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.@YannickPaul_ Continues To “Bear Fruit” With Latest Release


Gospel-Reggae artist Yannick Paul returns to the scene with something new. While he shared a testimony of God’s love on last year’s “Any Situation“, he continues to spread the word of God in his latest single, “Bear Fruit“.

On the track, Yannick Paul shares that he is still walking with Christ, but at the same time wanting to do more to strengthen his faith. He shares with the listener that God is still real, and encourages others to know HIM more and stay connected. The same way we aim to stay connected to the Wifi, we should all work on being more in tune in our faith. Yannick tends to stand out with his delivery as he deejays, and he guarantees that no matter the number, this song will connect with them one way or the other. The single is a part of a project that Yannick is currently working on for a 2021 release. A music video for the track will follow shortly.

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.@TootsMaytals, @BujuBanton, @SkipMarley & More Nominated For 2021 Reggae GRAMMYs


Earlier, the Recording Academy announced their many nominations for the 2021 GRAMMYs. From Pop to Bluegrass to Hip Hop, the world got a chance to see if their faves would be called up to possibly snag the golden award come January 2021. The “Best Reggae Album” category saw an interesting lineup this time around, and while there was celebration, there was some disappointed. The “Best Reggae Album” nominations are:

While many were hoping for acts like Protoje, Lila Ike, and Popcaan getting called up this year with their respective projects, Chronixx scored a nom for his appearance of Free Nationals’ 2019 self-titled album, Producer Stephen “Di Genius” McGregor and Koffee grab another one for their contributions on John Legend’sBigger Love” album, Noah Powa, Shaggy, Inner Circle, and Bounty Killa score noms for their appearance on Maxi Priest’s album while Skip Marley adds two more nominations for his H.E.R. featured single “Slow Down“, and his appearance on The Wailers’ “One World” album. We wish them all the best on January 31, 2021. Will you be watching The GRAMMYs?

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.@DownDiRoadJA Gets Into Mixtapes On “Cruise Control”


Known for providing visuals highlighting Jamaica’s beauty and happenings in Jamaica, Down Di Road JA (We were featured with them in this 2018 Global Grind article) has been carving their own lane, and gaining a following in the process. 3 years ago they kicked off their “Down Di Road Live” series that featured many upcoming and established artists on the scene, and now they look to do something different. Stepping to the turntables, Down Di Road JA released their debut mixtape, “Cruise Control“!

Hosted and mixed by Down Di Road JA’s founder, Duane “Doofy” Phillips, the Fusion Mixtape provides over an hour of tunes from some of your current and future faves, and promises to entertain you for as long as you want. What makes this mix stand out even more, is the experience as accompanying the mix, is a Visualizer that is a collection of Down Di Road Live performances and content from over the years. From Royal Blu to Chronixx, there’s 72 ways to enjoy this one.

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.@DJBlkluos & Ryan Whiskey Team Up For “West Coast Whiskey”


Toronto’s DJ Blkluos continues to stay busy with the music, and grows his brand. While he stepped out with some of his own bars earlier this year, he still gives the platform to other talents in his circle. Recently, he teamed up with Ryan Whiskey for the 2nd volume in his “Early Spring” series titled, “West Coast Whiskey“!

Consisting of 2 tracks plus an interlude, the EP follows up their 2016 collaboration titled, “Thank You“. Ryan Whiskey and Blkluos trade bars here and get to the point over some serious production. This is another in DJ Blkluos’ long line of EP releases this year, and is a prequel to Ryan Whiskey’s upcoming “Burning Rope & Shooting 7” EP that will be released next month. Putting it in the work, even during a pandemic!

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OLDIES SUNDAY: Lady Patra – Queen Of The Pack (1993)


There are many Queens, but there is only one Queen Patra! Today she celebrates Lady Patra’s birthday, and we honour her on Oldies Sunday by highlighting her classic “Queen Of The Pack” single!

Produced by Clifton “Specialist” Dillon and Tony “CD” Kelly and released through Epic Records in 1993, “Queen Of The Pack” was Patra’s way of promoting female empowerment as she showed that she can stand on her own, is strong, smart, and beautiful, and she runs things! Patra had no problems standing out in a male dominated Dancehall scene, and it paid off for her. “Queen Of The Pack” was one of Patra’s most memorable singles, and was featured on her 1993 debut album of the same name. It was later remixed by Producer Salaam Remi, and covered by Dancehall Artist Destiny Sparta in 2016.

Since “Queen Of The Pack”, Patra went on to release more singles, took some time off from music to complete her degree in History & Political Science, returned with more music, and flexed her entrepreneurial muscle with her Chateau 7 restaurant in Kingston. You can shuffle the deck all you want, but the “Queen Of The Pack” will always be on top! Big up Patra, and Happy Birthday!

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.@Popeye_Caution1 & @SplashZanotti Give “BOW” A Visual!


Buddu Bye! After making noise in recent weeks with the single, Dancehall artist Popeye Caution finally drops the visual for the Splash Zanotti featured “BOW“!

Directed by Peré and Life Is Good Productions and shot in Florida, Popeye Caution can be seen cruising through the neighbourhoods in search of that loot. Whether in the Benz truck or the Quad, don’t play with him. Splash Zanotti appears later in the video to handle business with Popeye and the track’s Producer, Felva. The video features cameos from Singer David Lyn and Dancer/Style Icon Shizzle Sherlock, and Popeye even previews pieces from his new “Clothes Jesus” fashion line. If you haven’t check out the track yet, stop wasting time and do that now!

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.@PopcaanMusic Gets Featured On @TheeStallion’s “Good News” Album


International Poppy strikes again! Popcaan continues to put in the necessary work to solidify his place as a Dancehall legend, and an International Icon. The year saw him dropping hits and making international appearances, and today you can find him on US Rapper Meg Thee Stallion’sGood News” album.

Featured on the track “Intercourse“, Popcaan did what he needed to do as he brought a lot of Dancehall vibes to compliment Meg’s sex talk over some Mustard production. The Popcaan feature was a much anticipated one since it was revealed earlier this week on Meg’s social media feeds. Popcaan has been riding high with collabs from Drake, PND, Preme, Maroon 5, Jorja Smith, and more. To stay up to date with most of the features, check out our “Popcaan AirwaysPlaylist below.

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Watch What You Say To @MainlyMali, Those Are “Fighting Words”!


It’s been a while since we’ve featured Alex Mali, but she has been pretty busy since our last feature. Never slowing down the grind, she has been making the rounds as one of the hot artists you should have on your radar. With her unique style and Caribbean influences, you’d be lying if you don’t like what she brings to the table. Recently, she released her “Phenom EP“, and today we check out the video for one of the EP’s tracks, “Fighting Words“.

Directed by Mali, Frank Apollonio, and Xtina Prince, we hear Alex going through it with people who just can’t accept that she’s in her own world and they should mind their business. You say something slick to her however, she has the right to do something about it. The video for the track is simple but effective as she is joined by some young ladies who all have specific words written on their faces. According to Mali, those words have been stereotypically used for women over and over. The usage of them in the video shows that they won’t be oppressed by them. Alex Mali continues to showcase her unique style, and if you haven’t been hip to her yet, don’t hesitate to do so now.

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We Highlight Some Of @RealJuniorReid’s Many Features In Our Latest Playlist!


Today, we salute one of Reggae’s busiest artists, the great Junior Reid! With a career spanning close to 50 years, he has proven that he can adapt with the times. Within the past couple decades, he has been the go to man for feature verses in Dancehall, Reggae, Hip Hop, Pop, and R&B. Today we highlight some of his many guest appearances in our new Playlist titled, “Featuring Junior Reid“.

With nearly 4 1/2 hours of music, Junior Reid has been very, very busy. From classics like “It’s Okay (One Blood)” with The Game, to “This Is Why I’m Hot (Remix)” with MIMS, to “Stop This Crazy Thing” with Coldcut, Junior Reid always delivered. You might find some collaborations you’ve never heard before, or forget. The man is a LIVING LEGEND!

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We Look Back At The Many Versions Of The “Mad Mad Riddim” In Our Throwback Playlist!


Happy Friday the 13th everyone! A lot of things are going on in the world, but music is one that stays constant. Today in our #13thStreetThrowback Playlist series, we look back at a Riddim that has many names and variations, the classic “Mad Mad Riddim“!

We first go back to the year 1967 with the release of Alton Ellis’Mad Mad Mad” which was produced by the late Sir “Coxsone” Dodd for Coxsone Records, and that one song’s production lead to plenty versions over the years. From the “Junjo” Lawes produced “Mad Mad Riddim” that gave us the classic “Diseases” by Michigan & Smiley and “Zungguzungguguzungguzeng” by Yellowman in the 1980s, to the infamous “Golden Hen Riddim” that gave us classics from Josey Wales, to Bobby Konders and Massive B’sPlatinum Hen Riddim” in 2011, to tracks that have sampled a version of the Riddim, this Playlist has it covered from familiar songs to rare cuts.

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.@IAmDavidLyn Brings Original Vibes With His @IzyBeats Produced, “Keep Moving”!


You can’t dull David Lyn’s shine. If the Covid 19 pandemic couldn’t stall his determination, nothing will. Having made a lot of noise this year, he’s only working his way up for the takeover. Today, he unleashed the new single, “Keep Moving“.

Produced by his Grammy winning brother (real real bredda) Izy Beats with assistance from Jamaican Band Phuzzion, David Lyn comes through with original vibes and lets badmind know that they can’t stop his show. With a melodic delivery that has captured the attention of many, he also encourages everyone to get out of the struggle, and to stay true to everything good. Accompanying the single is a Noorez “Nunu” Rhemtulla directed video shot in the infamous Tuff Gong Studio. Not only is David Lyn fueled by everything positive, but the spirit of Bob Marley flows through him in the studio for the video.

“Keep Moving” is featured on his upcoming “Any Day Now EP“, which is set for a December 4th release with launches in Dunagaroos (Wynwood, Florida) on November 25, and in Jangas (Kingston, Jamaica) on December 4. Expect a couple more surprises then, including some “Singy Singy” vibes. Let this track be a favourite for you today!

“Smooth seas never made a skilled sailor; no matter how big the waves get we must stay the course and keep moving.” – David Lyn

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.@Popeye_Caution1 Does Drivebys With @SplashZanotti On “BOW”


Whether he’s giving listeners high energy music, styling and profiling in the latest fashion, or showing off some dance moves, Popeye Caution does it all effortlessly. The year may have found him putting in the work behind the scenes, and now he’s back with big tunes. Teaming up with Florida Rapper Splash Zanotti, we get the track, “BOW“!

Produced by Felva, Popeye Caution and Splash Zanotti hit the block on the hunt for the loot! With Popeye kicking off the track with the catchy “Buddu bye bow…“, we get some Trap Dancehall vibes with Splash adding some extra badness. Expect this one to make some noise in the coming weeks. In addition to the track, an official music video is set to hit the Internet soon.

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Media Practitioner @MsDadrian Launches Online Media Training Course


Jamaican News Presenter/Radio & Television Host Dadrian Gordon has been a voice that you can’t miss in Jamaican Media for the past several years. Whether you hear her delivering the news or hosting a programme on Radio Jamaica 94 FM, presenting on Television Jamaica (TVJ) and Jamaica News Network (JNN), or adding her lovely voice to some of your favourite ads, she has been working her way up to becoming a Media stalwart. With over a decade worth of experience, she has decided to dabble into another field, teaching.

Recently, she collaborated with Gumroad.com to launch an online course dedicated to Voice & Speech, Diction, and Presentation. Titled the “4 P’s Of Presentation“, Dadrian Gordon provides students quick and easy ways to develop their skills for Media whether their interests are in Radio, Television, or even Internet Media. Reasonably priced, the course is easily accessible during the Covid 19 pandemic, as many are unable to attend physical classes. When asked about her decision to play her part in Online learning, she shared that it was the recommendation from a few peers to venture into that field as she learnt over the years that she’s a role model to many, and the course is one of the ways she wants to impart her knowledge, and give back to the communities who have supported her career.

In our 2017 Interview with her, she shared that prior to studying Media, her passion was in teaching, but life had other plans for her. Being in Media is a blessing for Dadrian Gordon, and she looks forward to developing young (and old) minds through her new initiative. Dadrian Gordon’s “4 P’s Of Presentation” is available on Gumroad.com/MsDadrian. To stay up to date with Dadrian Gordon, follow her on Twitter at @MsDadrian, and on Instagram at @IAmMsDadrian. Be sure to catch her on the airwaves and on your TV screen on Radio Jamaica 94FM, and TVJ respectively.

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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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