January 23, 2019 / 10:22 PM

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Damian Marley Goes Back To His Roots In ‘Living It Up’ Music Video



Bob Marley's son, Damian Marley, officially drops the music video for "Living It Up." The track is featured in his Stony Hill album.

The over six-minute clip opens with Damian and his son walking on the streets of Stony Hill. The young boy asks his dad about his grandfather, and Damian tells him some stories about the legendary musician.

Damian also shows his son the house that Bob lived in, and he tells him that they are blessed to be living a good life.

A few minutes into the clip and Damian starts singing the words to his song. He and his son also show off their dance moves throughout the music video.

Damian Marley Talks About 'Stony Hill'

Stony Hill is an ode to the Jamaican neighborhood that he and his family lived in for years. During a recent interview, Damian dished on the inspiration behind his newest project.

"[Stony Hill] is in uptown Jamaica, the privileged area, so it was good. But still, I grew up exposed to my roots and my family's tradition so I had a connection with people who came from the places where my father grew up," said Damian.

The 39-year-old musician was just a toddler when his dad passed away. However, he remembers Bob through stories from their relatives as well the latter's songs.

"I was young when my father passed, just two years old so I learned a lot about my father through his music. Discovering his albums and songs was another way to get to know my father. Of course, through conversations with my bigger sisters and my mom, I learned more but the music was definitely a way for me to connect," explained Damian.

Damian Marley Is A Proud Dad

Damian also gushed over his son, who appeared to be very comfortable in front of the cameras. He said that his conversation with the young boy in the music video was not scripted.

"Whatever he saw me do, he just mirrored it for a couple of takes and we kind of figured it out along the way," said Damian.

Damian Marley Career

Damian is a Jamaican reggae artist whose real name is Damian Robert Nesta "Jr. Gong" Marley. His nickname was derived from Bob's alias "Tuff Gong." He is his dad's only biological child.

Some of his albums include Distant Relatives, Rare Joints: The Album, Welcome to Jamrock, Halfway Tree, and Mr. Marley.

Damian's most popular songs are "Make It Burn Dem," "Welcome to Jamrock," "Patience," "Medication," "Speak Life," "Road to Zion," "Affairs of the Heart," "For the Babies," "There For You," "Set Up Shop," and more.

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