Tarrus Riley teams up with Mykal Rose on new single

November 09, 2018
Contributed Tarrus Riley

Reggae crooner Tarrus Riley, also known as 'Singy Singy', is back with his new single, Guess Who, featuring Mykal Rose of the reggae group Black Uhuru.

Black Uhuru originally released their hit , Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, in 1979 titled after the famous 1967 movie with Sidney Pottier. The re-imagined version by Tarrus Riley brings a fresh modern twist to the classic song, “Roots with a little pepper,” Tarrus says about the single.


IN PHOTO: Mykal Rose

Produced by Sly Dunbar, Robbie Shakespeare, Shane Brown and Dean Fraser, the single bridges the gap between traditional conscious roots music with a bouncy dancehall riddim and swagger.

“It’s like Kendrick Lamar, and J.Cole,” says Tarrus. “They give you conscious music, but they give it to you with style.”

“There’s people who like roots reggae, so right away it’s a win. There are people who like new reggae, right away they win because of the style. There are people who like Tarrus Riley, it’s a win. Then there are those people who don’t like Tarrus Riley, but like Roots music, it’s a win,” Tarrus says.

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