MIRAMAR – On Tuesday, November 26th, Jamaican reggae artist Wayne Marshall returns with his digital only EP Tru Colors, a precursor to his highly anticipated studio album carrying the same name available January 21, 2014.
Both releases will be released on the Marley-owned label Ghetto Youths International and distributed by Thirty Tigers / Sony Red. Produced primarily by Damian Marley, the 5-song EP showcases Marshall’s range as singer, deejay (rapper) and songwriter and is the perfect mixture of his latest hits and new material.
The EP’s two brand new tracks “Go Harder” and “Stupid Money” feature an array of star-studded collaborations. Fellow dancehall artist Assassin, who recently landed a guest verse on Kanye West’s Yeezus album, complements Marshall’s clever lyrics on his lead single “Stupid Money.” Under the direction of Maybach Music Group’s Jon J, a new video for the song will also make its debut very soon. Jon J’s portfolio consists of music videos for Rick Ross, Wale, T.I., Fabolous, Pusha T, Sean Paul and many more. On “Go Harder,” the remix of Marshall’s massive 2012 hit “Go Hard,” Ace Hood, Baby Cham and Waka Flocka deliver hard-hitting verses harmonized by Marshall’s unforgettable hook. The original song’s video garnered over 3.3 million views on World Star Hip Hop alone, so it only seemed fitting to give this hip-hop flavored club anthem a fresh twist.
FUSE premiered “Go Harder” last week and the “killer club anthem” (produced by Damian Marley and Baby G) spread like wildfire online. “The relationship between rap and reggae has been refueled for the 2K13” and “the track’s feverish nature ensures it will bring the energy in clubs and gyms alike,” according to Hip Hop Wired. “Dancehall and the dirty south collide on this high-energy tune” adds VIBE.
Tru Colors also includes Marshall’s recent hit “I Know” and closes with two bonus tracks from Wayne’s hit-filled repertoire including “To The Bank” and “Good Ole Wife” off the popular Matrimony riddim. The bonus songs are available exclusively on the EP and will not be featured on his upcoming studio album.
Watch Marshall’s “I Know” video (directed by Jamaica’s go-to creative Jay Will):