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RESPECT JAMAICA! (Inspired By @VerzuzOnline’s “Bounty Killa Vs Beenie Man” Battle)


As I watched last night’s Verzuz Battle between Dancehall LEGENDS Bounty Killa and Beenie Man, I just felt inspired to write something. This may not be in the written style that grace popular International Media outlets, but sometimes you just have to write what you feel. – Wade Haye

Last night, nearly 500,000 people witnessed the clash of two giants in Jamaica’s music culture on Instagram. With close to 4 million views shared across other Social Media platforms, the beauty of it is that it was hosted in Jamaica, held in a Jamaican Studio, and through Jamaican Internet, and it was almost perfect! If you grew up during the beginning or peak of their careers, you know that Bounty and Beenie clashing a nuh normal ting. With Beenie Man celebrating over 40 years as a performer with Bounty Killa having over 30, a 20 song battle wouldn’t do this event justice. They further proved that when they kicked off a couple medleys throughout the over 2 hour long event. For those who are unaware (it’s ok), Hip Hop Producer/Mogul Swizz Beatz and Hip Hop Producer Timbaland kicked off their “Verzuz” battle series a few weeks ago. With the Covid 19 pandemic causing many to stay inside and be entertained by online offerings, Verzuz was made to highlight classic Artists, Producers, and Songwriters along with their timeless catalogues. So far, they’ve presented battles between Swizz Beatz and Timbaland, The-Dream and Sean Garrett, Neyo and Johnta Austin, Erykah Badu and Jill Scott, Lil Jon and T-Pain and others to the delight of many worldwide. Last night’s matchup however, was one that educated many, showcased classic Riddims and tracks, put Jamaica on the map even more, shook viewers with the BLACK GREEN AND GOLD, and will be an unforgettable experience for others.

Verzuz: Jamaica Edition started off in an authentic style with DJs Kurt Riley and Richie Dwarming” up the patrons with various Dancehall/Reggae mixes. Then the floor was open for two former foes/brothers for life to go toe to toe with the hits. In true and proper Jamaican manner, we started with the National Anthem. The stories behind most tracks before letting them loose was a joy to listen to. For those who lived through the 90s, you know Dancehall/Hip Hop collabs were very welcomed, and International collabs were (still is) a big thing for the culture. Beenie and Bounty kicked off a few of them, and the chat section was thoroughly entertained and educated. Then came the Police who caused the event to pause for a few minutes. While I believe it was a part of the act to bring some authenticity to the event (Police will show up to your event, only for it to end shortly after due to noise complaints or other reasons), Beenie’s humorous and somewhat stern approach to the Officers during the event was heavily cheered on.

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Who Is Your Pick? @TheStamma Battles @DiGenius1 Against @DonCorleonie!


On April 30, Jamaican Selector/Producer DJ Stamma kicked off one of the most important Producer battles in Dancehall music, Stephen “Di Genius” McGregor vs Donovan “Don Corleonie” Bennett. If you’ve been following these Grammy winning Producers, you’d know that they have given Dancehall a proper facelift during the heights of their individual reigns, and contributed to the growth of Artists like Vybz Kartel, Mavado, Munga Honorable, Laden, and many more. We don’t want to do any long talking here, we just want you to hear good music, and decide whose legendary catalogue is better in this battle. With Stamma’s selections, he challenges the world to find anything better than this. The Champs are in their respective corners, now get seated and press play.

Check out the battle below, and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.

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@KabakaPyramid Goes Bar For Bar With Himself In “Kabaka Vs Pyramid” Video!


Sometimes It’s a battle when an Artist has to switch up the styles to be placed on a bigger platform. Today, Reggae Artist Kabaka Pyramid battles with his Hip Hop side on another level in “Kabaka Vs Pyramid“. Shot by JussBuss TV and features the late Notorious B.I.G.’sGimme The Loot” Instrumental, it’s Reggae Vs Hip Hop as the twos sides of Kabaka try to justify the better and more successful one. With cameo appearances from Five Steez, The Sickest Drama, Runkus, Koro Fyah, Royal Blu and more, this is a battle to see and replay many times. Featured on Kabaka and Walshy Fire’sAccurate Mixtape, check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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@TheRoyalBlu vs @ToryLanez vs @Drake vs @PopcaanMusic: The “Controlla” Battle!


You couldn’t deny the “Controlla” single in 2016. From what started as a leak has become a single that blew up everywhere! Created by Drake (duh!), this was a single to boost the anticipation of his 4th album, “Views“. Of course when it comes to hit songs, there will be remixes, covers, and clones (lol Tyga). While we won’t get into the other story/controversy with “Controlla” (maybe next time, Mr. Vegas), we’ll recruit 4 very popular versions in a Battle Royale! Up for Battle are Drake (Original), Popcaan (Featured on leak/suggested to be a Remix although edited versions created waves), Royal Blu (Who garnered an underground following for his version), and Tory Lanez (Who has recently revealed his own Canadian/Jamaican Dancehall styled version). Voting for the tracks are below, let’s get ready to battle!

DRAKE

POPCAAN

ROYAL BLU

TORY LANEZ

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NEW VIDEO: @Tessanne vs @DonnaAllenMusic (The Voice Battle)


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It was a battle of the voices on The Voice. Team Adam members Donna Allen and Tessanne Chin battled to the end over Emeli Sande’sNext To Me“. Showing raw talent they wowed the judges and had viewers raving. Want to guess who won? Maybe you already know the answer. Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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NEW VIDEO: @Tessanne vs Donna Allen (The Voice Sneak Peek)


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In what promises to be an epic performance come next week is the battle from TeamAdam on The Voice. Featuring members Donna Allen and our own Tessanne Chin, it’s a battle of the voices over Emeli Sande’s “Next To Me”. What do you think so far? Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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