First off, BIG UP BOUNTY KILLA! Today we salute the General on his 46th birthday. One of Dancehall’s legendary artists, Bounty has been the “Dancehall Daddy” for many of your favourites since the early 90’s. Last year we highlighted his involvement in the careers of many Artists, but this year we recognize him in the form of our latest Playlist! Linking up with Spotify, you can enjoy hours of hits, collaborations, and songs you may have forgotten. No long talking, big up Grung Gad. Check out the Playlist below, and follow us on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
As promised, Kanye West kicked off a weekly roll out of albums released under the G.O.O.D Music label. This week, he released the long awaited collaborative album, “KIDS SEE GHOSTS” featuring Recording Artist Kid Cudi. While the album featured 7 tracks, there was one that caught many off guard. On track 4 titled “Freeee” a.k.a. “Ghost Town Pt. 2“, it starts off with the words of the late Jamaican Scholar, Activist, Teacher, and National Hero, The Rt. Excellent Marcus Mosiah Garvey. Produced by Kanye, vocals from a speech and Interview Garvey was a part of in the early 1920’s about his trial and persecution for Mail Fraud was used in the first few seconds of the track.
Marcus Garvey’s influence and his teachings continue to reach many all over the world. If you wish to know more about this great man, check this out. Last year in celebration of his birthday, we featured a few songs that paid tribute to Marcus Garvey, you can check them out here. Know yourself. Kanye West and Kid Cudi’s album is now available online. Check out the track and speech below, and follow us on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
It’s Thursday, so that means another post in our “Quick Throwback” series! Before being a controversial figure in Dancehall, before emphasizing some “Equal Rights & Justice” and encouraging ladies to be a “Cheerful Giver“, Ishawna Smith was on the grind trying to be heard. Today we go back to the year 2008 to check out her track, “All Over Again”. Released through Foota Hype Music, Ishawna speaks about falling in love all over again with her lover. With looking back at the good times playing a big part, Ishawna is determined to make things right with him and make their relationship stronger than ever.
Under the guide of Bounty Killa and an affiliation with DJ Foota Hype, Ishawna moved on to being one of the popular figures on the Dancehall scene, and one of the more controversial ones thanks to the various subject matter in her lyrics.
Hear the track below and check us out next Thursday for another feature in our “Quick Throwback” series.
How are you all doing today? Feeling good? How about some new music? Today we deliver to you some “Irie” vibes all the way from New Orleans courtesy of Reggae/Hip Hop Artists Ayotemi and Sam Wyse of the IRIE Collective! On “Back N’ Forth“, the duo take turns dropping a favourable amount of bars over some 90’s inspired production (done by Wyse) that you can’t help but rock to, and want to add a few bars to. The video was shot by Jake Meyer of Carthage Films, and gets right to the point. “I&I Reflects Interconnected Eternity“. Check out the video below, and follow us on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
Today we have a newcomer by the name of Sara Bloom. Hearing her voice, she might be on your radar in no time. Teaming up with known Producer JLL, she delivers her debut single, “Wanna Know“. A jazzy number, Sara rides the production effortlessly as she has a one on one talk with her love interest. Feelings play a big part in any relationship, and when one party starts showing them, the other can accept them and share their own, or hit the door. Feed her curiosity, let her know what’s up. A smooth debut from Sara Bloom, give it a listen below and follow us on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
Bella Blair has been putting in work, and it will show when she releases her new EP, “Aura” this Summer. In the meantime however, she keeps the ball rolling with the video for her latest track, “Hot Gyal Sumting“! Directed by AJG Logan, Bella not only gives us the slick delivery of her song, but displays the attitude like “We run tings here, zeen?” along with her female costars. To the ladies who know how to be the center of attention, the ones who know they’re the ish, the ones who know they have it all together, this is for you! If you don’t understand, it’s fine, it’s a “Hot Gyal Sumting“! Check out the video below, and follow us on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.