Now is Junior Reid’s time. He is seen every day worldwide on a lot of features on music videos, and is currently one of the most requested reggae artists collaborating with mainstream hip hop and R and B artists. With two hit songs – "This is Why I’m Hot" with Mims, and "It’s OK – One Blood" with Game in top rotation on TV and on the radio, the younger generations are now singing his songs. With video appearances in "We Taking Over", "Like This" and "Too Much Blood a Run" with Inner Circle, Junior is constantly in the public eye. His new single, "More Money", featuring Fat Joe is hot in the streets and he also has a mixed CD on the road called "Why I’m Hot." When Junior recently broke out with, "This is Why I’m Hot" along with Mims and Babysham to 60,000 people at the Summer Jam in the Giants stadium in New Jersey, the fans went wild in uproar like he had just scored a winning goal. In his top billing this past February at the Bob Marley Day stadium shows in Long Beach and San Diego, Junior picked up the vibes dramatically.
After a successful month-long tour April and May of 2005, Junior Reid, Andrew and Wada Blood and the Reggae Angels had a top performance at Reggae on the River, The Dreadstock Festival in Vallejo CA, and also the Rocktober festivals on four islands in Hawaii. A year later, in 2006 they embarked on a five week U.S., Mexico, and Canada tour of festivals and club dates including headlining the San Louis Obispo Slowmotion Fest, The Northwest World Reggae Festival, The Victoria Ska Festival on Vancouver Island British Columbia, Canada and The Monterey Bay Reggaefest. Junior has been blowing up all over America. This was their fourth U.S. tour in three years. Junior also recently toured Japan and South America.
Junior has gotten a lot of attention for his worldwide hit single and music video with the hip hop artist Game- "It’s OK – One Blood" which was number one on MTV. Also his video appearance on Access Granted and his appearance on the Two Dollar Bill show with The Game, and The BET Hip Hop performance gained him heavy mainstream TV exposure. Also, he recently did The DJ Kally Birthday Bash in Miami with many of the same artists that did The BET Hip Hop award show.
Junior Reid’s new album called "Junior One Blood Reid-Living Legend" is one of the most anticipated new releases on the horizon. Several of Reid’s hits such as “One Blood”, “Mashing Up the Earth”, “Fit ” and "This is Why I’m Hot" have risen to anthem status worldwide.
Junior Reid first won the hearts of people around the world as the lead vocalist for Black Uhuru. Since then has matured and gained strength internationally. Recently he has reached a whole new younger generation with his collaborations with Mims and Game. Junior Reid is a top class festival performer with athletic showmanship and melodic phrasing. His message inspires people from all walks of life and he remains a mentor to Rasta people worldwide. Junior is truly a man of the people – always interacting with people of all kinds.
Opening for Junior are the messengers – The Reggae Angels. Within the last four years, the Reggae Angels completed a 50-city tour with Andrew Tosh (son of Reggae icon Peter Tosh), five extended tours with Junior Reid, two tours with the Abyssinians, a 9-week North America and Canada tour co-billing with Everton Blender, a California tour with Warrior King, and numerous Hawaii tours with Sugar Minott, Everton Blender, Junior Reid and Frankie Paul.
On the festival circuit, the Reggae Angels recently did Reggae on the River, The Victoria Ska fest, The Northwest World Reggaefest, The Slow Music Fest, The Monterey Reggaefest, Dreadstock, and the Rocktober Festivals in Hawaii. It’s been a hard, busy schedule. They have toured consistently since the mid-90’s, bringing their spiritually uplifting message to the people. They are well loved and appreciated. Lyrically their music guides toward good character, affirming qualities such as generosity, balance and gratitude. The Reggae Angels have one of the most extensive discographies of any American Reggae band. Their 10th release – Make Blessings – on the Explorer Recordings label- is available worldwide. They now have an 11th release out called Prophetic Mission. This music is food for universal righteousness.
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BIOGRAPHY ; JUNIOR REID
To date, Jamaican-born singer Junior Reid, a devout Rastafarian regarded by many as a messenger from Jah, is best known for the hit singles