Bad Jr makes production debut
Bad Jr

BAD Jr makes his production debut with Got to Be by singer Lukie D. It was released in June via Bad Jr's newly formed label Antonee.

"I've known Lukie D from in the early 1990s when he resided between the United States and Jamaica. I ran into him a few years later in the United Kingdom, while recording at Stingrays' studio, and we kept the link with the intention of recording him in the future, and now the opportunity presented itself to work with him," Bad Jr told the Jamaica Observer.

Bad Jr, whose father is 1970s toaster Militant Barry, grew up around music thus his decision to follow in his father's footsteps wasn't surprising.

Born in the United Kingdom, he moved to Jamaica at age four; he also resided in the United States for a period of time. He is also a member of British band, The English Beat for which he deejays and sings.

"I've been a member of the band for close to 15 years. We are a touring band and we just finished a 32-date tour of the United Kingdom," shared Bad Jr.

Producer Rohan "Jah Snowcone" Fuller is a friend and musical inspiration.

"I learned the ropes of music production along the way, having grown up around studios such as Channel One and Tuff Gong. I spent many nights in the studio and ghost writing with many foundation artistes who today are still among my musical influences. I also had a record store in the 1990s called First Class, based in Pittsburgh, USA, which is also the name of my sound system (First Class) and my promotions company. I did concert promotions [as well]," revealed Bad Jr.

Bad Jr, whose given name is Barrington Dunn Jr, says his productions bring sweet music to the ears of music listeners.

"My main focus is the vocalists and singers so that the productions will all have longevity. I cannot say what defines my sound as I am not adding or taking anything out of reggae music. Only time will tell, as this is the first single on my label," said Bad Jr.

Kevin Jackson

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