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We Look At Hip Hop’s Caribbean Side In The “Island Raps” Playlist!


How about a new Playlist? If you know Hip Hop’s history, you know the Caribbean played a huge part in its creation. While its influence continues to shape it over the years, there have a flurry of new Artists who have chosen to embark on careers Hip Hop related. Today, we highlight a few of the Artists that have been contributing to the growth of Hip Hop in the Caribbean in our latest Playlist, “Island Raps“! From Jamaica, to Trinidad and Tobago, to Haiti, to St. Lucia, we’re covering from some of the Islands that Hip Hop has been living in over the years. Get familiar with Yardie Rap, Yard Hip Hop/Trap, Latin Trap, Rap Kreyol, and more!

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OLDIES SUNDAY: Ruddy Thomas – Key To The World (1982)


It’s Wedding SZN! For the month of June, Oldies Sunday will feature some love songs that can be a great addition to your Wedding Playlists, and could be the official song to dance to. Today we go back to the year 1982 with the late Ruddy Thomas’Key To The World“! Produced by Roy Forbes Allen with arrangement by FranklinBubbler Waul” and released through the Hawkeye Label, this was a cover of The Dramatics member L.J. Reynolds’ 1981 single. Here, Ruddy Thomas gives us soulful lyrics letting the lady in his life know that if he had the world, she’d never be in need, and he’ll provide in a way a man’s supposed to. This version showcased Ruddy’s vocals in a way that was sure to bring a tingle to all the ladies who heard it.

With a few hits under his belt, Ruddy Thomas lent his vocals to the likes of Peter Tosh, and was a Recording Engineer for projects by Sugar Minott, Leroy Smart, Yellowman, and Beres Hammond. Ruddy Thomas passed away in 2006 as a result of a Heart Attack during a performance in Jamaica. His music remains timeless, and still are being played all around the world.

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Take A Trip Into @DiEnergist’s Mind On “Psycho”!


It’s been a while since we’ve seen and heard Kyng Tavii. While he has since done away with Comedy and dabbled a little in music, he was M.I.A. for a bit. Having been one of the early adopters of the Social Media Comedy lane in Jamaica, a week wouldn’t pass where he didn’t have a crazy skit posted online (like this one). Today, he gets on his music ting with the visual for, “Psycho (stream here)“! Handling the directorial duties with creative direction by Noel Smith, viewers are taken inside Kyng Tavii’s mind as he lets us know some of the things that pop up in there, and what he has been going through. While he’s living in his thoughts, he shares the ups and downs of fame, failing friends, and being his own friend. Take care of your Mental Health! We hope this is the start of more content from him. Check out the video, and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.

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.@TheRoyalBlu Builds On His Star Power With @JLLProd Produced, “Hype”!


Slowing down is something that you can’t find rising Recording Artist Royal Blu doing anytime soon. While he has been making moves over recent years, 2019 has been very promising so far. Since we’ve featured him as an Artist to watch, he has been adding fuel to his “El Fuego” alias and dropping nothing but fire. While we finally got the long anticipated visual for Meanwhile” with Leno Banton, he fed his hunger for more by popping up on various collabs, and dropping the “Style and Pattern” single and video (which boasts an all Jamaican production and raises the bar). Today, he goes up a few levels with the new track, “Hype“! Produced by longtime collaborator J.L.L. and released through Delicious Vinyl Island, Royal Blu fixes his crown and gets at naysayers who throw the term “hype” to his name as he’s more of a “hype with substance” type of person, and stays true to himself and those who know him. Many have stepped in his way to downplay his talent and determination, but frankly they’re not in his league, and he strives for quality and all that comes with it.

It’s a case of the “Damned if you do, damned if you don’t“, but Royal Blu doesn’t make much bother him as he sings to his own tune, and creates dope things. With an EP on the way to follow up his “sinG with God” project, if you didn’t know him before, now you know! With artwork provided by Ikem Smith, just stay tuned to see what else Royal Blu has rolled up his sleeve. For now, check out the track below and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.

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.@OriginalKoffee Links Up With @GovanaGenna For “Rapture (Remix)”!


Koffee and Govana have both been having a fantastic 2019. With their careers rising higher than ever, and the masses receiving their respective works wonderfully, the sky is definitely not the limit for them as they can go much further. Today however, after blessing us with the Rapture EP and the title track that has been a favourite for many of us, we get Koffee and Govana on the remix! While Koffee originally turned up the temperature on this, the “Genna Genna” applies his flow on the Lasanna Harris production like the lyrical Doctor he is. While I was hoping for some fresh lyrics from Koffee for the remix, the Spanish Town natives did their thing with this one. Video on the way too! Here’s to more Benzes, hit songs, and remixes (hint hint). Everybody get capture while the lyrics gi dem lockjaw!

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The Loving Keeps @_MizzLee_ “Hooked” On O.D. Assisted Debut Single!


The summer is near, and you know a lot of love will be in the air then. For those who have plans to be “cuffed“, let Recording Artist Nyla Lee’s debut single, “Hooked” be the soundtrack! Produced by S.Q.R. Studios and featuring Recording Artist O.D., the duo share bits on why they stay addicted to the one they’re with. They also showcase their own sounds which makes the track an enjoyable listen (and one that’ll have you dancing!).

When asked about the song and its creative process, Nyla had this to say, “Have you ever been high off someone? Can’t get enough of that person? The song “Hooked” depicts that feeling. It’s a chill summer vibe song that I wrote some time ago. I decided to link up with O.D. in the studio as he has worked on some great songs before, and he contributed a sick verse. When I linked up with Producer UEL Genesis of S.Q.R Studios about a beat, he proceeded to build a riddim on the spot and complimented the vibe I was going for. Recorded it a couple weeks after, and now it’s out! I hope you all enjoy my very first single.

The Montego Bay based Singer hopes to embark on a fruitful music career, and will be hitting the streets near you with her debut single. Something for the lovers! Check out the track below, and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.

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