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Roots, ragga

UK, Jamaica

Macka B


Macka B is a British-born reggae artist, performer and activist with a career spanning thirty years in the United Kingdom and Jamaica. According to “Macka B was one of Britain’s most influential dancehall toasters.”

As a practising Rastafarian, Macka B‘s music is based around the political and spiritual message of the religion, with an often light and humorous touch. Working with the Mad Professor, he combined dancehall and dub styles of reggae, although has avoided a more commercial crossover approach. He takes his name from the Judean rebels against the Greeks, the Maccabees.

Macka B “ the Teacher ” is well known for his social commentary and Conscious lyrics, a Rastaman with compassion a real man for the people. Over two decades Macka B has released over 15 albums and travelled worldwide always keeping true to his principles and faith. Starting off on sound systems in Wolverhampton England Macka B has become one of the most respected Reggae artists in the circuit and he has toured all over the world.

He has performed alongside artists such as Burning Spear, U-Roy, The Wailers, Gregory Issacs, Bunny Wailer, Mad Professor, Beenieman, Buju Bantan, Kool and the Gang, Pato Bantan Bone thugs and Harmony, Mighty Diamonds, Freddie McGregor, Anthony B, Horace Andy, Capleton, Twinkle Brothers, Baba Maal, Sinsemilla, Lee Perry, Culture, Gladiators and many more. Macka B has recorded songs in England, Jamaica, America and Europe.

He has recorded most of his albums with the Ariwa Label in London with Mad Professor.

Macka B has also recorded for Fashion Records, Jet Star, Humal Records, Island Records, Salamta Records, Stingray and a few other UK labels.

In Jamaica Macka B has recorded for Xterminator, Penthouse and the Black Scorpio Label.

Macka B continues to spread consciousness and break down the barriers!

Macka B

Sign of the Times - Ariwa, 1986

We’ve Had Enough - Ariwa, 1987

Looks Are Deceiving - RAS, 1988

Natural Suntan - Ariwa, 1990

Peace Cup - Ariwa, 1991

Roots Ragga (live) – Fotofon/Ar, 1992

Jamaica, No Problem - RAS, 1992

Roots Ragga (live) – Ariwa, 1993

Here Comes Trouble - Ariwa, 1994

Discrimination - Ariwa, 1995

Hold on to Your Culture - Ariwa, 1995

Suspicious - Ariwa, 1998

Roots & Culture - Ariwa, 1999

Global Messenger - Ariwa, 2000

Roots Ragga, Vol. 2 - Ariwa, 2002

By Royal Command - Jet Star, 2003

Word, Sound & Power - Charm, 2004

Who Likes Macka B Music? - Pony Canyon, 2005

Live Tour 2007

More Knowledge - Humal Records, 2008

Change The World – Chinelo Records, 2012

Rasta Soldiers – Necessary Mayhem, 2012

Never Played A 45 – Peckings Records, 2015


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