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.@PopcaanMusic & @RealJuniorReid Featured On @DaveEast’s “Karma 3 (Deluxe)”


Hip Hop Artist Dave East has been one of the more consistent voices in the genre in the past few years, and has always delivered. With a slew of mixtapes, he has always had some tricks up his sleeve for the listening public. On his latest project, “Karma 3 (Deluxe)“, he tapped into his Caribbean side with collaborations from Jamaica’s own Popcaan, and the legendary Junior Reid.

On “Unruly” featuring Popcaan, Dave East and the Unruly Boss do some damage over the CitoOnTheBeat production. From Dave namedropping “Shottas“, Buju Banton, Vybz Kartel, and Super Cat, to dropping badness on the beat, to Popcaan delivering melodic lyrics, you can’t play this one on a low volume. On “Badness” featuring Junior Reid, Dave jumps on the Sool Got Hits and ATG Musick produced banger while Junior Reid gives us his signature sound that has stood the test of time. Both Popcaan and Junior Reid are no strangers to these collaborations, but it’s always a good time when they find themselves taking over an International artist’s track.

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.@RealKvlar Pays Tribute To His Queen On “Anchor”


Every King needs a Queen, and Recording Artist Kvlar is thankful to have found his. He expresses how he feels for her in his latest track titled, “Anchor“. Kvlar handles production along with Mark-Anthony Reid here, the song is Kvlar celebrating the love of his life. He shares their growth, and thanks her for being his biggest fan, his support system, his best friend, and the one who he can turn to in good times and bad. No one is perfect, and sometimes you can have down moments with someone you really love, but if they have your back through it all, life can get a lil easier moving forward. A great song from Kvlar who we believe is an artist you need to listen to more.

Be on the look out for more from Kvlar in the coming months. He looks to drop a project next year, but in the meantime 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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.@ShenYeng @BusySignal_Turf & @SkipMarley Featured On New @MajorLazer Album


The trio known as Major Lazer has been tapped into the Caribbean since the beginning. Whether they’re sampling Reggae/Dancehall classics, or putting a modern spin on some of the genres, or collaborating with future Caribbean legends, they have opened up a lane for a wider audience. Returning to the scene with a new member Ape Drums (Trinidad’s Jillionaire left the group in 2019 to pursue a solo career), Major Lazer gives us the new album, “Music Is The Weapon” which finds Shenseea, Busy Signal, and Skip Marley as featured guests on the tracks “Tiny“, “Sun Comes Up“, and “Can’t Take It From Me” respectively.

Shenseea, Busy Signal, and Skip Marley are no strangers to International collabs, and Busy Signal has been racking up appearances on Major Lazer projects for a long time. Major Lazer continues to blend genres together and make the whole world dance, and the featured artists help to bring even more vibes. “Music Is The Weapon” is out now! 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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YoungPow Unleashes 90’s Dancehall Vibes With Chino McGregor On “Riddim Ryda Style”


Throw on your Travel Fox and Karl Kani for this one! Grammy award winning Producer/Songwriter Sean “YoungPow” Diedrick wants to take you back to a wonderful time in music, the 90’s Dancehall era, with a twist! Having recently announced the “Riddim Ryda” project, he kicked things off with the release of “Who She Like” featuring veteran Dancehall artist Mr. G. Having made some noise, he’s following up with Chino McGregor on the track, “Riddim Ryda Style“!

On “Riddim Ryda Style”, Chino gives listeners his signature vocals, and doesn’t hold back on the deejaying as he treats YoungPow’s Riddim like a heavy bag at the gym. Ready to mash up any session, Chino gives the 90s the proper respect, and YoungPow picked the right sounds to put together something awesome. “The inspiration for the beat came to me while I was experimenting with one of my sample packs, (‘Sounds From Yard’, Vol. 1),” YoungPow explained. “It’s a somewhat throwback vibe with a modern mix.” The “Riddim Ryda” project also features Popcaan, Common Kings, Kabaka Pyramid, Falkon, and more. “Riddim Ryda” is also a follow up to his “Turn It Up Riddim” project, and Answele’s “Jah Is In Control” single, which were released this past summer.

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OLDIES SUNDAY: Big Youth – S90 Skank (1974)


It’s Heroes Weekend in Jamaica, and we know many will find a way to have some fun during the Covid 19 Pandemic (Please be safe, and don’t add to the high positive cases). While there is a curfew implemented, that won’t stop the people from taking trips around the Island. Many would be looking forward to crews and gangs revving their choice of Bikes ranging from “Ninja Bikes” to “Yeng Yengs”, and today’s Oldies Sunday is a tribute to that, and honour a legend. Today’s selection comes from Manley Buchanan O.D. a.k.a. the great Big Youth with the track, “S90 Skank“.

Produced by Keith Hudson for his Imbidmts label and released in 1974, the track was inspired by the Honda S90, a popular Motorcycle in Jamaica at the time. The song featured Big Youth performing a series of half singing and toasting throughout the track, and you could hear the revving of a Bike at various parts. When recording, a Bike was brought into the Studio for added realism. The song turned out to be Big Youth’s first hit single, and was even used by Honda for a S90 Commercial. The track was featured on his “Everyday Youth (The Best Of Big Youth)” album in 1980, and “Cool Breeze – Ride Like Lightning: The Best Of Big Youth 1972-1976” album in 2002. Big Youth went on release many hits and projects over the years, and become an influence to generations of Reggae/Dancehall artists. This month (October 2020), he has been awarded the Order Of Distinction by the Government of Jamaica for his various contributions to the culture.

THANK YOU BIG YOUTH!

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Celebrate “The African Dancehall King” @ShattaWaleGH’s Birthday With Our Latest Playlist!


He is considered one of Ghana’s biggest artists, he is called the “African Vybz Kartel” thanks to his heavy work ethic, and he is an African legend. Today, Recording Artist Shatta Wale (formerly known as Bandana) celebrates his 35th birthday, and we salute his greatness with our latest Playlist called, “The African Dancehall King“.

With 3 1/2 hours of tracks, we highlight some of Shatta Wale’s biggest singles, and show the world why he’s considered a legend. From Afrobeats, to Dancehall, to Pop, to working with the likes of Mavado, Shenseea, Medikal, Alkaline, Burna Boy, and Beyoncé, Shatta has worked with some of the best of them, and his journey is far from finished. What are your favourite songs from him? Join the Shatta Movement!

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