Damian Marley rolls out the official music video for his “Living It Up” single. The Reggae icon takes his 8-year-old son Elijah Marley on a musical journey starting from the heart of the ghetto in Trenchtown
where Bob Marley grew up in the visuals as he teaches him about his ancestry and how far he is coming from to reach the top of the music world.
“Living It Up” is featured on Jr. Gong’s Grammy-winning “Stony Hill” album.
“Trenchtown have a grandson / Growin’ up to be somebody / Gong to the zilly / Yo me flow phenomenally / I am the kind of thing that doesn’t happen normally / I’m a one in a zillion / Yo dawg, if you want some,” Marley deejays.
Damian Marley told Billboard Magazine that it was his idea to include his son in the video. “It was actually my idea to include in the video,” he said. “We were playing around with some different ideas to bring this story to life and with or without the video, I always wanted to bring my son to Kingston. I wanted to bring him and document it so it can be a part of the video because it works with the concept of the song. The song is very personal and I just wanted to document my personal history for him because he was saying to me that things are going to great and he can’t wait to show his kids so now that history is documented.”
Watch Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley New “Living It Up” Music Video Below.