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GO-JAMAICA'S ONLINE GUEST
JANUARY 16, 2003
WAYNE MARSHALL - JAMAICA STAR ARTISTE OF THE MONTH
TRANSCRIPT OF LIVE SESSION

Question (Jan 16, 2003 6:32:08 PM)
What is your favorite song you ever record and on what riddim?
Wayne_Marshall (Jan 16, 2003 6:32:08 PM)
The first song that comes to mind is Overcome on the diwalli riddim.

Question (Jan 16, 2003 6:32:57 PM)
Wayne how is life treating you?
Wayne_Marshall (Jan 16, 2003 6:32:58 PM)
Well I cannot complain my music is getting the recognition that I want it to get. And everything else is good.

Question (Jan 16, 2003 6:33:33 PM)
Wayne when is your new CD coming out?
Wayne_Marshall (Jan 16, 2003 6:33:33 PM)
We do not have a specific date but expect to release it sometime in the spring.

Question (Jan 16, 2003 6:34:09 PM)
WHICH ARTISTE INSPIRES YOU THE MOST????
Wayne_Marshall (Jan 16, 2003 6:34:09 PM)
My inspiration to come into the business was from Bounty Killa.

Question (Jan 16, 2003 6:34:49 PM)
WAYNE MARSHALL I WANNA KNOW.....WHAT CAN YOUR FANS EXPECT FROM YOU THIS YEAR?
Wayne_Marshall (Jan 16, 2003 6:34:49 PM)
Whole lot of positive music with maximum original style and quality.

Question (Jan 16, 2003 6:35:34 PM)
Wayne what would you say your new project is about? What are you trying to say with your upcoming album?
Wayne_Marshall (Jan 16, 2003 6:35:34 PM)
Well I just expressing my day to day life through my music and doing so from the heart.

Question (Jan 16, 2003 6:36:21 PM)
Wayne it is so nice to have a chance to chat with you, I'm your biggest fan! :) :) :) :)
Wayne_Marshall (Jan 16, 2003 6:36:21 PM)
Nuff respect.

Question (Jan 16, 2003 6:37:19 PM)
Mr. Marshall, how does your new found fame feel and to know that u are now a regular household name?
Wayne_Marshall (Jan 16, 2003 6:37:19 PM)
Well I always maintain a cool head and stay humble because you know humbleness rules the nation.

Question (Jan 16, 2003 6:38:10 PM)
Do u have any new song working on?
Wayne_Marshall (Jan 16, 2003 6:38:10 PM)
Whole lot new songs working on with Sly and Robbi, Leftside and Esco and various other producers.

Question (Jan 16, 2003 6:38:48 PM)
How many CD's did you record?
Wayne_Marshall (Jan 16, 2003 6:38:48 PM)
The CD I am about to release will be my first entitled "Marshall Laws".

Brief Encounters (Jan 16, 2003 6:40:15 PM)
Wayne how have things changed for you since the days on the Kingsmead Estate and Unity Sound and Tippa-Tone?
Wayne_Marshall (Jan 16, 2003 6:40:15 PM)
Well personally I did not get the opportunity to DJ on those sounds but now a days Renaissance, Stone Love have taken over.

Twilight (Jan 16, 2003 6:41:21 PM)
SO WAYNE HOW DID U GET INTO THE MUSIC INDUSTRY?
Wayne_Marshall (Jan 16, 2003 6:41:21 PM)
I got the opportunity through King Jamins who allowed me and his children to experiment to with our sound and ideas in the studio.

Question (Jan 16, 2003 6:41:57 PM)
wayne how is the music industry?
Wayne_Marshall (Jan 16, 2003 6:41:57 PM)
I am enjoying it even though it can be a bit hectic at times.

Question (Jan 16, 2003 6:43:31 PM)
Did you collaborate with any artists?
Wayne_Marshall (Jan 16, 2003 6:43:31 PM)
Well we have collaborations with Bounty, Elephant, Cartell and a few others.

Question (Jan 16, 2003 6:44:21 PM)
WAYNE GREETINGS FROM YOUR FANS IN CANADA WE LOVE YOU
Wayne_Marshall (Jan 16, 2003 6:44:22 PM)
I love all the fans in Canada and look forward to Marshall being in town in March.

Question (Jan 16, 2003 6:45:08 PM)
Who is your favorite Dancehall Artists?
Wayne_Marshall (Jan 16, 2003 6:45:09 PM)
My favourite artistes are Bounty Killa, Elephantman, Sizzla,

Question (Jan 16, 2003 6:46:00 PM)
Do u promote the use of guns in your lyrics?
Wayne_Marshall (Jan 16, 2003 6:46:00 PM)
I may have a song which makes mention of guns but I don't promote the use of guns.

Question (Jan 16, 2003 6:46:38 PM)
Yow Wayne what do u think of Sean Paul and Wayne Wonder blowing up the charts in the u.s
Wayne_Marshall (Jan 16, 2003 6:46:38 PM)
It is big plus for Reggae and I feel that they have open the door for others to follow.

Question (Jan 16, 2003 6:47:09 PM)
WAYNE HAVE U GOT A GIRL FRIEND
Wayne_Marshall (Jan 16, 2003 6:47:09 PM)
No I am single.

Question (Jan 16, 2003 6:47:57 PM)
Who do you hope to collaborate in the future?
Wayne_Marshall (Jan 16, 2003 6:47:57 PM)
I hope to collaborate with Beres Hammond, Barrington Levy, Shaggy and the list goes on.

Question (Jan 16, 2003 6:48:39 PM)
Which upcoming Jamaican artiste do you expect the most from this year?
Wayne_Marshall (Jan 16, 2003 6:48:39 PM)
Definitely Vibes Cartel.

Question (Jan 16, 2003 6:50:29 PM)
What advice would u give to some one wanting to come into the music industry?
Wayne_Marshall (Jan 16, 2003 6:50:29 PM)
Come with a difference and do something that has never been done before in the business and do it to the best

Question (Jan 16, 2003 6:51:58 PM)
Wayne do u have any songs on your new album with any American artist?....keep doing your positive work we all respect u.
Wayne_Marshall (Jan 16, 2003 6:51:58 PM)
No but quite a few American artiste have been showing interest to collaborate and I will keep the positive work going.

Question (Jan 16, 2003 6:52:19 PM)
Wayne what's your martial status?
Wayne_Marshall (Jan 16, 2003 6:52:19 PM)
Singling and mingling

Question (Jan 16, 2003 6:53:39 PM)
Mr. Marshall when r u coming to Europe?
Wayne_Marshall (Jan 16, 2003 6:53:39 PM)
Sometime soon in the near future we will be in England and France and Germany.

Question (Jan 16, 2003 6:54:44 PM)
Wayne how much does the British style of music influence what you do?
Wayne_Marshall (Jan 16, 2003 6:54:44 PM)
well i listen to all types of music and my sound is a fusion of them all.

Question (Jan 16, 2003 6:55:58 PM)
Wayne what do you have to say to the new guys that are looking to start coming out with music?
Wayne_Marshall (Jan 16, 2003 6:55:59 PM)
As I said original style with a little perservance and consistency any thing is possible.

Question (Jan 16, 2003 6:57:23 PM)
Wayne, how do you stand apart from all the current and up-and coming artists? What will make the music you put out unique?
Wayne_Marshall (Jan 16, 2003 6:57:23 PM)
I try my best to be as original as possible with my lyrics, my melodies, and delivery on record and on stage.

Question (Jan 16, 2003 6:58:51 PM)
Do you believe the Jamaican Artistes has the potential of putting out an album that's worth buying, keeping and listening to at the moment?
Wayne_Marshall (Jan 16, 2003 6:58:51 PM)
I believe that I have the potential to deliver an album that is worth buying and listening to and I feel that my album that is about to be released will change that stereotype.

Question (Jan 16, 2003 7:00:22 PM)
Wayne, do you find there is a lot of pressure placed on artists to produce music that's profitable?
Wayne_Marshall (Jan 16, 2003 7:00:22 PM)
Well there is a lot of pressure from companies to get profitable music but that is not real element because once you are building music from the heart the profits can be countless.

Question (Jan 16, 2003 7:01:48 PM)
What is it like being from uptown and busting in the hard core dancehall?
Wayne_Marshall (Jan 16, 2003 7:01:48 PM)
Whether it be uptown, whether be downtown music is music and people appreciate me for my music in any corner of the society.

Question (Jan 16, 2003 7:03:08 PM)
WAYNE WHAT DO U THINK OF THE CURRENT DANCEHALL STATUS DO U THINK ITS GETTING BETTER OR WORST ?
Wayne_Marshall (Jan 16, 2003 7:03:08 PM)
Of course it is getting better. It is better than it has ever been. We are now getting big budgets and doing quality videos to present to the world. Sean Paul, Bounty Killa and Shaggy are prime example.

Question (Jan 16, 2003 7:04:17 PM)
HOW LONG U WORK PAN A NEW SONG
Wayne_Marshall (Jan 16, 2003 7:04:17 PM)
It varies from time to time. Depending on the intensity of the song. It can take an hour, a day, weeks or months.

Question (Jan 16, 2003 7:04:31 PM)
Will the Single "Overcome" on the Diwali Riddim will be on your upcoming Album?
Wayne_Marshall (Jan 16, 2003 7:04:31 PM)
Definitely.

Question (Jan 16, 2003 7:05:09 PM)
hello Marshall, nuff respect on Natural Mystic and looking forward to an album soon. U are full a talent and it would be good to have it all on an album u nah mean
Wayne_Marshall (Jan 16, 2003 7:05:09 PM)
Yah man so make sure you pick it up as soon as it drop because it hot.

IRIE (Jan 16, 2003 7:06:40 PM)
Wayne Marshall who is your favorite female international artist?
Wayne_Marshall (Jan 16, 2003 7:06:40 PM)
My favourite international female artiste would have to be Missy.

Question (Jan 16, 2003 7:08:40 PM)
How can describe the state of the music industry to the people in Jamaica.
Wayne_Marshall (Jan 16, 2003 7:08:40 PM)
The music industry right now is very firm because of the new talents that coming to fore front. Like myself, Vibes Cartel, Assassin, Chuck Fender to name a few.

Question (Jan 16, 2003 7:09:08 PM)
Wayne Marshall where in Jamaica are you originally from?
Wayne_Marshall (Jan 16, 2003 7:09:08 PM)
I am originally from Barbican.

Question (Jan 16, 2003 7:10:15 PM)
What about a collaboration with Beenie Man?
Wayne_Marshall (Jan 16, 2003 7:10:15 PM)
Up to today I saw Beenie and he was insisting that we have to do a combination soon.

Question (Jan 16, 2003 7:10:54 PM)
I LOVE THAT VIDEO THAT YOU DID FOR CHECK YOURSELF AND WHEN WILL YOU BE MAKING A NEW VIDEO FOR ANY OF YOUR SONG?
Wayne_Marshall (Jan 16, 2003 7:10:54 PM)
I have some new songs working on and I believe I will do some videos very soon. Look out.

Question (Jan 16, 2003 7:11:15 PM)
What album do you have in your CD player right now?
Wayne_Marshall (Jan 16, 2003 7:11:15 PM)
The Clipse.

Question (Jan 16, 2003 7:11:56 PM)
Do you think in the future that you might crossover in the United States and into the US Market?
Wayne_Marshall (Jan 16, 2003 7:11:56 PM)
Well I think if I keep my music on this level I will definitely cross over sooner than later.

Question (Jan 16, 2003 7:12:39 PM)
Are you currently during a Music Video?
Wayne_Marshall (Jan 16, 2003 7:12:39 PM)
Not now but I just finish my debut video and it is getting big reviews.

Question (Jan 16, 2003 7:13:40 PM)
WHATS IS YOUR FAVOURITE SONG TO DATE ?
Wayne_Marshall (Jan 16, 2003 7:13:40 PM)
My favourite song is Overcome because of the message.

Question (Jan 16, 2003 7:14:46 PM)
So are u most times off the island?
Wayne_Marshall (Jan 16, 2003 7:14:46 PM)
Most time on the island but on most weekends we are off the island to take care of business.

Question (Jan 16, 2003 7:15:01 PM)
Wayne i saw your performance and thought it was good, is entertaining what you enjoy the most?
Wayne_Marshall (Jan 16, 2003 7:15:01 PM)
Definitely.

Question (Jan 16, 2003 7:15:26 PM)
Mr. Marshall will u be coming to Maryland?
Wayne_Marshall (Jan 16, 2003 7:15:26 PM)
Yes, I hope very soon.

Question (Jan 16, 2003 7:16:34 PM)
IT'S GREAT HOW U GET A NEW GENERATION OF MUSICIANS TO BE IN YOUR BAND DID U KNOW ANY OF THEM FROM CHILDHOOD DAYS?
Wayne_Marshall (Jan 16, 2003 7:16:34 PM)
I knew some of them from childhood days and that is why there is a chemistry.

Question (Jan 16, 2003 7:17:36 PM)
Wayne..which sound systems do u think have the most promise?
Wayne_Marshall (Jan 16, 2003 7:17:36 PM)
Renaissance, Copper Shot, Vendetta and Fire Links.

Question (Jan 16, 2003 7:18:32 PM)
Do u promote men having more than one woman in your lyrics? and if yes why do you do this.
Wayne_Marshall (Jan 16, 2003 7:18:32 PM)
Sometimes I sing about having more than one woman, probably because I do.

Question (Jan 16, 2003 7:19:45 PM)
Marshall mi see u last year in Germany at splash but I'm from England and i was on holiday you were the star off the nite what do u think about the scene in Germany it is blowing up. i just wish England would do the same.
Wayne_Marshall (Jan 16, 2003 7:19:45 PM)
Germans are crazy over reggae and I realise at the splash but I still think that the English people are ahead with their love for the music.

Question (Jan 16, 2003 7:20:55 PM)
WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT SUPER CAT COMING AT BOUNTY KILLER AND CAPLETON AT SASHI
Wayne_Marshall (Jan 16, 2003 7:20:55 PM)
Bounty and Capleton should have been there to defend themself.

Question (Jan 16, 2003 7:21:16 PM)
What do you think is stopping good artiste like yourself from joining major labels abroad??
Wayne_Marshall (Jan 16, 2003 7:21:16 PM)
Just a matter of time.

Question (Jan 16, 2003 7:21:46 PM)
Wayne i really like the song "check your self "on the master piece riddem, and i also like how u big up the other reggae artests such a Sean Paul, Beenie and Bunty....u showed no hate pure love for others.
Wayne_Marshall (Jan 16, 2003 7:21:46 PM)
And that all I can show is Love.

Question (Jan 16, 2003 7:22:15 PM)
Oh, congratulations on a hype performance at Hotshots, enjoyment to the fullest, nice band set up and thing, and props on ur back up singers, the girl usually come ma school
Wayne_Marshall (Jan 16, 2003 7:22:15 PM)
Thanks much and big up yourself.

Question(Jan 16, 2003 7:23:07 PM)
WAYNE NOWADAYS ARTIST FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD ARE TRYING TO IMITATE THE JAMAICAN ARTIST WHAT DO U THINK ABOUT THAT
Wayne_Marshall (Jan 16, 2003 7:23:07 PM)
It is good to finally get imitated and so that we can stop imitating.

Question (Jan 16, 2003 7:23:44 PM)
Wayne do you have a fan club if so how can i go about being a member?
Wayne_Marshall (Jan 16, 2003 7:23:44 PM)
Check today's Star if you are in Jamaica.

Question (Jan 16, 2003 7:24:30 PM)
WAYNE, WILL YOU BE PERFORMING IN FLORIDA ANY TIME SOON?
Wayne_Marshall (Jan 16, 2003 7:24:30 PM)
I want to perform with my Band for the first time in Florida in about March.

Question (Jan 16, 2003 7:26:10 PM)
Good luck on crossing over . But make sure you make good choices on who to collaborate with so that your style wont be cramped soon
Wayne_Marshall (Jan 16, 2003 7:26:10 PM)
For real.

Question (Jan 16, 2003 7:26:56 PM)
When r u going to start ur fan club Wayne?
Wayne_Marshall (Jan 16, 2003 7:26:56 PM)
Check today's Star if you are in Jamaica and you will find out how you join it.

Question (Jan 16, 2003 7:27:31 PM)
What's your favourite annual stage show or concert in Jamaica?
Wayne_Marshall (Jan 16, 2003 7:27:31 PM)
I would have to say Sunfest.

Question (Jan 16, 2003 7:28:34 PM)
WAYNE WHY SHOULD ME OR ANYONE ELSE BUY YOUR NEW CD
Wayne_Marshall (Jan 16, 2003 7:28:35 PM)
Because it is dancehall reggae with a millennium twist nothing you ever heard before.

Question (Jan 16, 2003 7:29:30 PM)
Mr Marshall, are there any plans on doing a beneficial concert to benefit under privilged school children in Jamaica? I am not quite familiar with your music, but are your songs on the positive side?
Wayne_Marshall (Jan 16, 2003 7:29:30 PM)
We did a charity concert last week Saturday called Unity Splash in Westmoreland. Straight positive.

Question (Jan 16, 2003 7:30:24 PM)
Have you ever been to Trinidad and Tobago Mr Wayne and if so do you like there?(this is my only Question,post it plz) ?
Wayne_Marshall (Jan 16, 2003 7:30:25 PM)
No I have never been to T & T but I would love to come there.

Question (Jan 16, 2003 7:31:46 PM)
If you notice it is the quote and quote uptown youths who a get the big breaks now, for example Sean Paul, Shaggy and now you , do you think music lovers are seeking a change in how the music is presented?
Wayne_Marshall (Jan 16, 2003 7:31:46 PM)
Not really but I just feel that artistes that deliver the goods will get the recognition.

Question (Jan 16, 2003 7:32:11 PM)
Wayne you released a tune "I Love You" back in the day - I still run it nuff coz I love it - big respect
Wayne_Marshall (Jan 16, 2003 7:32:11 PM)
Respect for that.

Question (Jan 16, 2003 7:32:39 PM)
Marshall, how do we go about contacting you to appear at any events, schools or such, if possible?
Wayne_Marshall (Jan 16, 2003 7:32:40 PM)
Solid Agency 755-4042.

Question (Jan 16, 2003 7:33:51 PM)
Speaking of 'callabos', I'd love to see one between my two fav artiste's , you and Jr. Gong, maybe sometime in the future I hope. I'm sure the two of you would device some conscious lyrics that are full a energy and a vibezy riddim
Wayne_Marshall (Jan 16, 2003 7:33:51 PM)
Definitely. Look out for it.

Question (Jan 16, 2003 7:34:09 PM)
WAYNE, DEPORTEE'S IMPRESSED WITH UR LATEST VIDEO. IT WAS UNIQUE FOR A LOCAL PROPRODUCTION. KEEP ON BEING A TRENDSETTER
Wayne_Marshall (Jan 16, 2003 7:34:09 PM)
Respect.

Question (Jan 16, 2003 7:35:09 PM)
Mr. Marshall...what qualities do you think are necessary to become a successful artiste in Jamaica and then to expand internationally?
Wayne_Marshall (Jan 16, 2003 7:35:10 PM)
Good singing voice, image, performance and then from there nice songs with powerful beat.

Question (Jan 16, 2003 7:35:45 PM)
WHERE IS FAVOURITE HANG OUT SPOT?
Wayne_Marshall (Jan 16, 2003 7:35:45 PM)
Vedetta Studio

Question (Jan 16, 2003 7:36:15 PM)
Who would you like to feature with you in one of ur video's
Wayne_Marshall (Jan 16, 2003 7:36:16 PM)
Jennifer Lopez

Question (Jan 16, 2003 7:37:59 PM)
WAYNE WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT HE REGGAEMUSIC LOSING IT ROOTS TUH RAP?
Wayne_Marshall (Jan 16, 2003 7:37:59 PM)
I don't think reggae is losing it roots rap but some reggae artiste are influence by rap.

Wayne_Marshall (Jan 16, 2003 7:39:19 PM)
Respect and love to all my fans who logged on to Chat with me unfortunately I cannot type too well so could not get to answer everyone. But look out for the next Star Chat soon and I will definitely try and answer all Questions.

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