Rad Dixon Releases Debut Album “Hard Times” (@rad_dixon)

Rad Dixon – formerly known as Rated R (aka Rated Righteous) – made a powerful entrance into 2023 with his brand new ten-track studio album, Hard Times. Powered by the Jamaican imprint Tasjay ProductionsHard Times is a flawless, solid, roots record, that touches on varying topics: social issues, relationships, spirituality and creativity.

The title track, which features reggae legend Luciano, has two mixes: a soul, and a reggae version. The reggae track was created by Osborne ‘Ifield’ Joseph of Rock Stone Records (Toronto, Ontario); and mixed and mastered by Clevie of the famed duo Steely & Clevie. As for the soul version, it was done by Delroy ‘Phatta’ Pottinger at Anchor Studio in Kingston, Jamaica. Both have been doing well in their respective fields, resulting in the release of an official video

The visuals were directed, shot and edited by Nordia Rose in Jamaica, and was shared on Tasjay Productions‘ YouTube channel a few days ago (January 6th). The only other collaboration on the LP is a beautiful lovers-rock tune called Right Portion, done with Portmore singer Talee

The preceding tracks aside, Dixon comfortably carried the rest of the tunes on his own (True Love, Mama’s Love, On and On, Reggae Vibes, Jah Never Sleep, Break My Heart and Tuff Life). Armed with the writing skills of James Smith, Fitz Livermore and Luciano, and supported by the talented musicians at Tasjay ProductionsRad Dixon delivered masterful performances on all the songs. 

Hard Times went live on all streaming platforms on New Year’s Day. 


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