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 AllMusic.com “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!
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