The cover photo for roots reggae artist Yung JR’s EPK “Start the Movement” has been released. The EP set to be released in spring 2015 is the first for the upcoming artiste. Ababa Reid, the son of renowned reggae artiste Junior Reid has been familiar with music from an early age looking up to not only his father but other great artistes such as Hugh Mundel and Ini Kamoze. Yung JR gained recognition following the release of his first official single “Raggamuffin”. By the time his second single “General” was released Yung JR seemed to have gained a rather large fan base both locally and internationally.
The “Start The Movement” album is scheduled for release on September 8, 2015 on his website www.yungjr.com and on the iTunes store.
“Start The Movement” comprises 11 tracks and features acts such as Dre Island, King Jammys, Cali P and Keida.
Currently on tour on the west coast with U.S. Reggae band Natural Vibration, Yung JR also recently appeared on the popular reggae show, Rebel Salute. Produced by himself and brother Adoney Reid, the EPK is said to include productions from Adoney himself, Zinc Fence Records, Digital B Records, Flash Hit Records and Bassick Records.
When asked about his journey and the inspiration behind his “Start the Movement” EPK, Yung JR had this to say, “It’s a joyful yet humble feeling. The inspiration really came from my I and my brother regular reasoning where we saw the need to create a musical project and incorporate a practical aspect to it. We believe music should not just stop at recording and performing but really getting out there to give a helping hand where needed and participating in events that’s for the good of mankind.”