Junior Reid found himself in a hard spot when he joined up with Dark Uhuru in 1986. He changed Michael Rose, who got become very popular like a longtime Uhuru contributor. Though essentially an excellent vocalist, Reid’s design was so near Rose’s that he didn’t set up his own identification. The group also experienced compositional problems and personal problems during Reid’s tenure. Puma Jones remaining and was changed by Olafunke. In addition they didn’t always obtain quality materials or support from Sly and Robbie during this time period. Reid departed in 1990 and started struggling like a single artist to satisfy his substantial potential, with produces like 1991’s Long Street, 1993’s Big Timer, and 1996’s Pay attention to the Voices.