“Music is freedom for me…I want people to just feel the music and let it be anything they want to make of it.” – Skip
Skip Marley-Minto 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. In addition to that, his mother Cedella Marley is one fourth of the GRAMMY award-winning group, Ziggy Marley & the Melody Makers. Those strong musical roots gave him the fertile ground to develop his natural gift for creating and performing. The result is “Cry to Me”, Skip’s debut single on Tuff Gong International.
“Cry to Me’ is a message for this girl I know, well really a message for everybody who seems to focus on their insecurities…I’m just saying it’s cool to be who you are, don’t let society deceive you and make you believe you’re not enough.”
Written and arranged by Skip and co-produced with Paul Fakhourie, “Cry to Me” was an immediate hit with fans when Skip debuted it during his cameo performance on the February installment of the popular Get Together concert series in Miami. Reggae audiences aren’t known for embracing unfamiliar tunes, but Skip’s easy delivery and catchy lyrics had them singing along with the second chorus.
“Cry to Me” will be available at all digital retail outlets later this month.