Masta Killa Reveals Plans To Eventually Release A Reggae Album

posted Saturday February 02 ,2013 at 10:44AM CST | 15 comments

Masta Killa Reveals Plans To Eventually Release A Reggae Album

The Wu-Tang Clan member may be following in Snoop Lion and Heavy D's footsteps in transitioning from Hip Hop to Reggae.

In December of 2012, Wu-Tang Clan member Masta Killa released his fourth solo album, Selling My Soul. The Nature Sounds Records release included appearances by Kurupt and Ol' Dirty Bastard. The Staten Island, New York native recently revealed to KevinNottingham.com that he is next planning on tacking a new genre: Reggae.

"I’m a fan of music first, so I have many songs. I can formulate and create and bring a world into existence," began the veteran emcee. "I have a Reggae project that I had in the wings for a minute as I’m always working. Since the 'One Blood' from [Wu-Tang Clan’s] The W album, I’ve always loved the Reggae music and I’ve always worked with different Reggae artists. So doing that Reggae album was always in the making, but timing is everything."

The Nature Sounds artist elaborated, "I just thought it was too soon for that Reggae album. I didn’t feel I had enough Hip Hop albums under my belt solo wise yet. Group-wise, you know I’m everywhere. I’m on everybody’s album as far as my family, as far as the Wu-Tang [Clan] and all of that. But solo wise, I wanted to bring a little bit more, as far as Hip Hop is concerned, before I actually did the Reggae thing."

While Masta Killa provided "no said date" as to when he'll be releasing the Reggae project, other emcees such as the late Heavy D, and most recently Snoop Dogg have made similar genre transitions. In the rest of the KN interview, M.K. speaks about Selling My Soul, as well as recent Wu collaborative projects.

RELATED: Masta Killa Discusses "Selling My Soul," Ol' Dirty Bastard Tribute & Wu-Block [2012 INTERVIEW]

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  • David
    Yo if MK's manager is reading this get reggae group SOJA on the album, they're insane and they have a style that would make a nice reggae/hip-hop collab
  • Jason
    follow the formula Nas did for Distant Relatives. that album was fire!! hip hop and reggae is sooo dope if mixed right. but some people try to be the artist and mess it up
  • real soundbwoy yuh zeet
    he should do a track with bounty killa
  • Anonymous
    "The Staten Island, New York native recently revealed to KevinNottingham.com. " Masta Killa is from East NY.
    • billy blanks
      just another example of GREAT journalism from the folks here on dx!
  • toppa shot
    Heavy D was born in Jamaica so for him it was just going back to his roots. Not really a transition.
  • Anonymous
    thats why i ripped the wu logo off my wall
    • Anonymous
      internet comedy fail
  • Coola Than A Penguin's Pussy
    This nigga jocking Snoop Dogg hard.
    • Anonymous
      lol, not really new. its almost more a long standing trend w/ reggae. so many artists that didn't start as reggae artists have done reggae albums.
    • Anonymous
      You think about penguin pussy, why would we believe you?
  • Anonymous
    One Blood was classic
  • Anonymous
    will he change his name to rasta killa? or masta lion ?
    • Hip Hop please
      Co-sign hehe A new trend has born But Masta Killa needs to dumb down his lyrics Not dumb in a idiotic way, but like Nas did, it worked
    • Anonymous
      At this point in his career he needs to tighten up his lyrics. That Selling My Soul joint was weak unfortunately.