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Easy Snappin’ Promotions Presents Macka B

Fri, 2013-08-16 13:36 -- lop3z

Legendary UK Reggae MC Macka B plays his first ever gig in Dublin, supported by the mighty Ras Tinny & Mr Upfull (Madu) and Irish emcee Costello.

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

Macka B’s first album, Sign of the Times, was released in 1986 on the Mad Professor’s Ariwa label. The album was well received and reached the top of the UK reggae album charts. His next few albums were similarly acclaimed: We’ve Had Enough (1987), Looks Are Deceiving (1988). In 1988 Macka B visited Jamaica, where he worked with producer Black Scorpio on the tracks Love It in Jamaica and Slow Down Driver.

Buppie Culture in 1989 produced the hit Dread a Who She Love, a duet with female singer Kofi. Likewise, Proud of Mandela from Natural Suntan (1990) produced another reggae singles chart topper.

Macka B won British Best Male DJ awards in 1991 and 1992. His 1993 record, Roots Ragga was a live album. Here Comes Trouble (1994) produced the international hit Squeeze Me. Road Rage from the Suspicious album was popular on Australian youth radio station Triple J in 1998/9. Roots & Culture (1999) mixed Macka B's hits with previously unreleased material. In 2004 he signed to the Jet Star label (Charm) label.

The gig kicks off at 22.30 in The Twisted Pepper on Middle Abbey Street in Dublin.

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