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GET TO KNOW: @Kevin2woKrayzee!


He has graced your Phone, Television and Computer screens for years, delivering clever skits to make you roll with laughter. An award winning Youtube sensation hailing from Manchester, Jamaica, the man born Kevin Swaby is definitely “Krayzee”! You know the comedy, now get to know one of the pioneers of this Jamaican Youtube Comedy thing, Kevin2woKrayzee!

Conducted by: @SwadeDaVillain

Video by: @Kevin2woKrayzee

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@TheScribz Has Your Valentine’s Day Covered With The “Soul Train” Mix!


Got all the treats and festivities ready for you and your boo on February 14th? No? Damn! No worries though, DJ Scribz has the soundtrack covered to make up for it with his “Soul Train” Mixtape! Featuring a selection of 90s love songs, Scribz has the music to make you wanna get things popping! Remember the wine, the Romantic film (or the naughty flick), and set the mood! Don’t blame Scribz’s selections for the bun in the oven later. Check out the Mix below!

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@DylanGolden305 Kicks Off “Kngly Live” Season 2 For The Lovers!


Kngly Studios’Kngly Live” season 2 is here! The series received a lot of love last season and viewers enjoyed some great performances from the likes of K Charlz, J-Stone, Ludy, and more! With a blend of genres and nationalities, the new season promises more music! For the debut, Rapper/Singer Dylan Golden kicks it off for the lovers with his single, “July 31st”. With Valentine’s Day around the corner, this will have lovers thinking ahead and work on making more moments together. A dope presentation from the Artist, and Kris and Guitarist Paul Canzoneri deliver on the acoustic side. 13 Bit’s “Dabbin’ Goku” Dad Hat makes an appearance. For performances from season 1, visit KnglyStudios.com! No more talking, get your lover and check out the video below!

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@GrungGaadZilla: The Modern Day “Dancehall Daddy”!


In this post we pay tribute to the 5 Star General because…we have to give people flowers while they can still smell them. Bless up Bounty!

Words by KingDavidJWill x SwadeDaVillain

Rodney Price, more popularly known as Bounty Killa, could be easily called the “Godfather of Dancehall” or the “The Modern Day Dancehall Daddy” based on his musical family tree. His Alliance Music Group started out of Killa’s love for music, which in return gave some of the best Dancehall acts the world has ever seen, namely Busy Signal, Wayne Marshall, Mavado, Vybz Kartel, Kiprich, Bling Dawg, and Aidonia. Outside of his group however, he also introduced us to many others including Spice, Twin of Twins, Cham, and Elephant Man (he was first discovered with his “Scare Dem Crew” members in the mid 90s). In 2011 Bounty made another addition by forming the Alliance Next Generation (A.N.G.) which gave us Iyara, Patexx, Marlon Binns, Kalado, Bridgez, Nymron, Assailant, K-Queens, Prince Pin, Dadda, Venon, Askel, Boom Steppa, 300 and many others. Bounty also lent his ear to Production labels like Pay Day Music, Echo One Productions, and DASECA Music (which is responsible for acts like Serani, Bugle, Dexta Daps, and Raine Seville). The list of names however, continues to grow.

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@NRSCJamaica Launches New Motorcycle Safety Workshop Series!


On Sunday February 5, the National Road Safety Council soft launched their “Back To Basics Motorcycle Safety Workshop” series. With sponsorship from the National Health Fund, the event was held at The Worthington, Spanish Court Hotel. With so many many road fatalities involving Motorcyclists in recent times, the event’s theme came in the form of the hashtag/tagline “Protect Motorcyclists“/ #ProtectMotorcyclists. During the event 13th Street Promotions spoke with Clive McDonald, Chief Motor Vehicle Inspector at the Island Traffic Authority, and Andre Richards of Shango Bikers to get more information about the event and on how Motorcyclists can be safer on our roads.

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OLDIES SUNDAY: 6 Super Cat Intl. Collabs You Haven’t Heard In A While


You know him as the Wild Indian, the Wild Apache, the Don of all Dons, but he is also known as Super Cat! One of the legendary Deejays from Jamaica, Super Cat commanded the crowd, and ruled the airwaves. Today on Oldies Sunday (we’re back after a few months), we won’t highlight the hits, as you know them well, but refresh your memory or introduce to you International singles that featured the Don Dadda. Let’s go!

Dem Nuh Worry We (Hip Hop Ragga Remix) ft. Heavy D. (1992)

Many know the original version over Dancehall production, but this Hip Hop version was a hit in the US clubs. Produced/Remixed by DJ Eddie F., the combination of Super Cat and the late Rapper/Producer Heavy D was a winner no matter what Riddim it rode! Me love mi Chicken and mi Goat well curry!

Dolly My Baby (Bad Boy Remix) ft. Mary J. Blige, 3rd Eye, Puff Daddy & Biggie Smalls (1993)

Super Cat was well respected in the Hip Hop crowd, and this remix is one of the few examples of that. Co-Produced by 3rd Eye and Puff Daddy who added verses, Mary J. Blige delivered the backing vocals and featured the debut recording of the late Biggie Smalls who was then unknown. A lot of history in one track as Mary went on to be the Queen of Hip Hop/R&B, Super Cat became a Dancehall legend, Puff Daddy went on to be one of the great Hip Hop CEOs, Biggie went on to be a legend in Hip Hop, and 3rd Eye, who was one of the first Hip Hop acts signed to Motown Records, and was argued to be the creator of the term “Bling Bling” (Lil Wayne was to argue that he coined the term in the late 90s with his single of the same name).

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@Protoje Puts A Red Alert On Injustice With “Blood Money”!


Protoje really had our attention in 2016.

With the release of his “Royalty Free EP”, appearances at Coachella, his launch of the “New Wave” concert series, and other various happenings, people are still asking if he’s dropping a follow up to the outstanding “Ancient Future” album anytime soon. While no word on that yet, Protoje has been feeling a lil on the crimson side late last year and it now manifests itself as his 2017 debut single, “Blood Money“.

Words by @Sef_Jo x @SwadeDaVillain

As Winta James did profoundly handling production of this extremely new track, Protoje sees BLXXD in his eye as he lifts the covers off of Corruption, Classism and the Injustice in Jamaica. On the Island, certain names can get you very far. Whilst on the flipside those very names could have been a part of illicit activities back in the day. It is so very important that we have someone like Diggy who understands the root cause of all this injustice that faces Jamaica and is able to express it so well musically. The revolution is nigh!
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GET TO KNOW: @TheRoyalBlu


Creating an International appeal through the use of the social Inter web, the 13th Street Promo team took great pleasure in sitting and working with Royal Blu (Formerly “BluKid”) as one of its most incredible Interviews to date. After creating the right setting with Blvk H3ro and Leno Banton, it was only natural that we moved directly ahead to work directly with one of Jamaica’s budding prodigies. Let’s Begin…
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13thStreetPromotions: Where does your talent come from? It resonates well with fans from what we’ve observed.

TheRoyalBlu: I’m the only one in my family that does music. The only one that I know of. So I’d like to believe that my talent is a direct gift from God. I’m just blessed to have people truly appreciate what I do.

13thSP: Have you gone through any voice training as an artiste?

TheRB:  Yeah, I’ve done voice training up at Avant Acadamy of Music. Big up to Andrew Dixon for being my instructor. Although I skipped their end of year concert that they wanted me to perform at (haha). But yeah, apart from that, I just do my own personal warm-ups and stuff when I can.

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The Sky’s The Limit For @MoshanMusic As New Video Release Nears!


Dancehall Singjay Moshan, born Ryan Housen, has been receiving a lot of love recently for his single,”Bad Gal”, and is set to release a Music Video in the coming days!

Produced by Troyton Music on the “Dancehall Bully Riddim”, Moshan recalls working on a concept for the single. Given that it was a hardcore Riddim, he noticed the other songs were catered to the male demographic so he sought out to represent for the ladies. “Bad Gal” was made for the women who were always on point with their beauty, but when it came down to being tough and defending themselves, they’re always ready. The video for “Bad Gal” was directed by Dameon Gayle of Warrior Films and is set to premiere in a few days. The single is currently distributed by 21st Hapilos and is available on iTunes.

Moshan started his music career in 2012 with Down Sound Records, and has since performed on events such as GT Extravaganza, Summer Fest, and Kingston Music Week. He has also recorded with Mr. Easy, Danielle D.I., MBR Records, and is currently managed by Troyton Hinds of Troyton Music. Moshan has also seen success with the singles “Social Media”, and “Jealousy”. When asked about his future in music, he is quoted saying, “The sky is the limit!”.

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@MachelMontano, @CharlyBlack876, @Troyton_TM Team Up For “VIP Girl”!


It’s a Caribbean connection when Trinidad’s Soca King Machel Montano teams up with Jamaica’s Diamond selling Dancehall Artist Charly Black and top Producer Troyton Hinds for “VIP Girl”! Bringing two musical giants in their respective genres together was something the Billboard Producer Troyton envisioned for a long time. The single was recently released under the Troyton Music label, and distributed by 21st Hapilos.
When asked about making the collaboration a possibility, Troyton recalls being invited to Trinidad along with Charly for a staging of “Machel Mondays” in February of 2016. During their rehearsals, the trio had a conversation about music and their successes in Dancehall and Soca when Troyton suggested Charly and Machel team up for a song. With approval from both sides, Troyton quickly worked on a Riddim after his arrival back to Jamaica. Soon after, Troyton reached out to Charly for his verses which were recorded in Jamaica, then reached out to Machel who worked on his in Trinidad.
Since its release earlier this month, the single has been constantly requested from DJs and fans alike both locally and Internationally. A music video is in the works with directorial duties being handled by Damion Gayle of Warrior Films with Trinidad and Jamaica being the locations chosen. When asked what makes a “VIP Girl”, Troyton replied, “A woman who possesses class, intelligence, and the right amount of sexiness!”.
“VIP Girl” is now available on iTunes.
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@IAmSupadon Starts His 2017 With The “American Radio Mixtape”!


With 2017 here, there’s no way we couldn’t feature something new from a regular on the Blog, DJ Supadon! While he delivered mixes last year, he didn’t want the top of the year go by without a contribution from him. Today, we feature his “American Radio Mixtape“! Showing love to US Radio, Supadon mixes some of the hits from some of the popular Artists in Hip Hop and R&B. Featuring Migos, Yo Gotti, 21 Savage, Young M.A., Future and more all while showing off his signature mixing. Bring the music everywhere with you, and bring DJ Supadon along for the ride to provide the soundtrack for your week by checking out the mix below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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GET TO KNOW: @LenoBanton


 A new wave of Roots Reggae and Reggae Fusion Artists has been popping up in Jamaica in recent years, making a change in the playing field and pleasing listeners. With the Reggae Revival introducing us to Artists like Protoje, Jesse Royal and Jah9, not only are we listening to some great music, but we have new platforms to enjoy them. One member of the new wave, Leno Banton, has been leaving a mark at every point in his journey as an Artist. 13th Street Promotions recently reached out to Leno to know more about his musical journey, the REM Collective, meeting Protoje, and how his legendary Father influenced his sound.

Words by @SwadeDaVillain

13thStreetPromotions: We’ve finally met up and got an Interview! A 13th Street Promotions x Leno Banton link took too long to happen. Bless up! For those who are new here, who is the Artist known as Leno Banton?

13thSP: Even though you’re a newcomer, the journey to getting here must’ve been a long one. Tell us about how you got your start.

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“Wuk Up” With @RadialTT X 13th Street Promotions’ Soca Playlist Series Debut!


It’s a new year, and we have new tings in store! Recently we’ve teamed up with Radial, a growing Music Streaming service based in Trinidad & Tobago. While we show love to Dancehall, Reggae, Hip Hop, and Reggae Fusions, we have a lil love for the Soca Music. To show our love a little more, we’re kicking off a weekly Playlist series on Radial to highlight our top 5 songs we’re feeling for the week (maybe a bonus track here or there)! We urge you to head on over to GetRadial.com, or download “Radial” in the iTunes App Store to check out our Playlists! Time to “Wuk Up” and “Get On Bad“!

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2016 Was Really @TheAlkaline’s Year, You Just Have To Live With That.


Yeah I said it. The Artist born Earlan Bartley has been gaining some traction in Dancehall Music over the years. Despite the controversies, he still manages to have a large fan base, plenty bookings, and hit songs. With his buzz starting around 2013, he first caught the attention of many with his Music Video for “Not A Slack Song”. The video, which scored high on the raunchy scale, was met with a huge backlash online with many writing him off as an Artist who had to use controversy to get a “buss”. The songs that followed further got his name buzzing for better, or for worse.

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Get Bottle Service For @Jermorude X @DJMac__’s “Pop Champagne Mix”!


It’s no secret that Hip Hop and Dancehall have been close siblings over the years. With the increasing popularity of the “Trap Music” genre, there have been more Artists crossing over to get a new audience and test out a new style in their craft. In Jamaica, it has seen its increase starting in late 2015 and newcomer Jermani aims to solidify his name out there with his “Pop Champagne Mix“. With DJ Mac overseeing, Jermani lets listeners in on his “Rude Boy Ting” lifestyle over various original and popular Production. He recently spoke on his debut project stating that it’s his way of bringing a unique sound to the game, showing listeners that he can be versatile in subject matter, and aims to stand out not only in the Jamaican Hip Hop scene, but worldwide.

Have a listen to the Mix below, and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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@JoshEra_ & @DJ_Kelly_ Entertain Your Ears On “Current Situation” Mixtape!


It’s 2017, and people need a Mixtape to vibe to. To fix this, DJ Kelly and Josh Era jumped in their Delorean and go Back Into The Future to present to you their “Current Situation” Mixtape! Featuring a mix of Dancehall and Hip Hop tunes,  JoshEra and DJ Kelly aim to have you throwing up money, spilling liquor, and having a good time…even in the comfort of your home. This a REM Entertainment Well Rapid release so keep the volume up on high, and have a party! Artwork by KxrlyMiyagi (Ask him about 13Bit)! Welcome 2017 with JoshEra and DJ Kelly by listening to the Mixtape below and sharing your thoughts in the comments section.

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Will Clashing Still Be A Thing In 2017?


If you’re a fan of Dancehall Music, then you’re familiar with the art of Clashing. Seen as a way to bring out the best or worst lyrically in an Artist, we get to witness this event when tensions rise and the #1 spot in Dancehall is at a free for all stage. Over the years, the clashing season usually starts around late Summer/early Autumn where Artists call out each other in hopes of them sharing the stage and facing off at “The Greatest One Night Show On Earth” a.k.a. Sting, the yearly Dancehall event held on Boxing Day in Jamaica. Some of the greatest clashes included Ninja Man vs Shabba Ranks, Beenie Man vs Bounty Killa, and Vybz Kartel vs Mavado. While many never make it to Sting, they still manage to help put an upcoming or established Artist on the radar, or give an Artist their walking papers. In recent years, clashing has been on a decline. With the recent announcement of a no show for Sting 2016, the question I ask is, “Will Clashing Still Be A Thing In 2017?”.

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GET TO KNOW: Reggae Artist @BlvkH3ro


The magical quality of the music indigenous to the island of Jamaica, is experienced through the infectious effect it has on the world. This electricity is often witnessed when music lovers gather, rocking to thumping drums and heavy basslines. Over the past few months the “Bussweh” brand has energized the live music scene with productions that make you appreciate their alternative approach to the traditional Jamaican sound. Infusing a soulfulness to the Reggae sound is Blvk H3ro, an Important component of the “Bussweh” movement. He recently shared his insights about his journey through the industry to date.

Words by @SwadeDaVillain x @Sef_Jo

13thStreetPromotions: Blvk H3ro the Weed Connoisseur, the poster child for “Bussweh”, thanks for making the time to connect with 13th Street Promotions! For the people who are still unaware, tell us a little about Blvk H3ro and how you got your start.

Blvk H3ro: Ahh, firstly blessed love the 13th Street Promotions family for this moment in time. You guys have been there from the start so a huge “Bussweh” to the team. “Poster child of “Bussweh””? (Haha) I don’t know about that, but I guess you could say that because for many, I was the first face they saw on a stage representing the “Bussweh” movement. Honestly I’m just a youthful energy from Portmore, Jamaica that grew up around music and arts from Church to School, to just being in the streets and surfing the Web finding sounds. I connected with sound and its power and this connection turned into love, like mi legit love music like cooked food. I need it to survive (haha)! This love then turned into a musical career now spanning about 3 years.

13thSP: You already have had a ton of interaction with the Press recently, so it is apparent that you are making all the right musical moves in 2016. Describe the way your sound, termed “ReggaeSoul”, has been growing and expanding since you started pursuing music.

Blvk H3ro: 2016 has been a great year! A big shout out to all aspects of the Press from Radio, to Print, Television, and Blogs , your support is seriously appreciated. Well for those who don’t know, I call my sound “Reggaesoul” which is really a collage of sounds with our Jamaican musical dialect at its base as well as influence from all its offsprings (Hip Hop, EDM, Reggaeton, Dubstep, Tropical House, etc.). 2 years ago I released a playlist on Soundcloud called #Reggaesoul with 8 songs, one of which was officially featured on Major Lazer’s Remixes of the popular “Get Free” Riddim. Once they pushed the song, it immediately garnered over 500,000 plays and to me this was the moment where my sound was truly born. Fast forward a year later, and the sound has grown even more now with the addition of the Reggae Soul Band to add the crucial live element which helps me to convey the the right energy to the audience during performances.

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