Macka B is one of Britain’s most influential dancehall toasters, he pushed the music back toward a Rastafarian political consciousness and his humour, intelligence and integrity is unrivalled.
His live performances incorporate issues that are close to his Heart; Veganism, Medical Marijuana and the exploitation of Africa’s resources along with witty references to McDonalds, ReggaeReggae Sauce and DJs playing music from flash drives…
Macka B has worked with many of the greats in the genre over his career, including legendary Dub Producer Mad Professor, vocalists Luciano, Earl 16 and David Hinds and in recent years he has collaborated with young UK Drum ‘n’ Bass and Dubstep producers to great effect.
His latest album ‘Never Played a 45’ was released on the Peckings label in October 2015 to worldwide acclaim and he toured extensively throughout 2016.
Macka B continues to tour; performing in faraway places such as Mayotte Island, Hawaii, Mexico all 4 corners of Europe. A recent trip to the Far East took in; Hong Kong, Thailand and Japan. He will be spreading consciousness, humility and breaking down barriers.
‘The highlight of the night was the fantastic Macka B with his latest project The Roots Ragga Band, whose Prince Far-I style toasting over a lively concoction of roots, ska and dancehall spread positive messages of gender equality, self respect, ganja legalisation and anti-racism to an enthusiastic audience.’Lars Donohoe
‘Cult toaster Macka B amazed an unsuspecting audience with his positive reggae vibrations and songs about being a vegan. It was really uplifting, lively stuff and great to see people not letting heavy wellies and mud stop them from skanking.’Rob Makin
‘Meanwhile on the main stage Macka B gave such a fervent performance that some of the revellers climbed over the barrier into the photography pit to dance. The man of a thousand opinions is one of the more ubiquitous acts in Europe as he and the horn backed Roots Ragga band know how to get the kids onside every time.’Angus Taylor
‘And we are definitely warmed up by the high tempo educational humour of Wolverhampton-born reggae artist Macka B. In an hour, he references the music of James Bond and the legend of Bob Marley, in addition to telling us a thing or two about the wonders of women, the dangers of fast food and the benefits of a vegan diet. Given more time, you sense he’d re-iterate his own History Of The World to us in dancehall, dub step fashion; and we would happily hear it.’Simon Fallaha