Bad Brains’ frontman H.R. (Human Rights) is a legend in rock. His contributions to breaking down stereotypes and racial barriers in the late 70s and 80s were truly groundbreaking on so many levels. His emotionally charged and now iconic musical legacy with Bad Brains will go down in rock n’ roll history as truly being ahead of its time.
H.R. is back with a brand new solo record “Let Luv Lead (The Way)” that continues to challenge listeners while chasing his musical muse into new directions. Produced by Ted Bowne of Passafire, H.R. has returned with an all-roots reggae sound and injects it with chaotic energy that only he can bring.
Paul “HR” Hudson is best known as the frontman of the iconic punk band Bad Brains, formed in 1979. With unprecedented speed and precision, Bad Brains took the Washington, DC music scene by storm and quickly became the most influential band in American punk history, breaking down cultural barriers and creating emotionally charged music centered on the message of maintaining a positive mental attitude (PMA). This concept of PMA continues to inspire HR’s fans.
Early in his career, HR became interested in reggae and the Rastafarian movement. These pursuits transformed him, and he began to focus more on the spiritual nature of reggae rather than the fast lifestyle of the punk scene. In 1984, HR formed his reggae-rock band Human Rights, which has performed and recorded in various incarnations for more than three decades. The current incarnation has a refined yet organic energy that hasn’t been felt since the early days of Human Rights.
HR’s music speaks to the youth of today encouraging them to practice gratitude, to never give up on their dreams, and to live in unity.