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 VIDEO: @OnstageTV Interviews @DuttyPaul

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SPWith his first Sumfest performance in 10 years coming up, Sean Paul touched base with Winford Williams tonight on Onstage. Here he spoke about his “Full Frequency” album, experimenting with different genres of music and collaborating with international artists, trying to bring Dancehall music to more places in the world, trying his hand at music production, having difficulties breaking his new music in the United States, being big and touring in various countries, using social media to further reach his fans, thoughts on people trying to discredit his nationality despite waving the Jamaican flag worldwide, focusing on the music more than the accolades, focusing on more unity in Jamaica, Sumfest, and much more. Since his start, Sean Paul has been doing his best to bring Dancehall in many places with his many hits, while he has his detractors, I respect that he went outside the box with his music. Check out his interview below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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NEW VIDEO: @OnstageTV Interviews @MrVegasMusic

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After being at odds with Reggae artist I Octane over who should close down Reggae Sumfest, Mr. Vegas stepped on the Onstage set to speak his mind with Winford Williams. Here he spoke about not having a “war” with I Octane, his thoughts on artists closing down Sumfest and the media not giving other artists who’ve done so before any major attention, thoughts on Reggae artist Chronixx, introducing his artist Latty J, Vybz Kartel’s incarceration, Bounty Killa, and his upcoming Sumfest performance. I liked that Onstage got both sides to this “beef”, I know both will do their best at the event. Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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NEW VIDEO: @Hot97′s @EbroInTheAM Interviews @ItsTheTifa

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TifaOn this morning’s “Ebro In The AM” show on Hot 97, Dancehall artist Tifa was a featured guest. Here she spoke on her music, being dubbed “Queen of the Dancehall“, her influences, being a part of the “On The Reggae Tip” event, wanting to be one of the top Dancehall artists making it big internationally, maintaining a level of professionalism in her career, and proving many wrong. Tifa also handled her own on the microphone where she performed “Back It Up” and other songs. I liked this interview and Tifa handled herself well and represented Jamaica well. Tifa’s been on a good run as of late with the new record deal, Headphones and her singles so she has a right to wear the crown. Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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