PUBLIK REPORT (FORMERLY KNOWN AS SOUL4SOUL) were gifted at an early age with a strikingly artful understanding of the spiritual qualities of music. Born in the western region of Jamaica, Soul 4 Soul’s earliest musical memories were liturgical church hymns, which inspired the quartet to form an acapella vocal group with moralistic musical sensibilities.
The heavenly blend of ‘PUBLIK REPORTS’ soothing voices has attracted an ardent and devoted audience throughout Jamaica, placing the group among the most revered and promising new acts in the reggae industry today. The quartet has won Jamaica’s National Gospel Festival Competition several years in a row, and has been a constant and reliable entertainment franchise within Jamaica’s North-Coast tourist destinations.
PUBLIK REPORTS’s music has been featured on the most popular radio stations and music video programs in the West Indies, including RETV, Hype TV and Tempo, and the group has performed at the most prestigious cultural festivals and concerts throughout the Caribbean region, including Reggae Sumfest 2011, Peter Tosh’s Birthday Bash, Riding West, The Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival, Western Consciousness, The Miss Jamaica World 2008 Pageant, The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission Festival Queen Competition, Tropicana Nyammins and Jammins Food Festival, Curry Fest and Mango Fest.
The quartet’s first single, titled “Ina Taxi,” showcased the group’s youthful energy, fun-loving spirit and adroit ensemble talent. A dancehall composition marketed for international audiences, “Ina Taxi” embodies the spirit of any urbane male enamored by the curious and charming window-silhouette of a beautiful woman riding in a taxi. This single remains today a remarkable display of PUBLIK REPORTS skillful vocals, cunning rap lyricism, emotive vocal harmony and light-hearted humor.
In 2011, PUBLIK REPORTS’s critical and professional acclaim has perched the group on the brink of international fame. Most recently, Soul 4 Soul recorded a Lovers Rock ballad, titled “Promise,” which was featured on reggae producer Barry O’Hare’s globally-renowned “Masterpiece Riddim” album. In addition, PUBLIK REPORT were featured on a historic collaboration – an energetic reggae rendition of the Marvin Gaye classic, “What’s Going On,” with lead vocals recorded by roots-reggae legend Freddie McGregor and group memeber ‘Nerry’ . With its brisk rhythm and paramount lyrical message, this collaboration solidifies PUBLIK REPORTS’s reputation as a dedicated and artistically-proficient ensemble worthy of inclusion to the Reggae mainstream.