was exposed to the power of music from birth. The Kingston-born, Miami-raised singer/songwriter is both the grand-nephew of Marcia Griffiths and grandson of reggae icons Bob and Rita Marley.
Although reggae is at the root of his music, Skip says of his sound, “I’m coming from a new generation, “blending influences and letting it come out organically in the music.” Referencing the Rolling Stones, soca, hip-hop and EDM artists in one breath, Skip doesn’t like to limit himself, instead he “just let ideas drop down on me and go with the flow.”
Deeply connected to his craft and refreshingly self-assured, Skip is authentic in a way most artists these days could never claim to be. His songs follow suit, confidently mixing genres, influences, and instruments while maintaining their important messaging. Those messages aren’t wedded to a particular moment in history, however. They’re universal and important, bringing the love his grandfather, Bob Marley, preached to a new generation.
“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 our best. Whatever they’re feeling, I want them to be able to turn up my music and think, relax, and get good vibes.”