Junior Reid

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Junior Reid was born in the Kingston, Jamaica.  He had a tough upbringing in the city’s Waterhouse district. Notorious for being one of the most dangerous places in Jamaica.

It was there in the politically turbulent late ’70s that he recorded his first-ever single “Speak the Truth”. Further yet at the age of 13 for the late Hugh Mundell. This was consequently released in Jamaica on Augustus Pablo’s Rockers International label.  Which was so popular as an import single in the United Kingdom. UK label Greensleeves Records followed this with “Know Myself” in 1981. Junior Reid then went on to form his own band, the Voice of Progress. In addition this resulted in a local hit entitled “Mini-Bus Driver” the group scored local success with an album of the same name.

By the early ’80s, reggae junior reid was commissioned by the great Sugar Minott.  Being requested to yet record a number of tunes on Minott’s Youth Promotion label. Enjoying considerable popularity with many other tracks. First such as “Human Nature” (produced by Junior Reid).

In addition “A1 Lover” (produced by Sugar Minnott). Also the evergreen “Foreign Mind”, an uplifting and proud statement. This resulted in it becoming an anthem to the ghetto youth whom Reid increasingly championed. Junior Reid transferred his talents to King Jammy’s studio. That was located on St. Lucia Road. There Junior Reid  where his much fast-growing success rose yet another notch. “Boom Shacka Lacka” was his first UK hit and led to another exceptional album. After a number of the  following fine singles. These included “Youthman”, “Bank Clerk”, “Sufferation”, “Give Thanks and Praises” and “Higgler Move”. reggae junior reid

Junior Reid Life

The collaboration on Junior Reids  first Black Uhuru album, resulted in the Grammy-nominated Brutal.Further in 1986, it was well received by all. Hence during the time he was with Black Uhuru they toured Europe, the UK, The USA, Canada and Bermuda. Therefore two years and three albums later, Junior’s interest to produce material for himself. Resulting in reggae junior reid desires to regain his domestic popularity. The conclusion drove him into the solo arena and into his own studio (One Blood Recording Studio).

As well as focusing on his own label JR Productions. Reid had number 21 that resulted in a hit in the UK in 1988. Yet with the collaboration with Coldcut, “Stop This Crazy Thing”. reggae junior reid. Consequently reggae junior reid had yet an even bigger hit in 1990, with “I’m Free”, recorded with The Soup Dragons, reaching number 5. “One Blood” became an anthem for unity in America and around the world.

Since in 2011, Junior Reid teamed up with many artists. Ludacris, T-Pain, Busta Rhymes, Mavado, Bun B, Game, Twista, Jadakiss, Waka Flocka Flame, Fat Joe, Ace Hood & Birdman in the remix of Dj Khaled’s “Welcome To My Hood”. “Welcome To My Hood” (featuring Rick Ross, Lil Wayne & Plies) is the lead single of Dj Khaled’s 5th studio album We The Best Forever.

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