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OLDIES SUNDAY: Charlie Chaplin: Obeah Business (1991)

It’s October 31, and in certain parts of the world, Halloween is celebrated. While Jamaicans don’t celebrate Halloween (expect the American minded folks), Jamaica’s music culture has shared a few words on ghosts (duppy), monsters, demons, vampires, and those who practice witchcraft and black magic. For today’s Oldies Sunday selection, we look at those whose practices involve potions, elixirs, and spirits. We go back to a couple decades to check out Charlie Chaplin’sObeah Business“.

Produced by Doctor Dread on the “Heavenless Riddim” and released through Ras Records in 1991, Charlie Chaplin puts fellow Entertainers on blast as he’s aware of their unethical practices to gain fame and fortune. While he does this in a comical way, he shares his experience in meeting an Obeah Man who exposed a few of his peers who sought the Obeah Man’s services that use his “powers” to give them success. The Obeah Man also shares that some of them owe him money, and he will use these same powers to bring bad omen their way until the fees are covered. The Obeah Business has been a very profitable one for decades as people would spend exuberant amounts of money to get their wishes granted. Charlie Chaplin’s “Obeah Business” gained some popularity when it was released as the Deejay was already a big name on the scene. The single was featured on his 1991 album, “Cry Blood“. Watch out for strange powder being sprinkled your way, and stay prayed up as there are people out there who wish to see your downfall.

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.@BlvkH3ro Puts Jamaican Music On Display In Europe!

Emerging Jamaican Recording Artist Blvk H3ro has been enjoying a 2021 filled with a plethora of new releases. The Artist has been gaining a massive buzz thanks to the single, “It Nuh Easy”, which has since become a staple on radio since its release earlier this year. Despite the pandemic, he has found a way to give the people new music, and new content. What was missing however, was being a part of the live performance aspect. That all changed as he’s currently making his rounds in Europe!

As a part of the UNESCO Transcultura Programme Call selection, Blvk H3ro and his Reggae Soul Band were invited to the Worldwide Music Expo, also known as WOMEX. The event is held in Porto, Portugal from October 27-31, and Blvk H3ro and the Reggae Soul Bad are some of the Artists representing the Caribbean this year which also includes Cuban Artist Cimafunk, Cuban Musician Yarima Blanco, and Haitian/Dominican Band AZUEI. Blvk H3ro has held his own through a series of performances at the event, sharing via Social Media that he is grateful for the opportunity to put Jamaican music on display in Europe.


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.@OfficialYaksta Steps Up For New @Audiomack “Bless The Yaad” Episode

Audiomack continues to be one of the leading platforms for digital music streaming. The platform has continued to assist upcoming and established artists in getting their music to their fanbases around the world. Through their original content, Audiomack has placed artists centerstage to showcase their talent, and expand their fanbases. With their new “Bless The Yaad” series, Jamaica gets to display fresh talent, unique personalities, and diversity. For their latest episode, Dancehall/Reggae artist Yaksta takes the stage.

Hailing from St. Mary, Yaksta brings his homegrown talent to “Bless The Yaad” episode 5. On the episode, he gives the TGUT provided instrumental a series of lyrical beatdowns paired with his unique flow, furthering proving that St. Mary is home to a lot of show-stopping talent. Sometimes referred to as the “Bush Lawd”, Yaksta has been enjoying a wealth of buzz thanks to his hit singles, “Ambition”, “Humans”, and “Assets”. With a career starting from the mid 2010s, Yaksta has made a mark on the music scene with a unique personality, style, content, and lyricism that has been respected by fellow artists, and prominent members of the music industry. Born Kemaul M. Martin, Yaksta considers himself to be a world artist, and wherever he lands, he will make an impact that lasts.

Bless The Yaad” is the Caribbean version to the popular Audiomack series, “Bless The Booth”. The series is executive produced by Tanya Lawson, with audio by TGUT and Flaire, and video by Sage English. The series premieres every Wednesday with a new featured Artist, and is filmed at the Reggae Legends Villa in Kingston, Jamaica.

Yaksta’s episode of Audiomack’s “Bless The Yaad” is now available for viewing. The episode and previous offerings are now featured on Audiomack’s official Youtube channel, with a new one premiering every Wednesday. Check out the episode below. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.

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.@Aidonia4thGenna & @GovanaGenna Bring Out The Guns On “Mayday”

When Aidonia drops a new song, the people listen. When Aidonia and Govana drop a song together, expect nothing but flames! In line with classics like “Breeze” and “Run Road“, the 4th Genna duo step out with their guns loaded in their latest collaboration titled, “Mayday“.

With a video directed by Dezignr Studios, Aidonia and Govana showcase why they are one of Dancehall’s best duos. With lyrics aplenty, they fire shots left and right, making the enemy duck for cover. DZ Studios gets flashy with the visual, and have us anticipating an Aidonia x Govana project. Remember how epic “Run Road” was? We hope this “Brother’s Keeper” title that has been floating around becomes a real collaborative project from them very soon!


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Shabba Ranks’ “Ting-A-Ling” Sampled On @Wale’s “Folarin II” Album!

Recently, US Rapper Wale released his much anticipated album, “Folarin II“. The album is the sequel to his 2012 “Folarin” Mixtape, and finds him showing growth in his over 15 year career. The album features collaborations with J. Cole, Chris Brown, Rick Ross, Jamie Foxx, and many others. While he is known for clever wordplay and songs for the ladies, a familiar sound popped up on this album. Knowing how Jamaicans can pop up in anything, Dancehall legend Shabba Ranks makes an appearance on “Folarin II”!

On track 2 titled “Name Ring Bell“, Shabba Ranks’ classic single, “Ting-A-Ling” was sampled. Produced by Tr!zzy Track, “Name Ring Bell” features the signature “Ting a ling a ling” throughout the track while Wale raps about why his name rings bells. “Ting-A-Ling” was produced by Steely & Clevie on the “Gigi Riddim” and released in 1992 through the Shang label, and it finds Shabba Ranks belting out clever Dancehall lyrics. The song became one of Shabba’s biggest hits, and has been sampled by Vybz Kartel, A$AP Rocky and A$AP Ferg, and Drake.

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Sizzla Is Still “On A High”, Makes New Developments At Judgement Yard

To say that Jamaican music Icon Sizzla is a busy man is an understatement. With numerous singles and albums to date, Sizzla has made good use of the opportunities he has been given in music. His Humanitarian works and Community Development has further solidified him as a man of the people, and an example to follow for years to come.

 Sizzla continues to ride high off of the success of his latest album, “On A High”. Released in August 2021, the album has further solidified Sizzla as one of the hardest working artists in Reggae, and his knack for creating quality music never took a break. With the title track and “Crown On Your Head” helping to push “On A High” to more ears and speakers around the world, the album has been praised by fellow artists and members of the music fraternity, and was shown an enormous amount of love on social media. The album has been featured on the top rated “The Ebro Show” on Apple Music, and was featured through various entertainment programs and mix shows across the Caribbean, Africa, and various parts of the world.

When Sizzla gives the studio time to rest, he is hard at work making plans, and pushing forward development at Judgement Yard Community Centre in August Town, St. Catherine. He is currently overseeing and giving a helping hand in numerous projects as a part of community’s “Musicville” area including a man-made river, a swimming pool, a learning centre, a restaurant, a new state of the art recording studio, and other structures. Sizzla is still making a difference with the “Sizzla Youth Foundation” initiative, and continues to unite the people and inspire others to uplift and develop their communities.

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