After a few years of research, working to envelope his own style in reggae music, performing at the Rebel Salute and obtaining a position in the EU top chart with the single "Raggamuffin", YUNG JR, son of the reggae legend Junior Reid, finally released his debut EP "Start The Movement". The EP, produced in collaboration with his brother Adoney Reid, confirms the ability of Yung Jr to have exceptionall conscious lyrical abilities and a clear voice that can climb hight peaks and also unleash a powerful toasting style. Yung JR is one of the best and talented rising star in the reggae music industry of Jamaica and Dancehall Soldiers, who recently worked on another talented youth mixtape as Iba Mahr, is proud to present the official Mixtape of Yung JR "Start the Movement" to the reggae massive!
YUNG JR was born in Kingston, Jamaica on December 7, 1992 Ababa Jahnoi Reid was destined for greatness. With his father being Reggae legend, Junior Reid, music was entrenched in his DNA. From as early as three years old, Yung J.R recalls his first instrument given to him by his father as being a toy drum set. Many of his childhood days were spent in the studio owned to his father and that's where he fell in love with the creation of music. At age seven, he began recording music at a nearby studio in Kingston 6 Mona Heights. Three years later, he, his grandmother and younger sister temporarily migrated to Africa where he was enrolled at Tot for Teens for one year. Whilst in Africa, Yung J.R was a member of a drumming crew which originated at The Edna Manley School of Arts in Jamaica. Upon his return to Jamaica and completing high school, Yung J.R migrated to America where he actively began pursuing a musical career with his stage name being Yung Jr. His traveling to different continents and countries; coupled with musical influences such as Junior Reid, Hugh Mundel, Garnet Silk and Poor Righteous Teachers allowed him to develop an appreciation for diverse genres of music. It was not until he released "Voices", a remix to his father's 1996 "Listen to the Voices", that Yung J.R became cemented in the hearts of his peers as a recording artiste. Since then, he has collaborated with his father as well as underground rapper, Chris Matic to release singles such as My City (2011), and High High (2012). Some of Yung J.R’s notable achievements include the number three ranking of his debut single, Raggamuffin, on popular German Reggae/Dancehall Chart, Jugglerz, in 2013. In addition to this, the music video for his second single, General, was featured in the top 50 music videos for 2014 on the European website, United Reggae. Yung J.R is also a brand ambassador for HRB Movement, an eco-friendly Californian clothing company. During his tenure as a recording artiste, Yung J.R has appeared on numerous stage shows, at times as the opening talent for his father's performances. The year 2014 saw him performing at Reggae In The Hills in California and later at well-known Jamaican Reggae festival, Rebel Salute, where his presence was well received by patrons. Presently signed to the JR Productions, Yung J.R has now released his debut album, Start the Movement, with his brother Adoney Reid as producer. The album hosts songs such as Raggamuffin and General, and features roots talents such as Dre Island, Cali P, Keida; and legendary music producer, King Jammys.
DANCEHALL SOLDIERS was born in November 2003 in Rome. Soon after becomes popular in the Italian Sounds thanks to the ability of Rosco as a DJ and the creativity of Peppe at the mic. With a meteoric speed soon become popular in the main community centres of the capital like Villaggio Globale, Intifada, La Strada and many others. They play also in the most popular Reggae Club of Rome., namely Brancaleone, 360°, Mads. proposing a refreshing style that goes from Foundation to Bashment. They played longside Rodigan, LP International, Pow Pow, Supersonic, Gramigna, One Love hp, Poison Dart US, Sentinel, Jugglerz, Herbalize It, Black Chiney, Warrior Sound, Boom da Bash, Mad Kid, Heavy Hammer. They had also open concert for Capleton, Busy Signal, Tony Rebel, Warrior King, Skatalites, Gappy Ranks, Konshens and many more. As word spreads around they were called to perform all over Europe from Germany to England, Switzerland, Spain as well as all over Italy. For five consecutive years ,every Monday and Tuesday, they host their own reggae radio show Roots, Reality & Culture, in the Air on 88.9 of Radio Città Aperta which soon has a huge nationwide following. Soon their passion for the Reggae incentivised them to “cut” some excellent dubplates. And in January 2006 arrived their first success in a soundclash vs Bashfire from Perugia, in an event organised by One Love HP. In August 2008 they hit the jackpot again in a memorable soundclash in Catanzaro vs Kalibandulu, in the 2nd edition of "Kill or be killed". In 2010 they measure themselves vs City Lock, winners of the Riddim Clash 2k9. In June 2011 they take part in “Place of Death European Soundclash” at the famous Wuppertal U Club, in Germany. In this same club Dancehall Soldiers take part also at “Who runs the town”, in June 2013, against Black Chiney, Jugglerz, Supersonic & Herbalize It. Dancehall Soldiers for four years helped creating the Bash Fever Yard, together with Macro Marco, Yaga Yaga, Big Bamboo & Frisco, at the Zoo Bar of Rome. This in very short time became a huge success hosting popular artist from the most disparate parts of the globe. In october 2014, Hiroki (Ex member of Duppy Conquerors Sound System) enters the crew as selector / MC. They also produced various mixtape, including Iba Mahr's official mixtape, which are available for free download HERE
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