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We Look Back At The Many Versions Of The “Mad Mad Riddim” In Our Throwback Playlist!


Happy Friday the 13th everyone! A lot of things are going on in the world, but music is one that stays constant. Today in our #13thStreetThrowback Playlist series, we look back at a Riddim that has many names and variations, the classic “Mad Mad Riddim“!

We first go back to the year 1967 with the release of Alton Ellis’Mad Mad Mad” which was produced by the late Sir “Coxsone” Dodd for Coxsone Records, and that one song’s production lead to plenty versions over the years. From the “Junjo” Lawes produced “Mad Mad Riddim” that gave us the classic “Diseases” by Michigan & Smiley and “Zungguzungguguzungguzeng” by Yellowman in the 1980s, to the infamous “Golden Hen Riddim” that gave us classics from Josey Wales, to Bobby Konders and Massive B’sPlatinum Hen Riddim” in 2011, to tracks that have sampled a version of the Riddim, this Playlist has it covered from familiar songs to rare cuts.

Check out this and many other Playlists here. Do remember to share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.

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There Are No Flowers And Candy Included With Our “Lonely Valentine Playlist”.


Today’s Valentine’s Day! While many couples will be color coordinating and sharing gifts and quality time, there will be a lot of loners today. While reasons vary for the loners, it’s gonna be a long day. With that said, we’ve released “The Lonely Valentine Playlist“!

Featuring 14 classic sad songs from Alton Ellis to Vybz Kartel, we’re going with the theme as we’ve previously catered to the couples (even the Dancehall ones), and even the sidechicks (click the linked text for the Playlists.). Hang in there loners, things might turn around in a crazy way today, or soon. To those who miss their love, we hope they give things another chance. It’s still all about love. Shout out the couples on VDay.

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Stay Conscious With “The Black Playlist”!


As we close off another Black History Month and Reggae Month, we’d like the same energy to be kept throughout the year, and the rest that follow. We want people to continue pushing for more black consciousness, and the growth of that good music. With that said, we present to you “The Black Playlist“! Featuring music that look at the Black Man’s struggle, the progression, highlighting our black heroes, and celebrating Melanin, we have music that have touched various generations. We hope this one is kept on repeat and shared. Check out the Playlist below, and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.

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Marcia Aitken’s “I’m Still In Love” Featured In @Beyonce x Jay Z’s “OTR II” Ad!


Jamaica’s music continues to leave an impression on many worldwide, and today’s no different. Hours ago, Power couple Beyonce and Jay Z announced their “On The Run 2” Tour. While fans all over get their things ready to see their Idols perform live, music heads heard a familiar classic playing throughout the 45 second ad. Straight out of 1977 comes Marcia Aitken’s cover of “I’m Still In Love (With You Boy)“! Produced by Joe Gibbs, it gave the young Aitkens (who was a student at the Excelsior High School at the time) her first #1 hit in Jamaica, with high chartings in the US and UK. The single was featured on her 1981 debut, “Reggae Impact“, and was a cover of the late Alton Ellis 1967 Sir Coxsone Dodd produced hit (his version focused on “girl” as hers the opposite gender). “I’m Still In Love” has been sampled by Sean Paul, Beres Hammond, Trinity, and Althea & Donna.

For those wanting to attend OTR II, visit Beyonce.com. For those who want to dabble in Music History, check out the tracks below.

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Chip Off The Old Block: Meet The New Kids Of Dancehall x Reggae (Pt. 4)


First they started out as the youth of the Dancehall/Reggae culture, now they’re parents with growing kids. It isn’t unusual for the child of an Entertainer to follow in their parent’s footsteps one way or the other as at times they bring a modern take on their parent’s creations, or create their own lane. Some of the most famous off springs include Stephen, Ziggy, and Damian “Junior Gong” Marley (Sons of Bob Marley), Chino and Di Genius (Sons of Freddie McGregor), Junior Tucker (Son of Jimmy Tucker), Morgan Heritage (Children of Denroy Morgan), Tarrus Riley (Son of Jimmy Riley), Queen Ifrica (Daughter of Derrick Morgan), Protoje (Son of Lorna Bennett), Chronixx (Son of Chronicle) and many more. In part 4 of a few part series, I feature more of the new set of kids on the scene whose parents have covered much ground in their respective careers.

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1. Juju Blood (D’Yung Veteran)

Famous Parent: Junior Reid

Occupation: Reggae Artist

Twitter/IG: @JujuBlood / @JujuReidMusic

Single(s): Don Dada (w/ Chris Matic), International Love

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2. Jahazeil Myrie

Famous Parent: Buju Banton

Occupation: Reggae Artist

Twitter/IG: @JahazeilMusic / @Jahazeil_Myrie

Single(s): Who Am I

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NEW VIDEO: @OnstageTV Interviews @EllisMuzicChild


Being an offspring of one of Jamaica’s greatest Entertainers, the late Alton Ellis, Christopher Ellis aims to make a mark in music not only in Jamaica, but worldwide. Here on Onstage the UK based Singer spoke on being in Jamaica to record, experiencing the Island, touring with his father, working with Stephen Marley, being his own artist, his new single with Bay-C (formerly of T.O.K.), putting out more music. The Ellis Clan are a talented bunch so it’s no surprise here. Looking forward to more from Christopher Ellis. Check out the Interview below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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