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Celebrate “The African Dancehall King” @ShattaWaleGH’s Birthday With Our Latest Playlist!


He is considered one of Ghana’s biggest artists, he is called the “African Vybz Kartel” thanks to his heavy work ethic, and he is an African legend. Today, Recording Artist Shatta Wale (formerly known as Bandana) celebrates his 35th birthday, and we salute his greatness with our latest Playlist called, “The African Dancehall King“.

With 3 1/2 hours of tracks, we highlight some of Shatta Wale’s biggest singles, and show the world why he’s considered a legend. From Afrobeats, to Dancehall, to Pop, to working with the likes of Mavado, Shenseea, Medikal, Alkaline, Burna Boy, and Beyoncé, Shatta has worked with some of the best of them, and his journey is far from finished. What are your favourite songs from him? Join the Shatta Movement!

Celebrate a legend’s birthday by checking out the Playlist below, and sharing with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.

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We Look Back At Some Summer 2020 Releases On The “Las’ Lick Playlist Vol. 2”


The Summer holidays are over, but in this Covid 19 world, everyone’s stuck inside. With Schools and jobs handling (most) things the online way, we’re seeing the “new norm” everyday. Nonetheless, creators create, and many of them released music in time for Summer 2020 in Jamaica. Today, we look back at a few tracks that were released in the 2nd Volume of the “Las’ Lick Playlist“!

Following up the 2018 Playlist, this 2020 edition features 32 tracks from Jamaican artists. Whether your taste is Dancehall, Reggae, Pop, or Hip Hop, you get dope offerings from emerging artists like Royal Blu, Leno Banton, Blvk H3ro, and Skillibeng, to established acts like ProtojeBeenie Man, Aidonia, Vybz Kartel, and Popcaan, to new acts like Marcilli, Prizal, Nyne 11, and GyalKapone. Check out songs that may have missed your radar, or ones that got you hype during the past few months. Don’t forget to share!

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We Highlight Some Of The Dancehall Artists Who Have Defined The 2010s!


December 31, 2019 marks the last day of the 2010s, and January 1, 2020 will mark the first day of a new decade. It was the best of times, and it was the worst of times, but today we look back at some of Dancehall Artists who have made an impact on the scene. With so many hits and moments, we know lists and faves will vary. Before we start, we want to thank everyone who has given our Blog and Social Media a chance since 2012. We’ve featured so many and have assisted in the careers of plenty, we look forward to doing even more in 2020, and beyond. Let’s get started with our lengthy list.

(Editor’s Note: Everyone’s list is different, so if you have a problem with this one…make your own!)

Vybz Kartel

I mean, what’s a list without the “World Boss“? A man who continued to add fuel to the fire of his musical career, long after making his debut in the early 2000s. With his entrepreneurial side blooming with a Shoe line, Liquor line, Nightclub, Merch, to even Condoms, Vybz was everywhere. He even had a Reality TV series, and kept up with quite a bit of controversy too. Despite him being thrown behind bars in 2011 and facing 35 years soon after, it didn’t stop him from recording music, and releasing singles and albums up to this day. Remember his “Freaky Girl” saga? We know you all have a few Kartel tracks in rotation.

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Spice

Spice is also an Artist you can’t deny when it comes to this list as well. Spice held it down for the ladies, and showed the men that she can handle her own. With so many bookings, i’m surprised there isn’t a row or an Airline named after her yet. Spice kept the hits coming, and flexed her entrepreneurial muscle as well with her “Spicey Couture” store which started growing since opening in 2009. With the help of Social Media, Spice’s brand got bigger, and took a major turn in 2018 when she was made a cast member on the popular VH1 Reality TV series, “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta”. Spice welcomed her share of controversy as well which included relationship issues, and the topic of Colorism. With her career starting in the early 2000s, she kept the fire going like her “World Boss” colleague, and got crowned Queen in the process.

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.@DiEnergist Stans For @TheAlkaline In “Dear Alkaline” Video!


It’s not secret that Kyng Tavii is a huge Alkaline fan, so much so that the Deejay has inspired many of his skits and music. Today’s entry is no different as he was requested to make a video with the “Detta Boss” in mind. In “Dear Alkaline“, Kyng Tavii parodies Rapper Eminem’s infamous track, “Stan“, to share his love for Alkaline. He shared his ups and downs as a fan, even including taking his side when Alkaline beefed with Vybz Kartel and Popcaan. He even mentioned being a proud Stepfather for a child that Alkaline made with his girlfriend.

Which Artist can you say you’re a huge fan of? Who do you stan? Share with us! Good to see Kyng Tavii putting out some comedic content again, as he has been having a rough time in recent months. Let’s hope he keeps it up. Check out the video below, and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.

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.@TheAlkaline Gets Recruited For @OGKeithSweat’s “Playing For Keeps” Album!


R&B Veteran Keith Sweat always had a thing for delivering that feel good grown folks music. From his debut decades ago, he has been the one to turn up the heat for the ladies. Recently, he released his 13th studio album, “Playing For Keeps“. While fans know what to expect from the R&B Crooner, his collaboration with Dancehall Artist Alkaline on “Fuego” was a pump on the brakes. The track, which also features Akon and RayFade, boasts some modern production and encourages you to bust a move throughout. Are there hints of Aidonia and Di Genius’Fi Di Jockey” and Donovan Germaine and Dave Kelly’sDickie” Riddims I hear? Alkaline held his own on this track and this a huge look for not only the Dancehall Artist, but for the genre on a whole. Big up the Detta Boss. Keith Sweat’s new album is out now. Check out the track below, and share with a friend. Show us some love on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.

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End Your Summer Holidays On A Fun Note With Our “Las’ Lick Playlist”!


A “Last Lick” is defined as having the last hit in a given situation. In Jamaica it is a fun thing to do with peers. Today, we’re giving you the last hit to end your Summer vacay with our “Las’ LickPlaylist! Featuring 33 tracks that popped up during the Summer, get your fix from some of your favourite upcoming and established Artists. Check out songs that may have missed your radar, or ones that got you hype during the past few months. Don’t let Monday catch you groggy and grumpy, let this Playlist put a smile on your face. Check out the “Las’ Lick Playlist” below, and show us some love on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.

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