OLDIES SUNDAY: Sister Charmaine – No Disrespect (1990)


Today’s Oldies Sunday selection is dedicated to Dancehall Artist Sister Charmaine who passed away on January 5, 2021. Before the many prominent Queens of Dancehall, Sister Charmaine was one who held that title proudly. Today we go back in time to check out “No Disrespect“.

Released through Leggo Records in 1990, Sister Charmaine did plenty name dropping on this one as she shares the difficulty in catching a break in music. In a rather humorous way, she calls upon artists like Papa San, Admiral Bailey, General Trees, Little Lenny, Professor Nuts, Lt. Stitchie, Flourgon, Ninja Man, and many more for assistance in making her career as successful as theirs. From borrowing a Benz, to performing Obeah, to learning certain songs and moves, Sister Charmaine believes these were some of the methods her fellow artists used in getting a “buss“. The song was not made to disrespect the many artists mentioned, but to give her audience something to laugh about, and showcase her versatility. The song was featured on the “Live And Kickin’” compilation in 1990. A song we believed took a cue from “No Disrespect” was Ce’cile’s 2000 single, “Changez” where she called out male deejays, but for a rather different topic.

Walk Good Sister Charmaine!

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OLDIES SUNDAY: Byron Lee & The Dragonaires x Preacher x Admiral Bailey – Dance Hall Soca (1993)


Happy Sunday! Today we celebrate a lil Dancehall, and a lil Soca with our “Oldies Sunday” selection. Going back to the year 1993, we tune in to the late Byron Lee and his Band The Dragonaires’ hit, “Dance Hall Soca“! Featuring Soca Artist Preacher and Dancehall Artist/Football Coach Admiral Bailey, we get the best of both worlds as Dancehall and Soca fans alike joined forces and partied away without care! The track was featured on the Band’s 1993 album of the same name, and it’s a fun song that became one of Byron Lee’s signature hits, and you could say one of the songs that paved the way for many Dancehall/Soca collaborations over the years. With the superb instrumentations from the Band, and Preacher and Bailey’s contributions, you could wave your rag, wine, and do the “Soca Bogle” to your heart’s content. Check out the track below, and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Instagram and Twitter at @13thStreetPromo.

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WATCH: @ShaggyNFriends LIVE!


Watch the annual staging of Shaggy & Friends below. Be sure to support the cause by following the instructions below the live stream.

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NEW MUSIC: @BunBTrillOG x @RickyRozay x @2Chainz x @SeraniMusic – Fire


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Jamaicans are everywhere and today’s new music shows that Jamaican artists can be put on alongside big names. Titled “Fire” and features top acts Bun B, Rick Ross, 2 Chainz and Serani, we hear them bringing the war to anyone who oppose them and their crews. Interesting to hear Bun B and Rick Ross try their hand at patois. This isn’t the first time Serani has lent his hooks to hip hop singles but it’s always great seeing Jamaicans do good things. *”Big belly man, big belly man man“. Off Bun B’s upcoming “Trill 4 Life” album, check out the track below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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OLDIES SUNDAY: @AdmiralBaileyDJ x Chaka Demus – One Scotch (1986)


Today’s Oldies Selection comes from Deejays Admiral Bailey and Chaka Demus. Titled “One Scotch” and produced in 1986 by Prince Jammy’s (Now King Jammy’s), the deejays meet up at a bar and order their regular drink choices of one Scotch, one Bergerman (Bourbon), and one Beer all while dropping lyrics about having bullas with avacado, having money to take a plane trip and even a little chant (Demus). This song was inspired by Amos Milburn’s 1950 hit “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer” and became a big hit in Jamaica.

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