Earnestly sustaining his musical legacy enters Skip Marley, the 24-year-old Jamaican powerhouse offering the perfect blend of RnB-infused reggae with “Make Me Feel (feat. Rick Ross and Ari Lennox).” Skip, being the grandson of Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Bob Marley, clearly took a note from his legendary lineage to create a track with the potential to define modern reggae as we know it.
“Make Me Feel” reads like a lovestruck conversation between Marley and Lennox. “Yeah, even through the bad times nothing can kill this vibe, as long as I feel the way you make me feel” the two harmonize. Emphasizing that love is the key to resiliency when facing even the hardest of days, perhaps “Make Me Feel” is the antidote needed to cure those lonely quarantine blues.
Ross’ verse adds a much-needed intensity to the otherwise lighthearted track. Altogether the trio fosters the perfect balance between the sweetness of Lennox, smoothness of Marley, and grit of Ross.
To date, Skip carries on his family’s musical heritage as a shared labelmate with his grandfather under Island Records. He continues to build his own musical portfolio offering a slew of independent releases. Having already collaborated with some of today’s most renowned artists including H.E.R. and Wale, Marley holds a potential trajectory competing with that of his grandfather. With his reggae hip-hop fusion, it’s as though the world is receiving a rendition of Bob Marley in his youth all over again.