Ky-Mani Marley Interview

Ky-Mani Marley talked with Yolo Rum at Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom in Denver Colorado

We got a chance to catch up with Ky-Mani Marley and took the opportunity to ask him a few questions before his performance at Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom in Denver Colorado on July 23, 2015.

Yolo Chris: “Hey man, it’s a real honor to have you here, in Denver, performing at Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom.”

Ky-Mani Marley: “Yeah it’s great to be here, great to be here. Great to be back in Denver. It’s been a while since I’ve been, you know, through these parts, and having this new album out, Maestro, and you know, being out on this promotional tour. Got me back into Denver, and I’ve been having a wonderful time thus far, so looking forward to the show tonight.”

Yolo Chris: “That’s awesome man. Really nice to hear. Hey just a few questions actually. Do you ever think about how crazy it is that the world over knows the name Marley?”

Ky-Mani Marley: “Umm, yeah– if, I mean it’s, it’s, you know you don’t have to think about it, because you see it’s everyday but, for me it’s an amazing thing to see a legacy that continue to grow, and as far as we can see will continue to grow. And to be a part of that is even, you know, words cannot describe the feeling of being a part of something that is so, so meaningful to so many people around the world.”

Yolo Chris: “Congratulations on the album: ‘Maestro’. I’ve been listening to it, been jamming out to it, it’s awesome. Could you tell me a little bit more about it?”

Ky-Mani Marley: “Well Maestro been in the works for quite some time. I mean for me, Maestro is that album that is really inspired by, by life. You know, so Maestro for me when writing, going through the process of creating that album, you know was really was writing to being inspired by what was taking place around the world at the time. You know, all the issues that we are facing both socially, politically, and just as human beings. And so, Maestro is that life story because Maestro also have some love songs and some party songs as well, you know it’s not really focused on one particular subject, but a broad subject base, and I think, you know for me it’s the best yet, you know, project.”

Yolo Chris: “It’s Awesome. One of the other things I wanted to ask you, with the song “Get High”, is that meant to be the new anthem, the official anthem for Colorado?”

Ky-Mani Marley: “I would love for Colorado to take it as their new official anthem, and that means that I will be back in Colorado much more often.”