Whats in a name? It depends on the name in question Marley. The Marley surname perpetuates Jamaican royalty, resonates world-wide recognition and represents the pioneer of a cultural, political and social revolution. Reggae Icon and Legend Bob Marley blessed the world with his timeless, brilliant and message filled sound which continues to inspire and influence audiences today. With such a living past, Bob Marleys conviction and passion for music unintentionally was passed to the lives of his offspring and has allowed the Marley name to remain relevant amongst the hierarchy of the reggae sound. Ky-mani Marley is the second youngest of Bob Marleys eleven children. While bearing the Marley name, Ky-manis childhood told a different story. Settling in America at a young age, Ky-mani was raised in the inner-city in a 2 bedroom home along with 8 family members. 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. Soft-Spoken. Sincere. Loyal. Honest. Genuine. These are the makings of Ky-mani Marley. As a child Ky-mani had no interest following in the footsteps of his world-famous father and was more inclined to play sports. As a teenager Ky-mani toyed with rapping and deejaying yet, his love for sports would overshadow his inherent musical talent. However, the seed that was planted by Bobs legacy sprouted in 1997 when Ky-mani teamed up with hip hop artist Pras of The Fugees and collaborated on Eddy Grants Electric Avenue. This would be the defining moment in Ky-manis journey which would lead him to pick up the torch his iconic father lit so many years ago. Since, Ky-mani has tapped into his artistic gift and has embraced the idea of sharing his insight through song. Remaining true to his Jamaican culture, Ky-manis fondness for all genres of music influences the work he creates. Ky-mani is an artist with no limits. Incorporating world music, hip hop, blues, rock and a grass roots sound into his music, the end product is the pure representation of life for Ky-mani. The Ky-mani Marley sound is one that transcends cultural lines and prohibits him from being categorized as only a reggae artist. His raw, unadulterated, gruff sound captures the listener and reverberates the essence of Ky-manis life story. Songs such as Dear Dad, I Pray, Ghetto Soldier as well as his latest single Fist full of Dollars displays the versatility and fiery-passion Ky-mani exudes when sharing his voyage through song. Peace. One Love. Unity. Street Life. These are the makings of Kymani Marleys music. As the first artist signed to independent label Vox Music Group, Ky-mani is relentlessly recording new exciting material that will surely represent a new era of sound. With Vox Music Group, Kymani will truly transcend culture lines by having his music translated into foreign languages which will allow his music to be understood and appreciated worldwide.