Reggae scion Skip Marley stakes a strong claim for himself on his new song, “Enemy.” The track finds Bob Marley’s grandson living up to his lineage while finding new ways to push the boundaries of the genre, blending a deep dub groove with percussion that drifts seamlessly between sharp trap snares and distant drum fills. “Why? Why dem try fi put me down?” Marley sings, “Oh Lord, why dem try fi take the crown, my crown?”
“Enemy” marks Marley’s second solo track of 2019, following “That’s Not True,” which arrived in April and features Marley’s uncle, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley. Marley also teamed with Major Lazer for a new song, “Can’t Take It From Me,” which is expected to appear on dance outfit’s new album, Music Is the Weapon.