Ky-Mani Marley


The Marley surname perpetuates Jamaican tradition and represents the spirit of a cultural, political and social revolution. Ky-Mani is a fitting name for a charismatic artist whose East African name means “adventurous traveler.” Ky-Mani was born in 1976, in Jamaica and settling in Miami, Florida at the age of seven. Being exposed to an urban lifestyle, Ky-Mani adopted the attitude that all people are equal – no one is above or beneath him. This attitude has become the motto for the way he lives his life today. Humble. Sincere. Loyal. Honest. Genuine. As a child he had no interest following in the footsteps of his world-famous father, however, the seed that was planted by Bob’s legacy sprouted in 1997 when Ky-Mani teamed up with hip hop artist Pras of The Fugees for a rendition of Eddy Grant’s “Electric Avenue.” This would be the defining moment in his journey which would lead him to the point where he is now – an artist with no limits, who boldly uses different music genres. Incorporating world music, hip hop, blues, rock and a grass roots sound into his music, prohibits him from being categorized as only a reggae artist.

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