In an interview with the Fix Ja, Singjay Wayne Marshall explained why he has so much respect for Dancehall veteran Bounty Killer.
Marshall stated early on in the interview that the place to be in his time for artiste development was King Jammy’s studio in Waterhouse, Kingston.
The “stupid money” artiste said that he got introduced to the studio by his friend “Baby G” who is the son of legendary producer, King Jammy. Marshall said they lived in the same community at the time.
While at the studio Wayne said that Bounty Killer was the top artist, and he was very inspired by the “5 star General’s” image, lyrics and tone.
Based on what the “Glory to God” singer said, it was clear that Killer whose real name is Rodney Price was an artist that he had very early aspirations of working with.
Wayne Marshall stated that even though he was writing lyrics at the time, he was not fully an artist however he got a shot at singing a chorus on the song done by the Ward 21 group entitled “Bloodstain”.
Once this event happened, the “Meet the Mitchells” dad said that he began to go out on shows with Ward 21 getting a liking for the craft.
He said that the move to approach Killer came when he wrote a song entitled “When the smoke clears” however Bounty was not at all showing any excitement over the song until one night he said that renaissance sound played a dub version of the track that Killer heard.
Marshall said in the story that once the song was played, someone wheeled off a shot in the ear signalling that it was a hit which triggered a pull up for the track.
That pull up caught Killer’s attention immediately who then approached Marshall telling him to find him, suggesting that the song was a hit and he was ready to work with the youngster.
According to Wayne, the song was recorded at King Jammy’s studio and the rest was history.
He said it was a dream come true for him also stating that he was one of the persons who originally aligned with Bounty’s “Alliance” group from the beginning further stating that he is a natural-born “Alliance”.
Wayne Marshall said that he would forever be loyal to the ” Grung Gad”.
Since the inception of the Bounty Killer led alliance, many of the giants of dancehall music in Jamaica has risen through the group however, many of them eventually left to form their movements.
Wayne Marshall has however been a steady member since joining the group and has collaborated on songs with Bounty Killer such as “so high” ft Vybz Kartel, “Sufferer”, ” The struggle” and many more household hits.