Skip Marley has released his new single today October 4th, “Call Me Human” featuring Hip-Hop superstar French Montana, taken from the GODFATHER OF HARLEM Motion Picture Soundtrack available from Epic Records. “Call Me Human” was also co-written by Canadian pop artiste Jessie Reyez. GODFATHER OF HARLEM premiered on Sunday September 29 at 10pm ET/PT on EPIX. Check out the trailer HERE. The full Soundtrack drops soon.
ABOUT GODFATHER OF HARLEM:
Created by Chris Brancato and Paul Eckstein, with music by Executive Music Producer Swizz Beatz, and starring and executive produced by Oscar® winner Forest Whitaker, GODFATHER OF HARLEM is inspired by the true story of infamous crime boss Bumpy Johnson (Whitaker), who in the early 1960s returned from eleven years in prison to find the neighborhood he once ruled in shambles. With the streets controlled by the Italian mob, Bumpy must take on the Genovese crime family to regain control. During the brutal battle, he forms an alliance with radical preacher Malcolm X (Nigél Thatch) – catching Malcolm’s political rise in the crosshairs of social upheaval and a mob war that threatens to tear the city apart. GODFATHER OF HARLEM is a collision of the criminal underworld and the civil rights movement during one of the most tumultuous times in American history.
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 pretense 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.