Let’s Take it Higher is a 25-minute documentary that portrays Skip Marley at home during the pandemic living life just like the rest of us — washing his hands, eating healthy, exercising, spending time with family and his pet dogs, and making music. The first-time Grammy nominee is up for two awards this Sunday — one for Best Reggae Album (for his debut project Higher Place) and another for Best R&B Song (for “Slow Down,” his chart-topping duet with H.E.R.).
Produced by Boomshots, the official reggae and dancehall platform of Complex Media Networks, the film includes family movies from Skip’s childhood, and candid interviews with many of his collaborators on the project — H.E.R., Damian “Jr Gong” Marley, Rick Ross, and D. Smoke — as well as his mother Cedella Marley, and very special appearances by Skip’s aunt Marcia Griffiths — who toured the world with Bob Marley as a member of his backing trio the I Three with Skip’s grandmother, the legendary Rita Marley. There’s also an interview with the members of the iconic reggae band Inner Circle, who recorded with and performed with Bob Marley in the 1970s, and who say that Skip has “nuff of Bob’s vibes.”