Dancehall star Wayne Marshall is currently putting the final touches to his highly anticipated compilation CD, True Story (to drop in June), which the artiste reveals is well worth the wait.
“It’s going to be crazy. It features a mix of my new music but also includes many other artistes doing dubplates, exclusive freestyles and creative skits all in the name of True Story. The beats and songs are going to be unpredictable. It delivers hip hop riddims with dancehall and reggae,” he said last week. “This CD is strictly for promotion purposes and will be distributed extensively over the Internet and on the streets.”
The extensive guest list includes Bounty Killer, Busy Signal and Sean Paul (with whom Marshall recorded As far As I Can See). Mavado and Jay Z’s collabo for On The Rock also makes the cut while Damian ‘Junior Gong’ Marley, Stephen Marley, Bling Dawg, Future Fambo, Esco, Demarco and Dr Evil all bring their unique lyrical magic to the project.
“Most of the tracks are songs never heard before. A lot of work has been put into it to give every listener something to write home about,” the 28-year-old artiste explained. “The interludes are hilarious, the mixing is on point and the CD is hosted by Federation Sound headed by Max Glazer, who is wellknown in hip hop and reggae circles. A DVD is also included in the package to give fans a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the CD.”
Earlier this year, Marshall declared that this new project and his forthcoming studio album represent important new steps on his musical journey.
“Right now for me, it’s all about reinventing myself and discovering a new sound. I’m exploring my voice, getting to try new techniques, understanding these techniques and experimenting with new styles of delivery. So I’m excited about finding new ways of delivering my material and new styles of poetic expression,” he said. “Fans can expect a lot because we are planning to infiltrate the biz and looking forward to doing a lot more videos. We are trying to create a big bang for the summer. Fans have a lot to look out for. There’s so much going on. We really stepping up the game with a whole lot of Wayne Marshall vibes so people are going to feel the impact.”
In the meantime, fans can enjoy the music video for Marshall’s new single, Me By Myself, currently in heavy rotation on local and cable television.