NEW MUSIC: @KingBiggsSOL x Julesborg – MTV Girls

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Despite having a minor setback on his “XXII” project, King Biggs dropped off his second single. Titled “MTV Girls” which features Julesborg, Biggs describes the song as a personal testimony to how reality TV has impacted a generation of Jamaicans in the 1990s to 2000s. He also gave brief experiences faced by others and himself during High School and University. Produced by Equiknoxx Music, check out the track 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 MUSIC: @KingBNJMN x @Fortunes__ – YOUGOTIT

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artworks-000085702474-8uf5wh-t500x500Dropping off the first track off his upcoming EP is Jamaican Producer, BNJMN. Titled “YOUGOTIT“, this instrumental is a collaboration between him and Los Angeles Producer, Fortunes. With a mix of vocal samples and elements from their own production styles, the only thing missing is a great artist crafting a hit song out of it. BNJMN’sWanderlust EP” will be available on July 27 and will feature remixes and exclusive productions. Check out the track below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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NEW MUSIC: @WeChiefMusic x @JetSetProfessor – Gyals From Brooklyn

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unnamedWith Reggae and Dancehall Music being infused in various genres over the years, many artists and producers have seen it as a way to create new and fantastic sounds that will bring people together to enjoy it. With their own genre termed “RaggaTronic“, a mix of Dancehall, Reggae, Soca, EDM, Tropical Bass, and Moombahton comes the Brooklyn collective named We Chief with their new single. Titled “Gyals From Brooklyn” and features Da Professor, this is an electrifying track that encourages listeners to get their bodies moving to the beats, breaking speakers, disturbing quiet neighbourhoods, and having fun to this blend of genres. this sounds like a summer hit and great artwork by Flyland Designs as well. What do you think? Check out the track below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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