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Junior Reid

After replacing beloved Rastaman Michael Rose in reggae supergroup Black Uhuru in time for the Brutal album in 1986, Junior Reid quickly established himself as a worthy successor to Rose's crown, one whose flavor was still roots-oriented but even more contemporary. Combining the half-singing, half-rapping "sing-jay" style popularized by the late Tenor Saw with Rose's crucial ad libs, Reid infused a fresh energy into now-classic Uhuru tunes like "Fit You Haffe Fit" and "Great Train Robbery." Although he's also worked with Sly & Robbie, Guru's Jazzmatazz, Wu-Tang Clan and Coldcut, Reid is probably best known as the voice behind the endearing unity anthem "One Blood," from his 1990 solo album of the same name. The legendary Jamaican vocalist appears with the Reggae Angels this Wednesday at the Fox.
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