one blood family


Following in their father's footsteps, Wada and Andrew Blood have chosen a career path of music. The two have been heavily influenced by their father, Junior "One Blood" Reid, but have an extremely different style from him. Their music is described as a cross between hip-hop, dancehall and reggae ballad, which gives the young Bloods their uniqueness. Andrew and Wada are two exceptional and unique Jamaican artists. Their songwriting skills have also placed them as outstanding and promising talents for current and future generations. They are among the most idiosyncratic personalities in the music industry as they are not only reggae and dancehall artists, but also producers and studio engineers who create their own styles and beats that they put their lyrics to. Most of their lyrics or ideas for their music are based on everyday-happenings, which come from snippets of conversations and images.

The beats that they create soar above everything else, rather than blending in to the singing. The beats are simple but different with special effects. They learnt this trade from hanging around the studio on weekends as teenagers while listening to their dad voice tunes. Having learnt this trade early they have now blossomed into the fine artists and producers they are today. They have produced songs for a number of prominent artists including their father, and are signed to the label JR Productions. The world -quake rhythm is the latest addition to their belts. This rhythm is produced and created by both Andrew and Wada. Artists such as Junior “One Blood” Reid, Elephant Man, Munga, and Gyptian have been featured on the rhythm.

These two remarkable young artists have toured and performed triumphantly in places such as Japan, Trinidad & Tobago, Bahamas, Barbados, Europe, California, Belize, Mexico and North America, and have appeared before an audience of approximately 20,000 patrons. In fact, they have been performing since they were youngsters. Jamaicans would refer to this as "from dem eyes deh at dem knees". Their earliest performances were at Reggae Sun Splash and they have continued to perform locally at shows, such as, Sting, Rebel Salute, Jam Jam, and East fest, and internationally at shows, such as Reggae on the River. Some of the songs that they have both written and co-produced are; "One stick a matches", "Watch over me", Gal Hafi BAL", "Drop It Pon Dem", and "Want Tek Life", a collaboration with their father.

The budding stars continue to blend hip-hop with dancehall, and this is highlighted in their exciting single, "Hustle Til the Day I Die". "Hustle Til the Day I Die", which was produced by Firelinks, created waves on the popular dance scenes – Bembe, Hot Mondays, and Early Mondays. Soon after the song hit the charts the duo dedicated the song to all hustlers, claiming that Jamaicans were the greatest and most successful hustlers. Many people connected with the song and even volunteered to appear in the video in support of the message it carried across. "Hustle till the day I die" received incredible reviews, and successfully soared to number seven on the charts.

In May of 2008 Andrew and Wada Blood gave a stunning performance at the Heineken Green Synergy Party, which was held in the British Virgin Island of St. Thomas. They had young girls screaming and begging for more. After charting their way with “Hustle Til the Day I Die”, the Young Bloods released another single, “It’s my time”. The music video for this single was considered controversial to some extent, by some of corporate Jamaica. Despite all of this, the request for airplay was phenomenal. Prominent dancers on the dance scenes put together a dance that they believed was quite suitable and befitting.

The Bloods are guided by the philosophy to “ make hay while the sun shines”, so they are constantly in the studio working on a variety of music. After releasing "It's my Time", their fans were able to dance to and vote “Hustler for life” to number one on the music charts. This single was accompanied by a striking video, which was directed by the Bloods themselves. “Hustler for life” was done on the Galis rhythm. The Bloods continued to show that this was there time by proving to their fans that they were versatile and could hop on to any topic that they, the fans, could identify with. The releases included the popular "Mr Ripoff", the catchy "Money Print", the people's anthem, "Money ova Gunsht", and the blazing, "A weh dem feel like", which featured Munga. These new releases captured the different sides of the bloods. The duo gave their fans stunning performances, at "A St Mary Mi Come From", "Beenie Man Sizzle ", and "Champions In Action" in August 2009, which showed that they are unquestionably multi-talented.

Andrew and Wada want to be classified with some of Reggae's greats and Dance Hall giants. According to the duo, "music is life" and the positive vibrations that generate from the music can work wonders, and that is why their mission is to create lifelong music. This young group is dynamic, versatile, and is on their way to making their mark in this exciting music industry. Who is to stop them now? Clearly, they are on their way to the top, no looking back, after all, a real hustler knows how to get there. "Keep the energy flowing through the music, one beat, and spread pure positive vibration"

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