any pretence or irony.
His sound follows suit, a reggae-hybrid that effortlessly blends eras, genres, and styles, while showing off Skip’s impeccable musicianship and poetic lyricism. His natural talent comes as no surprise—music’s quite literally in his blood. Skip is the grandson of reggae icon Bob Marley, and his songs pay homage to his deep family legacy.
“I want to spread my music to the people and help them unify,” he says. “I want people to take away a message of love, of looking at the way you are living and thinking where we can work to be or better and feel better. Whatever they’re feeling, I want them to be able to turn up my music and think, relax, and get good vibes.” It’s a radical idea maybe, but an essential one.