Singer Rad Dixon shows his versatility on Hard Times, his debut album which was released in January by Tasjay Productions, which also produced the 10-song set.
It is a blend of message songs, ballads and collaborations which has been the hallmark of the Rastafarian artist's career.
According to a press release from Toronto-based Tasjay Productions, "The songs on the album see the artist exercising his experimental creativity while maintaining recognisability as an authentic reggae artist. The soulful, R&B-like production of Times Are Hard is not a bid to water down his music but is a testament to how serious he takes his craft. Nothing sounds generic in the production of Hard Times."
Times Are Hard, the lead single, is a collaboration with Luciano. Right Portion (with Talee), True Love, Mama's Love, On And On and Tuff Life are some of the other cuts from Hard Times.
Dixon has recorded several songs that have been well-received in South Florida and Toronto including Baby Don't do It and
Make it Right.
Dixon, who lives in South Florida, is originally from Manchester parish in central Jamaica where his recording career started in 2000 as R Rated. He has released a number of songs, most of them produced by Tasjay Productions.
In 2022, Dixon's EP, DJ Treasure Music Presents Best Reggae Lovers Rock Covers, was released. It contains reggae-flavored versions of Kenny Rogers' Write Your Name and Suddenly, originally done by Billy Ocean.