First off, Happy Birthday Tarrus Riley! Secondly, remember when we said there may be another StoneBwoy tune dropping on the Blog? Well, the “1GAD” linked up with “Singy Singy” for the fun new single, “G.Y.A.L.(Girl You Are Loved)“! Produced by Izy Beats a.k.a. “Izy, Are You Kidding Me?“, the trio combined all their superpowers, and cooked up a track that’ll have you breaking out the dance routines! For all the ladies in the world, StoneBwoy and Tarrus are here to let you know that you are loved. With a blend of Dancehall and Afrobeats, expect this one to shake up the scene over the following weeks and days! The Birthday boy Tarrus is staying busy however as he plans to drop a new EP very soon, stay tuned to 13thStreetPromotions.com for that one as well :).
The Skating culture continues to grow in Jamaica, but we need to set up some greater facilities to further nurture it. Recently, Filmmaker Tamara Smith a.k.a. “Taqueth” reached out to Skater James Lawrence a.k.a. “EDGE” to tell his story in a new Short Film! Hailing from Edgecombe Avenue in St. Ann, “EDGE” shares his journey from skating in the gully with visions of pursuing his dream, to getting his first pair of skates, and even a bumpy journey home on skates. While Taqueth captured scenes with EDGE doing tricks, we even hear him deejaying a bit in the end.
EDGE has been moving on up to being a Professional Skater “living life on the edge“, and has even performed at the Jamaican Independence Grand Gala, and represented as a qualifier at the World Skating Championships. He has been holding his own as a Recording Artist (formerly going by the stage name “Edgecombe”) as well having performed at New Wave and a few events at the University of the West Indies (UWI).
It’s the Jamaica & Ghana link up as the “1GAD” StoneBwoy links up with “Di Docta” Beenie Man on “Shuga“! Produced by StreetBeatz, the two deliver the vibes the only way they know to your ears. As both have ruled when it comes to hit singles and stage performances, expect this one to set the streets and airwaves ablaze! Word is Stonebwoy has another Afrobeats/Dancehall collab on the way, stay tuned to 13thStreetPromotions.com for the update.
Enjoying your Easter weekend? How about a throwback? Today’s Oldies Sunday selection comes from the duo of Recording Artists Frighty and Colonel Mite. Going back to the year 1988, we check out “Life (Is What You Make It)“! Produced and released by Y&D (with releases through Mogul Records and Profile Records in 1989), the duo expressed their desire to give the ladies that “Raggamuffin Love“, and gave us that feel good vibes throughout the song. The single was very popular since its release in the UK and Jamaica, and even made its way onto the US Billboard Charts in the early ’90s.
Since the single’s release, Frighty and Colonel Mite went on to produce more music together and as solo Artists with Colonel’s last being in the early 2000s, while Frighty’s was in 2016. “Life (Is What You Make It)” is still being played to this day. Check out the track below, and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
With all the craziness that affect our world on a daily basis, we really need to encourage more positive living and put out good energy out there. Recording Artist Kxng Izem (formerly Dmitri Izem) prays for good times with family and friends on “Pity“. With the single produced by Ten24 Music, Izem shares his observations of violence in his homeland, people studying evil, betrayal amongst friends and family, and folks portraying a clean character but are really terrible people on the inside. The video, which was directed by Vartex Studio and Lucid Production, finds friends getting together for a game of Dominoes, but ends on a tragic note where one was gunned down after a disagreement with another.
This is also Kxng Izem’s first outing since changing his name. When asked why the change, he explained that “Dmitri Izem” spoke towards a suppressed history in which we were once proud black African Kings that had our names replaced. The change to “Kxng Izem” pays tribute to the fallen ancestors and reclaim that black royal heritage.
It’s that time again where Stoners worldwide are rolling up and enjoying some good ol’ Marijuana. It’s 4/20! How about some music? Today, Kali Grn has you covered with his “Recreational Herbs Mixtape“! Done in collaboration with Run Road Entertainment and IllTraxx Records, we get 19 tracks filled with the potent product for a long lasting high. How will you be enjoying your herbs today? Have a safe and happy 4/20! Check out the project below, and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.