As we close off another Black History Month and Reggae Month, we’d like the same energy to be kept throughout the year, and the rest that follow. We want people to continue pushing for more black consciousness, and the growth of that good music. With that said, we present to you “The Black Playlist“! Featuring music that look at the Black Man’s struggle, the progression, highlighting our black heroes, and celebrating Melanin, we have music that have touched various generations. We hope this one is kept on repeat and shared. Check out the Playlist below, and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
Closing out Black History Month and Reggae Month, one of our favourite Recording Artists Yanah emerges with new music for 2019! A song that’ll wake you up, she releases “The Root“! Produced by Kone, Yanah celebrates Melanin and the Mother Divine, reminds us all that we are Kings and Queens, and we should always remember where we’re coming from. Know yourself and your history, never let them white wash your brain! Accompanying the new music is a visual brought to us by C. Mills Art with Creative Direction by Kimberley Irons (will update you on that later). With so many having identity crises and those facing terrible situations because of their skin colour, you need songs like this to bring folks together and enforce a new level of consciousness. Artwork provided by Mikhail DeGale, check out “The Root” below, and share with a friend. Show us some love on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
Happy Sunday! Today we celebrate a lil Dancehall, and a lil Soca with our “Oldies Sunday” selection. Going back to the year 1993, we tune in to the late Byron Lee and his Band The Dragonaires’ hit, “Dance Hall Soca“! Featuring Soca Artist Preacher and Dancehall Artist/Football Coach Admiral Bailey, we get the best of both worlds as Dancehall and Soca fans alike joined forces and partied away without care! The track was featured on the Band’s 1993 album of the same name, and it’s a fun song that became one of Byron Lee’s signature hits, and you could say one of the songs that paved the way for many Dancehall/Soca collaborations over the years. With the superb instrumentations from the Band, and Preacher and Bailey’s contributions, you could wave your rag, wine, and do the “Soca Bogle” to your heart’s content. Check out the track below, and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Instagram and Twitter at @13thStreetPromo.
New York based Gospel Recording Artist Paul Nembhard a.k.a. Yannick Paul has experienced a lot in his life, and he has a story to tell the world. Formerly a Dancehall Artist who performed under the names “Don Snypa” and “Dynasty General“, his music was an outlet for the many trials he and many others have faced. Influenced by Vybz Kartel, he released tracks like “God Nah Sleep” and “Who I Am“, and even performed in a Bronx based group named “Muzik Dynasty“.
The years that followed since his stint as a Dancehall Artist found him dealing with various personal issues, and through some soul searching he gave his life to the Lord. Now deep in his Christian faith, the love of music never left his side and in 2015 he released an EP as a member of the Agape Brothers titled “Organic Theology“.
Nearly 4 years since giving his life to the Lord, Yannick Paul wants to spread the Gospel with his debut single, “Any Situation“. Produced by StrateG Music Group, Yannick sits with the listener and lets them know that no matter the current situation they’re facing, GOD will come through when you believe and wait on Him. The song also encourages the listener to know their worth and don’t succumb to the temptations out there. He also shares pieces of his journey, and expresses how thankful he is to have made the changes in his life. A song that is needed, and is definitely one to share with powerful messages embedded. Be on the look out for more from Yannick Paul!
The power of Reggae/Dancehall music continues spread and influence the world over, and it’s no surprise when many folks outside of Jamaica find themselves becoming Artists. Today we feature Orti, a French Recording Artist, with the music video for his single “Breaking Bad“. Bringing some Dancehall “bad man” vibes and a lil influence from the hit TV Series (“Breaking Bad“), Orti can be seen making boss moves throughout the video as he oversees his operations. We love the bilingual delivery on this as well, and the production will definitely have you keeping it on repeat. For those unfamiliar with Orti, he was featured on Singer Shav-A’s “I Need You (Remix)“! Off his upcoming “Golden Touch EP“, check out the video below and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
Blvk H3ro has been toiling hard over these past few years to get here. With numerous singles, projects, and stage performances, he finally releases his debut album, “The Immortal Steppa“. Released through DubShot Records/BHM, we get 14 tracks that aims to capture the world’s attention. With production from Dennis “Greatest” Hamilton, The Grei Show, Kris Karz, Palace Pikney, SNR, JLL, BoomDraw, Kone, Wavy Jones, Bastido, Alexandre Hostein, and Guerilla Music Productions, Blvk gets assistance for his lyrics that’ll have you thinking, moving, and enjoying yourself. With influences from Stevie Wonder (whose “Superstition” track he covers), Michael Jackson (he sampled on “M.A.R.Y.“), Marijuana, and Rastafari, Blvk called in IOTOSH, Leno Banton, and Royal Blu to join in on the exhibition of great music. For those thinking that the project would completely have all new music, the favourites “H3rb“, “M.A.R.Y.“, and “SkyDive” off “The H3rb Connoisseur” were added. Congratulations to Blvk H3ro on reaching this far in his career. Artwork by Richard Nattoo, check out the project below, and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.