Julian Marley – As I Am
It has been close to a decade since GRAMMY award-nominated Julian Marley delivered his critically acclaimed “AWAKE” album, and while fans and music lovers have been clamouring for another musical offering, the reggae star finally announced his fourth full length-album As I Am.
Following the footsteps of his iconic father Bob Marley’s message to voice the grievances of the downtrodden through the vibrations of music, Julian is inspired by life and spirituality, and while remaining true to his reggae roots, the crooner transcends musical genres.
Released by acclaimed label Ghetto Youths International & Zojak World Wide, the 17 tracks album boasts producers Julian Marley, Damian Marley & Stephen Marley and executive producers Aaron Mahlfeldt & Zoe Espitia. As I Am features collaborations with some of his equally successful GRAMMY counterparts including winner and 5 times nominated Shaggy, winner Beenie Man among a host of other impressive artists.
Speaking on the album meaning and the long wait between projects, Julian explained As I Am: “The title means exactly what it says, ‘As I Am’. Each song is an expression from within, each feel represents who I am. I was inspired by GOD -life- love – family- people and the social issues we live in today and from ever since. Music is to gather the people under the umbrella of love and the love is in the music.”
The GRAMMY nominated artist further related “Time is the master, we’re always working on music even though you don’t hear it. Music is a feeling and we don’t rush it. The public can expect something that’s not out there, a unique album tailored cut to uplift charge up and feel good.”
Are You The One
Cooling in Jamaica
Too Hot to Dance (feat. Shaggy)
Magic of Love (Compassion)
What’s New Pussycat (feat. Beenie Man)
Family & Friends
Panic Mind State (feat. Spragga Benz)
Can’t Cool the Fire
I Am the Sound (Addis Pablo Version)