For years there have been debates between Jamaicans, and those born outside the Island who claim Jamaican just because their family was born there. Call them “Yardies“, “Jafakecans” or whatever name, there’ll still be arguments online and at various events. To settle all this, Comedians Rome, Mike, and Cam from Dormtainment, and Trey and Jae from 4YallEnt determine who are real Jamaicans in their new collaborative skit. From Mesh Merinos to a game of JAMEOPARDY, they try to put the arguments to a stop. We still call them Barrel (lol). Big up all the Jamaicans at home and abroad, and all those who claim Jamaican. Check out the video below.
Usain Bolt’s fame has risen to levels we can’t imagine, and life after track looks to be even more fun. Recently he made an appearance on the premiere episode of “Complex On Fuse” and did some Sneaker shopping in Los Angeles with Sneaker aficionado, Joe La Puma. During their time, Bolt spoke on growing up in Jamaica, life after Track, hanging with Michael Jordan, giving back to his High School, Sneakers,and working with Puma including signature shoes. Bolt copped a few Pumas for the road, were there any you liked? What would you have purchased? Bolt continues to shine even when he’s not going for the Gold. Check out the video below.
It’s the end of the work day, or work week, what are your plans for the weekend? Want to party but don’t feel the vibe? Well Major Lazer and Busy Signal want to give you that jolt of energy with their Music Video for “Jump“! Directed and produced by Dan Streit & Lindsey Nico Mann, we’re treated to a trippy visual filled with lots of dancing and hopping mad folks. Loving the editing on this one, and the Major Lazer sound definitely fits the video and will get you ready to take on the weekend! Off their Summer release, “Know No Better EP“, if you’re not jumping, you need prayer. Check out the video below!
2017 has been pretty Good to Royal Blu. From releasinG a few tracks includinG “Meanwhile” with Leno Banton, to GoinG on his first International Tour with Runkus & The Old Skl Bond, “El fueGo” has been doinG well. Recently, he announced that he will be releasinG an EP with German Producer Tim Foresta titled, “sinG with God“. To hold listeners over till its release, he drops the title track. With Foresta on the boards and featurinG Runkus, we Get a Future reGGae joint that will make you move your feet, and be taken away to another dimension. Expect the lyrics that’ll make you rewind numerous times from the duo on this one too. Artwork for this sinGle was provided by the awesome Taj Francis so be sure to take it in while listeninG. If there was a video for this, I could picture a few scenes. Lyrics fi di brave, are you willinG to be saved with me? Expect the EP to drop on November 24 on all streaminG providers and diGital retailers. Check out the track below.
Chef/TV Show Host/Author/Culinary Expert Andrew Zimmern is a man who knows a thing or few about food, whether weird or normal. Recently, he made his return to the twin Islands of Trinidad and Tobago for the latest episode of his “Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations” series. Though not getting into the strange eats he usually goes for in “Bizarre Foods“, he highlights the signature dishes of the Islands all while giving glimpses of the Culture there. Featuring appearances by a pre-haircut Kees Dieffenthaller (KES The Band), Doubles, Curried Crab and Dumplings, Pelau, Bake and Shark, Buss Up Shut, and various food lovers, it’s time to get your tummy ready for the delicious selections. Check out the episode below.
While she stands at 5 ft something, she makes a gigantic scene when she lets her notes fly! Lila Ike is an Artist you should be familiar with. While she has been showcasing her talents for a while, the spotlight got a bit bigger when it was announced that she’ll be joining the good folks at Reggae Artist Protoje’s In.digg.nation Collective. You’ve heard her on tracks with Protoje, Koro Fyah, and Royal Blu, but 13th Street Promotions caught up with her recently for a quick “Innerview”! Straight outta Manchester, Jamaica, get to know Lila Ike!
Words By: @SwadeDaVillain
Photos By: Nickii Kane & Gerrard Harvey
13thStreetPromo: Hey Lila! Thanks for taking the time out of your busy schedule to rock with us. Many have heard you on tracks like Protoje’s “Flight Plans“, and on your debut single, “Biggest Fan“, but who is the Artist named Lila Ike?
Lila Ike: Thanks for having me. To keep it simple and sweet, Lila Iké is a chill person who just enjoys creating and vibing.
13thSP: When did you discover that you could sing, and when did you decide that you want to pursue a music career?
LI: I discovered I could really sing during my years in Primary School (Elementary School). Realizing how good I was, I decided I wanted to pursue it as a career during my time in University.
Yes, we know, Vybz Kartel is one of the greatest Dancehall Artists ever. We’ve seen the cult like following, we’ve heard all the tracks since his Incarceration, his ability to cater to every vibe and situation, and his influence on many. He is no stranger to collaborating with International acts though. While tracks like “Pon Di Floor” (Major Lazer), “Frontin’ (Remix)” (Pharrell & Jay-Z), “Twerk It (Remix)” (Busta Rhymes), “Girlfriend” (Busta Rhymes & Tory Lanez), “WTP Remix” (Eminem & Supa Dups) get spins, he also has collaborated with the likes of Lorde (on the way), Kalash, Wizkid, and Sean Kingston over the years. But today, here are 5 International collaborations that you didn’t know existed, or may have forgotten about!
(If you want to buy them, the links are in the titles. Bless up!)