Words by Jesse Serwer—
If you didn’t know, Wayne Marshall is officially a part of the Marley family’s Ghetto Youths International family. Marshall’s single “Go Hard” appeared on the Ghetto Youths LP Set Up Shop, Vol. 1 earlier this year, and his new album TRU Colors is set to drop via the label later this summer. The deejay will also hit the road this summer with the Ghetto Youths crew which, besides him (that’s Wayne, second from right at the top), currently includes (clockwise from top left) Julian Marley, Black-Am-I, Christopher Ellis, Jo Mersa, Stephen Marley and Damian Marley.
To get the forward movement started, Marshall released his first TRU Colors single, “I Know,” to DJs this weekend. The track has a tough, 80s rub-a-dub riddim produced by Damian Marley and Sean “Young Pow” Diedrick. Lyrically, Marshall has his swagger turned way up on this one, suggesting even politicians take heed: “Mr. Minister and Senator, if I was you I wouldn’t make any talk/Because I know something you don’t know, me and your gal friend spend your dough…”
Stream the full and radio edits of “I Know” right here: