Above: Image of Don Carlos and Junior Reid.
Legendary reggae artist Don Carlos was born and raised in one of the most deprived regions of Western Kingston, Jamaica. Carlos's pure, sweet vocals have set a standard for Reggae singers of all ages, floating over rootsy tracks like a Jamaican butterfly. His major success came with Black Uhuru, whom he helped form in the '70s before pursuing solo work.
Junior Reid has earned a reputation for his strong clear vocals and righteous reggae songwriting. After successfully replacing Michael Rose as the lead singer of Black Uhuru in 1986, Reid was spotted in 2006 when he was featured on The Game’s track “One Blood” from his sophomore album “The Doctor’s Advocate”. The hit song featured a sample from Junior Reid’s “One Blood”. Reid continues to tour the world and is enjoying a rebirth in the hip-hop world with his catchy yet raw dancehall vocals, remaining relevant in a tough, ever-changing business.
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