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OLDIES SUNDAY: @Rihanna – Pon De Replay (2005)


Yesterday (February 20), Pop Queen Rihanna celebrated her 33rd birthday. It’s been a long time since the Bajan sensation emerged on the scene, and now she’s one of Pop’s most iconic artists. Today on Oldies Sunday, we present to you the song that started it all, “Pon De Replay“.

Produced by Vada Nobles, Carl Sturken, and Evan Rogers, “Pon De Replay” was released through Def Jam Records in 2005. The track finds Rihanna requesting the DJ turn her favourite music up so she and her friends can enjoy the party more. The song was the first single off her 2005 debut album, “Music Of The Sun“. The song has Pop, Dancehall, R&B influences, and it turned out to be a hit for the rising star. Prior to its release, it was a part of collection of demo tracks Rihanna recorded in 2004 in hopes she got signed to a record deal soon after. “Pon De Replay” caught the attention of then President of Def Jam Jay Z, and after a successful audition for him and Music Exec. L.A. Reid, Rihanna signed a 6 album contract with the label, and the rest is history. “Pon De Replay” went on to sell 3 Million copies, become a top 10 single in various countries, and catapulted Rihanna onto the Pop scene as the next big star. Fast forward over a decade and a half and a few billion streams later, Rihanna has become one of the most successful artists of all time, is one of the most influential personalities of all time, and has enjoyed lucrative careers in Music, Film, Fashion, and Beauty. It all started from that demo tape.

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OLDIES SUNDAY: @BusySignal_Turf – Step Out (2005)


The 2000s gave us some awesome Dancehall music, don’t you agree? Today’s Oldies Sunday selections brings some energy from that era courtesy of Busy Signal! Today we feature his breakout hit, “Step Out“! Produced by Equiknoxx Music on the “Step Out Riddim“, this was released in 2005 and had eyes and ears focused on Busy as he brought a unique sound to the game.

The song proved to be successful as it helped to propel the Deejay onto the forefront of the Dancehall scene. The success didn’t come without controversy however as various Producers were credited to producing the track. In the end, the true Producers were given the proper recognition, and the track went on to be featured on many compilations including Busy Signal’s 2006 debut album, “Step Out“. Since “Step Out”, Busy has went on to release many more hit singles and projects. Though he was in trouble with the law and found himself in the midst of various feuds, Busy’s career went on to flourish to this day.

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We Take A “Quick Throwback” Look At @Protoje’s “The Feeling”!


Happy Throwback Thursday (and Happy World Cup day)! Today we bring to you another in our “Quick Throwback” series. This time around we go back to the year 2005 with the birthday boy Protoje and check out, “The Feeling“! Off his “Lyrical Overdose” mixtape, “Diggy British” hops on a Hip Hop instrumental done by Producer 9th Wonder (off his Black Album Rejects beat tape) to paint the picture of him being a Ganja Smuggler. From enjoying the finest herb, to trafficking it, to getting a rush from dodging the law, Protoje is the one for all your smoking needs.

Since his mixtape, Protoje has worked his way up to releasing his first single “Arguments“, and became one of the prominent figures in the new wave of Reggae artists in recent years. He is set to drop his 4th album at the end of this month. For all the weed smokers and exporters. If you’re loving this post, be sure to check out our previous entries, and stay tuned for our next one. Check out the track, and follow us on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.

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