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 MUSIC: @FiveSteez – Deadly

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artworks-000085865624-nwqy3f-t500x500With a splash of old school Reggae and Hip Hop comes a new tune from top Jamaican Rapper, Five Steez. Titled “Deadly” and produced by DJ Crooks, Steez brought his lyrical gun to the fight here. Here he spoke on being deadly with his flow, aiming to outshine whoever he spars with, representing the “First Coast” and showing respect to legendary Rappers who were born in Jamaica like Bushwick Bill, Chubb Rock, and Heavy D. What a way to start off the buzz for his upcoming “These Kingston Times” project. This is sure to get lots of spins and people excited with the blend of new school Hip Hop and old school Reggae sounds. Five Steez’sThese Kingston Times” goes online on October 14. Check out the track 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: @PAYATTENTIONJA X @HYPETVJAMAICA PROMO: @RealMaxPoe

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It’s time to PayAttention! On July 19, Club Indulge patrons will gather round and enjoy some great Jamaican Hip Hop. Located at 2 Brompton Road, Kingston and hosted by The Sickest Drama, you’ll be treated to performances by Massy The Creator, Wayne Hevy, Gamble G, and Kash Kapri. Check out the Hype TV promo by Max Poe by checking out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

Pay Attention July 19 Back (Web)

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NEW VIDEO: @PayAttentionJA x @HypeTVJamaica Promo: @GambleTheG

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It’s time to PayAttention! On July 19, Club Indulge patrons will gather round and enjoy some great Jamaican Hip Hop. Located at 2 Brompton Road, Kingston and hosted by The Sickest Drama, you’ll be treated to performances by Massy The Creator, Wayne Hevy, Gamble G, and Kash Kapri. Check out the Hype TV promo by Gamble G by checking out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

Pay Attention July 19 Back (Web)

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