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GET TO KNOW: @LenoBanton


 A new wave of Roots Reggae and Reggae Fusion Artists has been popping up in Jamaica in recent years, making a change in the playing field and pleasing listeners. With the Reggae Revival introducing us to Artists like Protoje, Jesse Royal and Jah9, not only are we listening to some great music, but we have new platforms to enjoy them. One member of the new wave, Leno Banton, has been leaving a mark at every point in his journey as an Artist. 13th Street Promotions recently reached out to Leno to know more about his musical journey, the REM Collective, meeting Protoje, and how his legendary Father influenced his sound.

Words by @SwadeDaVillain

13thStreetPromotions: We’ve finally met up and got an Interview! A 13th Street Promotions x Leno Banton link took too long to happen. Bless up! For those who are new here, who is the Artist known as Leno Banton?

13thSP: Even though you’re a newcomer, the journey to getting here must’ve been a long one. Tell us about how you got your start.

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@AlexxAGame Blesses The Internet With “Real ‘N’ True: Vol. 1”!


After months of waiting and a couple tracks to hold us over, Recording Artist Alexx A-Game finally delivers his latest project titled, “Real ‘N’ True: Vol. 1“. Featuring 9 tracks, A-Game flexes his musical muscle here as he tackle various Riddims but still gives us the thought provoking bars and the right vibes. With Production from Vern Hill, YogiDaProducer, Elite Generation Records, Demar Gayle, Dwayne Morris (Cahban Records), Soundcheque Productions and 808 Charmer, Alexx even gets to remix Drake’sControlla“, and goes back into time on the “Bug Riddim“. No more talking, time to listen to some new A-Game! Listen below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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@5StarSOL Has His “3rd Eye Open” On Upcoming Single


On November 9, rising Reggae Roots Lyricist 5 Star is set to premier his latest single titled “3rd Eye Open” off his upcoming project scheduled to be released in early 2017.

“3rd Eye Open” was produced by Phillip Myers from Circa 11 and is a follow up to his popular 2015 single “Warn Dem” which helped to boost his name within the Reggae scenes in Jamaica and overseas.

5 Star hopes his latest single will encourage persons to USE their 3rd Eye to see the true energy in others and as a tool to protect oneself in avoiding negative vibes and mediums. Most persons are unable and even unaware that the 3rd Eye even exists and that it can be used to channel a self-awareness that can be beneficial in a number of different ways.

“3rd Eye Open is a song about living in tune with your spiritual faculty from day to day using wisdom, ovastanding, cultivating morality to try and get through obstacles and situations that are in everyone’s lives especially living in the system that we are in. A lot of people drown and get thrown away to the wayside because of the nature of the system so we have to stand strong and keep a clean heart.” – 5 Star.

5 Star’s potential has been recognized throughout the world using music that not only brings awareness to real life situations but by also providing encouraging lyrics that simultaneously stand as reminders to stay on the righteous path.

“In the streets I sight bare devastation, yet I sight chapter 5 Revelation, bring composure to I n I meditation which in turn sustain at my dedication.”- 3rd Eye Open

The single is said to be followed with an official music video in the near future.

“3rd Eye Open” will be distributed by Independent Distribution Collective and available for purchase and streaming on all digital platforms November 11th.

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@KyngTaj Finds Out Who “Run Di Place” In New @Jnel_Comedy Skit!


Who run di place? In a new collaborative skit with Kyng Taj and Jnel Comedy, Taj is being escorted through a Community by a friend and gets introduced to various men who are about that badman life. Given the impression that each person he meets “Run Di Place“, Taj is quickly corrected and their roles are listed. Who really runs di place? Once you hear the name “Popnut“, you’ll see what happens next. Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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@KickRaux Delivers A “Dub So Scary” Mix For Your Fright Night!


Whether or not you celebrate Halloween, DJ/Producer Kickraux just unleashed a dope new mix fi rule the nights! In his “Dub So Scary”  Halloween Mix, Kickraux pays respect to the classic Reggae singles that fit the “Halloween” theme. Featuring hits from Ernie Smith, King Yellow Man, Peter Tosh, Bounty Killa, Lee “Scratch” Perry, Max Romeo and many more, this is for the the Duppy Conquerors, the Van Helsings, the Dub Students, the Reggae Fans, and music lovers! Check out the Mixtape below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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Production Duo @DizTroyMusic Brings A Fresh New Sound To Jamaican Music!


The talented and forward thinking Producer duo Dale “Dizzle” Virgo and Troy Baker known as DizTroy, is the fresh sound in Reggae/Dancehall today.

The crafty mesh of styles and infectious grooves, lends way to an electric mash up of roots, which combine both Jamaican Sound System culture along with British and American musical influences such as: Dub, Brit Pop, Trap and EDM.

Bred in Jamaica, DizTroy is at the forefront,  cultivating something special and unique.  Songs that are firmly grounded at home but with loads of attitude, technically complex and musically edgy. In other words…creative and refreshing.
Pitchfork says of the duo “They’re a necessary jolt of Sunshine”.

The self-taught duo’s musical collection breeds life under the newly formed imprint Gee Jam, which is an off spring of acclaimed Gee Street Records, started in the early 80’s by the legendary Jon Baker.

The ambitious release schedule plays like an addictive flow that delves deep into the artistry of Mystic Davis, Versi and several other artists coming down the pipeline. A journey through soundscapes blending artful tapestry, broad strokes, experimental design with mainstream appeal.

DizTroy’s debut video “Mystic Strings” from Singer, Rapper and Dancer Mystic Davis was shot in and around Port Antonio by Kevin Lee and Savannah Baker, capturing her unique vitality and character.

“Her presence is striking–vocally and physically” says Revolt TV. Continues “The EP,   DizTroy ft Mystic Davis is an undeniable 6 hard hitting songs along with her pop, tick and bubble vibes. Lyrical dancehall-infused hooks, delivery and cantankerous vibes are impossible not to love”.

Look for other releases to including Versi with “Build me a Spliff.”  There will be videos for both songs. Gee Jam is part of the umbrella Gee Jam Collection which has hotel properties, as well as a recording studio.

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