Wayne Marshall (deejay)

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This article is about dancehall musician. For classical musician, see Wayne Marshall (conductor).
Wayne Marshall
Wayne Marshall in 2012.jpg
Wayne Marshall in 2012.
Background information
Birth name Wayne Mitchell
Also known as Wayne Marshall
Born 1980 (age 33–34)
Origin Kingston, Jamaica
Genres Dancehall, reggae, reggae fusion
Occupation(s) Deejay
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2001–present
Associated acts Alliance, Bounty Killa, Vybz Kartel, Elephant Man

Wayne Mitchell (born 1980), better known by his stage name Wayne Marshall, is a reggae and dancehall artist from Jamaica.[1] He is most notable for his collaborations with Sean Paul, Elephant Man and Beenie Man. He also attended the Wolmer's Boys' School for Boys and married fellow reggae/dancehall artist Tami Chynn in 2009.

Wayne Marshall's debut solo album Marshall Law was released by VP Records is 2003.[2] Reviewers noted strong hip-hop influences on Marshall's dancehall music.[3] Forbidden Fruit was released the next year, and Tru Story!, released by Federation Sound, followed in 2008.[4]

During the 2000s he issued dozens of 7" singles, mostly on VP Records.[1]

In 2009, he was featured in the dancehall remix to Jamie Foxx's "Blame It". Marshall's single "Messing With My Heart", featuring Mavado, from his third album was released in November 2010. Marshall collaborated with the British musician Toddla T on the track "Streets So Warm",[5] which was released as the third single from his 2011 album Watch Me Dance.

He recorded the Damian Marley-produced album Tru Colours in 2013, which is due for release in January 2014, with an EP of the same name released in November 2013.[2]

In 2014 he recorded "Jamaican Mannaz" for the organization Do Good Jamaica, aimed at encouraging good manners in children.[6]

He is not to be confused with the British R&B singer of the same name.[7] The latter had entries in the UK Singles Chart with such raunchy numbers as "Ooh Aah (G-Spot)", and "Never Knew Love Like This" (Pauline Henry featuring Wayne Marshall), in the mid 1990s.[8]

Discography[edit]

  • 2003 - Marshall Law
  • 2004 - Forbidden Fruit
  • 2008 - Tru Story!
  • 2013 - Tru Colors EP
  • 2014 - Tru Colors

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b [1][dead link]
  2. ^ a b Campbell, Howard (2013) "Wayne Marshall to show Tru Colors", Jamaica Observer, 27 October 2013. Retrieved 27 October 2013
  3. ^ Anderson, Rick (2003-07-22). "Marshall Law - Wayne Marshall : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-12-16. 
  4. ^ "Tru Story! - Wayne Marshall : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. 2008-08-18. Retrieved 2012-12-16. 
  5. ^ "Toddla T - 'Streets So Warm' feat. Wayne Marshall & Skream". YouTube. 2011-09-16. Retrieved 2012-12-16. 
  6. ^ Grizzle, Shereita (2014) "Wayne Marshall Joins Do Good For Values Campaign", Jamaica Gleaner, 18 May 2014. Retrieved 20 May 2014
  7. ^ "Wayne Marshall - Music Biography, Credits and Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-12-16. 
  8. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 351. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.