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A Relationship Goes Through A lot In @SarkAmbassador & @MissRheaDawn’s “Toxic” Video


A couple months ago, Trini Artist Sarkastik Ambassador and Bajan star Rhea Layne gave us a demo of a track they were working on called, “Toxic. It tackled some of the issues that affect relationships, and many people could relate to the song. Fast forward to the present day, we’re proud to show you the music video for the officially released track.

Directed by Sarkastik Ambassador and starring Nicholas C. Subero and Ruby Parris (related to Paul Parris of The Parris Agency who manages Jus D?), “Toxic” is brought to life showcasing an estranged couple who struggle through moments of tension, restriction, passion and emotional intimacy in just one day of quarantining together. Many relationships have taken a dive in recent months, and the pandemic hasn’t been making things easier for some of us mentally. When this couple isn’t distancing themselves from each other, they’re arguing, but in the end they find themselves getting closer. Hang in there guys, it’s rough out there, and seek help when you can.

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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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.@SarkAmbassador Teams Up With @MissRheaDawn On “Toxic”


Trini Creative Sarkastik Ambassador looks to make 2021 the year he increases his musical output. Having dabbled in other areas last year, we didn’t get to hear much music. Starting off the new year right, he gives listeners an early listen to the track, “Toxic“.

Produced by TDSK Productions and featuring Bajan Singer/Songwriter Rhea Layne, Sark and Rhea get at each other like a fighting couple as they speak about jealousy, insecurity, and plenty toxic behaviours between them. Many couples go through things like this daily, but Sark and Rhea just play it all out in a way that will have couples thinking over things and go forward with resolutions. As mentioned before, this an early listen as Sarkastik Ambassador looks to put some finishing touches and officially release this track later this year. Let us know what you think about it.

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OLDIES SUNDAY (Christmas): Singing Francine – Hurray Hurrah (1979)


In recognition of the Christmas season, we’re highlighting a few Christmas songs for the month of December on Oldies Sunday! Last week we visited Haiti, this week we stopped by Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago to check out the legendary Singing Francine’sHurray Hurrah“!

Arranged by Pelham Goddard and released through M&H Productions in 1979, Singing Francine shares the story of the birth of Jesus Christ, and highlights his importance to all of us. Over beautiful production, Singing Francine gives us a lively song that will make everyone join in clapping and singing. The track was featured on her 1979 “From Christmas…To Carnival Vol. 1” album, and her 1981 “Christmas Is Love” album. One of the Queens of Calypso with the great Calypso Rose, Singing Francine has brought joy and a lot of entertainment to anyone within earshot of her voice for many decades. “Hurray Hurrah” is one of her many Christmas releases, and is still played in various parts of the Caribbean.

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.@MusicByShaiii Locks You In With The “Naomi” Album


From the Island of Barbados that has boasted great talent like Alison Hinds, DJ Puffy, Rupee, Jus D, and Rihanna, Recording Artist/Producer Shaí Bascombe looks to take his place among legends. Having been involved in music from a young age, he started taking it seriously just over 3 years ago. With a few singles and 2 projects to his name, he looks to elevate his career with the release of his 3rd project, “Naomi“.

Consisting of 11 tracks, Shaí Bascombe doesn’t hold back with the creativity. Producing the lion’s share of the album with contributions from Kenty J and Hasnai Eli, Shaí takes Trap, Hip Hop, Pop, and R&B influences to create something that’s unique, and has listeners taking a trip through his experiences, dreams, and creativity. Recording Artists Jah Koda and Ch’an make an appearance on the album, and did well with their respective features. For those thinking the Caribbean music scene is limited, artists like Shaí Bascombe is a rising movement that has been changing the way you hear the music.

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.@MajorLazer Kicks Off A “Soca Storm” With New 3 Track EP!


Carnival 2020 is off to a great start so far. With lots of music being released already, just know that you’re in for an awesome time. Joining in the fun is the Major Lazer collective with their latest EP, “Soca Storm“! Featuring 3 tracks, the EP finds Diplo, Walshy Fire, and Jillionaire collaborating with Soca Artists Mr. Killa and Zeek. With energetic production and lots of energy, you’ll find “Soca Storm” a great addition to your Soca playlists.

With Costumes being revealed by various Bands so far and events being announced, will you be a part of the “Jump & Wave” crowd this year? Check out the EP below, and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.

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