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We Celebrate The Iconic Sizzla With Our Latest Playlist!


On April 17, the world celebrates one of Jamaica’s greatest artists. Some know him as Miguel Collins, but others know him as the legendary Sizzla! With a career spanning nearly 30 years, his music still connects with many from all walks of life. Today, we show love on his birthday with our latest Playlist titled, “Kalonji Classics: The Sizzla Playlist“.

With nearly 5 hours worth of music, this is just a small piece of Sizzla’s catalogue as he released almost 100 albums to date. We look back at some of his timeless tracks, and some of his collaborations locally and Internationally. What’s your favourite Sizzla song? Too many to name? Well let us know some of your faves on our Twitter and/or Instagram at @13thStreetPromo. Big up Sizzla anyweh him deh!

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Tommy Lee Sparta & Vybz Kartel Reconnect In “Dark Ages”


Remember when Tommy Lee Sparta was the newest member of the Gaza Empire? Years later, the “Sparta Boss” has acquired quite a following. Despite the fame and notoriety, the law is still within arms reach of him. Currently incarcerated, he still manages to get his work out in the streets just like his mentor Vybz Kartel. Today, we hear them reunited on the track, “Dark Ages“.

Produced and released through Naviigator Entertainment, Tommy Lee Sparta and Vybz Kartel have no fear when it comes to tackling their enemies. When it’s a Gaza/Sparta link up, we know it’s no laughing matter. Over some dark production, the duo gets lyrically aggressive, but keep their weapons of mass destruction very close. Though both artists are going through incarceration, the fans are continuing to fuel their respective movements. From Portmore to Mobay, to all parts of the world.

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.@ZacJonesStony Deals With Matters Of The Heart In “Lonely” Visual


Zac Jone$ has been putting in the work over the years. Having enjoyed the success of the 2019 single “Miss Jamaica” featuring Agent Sasco, he is on his way to making a lot more things happen. Earlier this year he gave the world the bubbling single, “Lonely“, now he follows up with the visual.

Directed by Jesse Suchomel and starring Kadiya McDonald as the love interest, Zac Jone$ deals with matters of the heart over an iotosh production. The video highlights Zac and Kadiya working on getting closer while Zac shares how various factors can affect what can become a promising relationship. The events of the past can make one feel lonely even in a situation, but with the right words of encouragement, they can be put aside to embrace a lovely future. The video is beautifully presented, and features appearances by Sheen, BenjaminStony, Luke Jones, Lauren Tomlinson, Rashieka Teona, and Kyle Anderson.

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.@DJBlkLuos Gives “Changes” A Visual


Toronto’s heavy hitter DJ Blkluos is working hard to give the world new continue. Still keeping Heartbreak Quotey’s name alive, he has a lot more in the tank to deliver. One of his latest releases is the visual for his 2020 single, “Changes“.

The video finds DJ Blkluos getting into some bars as he makes various observations, and shares his thoughts over some dark Trap production provided by JXYMEFROMTHENINE. “Changes” was released as a part of a 3 pack in 2020 that included “I Thought About It“, and “Dead People“. For those who were followers of the late Heartbreak Quotey, you can check out his “2 Fly 2 Be Broke” Mixtape here. For more DJ Blkluos work, look here.

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The Purpose of Therapy: A Live Well Jamaica Feature & Campaign


As Jamaicans, we strive to achieve all things bright and beautiful. Our lifestyle is one that reflects livity and freedom; that is brand Jamaica. However, what has been severely affecting our liberating culture in recent times, is the stereotypical treatment of our men, ultimately enhancing an anti-climatic nature of not seeking help — therapy, in particular. This phenomenon has been a constant discourse as it continues to haunt men in our society from one generation to the next. In our daily activities, it is evident that a significant number of males in our society who face life-threatening experiences are more likely to cover up their emotions and repress their feelings.

For many of them, this repression tends to manifest in unpleasant ways such as violence and sometimes even imposter syndrome and depression. Yet, they are reluctant to seek professional help in an effort to release those burdens. What’s even more saddening, is that many persons aren’t aware that mental health facilities even exist. These are the reasons we are taking an in-depth approach to raising awareness.

Therefore, this campaign ‘(His) tory: Normalize Therapy for Young Men’, seeks to eradicate the barriers between therapy and the fear that men experience, and provide useful information for them to receive the help. The purpose of therapy for men, as explained by Dr. Wendy- Lou Greenidge, is to ‘reshape the thought process of Caribbean perspective from stereotyping therapy to seeking professional help’.

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OLDIES SUNDAY: Trinity – Three Piece Suit (1975)


Today on Oldies Sunday, we celebrate a Jamaican Icon who has transitioned on to the big session in the afterlife. Today we show respect to the late Wade “Trinity” Brammer and his classic, “Three Piece Suit“.

Produced by Joe Gibbs and Errol Thompson and released through Belmont Records in 1975, Trinity delivered his track in a style that we know as “toasting/deejaying“. A style that was also made popular by the likes of U-Roy, Dennis Alcapone, and many others, Trinity got lyrical over the “version/instrumental” of the popular Alton Ellis single, “I’m Still In Love With You” to speak about his situation with a voluptuous woman. The single was later featured on Trinity’s 1977 album of the same name. A song that is considered one of the first Dancehall songs, it became a huge hit for Trinity, and later inspired a counteraction track from Jamaican duo Althea & Donna titled, “Uptown Top Ranking” which went on to become a classic. Since the release of “Three Piece Suit”, Trinity helped to inspire the new generations of artists especially in the growing genre known as Dancehall, has collaborated with some of the top artists, and released a lot more classic material. Trinity passed away on April 9, 2021, but his music continues to live on.

thank you trinity. walk good!

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.@Kris_Karz Gets In The Zone On Timothy David Featured, “ENERGY”


Kris Karz continues to put out quality content as he gears up for a full length project for 2021. With music and visuals reaching the people near and far, Kris has been putting in a lot of work, and we know he’ll reap greatly in due time. Having released the singles “HEARTBREAK” and “LOVE“, he follows up with “ENERGY“!

Featuring vocalist Timothy David on the hook and released through Kris Karz’s Kngly Studios, Karz continues his pursuit of finding someone to call his own. With a funky production supporting Kris’ smooth lyrics, we’re definitely feeling it, and we expect it to catch people off guard very soon. With a catchy vibe and production you can’t but move to, this is just another taste of what’s to come on Kris Karz’s upcoming project. A visual is on the way for “ENERGY“, so stay tuned!

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We Pay Tribute To The Great U-Roy With Our Latest Playlist!


On February 17, 2021, the world lost a legend, the great Ewart “U-Roy” Beckford. A man who is the Daddy, the Father, the King, and the Originator of what you know as toasting/deejaying/rapping, he has left behind a great legacy for many others to follow and be inspired by. He may be gone physically, but we know he’s gearing up to nice up every session in the afterlife. Today, we pay tribute to his greatness with the “Sampling U-RoyPlaylist!

The “Sampling U-Roy” Playlist features some of his classics, and some of the tracks that sampled them. With artists like Dennis Brown, Def Jef, IDK, Dawn Penn, and Talib Kweli borrowing from the great Daddy U-Roy, you’re in for an enjoyable and informative listen. May we continue to honour our greats and give them their flowers while they’re still here. All hail the original King of Dancehall! Walk good U-Roy.

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Rhiya Luna Shows She’s Better On “Indefinite”


Rhiya Luna continues to make good music, and keep her name buzzing around the world. She didn’t allow Covid 19 to stop her work ethic in 2020 as she released a few singles, but 2021 will find her going as hard as ever. She starts it off in a good way with the new single, “Indefinite“.

Produced by VoxGad Music and released through Nuh Response Production, Rhiya Luna looks to help a guy out of his current situation. While he has his lady, Rhiya did some observing and realized that his lady has been disloyal to him. She hits him with the truth, and at the same time is convincing him to make the move with her as she’s the better woman for him. Rhiya gets a lil sneaky on this one, and she still delivers greatly on the track over VoxGad’s smooth production. Rhiya has faced some difficulties as an US based artist during the pandemic, but her creativity has not slowed down once. Get ready for more from her.

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Get To Know Producer @SOSDynamikz In Our Latest Short Film!


On the Blog, we highlight, promote, and celebrate some of the Caribbean’s best creative talent. We’ve helped many from “Day one“, and we’ve watched their growth over the years to becoming a household name and more. GRAMMY winning Producer SOS Dynamikz is one of those talents we’ve seen build his way up long before this Blog was even created. Today on his birthday (December 12), we highlight him in our new Short Film, “SOS Dynamikz“!

Shot at his home in Manchester (Jamaica), we caught SOS Dynamikz getting into his production zone while we give you tidbits of information on him. He even shared the creative process behind Koffee’sBlazin” featuring Jane Macgizmo that was featured on Koffee’s GRAMMY winning “Rapture” EP. If you’re new to SOS Dynamikz, this is a great opportunity to know about him. If you’re a fan, we give you an inside look on the method to SOS’ madness (lol).

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.@GyalKapone Handles Heartbreak Her Own Way On Debut Single!


Some of you know this Creative for her Photography, some may know her for her love of the herb, some may know her for her daily commentary on Twitter, but today, you will know Kamoey Ng-You a.k.a. GyalKapone as a Recording Artist! Today, we have the premiere of her debut single, “Never“!

Teaming up with Producer Wavy Jones, GyalKapone tackles a topic that many can relate to, and that’s heartbreak. While she shares her experiences, GyalKapone flips the script here as she lets her ex know that she’ll bounce back, and she has no problem retaliating if she sees him. She shows a side of vulnerability, but the “Bad Gyal” steps out to show us that she’s not to be messed with. One thing you can’t do, is take her Crown. Big up Miss Julene. Wavy Jones on the other hand, provides the perfect sound to compliment GyalKapone’s emotions, and grab you by the collar at first listen. He has been enjoying a run this year with productions for “Ketch Di Pree” by himself, Blvk H3ro, Kione Zaire, and Jeeby Lyricist, “Two Minutes” by Jay EDGE, “Still On The Grind” by Yanah, and even gave us a remix for an episode of “13th Street Quarantine Sessions“.

GyalKapone looks to cause a shift in music this year and beyond, and we’re ready to see what’s next from her. “Never” is out now on Youtube , Spotify, Soundcloud, Apple Music, Tidal, and Audiomack, but you can check out the exclusive Visualizer created by 13th Street Visuals below, and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.

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