Omar Anthony Reid more popularly known as Marr grew up in the community of Old Harbour
in St. Catherine, Jamaica. His love for reggae music along with his vibrant personality and sharp
lyrics made him marketable on the Jamaican music scene at a young age.
He attended the Old Harbour High School where he participated in several school events but was
keen on completing high school before pursuing music. He began his recordings in 2009 when
his relative Kemar ‘Gull’ Wilson introduced him to Producer and Founder of ’10 Star Recordz’,
Oska 10 Star. The label has been involved in music production for years and has an established
studio in Old Harbour, Jamaica.
Marr who derived his inspiration from the likes of Sizzla Kalonji and I-Wayne believed that his
lyrics should speak to social commentary on Jamaican life and on topics of love and prosperity.
His first stage performance in March 2014 at St Catherine’s Jamboree was also a clear indication
that he was ready to step to the forefront and make his presence be felt.
This performance was one of the many performances he completed in Jamaica featuring singles
such as ‘Stars of Wonder’ produced by 10 Star Recordz and Kapreno Production as well as
several other singles by 10 Star Recordz. These singles include: ‘Women of the Nile’ on ‘The
Other Day Riddim’; ‘Feel the Heat’ on the ‘Feel the Heat Riddim’; ‘Poverty’ on the ‘Journey
Riddim’; ‘Slave Yaad’ on the ‘Glory Riddim’; ‘Smoke a Lot’ on the ‘Equal Rights Riddim’;
‘Never Ever’ on the ‘Life Seed Riddim’; and ‘Morning Drew’ on the ‘Morning Drew Riddim’
Marr intends to keep focused on his career and building his brand through the 10 Star Recording
Label. He expressed that music is his “escape from all negativities” and that he has a “passion”
and “love” for it. His album ‘Artistic Connection’ is presently in the making.