Skip Marley is a Jamaican singer-songwriter. He is the son of Cedella Marley, and maternal grandson of Bob Marley. Marley was born in Kingston, Jamaica to Cedella Marley and David Minto, and raised in Miami, Florida. Growing up, he taught himself to play the piano, drums, guitar, and bass. In 2015, he released his first single, "Cry to Me", and a second single called "Life" under the Tuff Gong label. He later signed with Blue Mountain Music, and joined his uncles Damian and Stephen on their Catch a Fire tour. In early 2016, he was featured in a Gap 1969 Denim campaign. In early 2017, Skip Marley signed to Island Records. Island's President and CEO, David Massey, called Marley's talent "extraordinary", adding that "his music reflects what the world needs right now." Marley released his debut single under Island Records, "Lions", in February 2017.