OLDIES SUNDAY: Triston Palmer – Joker Smoker (1980)


This one is for all those who have that one annoying friend (or a bunch of friends) who are just not about that Ganja life in every way. Today’s Oldies Sunday selection comes from the legendary Triston Palmer a.k.a. Tristan Palma with the track, “Joker Smoker“! Produced by Jah Thomas, this was released through the J&J label in 1980 with releases through other labels over the years. The song was also featured on Triston’s 1982 album of the same name. Throughout the track, Triston calls out those who love to be around the smokers and instead of respecting the space and culture, they became an irritation. Many can relate to this as there are those who cause money and Marijuana to be wasted, the loss of lighters and other paraphernalia, and tempers to flare up.

“Joker Smoker” became one of Triston Palmer’s most famous tracks, and has been sampled by the likes of Electronic Dance Artists Top Cat and DJ Solo, and by Dancehall Artist Aidonia who even borrowed the song’s title for his single. The song’s title continues to be used among those who are not about that Stoner life as well. Be wary of who you share your Weed with.

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Don’t Feel “Guilty” For Enjoying @DestraGarcia’s New Single!


Whatever down moment(s) you had this week, we hope some new music brightens up your mood today. Heading over to Trinidad & Tobago for this one, we’re tuning in to the “Queen Of BacchanalDestra Garcia’sGuilty“! Produced by CL Productions on the “Afro Fete Riddim“, Destra’s new single promises to put some jolts of energy in your body that’ll have you getting on bad, and not feel an ounce of guilt about it!

With her Birthday happening tomorrow (Nov. 10), we hope you rock to this, and her many hits in celebration. Happy Birthday when it comes Destra! Check out the tracks below, and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.

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“Wherever You Are”, @KalpeeMusic & @JimmyOctober Have A Banger For You!


Individually, these two start fires, but as a duo, they create storms with their exceptional talent. We’re talking about Trini Recording Artists Jimmy October and Kalpee as they release their collab titled, “Wherever You Are“! Produced by Tano and Kalpee, the duo deliver a message on this one for those who need to be in that happy place, and offer some feel good music that hit the Globe a lil different. With that Caribbean sound and feel, you can’t go wrong with pressing play on this one. I can’t imagine the Music Video for this, but I know it’ll be beautiful!

“Wherever You Are” is the 1st track on Kalpee’s upcoming EP, “Home“. Until the EP’s release in 2020, you can catch these two making waves all over Trinidad & Tobago, and catching the attention of many outside of the Caribbean thanks to not only their releases, but the various cosigns and praises they’ve received from some big names over the years. Expect a lot more from them before the year is done.

The Caribbean continues to churn out amazing talent, don’t be late in knowing them. Show someone some love after hearing this track, and encourage someone today. Everything will get better. Check out Kalpee and Jimmy October’s track below, and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.

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Treat @NicketaLive Well, So She Can “Love U Bad”!


She has been handling business performing with some of your favourite Reggae/Dancehall Artists for a while, but Recording Artist Nicketa tackles everything by herself this time around. Today, you can hear her delivering lovely notes on her latest single, “Love U Bad“! Teaming up with longtime collaborator Barbwiya Music, and getting some assistance from Nellie Roxx and Christopher Smith, Nicketa shows a lot of love for the man in her life. She shares how he has a way with her, keeps her stress free, takes care of her wants and needs, and sweeps her off her feet everytime! A song that’s relatable with many who never stop having heart eyes (😍) for their significant other. With the media highlighting broken relationships, “Men/Women are trash” comments, and messy couples, it’s nice to hear a partner being appreciated for once.

A song that’ll make you grab your partner and break out in dance, Barbwiya Music ensured to provide some real good vibes in their production for this new single. With the cold time creeping up upon us, shoutout to all the couples who know they have that warmth on lock. No Stew Peas were involved in this love story. Check out the track below, and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.

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Music From @Deewunn, @KabakaPyramid, & @Konshens Featured On @NeedForSpeed Soundtrack!


Where are the Gamers? Recently, popular Racing Simulation series “Need For Speed” released their latest Video Game titled, “NFS Heat“! For those who are into Cars of all makes along with Nitro-burning speed, this one is sure to be a great addition to your collection. Along with the game comes a pretty heavy soundtrack that features Jamaica’s own DeeWUNN, Kabaka Pyramid, and Konshens on the tracks, “Back It Up, Drop It” (ft. Leo Justi), “Murder Music” (ft. Chase & Status), and “Reload” (ft. Eve) respectively. The soundtrack also features music from the likes of Latin Artists Zion Y Lennox, Toro Y Moi, and Alvaro Diaz, and Afrobeats Artist Burna Boy.

While these Artists are no strangers to being featured on various soundtracks over the years, they join the many who have had placements on the soundtracks for games like “Grand Theft Auto V” and the NBA 2K series. “NFS Heat” will be released on November 8, but check out the official Playlist below. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.

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OLDIES SUNDAY: Killamanjaro Vs Bodyguard Sound Clash (1997)


While many are still feeling the vibes from last night’s staging of the Redbull Culture Clash, we’ve decided to take you all back a lil on Oldies Sunday! Today we go back to the year 1997 to check out one of Killamanjaro Sound System and Bodyguard Sounds‘ many sound clashes. Held in May Pen, Clarendon, Selectors Ricky Trooper (Killamanjaro) and Fire Links (Bodyguard) both went dub for dub, and song for song with their teams in a clash that is still a memorable one for many. With dubplates and songs from the likes of Monster Shack Crew, Bounty Killa, Sizzla, Beenie Man, and Shabba Ranks with plenty tough talk accompanying them, this clash was a hot one.

While many may have varied opinions on last night’s event, it’s always good to look back at some of the classic Sound Clashes. Let’s hope the floor is open to even more with huge sponsorships, and the rise of more Sound Systems. Check out the clash below and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.

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.@KallybaMusic Says To Get Your Money Up On New Single, “Rich Badness”!


Recording Artist Kallyba says in the art of War, you must ensure that you have the proper resources to battle. He emphasizes that “You caan poor in badness…” in the new single, “Rich Badness“! Released through Full Clip Records and Franchize Entertainment & Music Group, the St. Ann raised/overseas based Artist lets you in his world. With lyrics promoting the fast life and being ready for whatever, Kallyba stands by his words as he delivers them with the force of a 50 Caliber Rifle.

With a hard hitting delivery along with potent lyrics, if you haven’t heard of Kallyba yet, today is the day to get familiar with him. Singer Ikaya says she has “Sexy Badness“, Kallyba keeps it gangsta with “Rich Badness”. Would be great to hear them collab on a special type of “Badness“. What do you think of the track? Check it out below, and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.

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.@CallMeHybrid Enters Storytelling Mode In The @JLLProd Produced, “Nanny Bag Part 2”!


Jamaicans have a thing for storytelling. If it didn’t start with something similar to “Me have a piece a mixup fi gi yuh deh…” or “Come mek me gi yuh joke…“, you won’t be thoroughly entertained. Today’s storytelling comes in the form of song, and the person delivering it is a “Tech Boss” who is also a Recording Artist by the name of Mannin Marsh a.k.a. Ma’neen! Making his official debut, he drops the track, “Nanny Bag Part 2“. Produced by J.L.L. (who has been on a roll this year), Ma’neen tells the story about a young Jamaican “Rude Boy” who tries to avoid arrest by leveraging his relationship with the Police Officer’s girlfriend. The story features meetings on the “Endz“, lots of weed smoke, Panama, awesome production, and a whole lot more! Artwork for the single was beautifully done by Richard Nattoo a.k.a. DJ Sinista.

Nanny Bag Part 2” is the first release from the upcoming EP titled “Sexy Reggae“, which features Ma’neen showcasing even more abilities over more J.L.L. productions. We expect this EP to drop in early 2020. Grab a chair and kick off yuh shoes because Ma’neen a go pop story gi yuh!

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.@MusicalYouth30’s “Pass The Dutchie” Featured In New @SouthPark Episode!


This Generation rules the Nation…with VERSION!

Where are the South Park fans? The series has recently kicked off their 23rd season, and last week celebrated their 300th episode! Continuing their “Tegridy Farms” story from last season, Wednesday’s episode tackled Marijuana and Plant-based meals in “Let Them Eat Goo“. During a later part in the episode, the character Randy Marsh and Towelie got themselves in some cow related problems after setting up shop for their own line of Plant-based “Impossible Burgers“. How did they handle that problem? By first getting high, and taking care of business to the tune of the 1982 Reggae classic, “Pass The Dutchie” by Musical Youth!

Produced by Peter Collins, this is a song about facing extreme poverty. This song was redone version of the Mighty Diamonds’ hit “Pass The Kutchie. More info on the track can be found here. The single has been been a historic one as it helped with Musical Youth being the first black group to have appeared in a Studio segment on MTV.

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