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 ‘Health Is Wealth‘ was released on Greensleeves Records in 2017 to worldwide acclaim. In true International style, the tracks were produced in Jamaica, the US, the UK, Japan and Germany and features guest vocals from ’70’s Legendary Reggae Icon’ Maxi Priest.
Macka B’s series of Vegan vlogs ‘Medical Mondays’ & ‘Wha‘ Me Eat Wednesdays’ in which he rhymes about the health benefits of various food items have captured peoples imagination and have become a viral sensation with the video for ‘Cucumber’ receiving over 1.8 million views.
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 and Summer 2019 saw him perform storming sets at the amazing Rainforest World Music Festival, Borneo and Goa Sunsplash, India, 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.’
‘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.’
‘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.’
‘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.’