Jamaica’s music culture boasts with a great abundance of talent. No matter the field, Creatives cover every sector and have no problem showcasing their work. While showcasing talented folks is nothing new on 13th Street Promotions, today we’d like to highlight a Jamaican Producer who steadily hones his craft. Though he hails from Portmore, Jahbariii currently resides in the US and blends Jamaican influences in his sound along with Hip Hop. What caught our attention, was his knack for recreating popular beats and coming up with some unique productions from sometimes odd places. Below are some of his recent recreations, and a few unique beats. Feel free to check out his Website if you want to work with him. Don’t forget to share our Articles with a friend, and show us some love on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
Shout it out from the hills and every house top that Mavado is here with some heat! Since his debut in the 2000’s, the “Gully Gad” has been working hard to seal his place as one of the best Dancehall Artists to touch the mic. While there were feuds and many detractors, he puts his foot on the speaker box and unleashes the “Dancehall Prophecy“! With Justus Arison controlling the production on the soon to be released Time Machine Riddim, Mavado puts his heart into this song as he speaks on some of his trials and rising above the adversities, coming from nothing and seeing success on another level, doing a lot for Dancehall, and staying on top of his game despite those who wish his demise and try to stop him from taking care of his family. The video accompanying the track shows Mavado linking with some of the best including performing with DJ Khaled, seeing fans from a various parts of the world enjoy his music, and highlighting the loved ones he puts his all for. You can’t deny Mavado’s impact, and despite setbacks, he has a lot more gas in the tank. Gullyside can’t flop! Check out the track below, and share with a friend. Show us some love on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
Welcome October! We hope the new month brings a lot of good things to you and yours. Starting off the month on a high note is Recording Artist, Rhiya Luna! This time around she’s dropping something for the couples titled, “So Good“. With Nuh Response Production handling the sound, Rhiya gives us something for the couples who have seen a few years together, and went through good and bad times together. If you’re around your partner today, let them know how much they’re appreciated. It’s all about that love thing. Rhiya Luna continues to put out new music as she sets to drop an EP hopefully next month. Stay tuned. Check out the track below, and share with a friend. Show us some love on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
It’s Sunday, and there’s something we’ve missed, and that is “Oldies Sunday“! Today’s selection comes from the legendary A.J. Brown a.k.a. “The Voice Of Jamaica“! Going back to the year 1987, we check out “All Fall Down“. Produced by Peter Ashbourne and released by Busy Bee Records, A.J. gave listeners a funky number in the 2nd half of the 80’s. In the song, A.J. lets a young lady know that despite being involved with other peoples and doing all sort of activities, he knows the way to her heart every time. While she can live in a make believe world, she lets down her guard when he’s around. The song was included in A.J.’s 1988 album, “Rhyme Or Reason“.
“All Fall Down” became one of A.J.’s hits, and he quickly became an Artist to watch. The single became so popular that it was featured on the soundtracks to “The Howling Pt. 3” and “The Fourth Protocol” movies. Since then, A.J. went on to deliver more hits, collaborated/performed with some of the biggest artists out there, lent his voice to various commercials and campaigns, and was also a Judge on Digicel’s Rising Stars competition. He is also the Lead Vocalist for Reggae Band Third World replacing the late William “Bunny Rugs” Clarke.
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If you’re a Hip Hop head, then you’re familiar with Chicago Rapper Lupe Fiasco. He has collaborated with the likes of Kanye West and Jay Z, and gave us hits like “Superstar“, “Kick, Push“, and “The Show Goes On“. Recently, he released his 7th studio album, “DROGAS WAVE” with enough bars to keep fans happy till the next project. What made this project more interesting, is Lupe tapping into some Jamaican influences here. On “Gold vs the Right Things to do“, he utilizes patois throughout, and although it may make some of us cringe, he drops some serious lines in this one to make up for it (he did a better job than these Actors in this article). On “Kingdom” he teams up with another potent lyricist, Damian “Junior Gong” Marley as they unleash more consciousness into the world. For those familiar with Lupe, this project is a great listen and has garnered positive reviews so far. If you’re new here and into lyrics, you can’t go wrong with Lupe. Check out the tracks below, and share with a friend. Show us some love on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
“Dem a go tired fi see mi face, and dem caan get I out of the race…“
If you’ve been a follower of Dancehall Artist Tifa’s career, you’d know she has received her share of oppression. Despite all that has happened, she is still here smiling. Today, she unleashed the visual for the song that has been getting a lot of attention lately, “Overcome” off Lee Milla’s “Legacy Riddim“. Directed by BiggzShip for MALESS Films, Tifa belts out lyrics about her trials and tribulations, and encourages listeners to trust in GOD as he’ll take care of everything. Go get your refund from the Obeah man, and cancel all your plans of evil, it’s not gonna work. Who Jah bless, no man can curse. This song should’ve been a bonus track on Tifa’s “Curry Goat & Champagne” album, but if you haven’t yet, cop both of them on iTunes (here and here) and make it the bonus. Check out the video below, and share with a friend. Show us some love on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.