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interviews Wayne Marshall (@Wayne_Marshall) [Video]

I caught up with reggae and dancehall artist Wayne Marshall to discuss prevalent issues within the world of dancehall and the (controversial term alert) "Reggae revival".

We spoke about:
  • growing up in the business with the Bounty Killer-led Alliance to now moving with the Damian & Stephen Marley-led Ghetto Youths International, 
  • revival of both reggae and the '80s revival within that, 
  • whether he regrets partaking in the much criticised Island Pop era, 
  • Jamaican media's focus on Jamaican reggae's lack of commercial success in America to 
  • will he'll judge his forthcoming album, True Colors, success on sales.

Wobbly video, but ah so it go more time uzeet?

Couple songs for you to check which were mentioned in the video:

Latest single, "I Know". Can grab that on iTunes and others.

Wayne Marshall "My Heart" cover by Danish artist Klumben "Mit Hjerte"

Original video for Wayne Marshall's "My Heart" (Drake likes this song. I dunno, that may make some people like it a bit more, cos you know...)

(A pic from when they met. And this is a link to the video posted on his website)

And the last time I caught up with Wayne Marshall for UK's MTV (part 1 and part 2).

Also, cos I love this song, one of my favourite Wayne Marshall songs, "Overcome".


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