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Top Artists Take A Trip To Porus On New Riddim!


Record Label Natural Bond Entertainment/Sponge Music looks to bring the heat this summer with a heavy lineup on their “Porus Riddim” compilation. Inspired by the community of Porus in Manchester, Jamaica, the label looks to bring their homegrown sound to major parts of the world thanks to the features. With Beenie Man first to step out with the “Do You Want To Be That Guy” single last week, Natural Bond Entertainment/Sponge Music looks to turn the volume up even more with singles from their signees Lybran and Kyng Sameer, along with popular acts I-Octane, Shane E, Corry Dip, New Kid, Flexxx, Dre Zee, Knaxx, and Jahmiel.

With plans to release more Riddims and highlight more talent this year, Natural Bond Entertainment/Sponge Music looks forward to taking their company to next level, topping charts, and receiving accolades along the way. Songs featured on the “Porus Riddim” are now out, while the full compilation will be made available in the coming days on Spotify, Apple Music, TIDAL, and Deezer with distribution through Onerpm. The label also hinted that a surprise feature on the Riddim with a popular artist will be a part of the full release. They encourage everyone to make the “Porus Riddim” a part of their summer soundtrack, and a Playlist favourite. Visit their website at nbeandspongemusic.com for their previous offerings, Social Media links, and more.

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.@KingBeenieMan Jumps On The “Porus Riddim” For New Single!


Fresh from challenging Bounty Killa on Verzuz’s first Dancehall battle over the Labour Day weekend, Beenie Man continues to do what he has been doing for decades, and that is to make music. Teaming up with Natural Bond Entertainment and Sponge Music, Beenie asks, “Do You Wanna Be That Guy?” on an upcoming Riddim.

Recorded over the “Porus Riddim“, Beenie Man looks back at the May 23rd event, all that has happened throughout the night, shows love to the Island that birthed him, and highlights the culture that gave him a chance. Never one to shy away from delivering witty lyrics, Beenie highlighted the event’s interruption by the Police, and made his unforgettable “Do you wanna be that guy?” statement a part of the chorus.

As the Verzuz event showcased two Dancehall giants, Natural Bond Entertainment and Sponge Music is pleased to be a part of putting together Beenie Man’s newest single after the event. A merger of two companies, Natural Bond Entertainment and Sponge Music has been on the scene for quite a few years, and is currently managing the “Rum BossLybran. The “Porus Riddim” bears its name from the community of Porus in Manchester, and is the home of the Record Label. Along with Beenie Man’s single, the Riddim features new music from Jahmiel, Corry Dip, Lybran, Shane E, I-Octane, and many more.

Beenie Man’s “Do You Wanna Be That Guy?” is expected to premiere on radio this weekend, while the “Porus Riddim” will be officially released on June 5 and distributed through Onerpm. Natural Bond Entertainment and Sponge Music invite you to visit their website at nbeandspongemusic.com for their previous offerings, Social Media links, and more.

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We Look Back At Some “Bobby Digital” Dixon Productions In Our Throwback Playlist!


It’s been a while, but we’re back with a new Playlist. More importantly, a #13thStreetThrowback Playlist! On May 21, Jamaica lost one of its greatest Producers, Robert Dixon a.k.a. “Bobby Digital”. A man who conquered a unique style of production and is a founding father of the global Dancehall movement, Bobby Digital and his Digital B label blessed the likes of Shabba Ranks, Morgan Heritage, Buju Banton, Admiral Tibet, Sizzla, Bounty Killa, Beenie Man, Garnett Silk, and many others with the sounds that scored chart topping success, Grammy wins, and various certifications. Today, we pay homage to this great man with a new Throwback Playlist. From the 80s to the 90s and beyond, we give you some of the classics, and a few songs that sampled those classics. If you have a favourite on there, let us know! Walk good, Bobby Digital!

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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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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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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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