Don Reid re­leases short bio film

The Star (Jamaica) - - Front Page -

Don Reid, the bank man­ager­turned-song­writer/ record­ing-artiste, has re­leased a short film and mu­sic video chron­i­cling his life story, ti­tled I Know Who I Am.

The short film de­picts the story of his tri­umph over an emo­tion­ally trau­matic and im­pov­er­ished child­hood, af­ter be­ing aban­doned by his bi­o­log­i­cal mother and left in the care of a to­tal stranger at the ten­der age of two.

The film, which runs about 12 min­utes long, is shot on lo­ca­tion in his child­hood home town of Clare­mont, St Ann. The film takes the view­ers on the fas­ci­nat­ing no-holds­barred jour­ney into Reid’s life, which is cen­tred around the Clare­mont mar­ket where he was raised by an el­derly stranger known in the com­mu­nity as ‘Miss Lou’.


The film has been re­leased on YouTube, and Face­book and In­sta­gram un­der the artiste’s of­fi­cial ac­count, TheDonRei­dShow.

“The film is also on over 35 dig­i­tal plat­forms such as iTunes, Spo­tify, Ama­zon Mu­sic, and Deezer,” Reid said.

The short film presents the in­trigu­ing plot of the eco­nomic hard­ships dur­ing the artiste’s hum­ble child­hood and his sub­se­quent tran­si­tion into be­ing a suc­cess­ful ca­reer banker.

Reid first burst on to the en­ter­tain­ment scene in Septem­ber 2018 with the sin­gle Hospital Food. He later fol­lowed up with Courts, a par­ody of Kof­fee’s Toast.

Reid has been gen­er­at­ing an im­pres­sive level of trac­tion since his emer­gence as an en­ter­tainer with his unique style of hi­lar­i­ously pack­ag­ing real-life in­ci­dents in a mu­si­cally and lyri­cally skilled man­ner.

He is cur­rently work­ing on his de­but EP ti­tled Boomshots, which fea­tures eight tracks set to reg­gae and dance­hall-in­fused rhythms. Al­though a new­comer to the in­dus­try, Reid be­lieves he can de­liver just as well as the veter­ans.

“My mission is to build a brand that is recog­nis­able lo­cally and in­ter­na­tion­ally, and de­liver great mu­sic with in­tel­li­gent lyrics and ex­cel­lent ar­range­ments,” he said.


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