Saturday, 7 July 2012
Words I wrote in national newspaper, Guardian!
So last week Friday, 29th June I had my first piece of writing in a national newspaper. And it was a double-page spread! I wrote about 8 reggae and dancehall acts you need to know. My parents are extremely proud of me, which makes the achievement that much sweeter for me. My dad called to tell me he saw the piece quoted on one of his most visited website Jamaica Observer. "Marvin you've gone global" he said. At least they have something positive to say about me to their mates, ay? lol
Response has been humbling, even David Rodigan tweeted to say he read it. The great David Rodigan. Loads of people happy to see a positive reggae piece in the Guardian for once. Definitely one of my goals achieved. At the end of the day, I just want to see my music and a main part of my culture represented properly. Everything else comes after. The comments on the site show I still have a long way to go, but I will try my best. Big up everyone else trying.
To read the full Guardian article online, click here