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Voices: Turning words into action
MC Colonel D Meadows talent - MC Colonel D

A Bob Marley fan who loves the Meadows even though he thinks it affects the amount of work he gets.

audioHear MC Colonel D in action
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Meadows born and bred; MC Colonel D, 35, has been making music for over 15 years.

He has given many performances over the years. Most recently at Cuba Libra. He is currently waiting to hear back from an audition that may take him off to Germany.

audioHear MC Colonel D in action

He also hopes to do some Drum and Bass MCing at The Garvey (The Ballroom) later in the year.

Apart from Reggae, Drum And Bass, House, Garage, and British Hip Hop, Colonel is also the vocalist for a Bangra DJ who, together, perform at private functions and events.

Colonel D has a healthy fitness regime. Twice weekly he trains children and young adults in the art of boxing. He also runs a lot; "I find it clears my mind out and helps me to focus on a tune that I may be working on."

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He told us about his musical influence; "Bob Marley, gives me a lot of inspiration, because he talks a lot of truth. Something that can really hit people, to make them realise what is happening, and make a point. That’s what Bob does. He talks about proper issues and not just feeble everyday things. That’s what I try to do in my music."

Colonel thinks there is a stigma attached to coming from The Meadows. He believes that he doesn’t get hired a lot because people think; "If you hire me, the Meadows lot are going to come down and smash everything."

Despite this he says that living in the Meadows has had a positive effect on him, especially through the people he has met there. He is currently collaborating with a female singer who resides in the area.

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