With nearly 40 years as an artiste, producer and trendsetter to his name, Junior Reid has earned the title ‘legend’. Indeed, his latest album is titled ‘Junior Reid: The Living Legend’.
Containing 19 songs, the album will be officially released July 19 at his Crescent Court Guest House in Kingston.
Reid produced most of the songs on the set including the collaborations ‘This Generation’ with Sizzla, ‘Wanted’ (with Buju Banton), ‘Better Must Come’ (with his son Jawadah) and a cover of Bob Marley’s ‘Guiltiness’.
According to Reid, “I went back to basics for this album. We do a little roots-reggae, some lovers rock and even a country and western (‘Wanted’) song.”
Another interesting song is ‘Guns Dem Load’, done with deejay Vybz Kartel and American rapper Uncle Murder.
‘The Living Legend’ is Junior Reid’s first solo studio album since 2003’s ‘Rasta Government’. He has kept busy touring the United States, Europe and the Caribbean and recording hit songs with American rappers like The Game (‘This is Why I’m Hot’) and M.I.M.S. (It’s Okay’).
‘Junior Reid: The Living Legend’ will be released through JR Productions.