Macka B is one of the most influential UK reggae artists and is a veteran with a career spanning over three decades. But he hasn’t slowed down. Far from it. In 2012 he has put out two albums, and I had the opportunity to speak to him about his latest one – Rasta Soldier.
It was produced by Curtis Lynch and features Macka B’s clever and humorous takes on reality set to grim beats with ground shaking bass lines.
Good humor has always been a key ingredient for Macka B, but he also wants to reveal the harsh realities many people face. Like an investigative reporter he’s taking the viewpoint from the ordinary man in the streets and will continue his quest to tell the truth until we live in a perfect world.
Check the full story over at United Reggae.
An encounter at Peckings record shop in London last year between Necessary Mayhem’s Curtis Lynch and veteran deejay Macka B was the starting point for a fruitful musical relationship.
It started with the release of Our Music on the Gorilla riddim, a tune now included on Macka B’s brand new six track showcase album Rasta Soldier for Necessary Mayhem.
Rasta Soldier includes four previously unreleased tracks and is Macka B’s second album this year, and he once again shows his witty and striking social commentaries, taking on subjects such as racism, modern technology, violence and Rastafari.
The mood is classic Lynch with beats that are grim, introspective and dark, clearly manifested by the dub versions following each vocal.
Macka B and Curtis Lynch have managed to create a musical backing very well-suited to the harsh reality many people face everyday.
Rasta Soldier is now available on vinyl and will hit the download stores on August 21.