Damian Marley is one of the most talented reggae artists today and now it’s also clear that he’s just as gifted as a producer. Last week he showcased his production skills on Christopher Ellis’ vintage flavoured debut EP Better Than Love and now Damian Marley boasts another EP. This one is however a completely different affair.
Wayne Marshall’s five track EP Tru Colors is a rowdy dancehall and hip-hop oriented affair with slamming beats and grinding grooves. Wayne Marshall has previously worked a lot with Bounty Killer and Ward 21 and he certainly knows how to carry the swing, both as a singer and as a deejay.
The set features the bouncy Go Harder, a tough remix of Wayne Marshall’s 2012 hit song Go Hard featuring dancehall star Cham and rappers Ace Hood and Waka Flocka. In addition, the effort also includes the Agent Sasco combination Stupid Money, complete with a driving piano and a children sung chorus, the more reggae oriented I Know and two tracks taken from his older repertoire, To the Bank and Good Ole Wife. The latter is a cut on the popular Matrimony riddim.
On January 21 Wayne Marshall drops his second album in ten years – it carries the same title as the EP – and if that one is anywhere near the EP it will be a certified scorcher.