The singer and songwriter of roots reggae known as Benjamin Maurell has released his debut solo single, “Sticky Situation.” The single has been proudly published on the Rudebwoy Entertainment independent music label without support from the corporate music industry. An international roots music juggernaut from the cultural epicenter of South Africa, “Sticky Situation” by Benjamin Maurell is the newest reason for music fans around the world to keep eyes and ears on Rudebwoy Entertainment.
Benjamin Maurell cites as main artistic influences Bob Marley, Boyz II Men, Mariah Carey, Lionel Richie, Toots Hibbert, Jonny Nash, and Paul Young. His own performance on “Sticky Situation” is full of the rhythm and soul of Bob Marley and the Wailers, as well as retaining the spirit and groove of the ska tradition, not unlike that of Desmond Dekker and the Aces, or Toots and the Maytalls. A corresponding music video for “Sticky Situation” is in the works from Maurell and scheduled for availability online in the near future.
Benjamin Maurell is the young brother of living reggae legend Harley Mukwevho, whose “Lion & Son o' Lion Live in Johannesburg” concert and album were the most significant events in the recent history of reggae music. Asked to describe the general message his music has in store for his audience, Maurell writes that his music is, “uplifting, motivational, happy, and expressing of social issues.” Reggae fans looking for upbeat roots tunes with solid studio production, striking songwriting, and impeccable performances need look no further.
Rudebwoy Entertainment is a South African music label publishing music by such popular acts as Benjamin Maurell, Colbert “Harley” Mukwevho, dancehall artist Jahzo, and others. It was founded in 2012. Its popularity continues to increase with each official release and shows every sign of keeping its status as one of the most important purveyors of reggae, roots, and rocksteady music in the world today.
“Sticky Situation” by Benjamin Maurell is available online worldwide. Get in early.
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