Rupert (Ojiji) Harvey brings the heat in more ways than one on his new single and video Blazing Iron — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
As fans already know, the Canadian reggae veteran wears many hats: He’s a solo recording artist, as well as the founder of Canadian funk band Crack of Dawn and world-renowned reggae outfit Messenjah. For more than four decades and counting, he has been a pillar for the reggae scene in Canada. And he’s been recognized for it, earning Juno and Casby awards — among others — while being inducted into the Canadian Reggae Music Hall of Fame and even making a cameo in the movie Cocktail.
Blazing Iron is the latest notch in his belt. Written and produced by Ojiji, it features contributions from brother Carl Harvey — a foundational member of the Grammy-winning Toots and the Maytals. Blazing Iron also features Rupert’s son Meshach in the production team, proving the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree in this talented family.
After Crack of Dawn disbanded in 1978, Harvey put his focus on his Ojiji project, which has already brought us the singles Ojiji – The Shadow, Ojiji – Halfway Home and recently Once A Lion. Blazing Iron bridges his new persona with production value that remains very much in tune with the sound of Messenjah or Crack of Dawn.
Watch Blazing Iron above and hear more from Rupert (Ojiji) Harvey below.