Wayne Marshall (deejay)

Wayne Mitchell (born 1980), better known by his stage name Wayne Marshall, is a Jamaican reggae and dancehall artist.[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 artiste Tami Chynn in 2009.

Wayne Marshall
Wayne Marshall in 2012
Wayne Marshall in 2012
Background information
Birth nameWayne Mitchell
Also known asWayne Marshall
Born (1980-04-09) 9 April 1980 (age 41)[citation needed]
OriginMiami, Florida, U.S.[citation needed]
GenresDancehall, reggae, reggae fusion
Occupation(s)Deejay
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2001–present
LabelsVP Records, Federation Sound
Associated actsAlliance, Bounty Killa, Vybz Kartel, Elephant Man

Wayne Marshall's debut solo album Marshall Law was released by VP Records is 2003.[2] Reviewers noted strong hip-hop influences in 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 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 was released 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 "Ooh Aah (G-Spot)" and "Never Knew Love Like This" with Pauline Henry in the mid-1990s.[8]

DiscographyEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b https://web.archive.org/web/20080620000450/http://www.bigupradio.com/artistDetail.jsp?aid=329. Archived from the original on 20 June 2008. Retrieved 11 April 2009. Missing or empty |title= (help)CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (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 (22 July 2003). "Marshall Law - Wayne Marshall : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 16 December 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Tru Story! - Wayne Marshall : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. 18 August 2008. Retrieved 16 December 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Toddla T - 'Streets So Warm' feat. Wayne Marshall & Skream". YouTube. 16 September 2011. Retrieved 16 December 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  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 16 December 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 351. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.