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OLDIES SUNDAY: Brown Sugar – Black Pride (1977)


February is recognized as “Black History Month“. While we recognize the Black man’s rise everyday, we continue to recognize some great Black people in music on Oldies Sunday. Today, we go back in time to check out UK group Brown Sugar with their classic single, “Black Pride“.

Produced by Brownie “T” for Dennis Harris Productions and released through the “Lover’s Rock” label in 1977, the song found members Caron Wheeler, Pauline Catlin, and Carol Simms celebrating Blackness during a time where racism and prejudice were still heavy problems in society. Being proud of the skin you’re in is what Brown Sugar emphasized throughout the Lover’s Rock single, but the message still falls on the deaf ears of many today. “Black Pride” become a successful single for Brown Sugar, and is still played to this day. Though the group broke up and reunited a few times over the years, former member Carol found success with a cover of the single when she embarked on a solo career under the name Kofi years later. Say it loud, “I’m Black and i’m Proud“.

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.@ChronixxMusic, @SpraggaBenz3, @StephenMarley & Super Cat Join @SalaamRemi On New Album


After previewing some message music earlier this year, Producer Salaam Remi continues to do it for the culture as he finally dropped his powerful new album, “Black On Purpose“. Featuring collaborations with numerous black voices in music, he tapped into Jamaica and enlisted Super Cat, Stephen Marley, Chronixx, and Spragga Benz!

Having featured Super Cat and Stephen Marley months prior with the tracks “Push Time” and “Is It Because I’m Black“, Salaam Remi sought those who could help to push great messages in the music as the “Black Lives Matter” movement strengthened this year as racial tension in various parts of the world are on the rise. Chronixx can be found on “Afrikan Children” with Black Thought, and Stephen Marley appears for a 2nd time on the album with the track “Black Progress” which features Spragga Benz. “Black On Purpose” follows up his early 2020 release of “Do It For The Culture 2” which features Red Rat, Stephen Marley, Buccaneer, Majah Hype, Wayne Wonder, Spragga Benz, Ghost, and many others.

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.@Krueshef Uplifts The World With “We Rise Up” Single


In the wake of racial tension and protests for equality all around the world, there is a need for powerful voices to help bring awareness to the many injustices daily. Hailing from St. Croix, USVI, Recording Artiste Krueshef steps up to bring upliftment on his upcoming single, “We Rise Up”.

Produced by Jamaican Producer Dre Swade and released through Kohanim Records, Krueshef brings us motivational lyrics as he lets listeners know that we can do everything through The Most High if you put your trust in him, encourages listeners to pray and keep the faith as they are worth more than material things, and makes the statement that we will rise up even when there is opposition. Krueshef felt the need to take a stand in these trying times, and give the world some hope and words of affirmation. Accompanying the single, is a music video directed by Miami Film Kings that highlights the Black Lives Matter movement, and some of the events that lead up to the start of the movement.

Born Clarence Joseph in St. Croix, USVI, Krueshef had a love for music starting from his childhood days. Inspired by his upbringing and experiences he and others faced, he developed deejaying skills and paired it with his wisdom to uplift, motivate, and entertain listeners near and far. His delivery has oftentimes compared him to Jamaican Dancehall Icon Bounty Killa, and so far he has shared the stage with the likes of Jason Derulo, DMX, and Natty King, and has found success with singles like “Di Great I Am”, “Pray With Me”, and “No Response”.

Krueshef’s “We Rise Up” will be officially available on all digital music streaming platforms on October 10, which is an important day in St. Croix as it recognizes the work of Queen Mary, a leader of the 1878 “Fireburn” uprising. The single’s music video will be available for viewing on Krueshef’s official Youtube channel. To stay up to date with Krueshef’s music and updates, follow him on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook at @Krueshef.

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.@SoundzHTG @DaleyHTG & @JusBeinRizzy Protest Through Song On “Can I Live”


First off, Black Lives Still Matter, and the fight for equal rights and justice will continue as long as life allows it. With many Black people facing oppression and injustice at the hands of racists, the BLM protests and rallies have increased in numbers worldwide. Using their platforms, Recording Artists Chase Soundz, Daley HTG, and Terall continue to speak out and spread awareness on, “Can I Live”.

Produced by D’Artizt, the trio share not only their experiences as Black Men, but continue to shed light on racial profiling and oppression, highlight those who have lost their lives, and add support for those fighting for the causes. With Daley and Terall based in Florida, and Chase in Texas, we know that racial tension can be very strong in those regions, but there will come a time where that is no more. While many protest rally through other means, these artist join with powerful voices and lyrics.

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.@DreIslandMusic & @Wyclef Fight For “Justice”!


With all that’s going on in the world, one thing is certain, the Black Man is still fighting the good fight. With more Black Lives Matter marches and protest spawning everyday, they won’t stop until justice is served, and those who were wronged inspire others to do the right thing and honour them. Recording Artists Wyclef Jean and Dre Island join the fight, and protests with good message music. Today, we see the visual for their track, “Justice“!

Directed by Ray Flaco, the video gives us a behind the scenes look at both artists recording “Justice” from their respective locations, and interacting with the people while spreading the message that justice for Black lives needs to happen. They also can be seen jogging while rocking hoodies and watching their backs, which sheds light on the injustice that the late Trayvon Martin faced. Inspired by Wyclef’s racial profiling experience, he is no stranger to calling out on injustice, racism, and wanting equal rights through his music. He recruited Dre Island for the track who is considered one of Jamaica’s most powerful messengers.

BLACK LIVES STILL MATTER!

“Justice” will be available on the deluxe version of Dre Island’s recently released debut album, “Now I Rise“, which will be released later this month. Check out the video below, and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.

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.@Langi_Music Shares How He’s Feeling About Everything In New Video!


To say 2020 is a tough year is an understatement. With so many events breaking out, it takes a toll on a lot of us. From disease pandemics to racial tension, there’s so much so many can take. Recording Artist Langi chose to let it out through music, and today we check out his clip titled, “How I Feel“. From George Floyd’s murder, to Coronavirus, to worldwide protests, Langi shares his thoughts and expresses his feelings towards them all. Though a short clip, Langi’s voice is just one of many in the world that’s speaking out. Black Lives Matter, and let there be justice for all who have been unfairly treated, oppressed, and murdered by those who never meant us well.

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