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We Look Back At Some Of The Times Sister Nancy Was Sampled In Our Latest Playlist!


Today, January 2, 2021, we celebrate the 59th birthday of the iconic Sister Nancy. An artist who broke barriers and paved the way for many female Dancehall artists, Sister Nancy is a legend through and through. In honour of her birthday, we feature her in our latest Playlist (and 1st Playlist of the year)!

Highlighting her 1982 classic, “Bam Bam, we look back at some of the times the single was sampled. From Jay Z to Amara La Negra, from Logic to Tamar Braxton, “Bam Bam” has come a long way to becoming one of the most sampled tracks in music. Take a trip down memory lane and learn something. Big up the great Sister Nancy! Want to get some backstory on “Bam Bam”? Check out this Reggaeology Podcast episode.

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.@CellularDada, @TarrusRileyJA & @SupaDups Celebrate The “Black Woman” On Special Remix


Canadian Vocalist Emanuel is an artist on the rise who has been making great strides this year. With vocals that touch many and possessing a steady following, it won’t be long till the world fully gets familiar with him. With a great debut single, “Need You“, and his “Alt Therapy SessionEP series taking flight before his 2021 debut album release, he is leaving marks in key places. Having made a huge impression with the single, “Black Woman” last month, he is joined by two Jamaican greats for the remix!

Produced by the legendary Supa Dups and featuring “Singy SingyTarrus Riley, Emanuel’s single gets a makeover filled with great Reggae production with an amazing pairing of vocals that will surely put a smile on the Black Queens worldwide. The original track featured production by the legendary Kardinal Offishall, John Fellner, and Ryan Bakalarczyk. Linking up with Tarrus according to Emanuel “felt like the stars were aligning“. “I know Tarrus Riley from going to the parties of my Jamaican friends where they play music that’s big and nostalgic for them. His song ‘She’s Royal’ is just huge, people are still bumping it in 2020! I think people really appreciate the legacy of that song and the link up is really big for what ‘Black Woman’ means and what I want the legacy of ‘Black Woman’ to be. To have him on it, it felt like the stars were aligning. I think the impact that this will have to the diaspora is amazing.” shared the Vocalist. “Black Woman (Remix)” is featured on his “Alt Therapy Session 2: Transformation” EP which now available!

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We Look Back At @LenkyMarsden’s “Diwali Riddim” In Our Throwback Playlist Series!


Happy Friday everyone! While many of us are in the middle of Black Friday shopping all over the world, and our American friends are still sleepy after their Thanksgiving feasts, we thought we’d put a lil pep in your step. Bringing back our #13thStreetThrowback Playlist series, we go back to the year 2002 to check out the “Diwali Riddim“!

Produced by StevenLenkyMarsden and released through the 40/40 Label, the Riddim gave us plenty memorable tracks from the likes of General Degree, Wayne WonderBuju Banton, Danny English, and timeless hits like a track called “Get Busy” by Sean Paul (which was featured on a multiplatinum album), and a duo named Brick & Lace with the hit, “Love Is Wicked“. The Riddim has also been sampled by Tiwa Savage, Thutmose, Lumidee, and a certain Superstar by the name of Rihanna.

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We Salute @Aidonia4thGenna’s Career In Our Latest Playlist!


If you have heard “J.O.P.!“, “Bushkash Bushkash“, “So Sick…“, “1 Voice…“, “Bad people, move move move…” and “Start di Helicopter…” at some point your Dancehall music listening sessions, then you have experienced some of Dancehall Artist Aidonia’s great works! The man born Sheldon Aitana Lawrence, has been a mainstay since his ascent onto the scene in the early 2000s. If you were looking for lyricism, a voice that commanded attention, and something new, Aidonia was one of the few who checked all three over the years and had hits to boot.

Today’s post pays tribute to the man who had folks saying “J.O.P.” over the wildly popular “Gaza” and “Gully” with the easily recognized hand sign. With our latest Playlist, we let you in on the works from “The 4th Genna Boss“! With over 6 hours of hits from bad man tunes to gal songs, the only ones didn’t make it aren’t available for streaming. With folks out here trying to discredit Aidonia’s contribution to Dancehall, you need people like to appreciate and recognize his works that weren’t in vain.

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We Look Back At @TonyCDKelly’s “Bookshelf Riddim” In Our Throwback Playlist Series!


Recently, Dancehall Artist Konshens dropped a new single titled, “Bad Man“. Off his latest “BadMan vs Nice Guy” project, he recruited the classic “Bookshelf Riddim” for the track and gave listeners a dose of the Konz’ sound. Released in 1998, this was produced by legendary Producer Tony “CD” Kelly and released through his K-Licious label. The Riddim featured the hits, “Bookshelf” by Beenie Man, “Deport Them” by Sean Paul, and was sampled by the likes of Ape Drums, Khalia, and Sneakbo.

We’re highlighting the “Bookshelf Riddim” in the latest Playlist in our #13thStreetThrowback series! It’s time to learn a thing or few. Check it out below, and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.

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We Look Back At The “Bam Bam Riddim” In Our Throwback Playlist Series!


Recently, International Recording Artist Jason Derulo released his latest single, “Too Hot“. While Jason has a great run with the pop hits, a familiar sound can be heard throughout the track, and it was the 1993 Dancehall classic, “Murder She Wrote” by Chaka Demus & Pliers! Produced by Sly & Robbie for the Taxi Label, this song is Chaka Demus & Pliers’ signature track, and sampled another classic, the 1966 Toots & The Maytals’Bam Bam” which was produced by the late Byron Lee! Today, we’re gonna highlight the classic samples, songs that sampled them, and the many variations of the “Bam Bam Riddim” in our new “#13thStreetThrowbackPlaylist series! It’s time to learn something, and party away!

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