Antonio Reid, Jr., the oldest son of Epic Records Chairman and LaFace Records Co-founder Antonio “L.A.” Reid, is a former talent manager, Epic Records A&R and Hitco Music Publishing Creative Director. He’s worked with the likes of Usher, OutKast, Ciara, Janelle Monae and more. But he recently took a hiatus from the business of music.
“I had to step away from the desk, I didn’t like who I was becoming. I wanted to go back to being the guy who wasn’t tainted by the politics of the business. I just wanted to be a fan again.”
Four years later he’s back with new energy and his new management company, Marquis Reid Management. His 1st client, is a new artist/producer who goes by the name Javar Rockamore. He’s a 26 year old emcee from Memphis, TN.
“What I like about Javar, other than his unquestionable talent, is that he’s a true student of the game and he has tremendous respect for those that came before him. His music speaks to your soul and he makes hit records.”
The first single from his upcoming album The Cure is a song Rockamore produced himself called “What I Gotta Do?” Its a fun record that showcases his one of a kind voice as well as his lyrical ability. The hook is contagious and the beat is banging.
“I think ‘What I Gotta Do?’ is a great first look but by no means does it paint a complete picture of who Javar is an artist. He’s got substance. I think folks are going to enjoy peeling back the layers and finding out what lies beneath the surface.”
The Cure will be released 1st quarter 2016. Check out the music video for “What I Gotta Do” below!