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Getting acquainted with Jo Mersa

jomersa-comfortableJo Mersa is son of Stephen Marley. His grandfather is Bob Marley and his uncle is Damian Marley. One could say that the music industry has great expectations on him and his debut EP Comfortable, a six track set mainly produced by himself.

He was born in Jamaica, but has migrated to Miami, U.S., and made his musical debut last year with the track Comfortable, included on Ghetto Youths International’s – a label owned by Stephen, Damian and Julian Marley – compilation Set Up Shop Vol. 1. He has also toured extensively with his father.

Comfortable is a cross-over effort with an infectious and hook-filled mix of reggae, dancehall, pop, hip-hop and electronic dance music. Best of the bunch is hip-hop-influenced opener Rock and Swing, which borrows elements from the mighty Enter Into His Gates With Praise, and the catchy remix of Comfortable, on which Jo Mersa shares vocal duties with label mate Wayne Marshall.

Jo Mersa certainly has much to live up to, but manages to carry his family’s legacy forward into the 21st century.

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Bob Marley’s grandson Jo Mersa drops EP in June

Jo Mersa Marley is a third generation Marley. His father is the acclaimed and award-winning producer, singer and song-writer Stephen Marley, and his grandfather is Bob Marley.

He more or less grew up in a tour bus and has recently started a career of his own. Some of his earliest material can be found on the excellent compilation Set Up Shop Vol. 1, released in early 2013.

Now he’ll release an EP with his own material. Comfortable EP drops on June 10th and is described as a mix of love songs and dancehall tracks. The uplifting and smooth single Sunshine was recently put out and might give a hint of what to expect from this versatile reggae artist.

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