Warrior King pleased with lastest album
Rastafarian firebrand Warrior King is pleased with the
progress of his latest album, ‘Tell Me How Me Sound’, which is selling
well on iTunes and other download sites.
“The feedback has
been remarkable, so far, especially with excellent sales from Central
and South America on iTunes for the album, it appears that Warrior King
has a large and growing fan base in that part of the world.
That’s why we will be going to Panama on May 6 to do a series of
radio-promotion appearances and press interviews to promote the single, Lose My Culture, and the album,” Anil ‘Phantom’ Montague, Warrior King’s manager, said in a release.
Warrior King recently appeared as an act on the Jamaica
International Kite Festival where he got a good reception for his songs,
and will be headlining the fourth annual Ensom Reggae Link Up show
which takes place in Queens, New York on May 25.
In June, Warrior King will embark on a tour dubbed the ‘Blazing
Roots and Culture Far East tour’, which will see the singer performing
on the island of Okinawa on June 1, then to Japan to perform in Osaka on
June 2, Fukuoka on June 3, before an exciting climax in Tokyo on June
Since he made his breakthrough over a decade ago,
Warrior King has had a stellar career, despite the many obstacles he has
faced. His most popular song to date is his breakthrough monster hit, Virtuous Woman, which is still a favourite in the music world.
Proving that the hits have not dried up, Warrior King last year
topped the Jamaica Music Countdown Top 25 Reggae Singles Chart with the
self-produced single, Wanna Give You Love, which spent two weeks at pole position. Tell Me How Me Sound, for the Tad’s Records label, is also moving units online, based on the strength of his new single, Lose My Culture.
Born Mark Dyer in Sanguinetti, Clarendon, Warrior King was a
mechanical engineering student at the National Tool and Engineering
Institute when he hit paydirt with Virtuous Woman, a catchy song on the revived Zion Gate beat. Produced by Michael Johnson, Virtuous Woman was his first release. It was one of the most popular reggae songs in Jamaica in 2001.
He survived the one-hit wonder tag with his follow-up hit, Never Go Where Pagans Go, produced by Sheldon ‘Calibud’ Stewart, which was another huge hit. Both songs were included on Warrior King’s debut album, Virtuous Woman, released by VP Records in 2002.
Warrior King is now refocused on building his local presence. He
recently lent his image to a new anti-gang television campaign initiated
by the Ministry of National Security and Justice.
“Warrior is ready to take his place as one of the leaders of the reggae movement in the 21st century,” Montague said.