Tarrus Riley releases video for 'Guess Who'

November 16, 2018
Tarrus Riley

Reggae crooner Tarrus Riley recently released the video for his new single 'Guess Who', featuring Mykal Rose of the reggae group Black Uhuru.

Guess Who is a modern take on the 1979 Black Uhuru hit Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, titled after the famous 1967 movie with Sidney Poitier.

The video premiered on Riley's YouTube channel. The single will be available for streaming and download on November 30 and is the first from his upcoming album slated for release on VP Records in 2019.

Produced by Sly Dunbar, Robbie Shakespeare, Shane Brown and Dean Fraser, the remake comes at a time when the youth are taking a stance on political and socio-economical issues more than ever.

Guess Who is a simple way of stating that one is "coming for their food" as Riley chants throughout the song.

The stunning visual for the song, directed by ID studios, brings colourful and vibrant shots of local people coupled with scenes of Riley and Rose vibing on a rooftop, in the streets and at a bashment party. "The atmosphere was proper. We actually woke up early to catch the sun. We know the history of the location and it was just a good energy."

Rose was happy to jump on Riley's remake as he states, "I wouldn't say it's a sample, it's an example. Everything just manifests."

Riley said there were 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," he said.

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