Alvii is a Cuban born, Florida based Hip Hop Artist/Producer that aims to take his music everywhere in the world! A member of the Jamaican based Illegal Disturbance Music Group (home to Rapper Slim I.D.), he looks to make his voice be heard with his debut Mixtape, “Adventures Of Trueself“. Recently, he got the ball rolling with “Catch Up“! With him handling Production here, Alvii wants to catch up to the money, cash out, and stay on a higher level than his competition. With a gritty delivery, and a catchy hook, it’s time to get to the bag with no delay! Alvii’s “Adventures Of Trueself” project will be available on August 25 on Soundcloud, Spotify, Tidal, and on Apple Music (Pre-Order here!). “Catch Up” is also available for purchase on Apple Music, but you can preview it below!
US Recording Artist Mario has been busy lately. After releasing “Let Me Help You” last year off his upcoming “Cosmo 17” Album, he felt the Caribbean heat and called up Dancehall Artist Konshens for the remix! While the track already has an Island feel to it, Konshens steps in to sprinkle his Jamaican element to it. A song about being a selfless lover, Mario aims to make this another member of his hit collection this year. The Jamaican influence continues to make its move, stay tuned for another one. An early Happy Birthday (August 27) to Mario from 13th Street Promotions. The track is available for purchase on iTunes, but preview it below!
Black Kat Sound, Tony Matterhorn, Killamanjaro, King Jammys, Wha Dat Sound, Stone Love, Mighty Crown, Fire Links, Bass Odyssey, what do they have in common? They are some of the Selectors (DJs) and Sound Systems that have greatly contributed to the Sound Clash Culture in Jamaica over many decades. The Sound Clash Culture was also one of the influences for the Hip Hop Culture. Today, Genius released a short video highlighting the history of the Sound Clash Culture ahead of the Red Bull Culture Clash in Atlanta, Georgia next weekend. Learn something below!
What do you know about Marcus? The Teacher, the Leader, the Philosopher, the Prophet, the 1st National Hero, the Journalist, and the Publisher? The Right Excellent, Marcus Mosiah Garvey has been an influence to many in various fields for generations with his ideas and teachings. Today marks his 130th Birthday, and we at 13th Street Promotions would like to highlight a few songs that paid tribute to this great man. A man of nobility!
1. Culture – Marcus
2. Burning Spear – Marcus Senior
Amidst all the madness in the US this week, R&B/Pop Artist Chris Brown released a new single. Titled “Questions” (Get It Here), this was produced by A1 and Prince Chrishan and is a part of the Singer’s 40 track “Heartbreak On A Full Moon” Album which will be released later this year. For this track, Chris has drawn inspiration from the Caribbean in not only the Production, but in the lyrics. More notably, the song samples Soca Artist Kevin Lyttle’s 2003 smash hit, “Turn Me On” (Get It Here)! Hailing from Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Kevin Lyttle garnered International stardom with the lead single off his self-titled Debut Album. The song, which was produced by RedOne and Nely on one version, and Adrian Bailey on another which featured Dancehall Artist Spragga Benz, was also a top 10 hit in 15 different countries, saw Gold and Platinum certifications worldwide, covered/remixed numerous times, and was even re-recorded in 2008 for his second Album featuring Soca Artist Alison Hinds.
With Rihanna making headlines recently during Cropover in Barbados, was this Chris’ reaction? Check out the tracks below.
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There comes a time when we all have to leave this world, all that we’ve ever known is no longer with us, and we embark on the After life. While many are at peace with that, Comedian Kyng Tavii believes he’s not ready to go when the Grim Reaper comes in “The Grim Con“. Featuring fellow Comedian Kevin2WoKrayzee as the Grim Reaper, we see a hilarious skit where Tavii tries his best to escape the Reaper’s Scythe, and Kevin’s not having it. Will Tavii join him in the After life? Or will he see another day on Earth? You’d have to watch to find out! Shot by McDon Productions, check out the video below!