The 54-year-old Reid was among a number of promising artistes who emerged from Waterhouse community in the early 1980s. He has managed to deliver several hit songs so far including the anthem One Blood, his cry for unity across the world that most people identify the artiste with.
In an effort to bring unity to the violent parts of his community in modern day, he will be hosting the One Blood Music Festival.
The Festival will be a two day event to encourage peace in volatile communities around Kingston, it will begin on Labour Day May 23, 2018 at the Dunrobin Playing Field on Red Hills Road, quickly followed by the last staging at the Balmagie Playing Field in Waterhouse, the place where Reid grew up, on May 24, 2018. Mr Reid still maintains close business and family relations with Cassia Park and the Waterhouse communities, and the entertainer believes it is important to be a part of the peace building process.
Reid did a seven day walk through of Waterhouse’s most vulnerable parts about two weeks ago to demonstrate his bond with the community. Some of these sections include Moscow, Buckers and Binns Road and disclosed that it captured the attention of residence of the community who are tired of the violence.
Reid said the walk was important to him as a product of Waterhouse because growing up things were totally different from now, and although he might not know some of the youths he definitely know their parents or some relatives for them. He also implores the youths to put an end to the senseless violence in the community.
Some of the entertainers who will be performing at the One Love Music Festival in support of Mr Reid and the fight against violence include: Sizzla, Luciano, Richie Spice, Louie Culture,Bounty Killer, Predator and Little John.