Bella Blair has been putting in work, and it will show when she releases her new EP, “Aura” this Summer. In the meantime however, she keeps the ball rolling with the video for her latest track, “Hot Gyal Sumting“! Directed by AJG Logan, Bella not only gives us the slick delivery of her song, but displays the attitude like “We run tings here, zeen?” along with her female costars. To the ladies who know how to be the center of attention, the ones who know they’re the ish, the ones who know they have it all together, this is for you! If you don’t understand, it’s fine, it’s a “Hot Gyal Sumting“! Check out the video below, and follow us on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
All are invited to the Live. Work. Travel. Creative Workshop Series. It is a collaborative effort between 7AM Magazine, Remote Year and The Hub. The excellent and highly anticipated Live. Work. Travel. Talk that was held previously has been extended into individual workshops to properly equip you with the knowledge and resources you need to live, work and travel abroad. This 3-part series takes place each Saturday afternoon at The Hub, Jamaica’s premiere coworking space in New Kingston, starting on Saturday, May 19, with LIVE. Then WORK on Saturday, May 26, and finally, TRAVEL on Saturday, June 2. The workshop begins promptly at 2 PM each day.
At the LIVE Workshop you can expect to learn the practical tips for living abroad part-time or full time. To have an interactive discussion on international culture, how to secure accommodations, covering living expenses, facing language barriers and how to maintain your home, car, and relationships while away.
The WORK Seminar will teach you the many ways of generating income while traveling abroad – from taking your existing profession on the road to learning how to work remotely and finding work you can do from anywhere. Explore the different work lifestyle options: 9 to 5, freelance, co-working, startups and how they work best while traveling, as well as resources for finding work and additional income. The guest speaker, from NextGen Creators will share experiences of living and working around the world.
Learn how to TRAVEL abroad like a pro at the final workshop. Discover more about various countries, the travel requirements, cultural travel groups and affordable options for travel, flights and more. The guest speakers, Hub members from TW Tours, will guide you through passport and visa procedures, and answer any questions you may have.
Book all three workshops and get a personalIzed LIVE. WORK. TRAVEL. resource guide, and discounts for The Hub + Remote Year.
In previous articles, we’ve highlighted Child Stars and dedications to the youth, but in closing of May being Child’s Month, we’d like to remix a series. A couple years ago, we highlighted the offspring of some famous names in Reggae/Dancehall in a 5 part series called “Chip Off The Old Block“. Today, we want to offer a playlist featuring some of the offspring that made their names known within the past few years. We urge you to not only play the songs, but support them as they continue their journey of carrying on the family name/reputation, or carve their own paths. Fi di yute dem! Check out the articles and playlist below, and follow us on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
With all the craziness going on in the world, it is easy to get lost. With negative messages being spread everywhere, you could find yourself being caught up in it if you’re not careful. Producer Dale Virgo is aware of it all and aims to clear the air with nothing but good music on his “Upful” EP!
Featuring 10 tracks with contributions from Christopher Martin, Jah Vinci, D.A. Jay, Troy Anthony, Angele Smith, Moses, Senita, and ShortBoss, Virgo not only handled production on this with assistance from Troy Baker and Ryan Byfield, but he performed under the name ANTOU on the opening track. It is nothing but that good Reggae music from DZL Records that will rise you above all the madness. Consider this EP the medicine you enjoyed taking, even when you weren’t sick. The only results from this overdose are nothing but good vibes and a peace of mind. Prepare to keep this one on high volume as it’s available on all your favourite Digital streaming outlets such as Spotify, Apple Music, and Deezer.
Long before he gave you an “Anthem“, and before he met a “Familiar Stranger“, Recording Artist EvaFlow was giving you bars. Today in a new episode in our “Quick Throwback” series, we go back to the early 2000’s to hear EvaFlow’s “Diggy InFlow“. Borrowing Jay Z’s “H.O.V.A.” instrumental and Protoje giving an intro, EvaFlow gets into his bag to deliver an “overdose” of rhymes straight to your ears. The track could be found on one of his earlier mixtapes titled, “Unsigned Unhyped OnPoint” which finds the artist tackling various Hip Hop beats. Straight outta Santa Cruz with the “Over…diggydose“!
Jamaicans islandwide were treated to a “Wakanda-style” celebration for the Charles Chocolates Dancin’ Dynamites Competition finale last Sunday. Roars of screams and applause filled the venue as crowd favourites Street Team were announced as the Season 13 winners to roars of screams and applause.
The show hosts, judges, and audience members donned their finest dashikis and asa okes during the live show, as the winning team – which had also entered the competition last year but placed fourth – thrilled audience members and beat four other competing dance crews with their quick footwork and eye-dazzling afro moves.
Roxanne Brown, Brand Manager for Charles Chocolates, said she was pleased with the outcome of the grand finale. “This ‘Clash 13’ season was extremely challenging but the dancers stuck to it and we’re glad that they performed well,” she said. “The weekly challenges were demanding, however, Street Team was determined. They covered the craft lessons they had learned from the previous competition and I’m really happy that they won. They deserve it.”
The team, which comprises Kemar Boyd, Adrian Jonas and Andre Henry, received the public’s top vote and cash prizes of over J$1 million from Jenny Jenny Productions, title sponsor Charles Chocolates, and associate sponsors. Anchovy High, the only team from a secondary school, placed second; New Era placed third; and Unruly Skankaz placed fourth; taking home J$400,000 from Jenny Jenny Productions and Burger King, J$200,000.00 and J$50,000.00, respectively, along with other prizes in kind.
The finale’s “Wakanda” theme paid homage to this year’s huge box office Disney-Marvel action hit Black Panther, which boasted a predominately black cast and crew as it became the top grossing solo superhero movie of all-time. In keeping with the theme, the dance routines from the clashing teams resembled popular African dances such as the ‘gwara gwara’ from South Africa and the Ghanian ‘azonto’.
Street Team’s Kemar Boyd said, “This year, we come back fi it mad! We don’t settle as losers. We always aim high and we aim for first place.” Also admitting that they had to employ a much different approach to gain the edge, he said, “Everything weh we do last year, we do it twice as hard this year and think outside of the box. We get up early inna di morning and campaign.”
The show’s Jamaica College Auditorium venue was graced with the presence of Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport the Honourable Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange, who also joined in on the action on stage with Chi Ching Ching during his performance debuting his new song and dance move ‘Rice and Peas’. Dancehall duo and Charles Chocolates Ambassadors Voicemail and gospel artiste Kevin Downswell also provided musical entertainment.