Jamaican Global Music Star Skip Marley Shares The Music Video of “Make Me Feel” Features Rick Ross and Ari Lennox
Both songs feature on Marley’s debut Tuff Gong/Island Records EP, HIGHER PLACE, a 7-track project which is a call to action to Skip’s generation, fans, and listeners to inspire people to ascend to a higher place of love and level of consciousness.
The project includes new ideas and experiences as well as wisdom that has been passed down through the Marley lineage that Skip likes to call “Marley Mantras.” On the release, Skip states, “It is a joy and a blessing for me to share this music with the world. When we say ‘Higher Place,’ we mean good vibrations. Positivity. Conscious influence of the heart and the mind and the soul. Music with a message is the music we love.”
In addition to “Slow Down,” and “Make Me Feel” other featured tracks include “No Love” co-written by Sebastian Kole (Alessia Cara) and Trey Campbell (Ella Mai), which Skip worked on with legendary mentor and Miami family friend Betty Wright, who sadly passed away in May.
Its gritty reggae vibe samples Wu-Tang Clan’s “Tearz,” a track from their 1993 LP, Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). The 7-track EPalso contains “That’s Not True,” a collabo featuring Damian ‘Jr. Gong’ Marley (Skip’s uncle) and the opening title track, “Higher Place” which features music legend and Skip’s grandfather, Bob Marley.
In May, “Slow Down,” with over 80 million global streams, became the quickest and biggest-streaming song in recent Marley Family history, and elevated Skip to over 200 million global artist streams It was the first time a Jamaican-born artist reached the #1 spot on the Billboard Adult R&B chart. At the same time, Skip became the first Jamaican-born artist inside the Top 15 on Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart in nearly a decade and a half (since Sean Paul and Keyshia Cole in 2006, “When You Gonna Give it Up to Me”).
The amazing chemistry between Skip and ten-time nominated, two-time 2019 Grammy©-winner H.E.R. performing live together was apparent during the song’s television debut on Fallon, then a show-stopping performance at the NAACP Image Awards in February, and the ABC Good Morning America Summer Concert Series session in June.