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Bob Marley's Son Ky-Mani Marley Candidly Opens Up About Still Feeling Spiritually Connected to His Father, Breaks Down "Keepers Of The Light," Loving Everyone No Matter Their Race + Freestyles Live

Fans of Ky-Mani Marley have been waiting a long time for a new album.  Releasing his new project “Maestro” this week 8 years after his previous album “Radio,” Ky-Mani joins Sway in the Morning for an in-depth conversation about “Maestro,” his family and dealing with racial tensions in the news.

Mixing traditional reggae with new-age, contemporary sounds, Marley has successfully made music that defines him and carves out a unique path.  Born in Jamaica and raised in Miami we hear Marley speak about how he has pulled elements from throughout his life into his music.

From his sister Cedella to his brother Ziggy, Ky-Mani has a genuine appreciation for family.  A father in his own right, Ky-Mani speaks on the lessons his father Bob passed down to him and how he still feels spiritually connected to him.

With all the negative events that have gone on lately, Ky-Mani breaks down his track “Keepers Of The Light” and how we need to love one another no matter what race they are.

Check out the full interview below and grab your copy of “Maestro” on iTunes.


Icon of hip-hop culture and a pivotal part of the MTV News team, Sway has been a staple of the music-news arena for more than a decade. From giving Eminem, Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac their very first radio airplay on his local show in the mid-’90s to providing television viewers with their first good look at some of today’s hottest celebrities in music, film, fashion and sports. Sway has been there for some of music and the world’s biggest moments.

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