The skin colour has been a topic of discussion among many for centuries but is Jesus Christ black, or white? Many sects of Christianity have pictured the Messiah as a black man complete with an afro, while others recognize a blue eyed, long flowing hair white individual. Today, the trio of Leno Banton, Blvk H3ro, and The Grei Show say “everything black” in their new track, “Black Jesus“. Produced by SNR Beats, the Artists speak on their interpretation of the physical appearance of GOD’s son, and their desire to follow and learn from him. Expect this one to make some noise, stay woke! The debates will continue, but the interpretations are up to you. Artwork by Paige Zxmbie! Check out the track below, and follow us on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
Before there was a “Blvk H3ro” and the locks, there was Hervin Bailey Jr., and today we go back in time with our new series, “Quick Throwback“! Looking back into H3ro’s first recorded release, “Live This Life“, this was produced by Leon-Pierre Answer for Mhadboxx Productions and released in 2014 (While it was written well before that). In the song he speaks on being fed up from not always having it, working hard for nothing, dreams, his experience with the 9 to 5 life, and shares encouragement throughout to those who are going through it. For those who are new to the Artist, you can hear him developing his signature sound here. The journey may be rough, but it takes a lot to get where you need to be. Stay tuned for another throwback next week. Check out the track below, and follow us on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
First off, we’ve made it into the month of March! May the new month bring new opportunities, and infinite blessings. Women’s Month and International Women’s Day are observed here, and we have Recording Artist Blvk H3ro to kick things off. With his debut Album pending for a 2018 release, he dedicates the second single to the Matriarch in “Mama“. Produced by Bastian Ka, with assistance from Lorenzo “Lance” West and mixed by Johnoye “Shotta Biggs” Bucknor, H3ro rides a Guitar led production that finds him playing out a conversation with his Mother. Described as the “Divine Feminine“, Blvk goes on to shower her with praises for being there for him, all while updating her on the many happenings in his life. With his signature delivery and a smooth Instrumental, let this be the soundtrack for your next heart to heart with the #1 Woman in your life. Be on the look out for more from Blvk H3ro as he puts the finishing touches to “The Immortal Steppa“. Have a listen below.
With so much going on in the World today, it can really be a burden to one mentally and physically. While we may not have solution that fixes this 100%, we just have to trust the Creator. Today, Recording Artist Blvk H3ro offers a helping hand and musical healing with “On & On“. Produced by M Fasol, Blvk delivers some encouraging words and a world of positive vibes over some uplifting Production. Grandma said every Dog has its day, don’t give up! Cover design by Khari Kamau. Time to get lifted, listen to the track below.
As July comes to a close, we take the time out to appreciate the beauty that is the West Indies. No matter which Island you reside in, there is an abundance of beauty there that makes it unique. Today, Jamaican Artists Jeeby Lyricist, Blvk H3ro and Kione Zaire show their appreciation for their Island on “Blessed Indies“! Produced by Wavy Jones, they all take turns expressing what makes their Island home special, and what you’re in for when you do visit. From St. E to Ochi, Mobay to Bull Bay, you can circle around town with this unofficial Jamaica Tourism campaign! Apply this to your respective Islands as we all are blessed in the West Indies. Artwork by the talented Kidding Art, check out the track below.
For years there have been talks about making venues for fresh young talent to showcase their works in Jamaica. While some have popped up over time, one that is here to stay is held at the Stones Throw Bar every monday by the name of “New Wave”! Located at 1b Mannings Hill Rd. in Kingston, patrons witness displays of Art from some rising stars from 8PM to 12AM. Since its inception in late 2016, it has quickly become the talk of the town, or rather the Island. For those who don’t know, we recently interviewed a couple members behind the “New Wave” team, Lindsey Lodenquai (Head Coordinator), and Davida-Mae Chambers (Social Media Manager/Coordinator). Open your mind for a “New Wave”!