hdnjr in the studio | South Beach 6d

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hdnjr #Prince | in the studio | South Beach 1w

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hdnjr #prince | in the studio | South Beach 1w

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hdnjr detail | Damian Marley | acrylic on board 2w

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hdnjr Damian Marley | acrylic on board | @damianjrgongmarley

the dancehall: celebrating the pivotal figures in reggae and caribbean music by hubert neal jr

Damian Marley is the youngest son of Bob Marley and a successful Reggae/Dancehall artist in his own right. Each of his albums has been critically acclaimed and he is the only Jamaican Reggae artist in history to win two Grammy Awards in the same night. His best known single and album of the same name is 'Welcome to Jamrock.' Not content to work in only one genre, Damian teamed up with Hip Hop icon for a project called 'Distant Relatives' which melded both artist's styles with a focus on their shared African ancestry, with some songs sampling music from Africa.
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hdnjr I want to take a moment to give a shout out to an artist friend of mine @weinalt63 new to Instagram. He is doing some innovative work with illustration, animation, and music. Check him out 🏾 1mon
  •   weinalt63 Thanks @hdnjr . I appreciate the shout out, but even more so the much needed push. Here's to celebrating creativity! 4w
  •   hdnjr My pleasure sir @weinalt63 Most people are not brave enough to live their dream. 4w
  •   weinalt63 I met 3 who did yesterday. Signs. 4w
  •   hdnjr That sure is @weinalt63 We may have to start something 4w

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hdnjr Phife Dawg | ink on paper

One of the greatest to ever do it. A Tribe Called Quest provided my high school soundtrack. Whether it was incorporating jazz or creating 'scenarios', Tribe raised the bar. In fact, I think they created their own because there was no group like them before, and none since. And Phife was always one of my top ten lyricists. Kids today are accused of not knowing the history of Hip Hop, but many of them know, 'I like'em brown, yellow, Puerto Rican, or Haitian | Name is Phife Dawg from the Zulu Nation.'
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hdnjr the dancehall: celebrating the pivotal figures in reggae and caribbean music

Yellowman | oil and acrylic on canvas

After establishing himself as a force in the Jamaican music scene, Winston Foster, better known as Yellowman, became the first dancehall artist to be signed to a major American label. His first album, entitled Mr Yellowman was an instant success and classic led by the single 'Zungguzungguguzungguzeng.' Yellowman has albinism which inspired his stage name. In addition, Yellowman was diagnosed with cancer and a tumor was found in his jaw. Though doctors had to remove Yellowman's jaw on the left side of his face leaving him disfigured, he made a full recovery and continues to tour.
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the dancehall: celebrating the pivotal figures in reggae and caribbean music

Shabba Ranks | oil and acrylic on canvas
Born Rexton Rawlston Fernando Gordon, Shabba Ranks is one of the most popular dancehall artists of the 80's and 90's, and one of the first to achieve worldwide acceptance, recognition, and fame. Shabba had a look, sound, and delivery that has never been duplicated. Big Up Shabba!
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hdnjr the dancehall: celebrating the pivotal figures in reggae and caribbean music

Joe Higgs | oil and acrylic on canvas

Joe Higgs was a reggae artist from Jamaica who left behind a four decades long music career. During this time he was also part of a duo act with fellow musician, Roy Wilson. A successful musician and songwriter in his own right, Joe is most known for being the music tutor for a young Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, and Bunny Wailer. Joe also played with The Wailers for a time.
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hdnjr the life of pablo 3mon

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hdnjr selfie | South Beach

So, my current favorite song is 'Down in the DM' by Yo Gotti
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hdnjr who tries to hold you back? | acrylic on boarded | $500 4mon

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hdnjr America's Scumbag | acrylic on board | $750 4mon

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hdnjr Amy | acrylic on board | $1000 4mon

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hdnjr through the fire | acrylic on board | $500 4mon

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