The new album, entitled Junior Reid: Living Legend, is coming soon, but until then, we have new music from the incomparable reggae artist, Junior Reid! The single is called "Guns Them Load" and features Vybz Kartel and Uncle Murda. The melodious track discusses street violence and police brutality, as Junior Reid pleads "Don't play your life away." Reid, best known as the lead vocalist for Black Uhuru and for his hip-hop collaborations (Game's "One Blood" and Mims' "This Is Why I'm Hot Remix"), celebrated the release of the single on September 12th at John Ricard Studio (580 8th Ave.) in NYC. Attendees watched Reid's popular music videos on a projection screen, enjoyed complimentary cocktails, and partied to the great music played by DJs Cali B, Hypeness, and Fugislim. The event was powered by MarieDrivenPR, and hosted by Hot 97's Bobby Konders.
When I spoke to Reid, he stated that he did most of the production for Junior Reid: Living Legend through his company, JR Productions, and that he has been busy promoting the album and performing: "I just performed at B.B. King's [in NYC], next I'm going to Arizona, and then to Jamaica."
He also discussed a possible album release date: "Look for the album dropping at Christmas. Put it under the Christmas tree."
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