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MTV Wrap Up: Wayne Marshall inteview

Yeah, back with another installment. The dancehall takeover on MTV UK's urban site. Last one with Popcaan proved a big winner. Twitter was going crazy from the tweets I managed to see whilst on holiday in Jamaica (the grind doesn't stop). Seems like everybody wanted to know "Wah gwaan Popcaan?!" as it was posted on at least 14 other websites including many leading dancehall ones. Thanks for that. Appreciate it. (Yeah I typed "marvin sparks" & "popcaan" into Google. It was raining + I was bored)

This time around, I interviewed Wayne Marshall. Yeah, interviewed him outside the studio of a popular hitmaker, but all in good time. Back to Wayne Marshall, some of you may know who he is, others may be wondering "Who?" or "The washed up G-Spot singer", but you'd be wrong. Not only is he a member of Bounty Killer's Alliance along with Busy Signal and Mavado, he has one of the hottest songs bubbling in dancehall circles right now. There's the original with Marshy on his own, the remix which is now the version for the video, and the remix remix (still with me?) featuring UKs very own Grammy winner Estelle. Besides, if you claim to like/know/be into dancehall, but don't know about the Wayne Marshall & Vybz Kartel combination, donate your stripes to a worthy cause.

Video:


The remix with Estelle:


May be thinking "That isn't reggae or dancehall; it sounds like hip hop/r&b" but it is the sub-genre from Jamaica called Island Pop. Anyway, I spoke to him about that, working with Estelle, what defines island pop from hip-hop/r&b/pop 'cos it's all one genre now if we're honest. Read it on MTV The Wrap Up

Oh yeah, he's in this video



And this video:



And this is him with his mates Mavado & Drake



But you'll find out more about him taking Drake around Jamaica, any possible collaborations between the two, whether him and Vybz Kartel still have beef, which girl is really messing with his heart and more in the next part of the interview (on Monday).

To read more reggaae/dancehall interview click here, for other genres including US hip hop and R&B or UK stars from grime, funky and pop click here

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