Dancehall singjay, Wayne Marshall, has undertaken a variety of new efforts since the start of 2012. The Dancehall star recently produced a new track consisting of unique elements; a collection of hard-hitting dancehall acts for a hardcore song. He is also currently working on his upcoming album with his new family at the Marley-owned label, Ghetto Youths International.
The song, Go Hard, has gained the attention of listeners not only for the lyrics dropped on the punchy rhythm, but also the never-before-seen synergy of styles on one song. Go Hard hears the voices of fellow Ghetto Youths International compatriot, Damian Marley, alongside Sizzla, Assassin, Aidonia, I-Octane, Bounty Killer and Vybz Kartel. According to Jamaican DJ, DJ Nicco, “the song sick….it shows that Wayne Marshall is able to promote and make unity possible in the Dancehall scene.”
Internationally acclaimed DJ, Gee Fus, says “Mi like it,” when asked to address the new single. He continued expressing that, “the song a guh hard for real…give you an old school vibe…the freestyling makes you feel like you’re at a stage show and the mic a pass roun’….yeah man, it bad!”
Wayne Marshall is currently working on his new album Sophomore which is being produced executively by Reggae superstar, Damian ‘Jr. Gong’ Marley. He is enjoying the new environment thus far as expressed by the artiste in a recent tweet saying “Great Night in studio! Jr. Gong at the controls!” Marshall signed on to the Marley-owned Ghetto Youths International label is now exploring the new set-up.
In recent months, Wayne Marshall has released many new singles which include Wah Happen Afta, Rookie Love, Here We Go Real God Bless Country, Good Ole Wife and TGIF. The songs showcase a more mature Wayne Marshall who has been on somewhat of a musical honeymoon. These singles have created a steady ground of expectancy for the forthcoming album.
The artiste is currently on tour with the Ghetto Youths International family which includes Marley brothers, Damian, Stephen, Julian, as well as Christopher Ellis, Black Am I, and more. The tour entitled Respect Jamaica’s 50th took the family to Europe and saw them perform on Thursday, July 26.
Wayne Marshall has stormed the Dancehall scene from a young age, but released his debut album, Marshall Law, in 2003. Forbidden Fruit and Tru Story followed in 2004 and 2008 respectively. The singer has collaborated with a vast amount of Jamaican artistes like Sean Paul, Elephant Man, Beenie Man and Tami Chynn.