Dancehall Tours - hosted by Pantason - Episode 35 - Black Hero

Published Jun 20, 2021 02:37 p.m. ET

Welcome to Dancehall Tours a series where we interview artists about how cannabis plays a part in their music.

Today our host Pantason interviews Reggae artiste Black Hero. Black Hero is a name that has been buzzing within the Jamaican music industry for some time now.  The 28-year-old Reggae and Dancehall singer, born Hervin Augustus Bailey Jr, hailing from the historic community of Waterford, popularized by iconic deejay Vybz Kartel has brought us tunes like Feet Don’t Fail Me Now, Young Boss featuring Wayne J and Skillibeng, and most recently It Nuh Easy. His style is different, mixing magical melodies with high-level flow patterns and lyrics, setting him apart from the norm.

His rebellious nature as a youth led him to experiment with new and divergent sounds outside the strict gospel discipline of his household, and eventually this brave quest landed him on stage performing in school talent shows and concerts, channeling Michael Jackson, Kirk Franklin and Sugar Minott. It was during this time as a free-spirited singer that he started to put serious thought and effort into honing his craft, and it was also during this time that signs began to emerge signaling the magical arrival of Black Hero.

With the formation of the Reggae Soul Band, his hand-picked selection of talented Jamaican musicians, in 2016 Black Hero & Reggae Soul Band rocked the world, successfully completing a festival tour of Europe, making stops at the prestigious Reggae Jam Festival in Germany and the Reggae Geel Festival in Belgium to promote the buzzing single ‘Feet Don’t Fail’ from his debut full-length project. Released in February 2019.

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