NEW MUSIC: @LLCoolJ x @Mavado_Gully – The Hustler

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Representing two well known areas (Queens, NY and Kingston, Jamaica) but carry the blood of hustlers are Hip Hop legend LL Cool J and Deejay Mavado with a new single. Titled “The Hustler” and produced by Jerry Wonda, both speak on the life of a hustler while Mavado adds his signature sound to a dark Hip Hop production. With over 20 years experience in the game, LL Cool J has played many roles and is preparing to release his new album, “G.O.A.T. 2“. While I like the idea that Mavado has collaborated with a Hip Hop legend, what do you think of the track? Check out the single below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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NEW VIDEO: @MagnumTonicWine – Magnum Vixens: EP. 5

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MVMagnum Vixens is a new reality series that is featured on CVM TV every Friday at 9:30 PM. Here 24 girls are competing to be selected in a final 12 to become a Magnum Tonic Wine Vixen for one year. Directed by JayWill (Who also did Vybz Kartel’s “Teacha’s Pet”), Magnum brings to the screen a dash of beauty, sex appeal and style that consumers are familiar with via their calenders and roadshows. Check out episode 5 of the show below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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NEW VIDEO: @ZJChrome Speaks Ep. 1 + 2

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ZJ Chrome is a popular DJ and Producer in Jamaica. A staple to radio station Zip 103 FM and a headliner at your favourite event, Chrome has been an influence to many and has aligned himself with many top flight acts. Today he teamed up with Short Filmz JA and YGF Visuals to kick off his “ZJ Chrome Speaks” series. In episodes 1 and 2 he spoke on his start from a DJ to being a Zipjock on Zip 103 FM, his work with Vybz Kartel, naysayers, and much more. Chrome promises this to be a weekly series and it’s good for the fans to know what goes on in the mind of this personality. Check out the videos below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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Interview: @KingBiggsSOL

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I0qcBTmEKing Biggs a.k.a. Julian Morrison, was born in St. Andrew, Jamaica. He is the Co-Founder of the Jamaican Hip Hop Label/Collective, Sons Of Liberty. Considered the “Mutant” of S.O.L., Biggs has been responsible for a number of S.O.L. releases since its inception in 2006 whether through his productions, or his lyrics. With the release of his upcoming project, “XXII” drawing near, 13th Street Promotions took the time out to have a chat with King Biggs to learn about his sound, his “XXII” project, and some of his favourite creations.

Who is King Biggs?

King Biggs is an artiste that produces and composes music as well who specializes in Hip Hop, Dancehall and Reggae Fusion. I always seek to break down rules and barriers but in such a way that paying homage to original elements is included. I believe that art is more innovation over imitation than the inverse.

As a Producer and Rapper, you tend to have more options when creating, describe your sound?

I mostly create Hip Hop, Dancehall and Reggae Fusion even though I’m not limited to that. I call my sound “Rich Noise” and it’s all about taking the main/traditional elements of each genre and bending them into something interesting. I really like to be surprised when I listen to music, so I aim to provide that for my listeners in different ways. My sound could be Pharrell inspired in one beat, Kanye in another with a Lee Perry sample in the background. All in all I leave my mark on everything I do, so it’s not typical or monotonous to the audience. That’s just whack!

Who are your influences?

My influences mostly stem from Hip Hop in the 90′s/00′s, Dancehall from that same era, Oldies ballads and Disco music. This includes Dr Dre, Dave Kelly, Gavin Blair (Gavsborg) from Equiknoxx Music, Timbaland, Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, Quincy Jones and Lee “Scratch” Perry. A lot of music was around me when I was developing because there was the radio on RJR all day, the loud Encava buses that drove pass St Richard’s every day and the people who blared their stereo systems when picking up younger siblings or children at the schools I attended. A childhood friend, Belinda Cousins also taught me a lot about music and gave me access to the work that should shape my identity today.

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NEW MUSIC: @IamTheKartel – Do Di Maths (Wah Do You?)

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db28baa87ee08f20da86d1bb56b68bc7_viewTime for Summer School as today we get another lesson from “The Teacha“, Vybz Kartel. Titled “Do Di Maths (Wah Do You?)” and produced by Dunwell Productions, we hear Kartel drop lyrics about applying math when dealing with the ladies, acknowledging those who watch his every move, and cracking a few jokes along the way. It may or may not be a mystery as to how these songs keep popping up, but Vybz sure stays current and we’re not mad at that. Check out the track below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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