Damian Marley’s reputation for raising awareness against social and political discourse has once again taken center stage with the release of his latest single, “Nail Pon Cross.”
The Grammy award winner released the video for the track on Aug. 16, which is the lead single from his forthcoming album, “Stony Hill,” according to a press release for the song. The provocative music video shows Marley ― who is the youngest son of Reggae legend Bob Marley ― along with a young black man, a Muslim man, a Latino and a police officer being crucified on what appears to be a telephone pole.
“It’s ironic, because I’m being crucified for being crucified,” he said. “Some of the critics may think it’s disrespect to Christians or something like that. I’m not trying to reenact Christ. Christ is not the only person crucified on the cross. Hundreds and thousands of people are not realizing that people were crucified on a cross through the years. The scene is more to represent people being crucified as opposed to Christ being crucified.”