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OLDIES SUNDAY: Born Jamericans – Yardcore (1996)


On Oldies Sunday, we highlight and celebrate those who have made their contributions into pushing Jamaica’s music culture worldwide over the decades, whether they’re natives of the Island or not. Today’s selection comes from the Hip Hop/Reggae/Dancehall duo, Born Jamericans (Edley Shine and Notch) with their single, “Yardcore“! Produced by Rahiem and Notch, this was released in 1996 through the Delicious Vinyl label. On the track, despite being born in the US to Jamaican Immigrants, they both celebrate their Caribbean heritage and share how it has influenced their life and music. With that said, they came crashing in from the “heart of Babylon” with their “Yardcore” slang and style of music to rock the world.

“Yardcore” was the first single off their 2nd and final studio album of the same name which was released in 1997. Since its release it has enjoyed significant airplay, enjoying a top ten entry on the U.S. Rap charts, and entering the U.S. R&B charts in the top 50 slot. The single was also remixed a few times including one from top Jamaican Producer Dave Kelly. While they followed up with more music, the duo parted ways in 1999. Both being solo acts, they went on to release their own type of music as Notch dabbled in Reggaeton, and Edley kept it Hip Hop and Dancehall (and even tried his hand in acting). They got back together as a duo in 2015, and have been performing their classics wherever they can.

Having played a part in bringing the Caribbean influences to mainstream Hip Hop, Born Jamericans will always be remembered for “Yardcore”! Check out the selection below, and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.

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@EdleyShine & @RoeSummerz Desire Women From The Motherland In “African Girls (Ethiopian Girls)”!


It’s all about the ladies from the Motherland in this one as Singer/Producer Roe Summerz teams up with “Da Big VoiceEdley Shine in “African Girls (Ethiopian Girls)“! Directed by Devin Johnson, we find the duo taking it to the club as they party and get to know some lovely ladies. Roe Summerz delivers the vocals for the beauties, while Edley deejays his way to their hearts. The track is a Shinealous Records release, and is expected to add extra heat this Summer! Edley Shine is of the Born JAmericans and RefixKingz fame, and has been dropping singles over the year through his US based Shinealous Records while Roe Summerz has been producing and collaborating with the likes of GiRL (“High”), and Maticulus Auburn (“All For You”). Check out the video below.

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@BunjiGarlin, @DamianMarley Bring Forth “The Message”!


The “Soca VikingBunji Garlin and the “GongzillaDamian Marley finally present to you the visuals for their collaborative effort titled “The Message“! The video was directed by Gabriel Ti Nagee and Walt Lovelace and features a slew of cameos from the likes Popcaan, Majah Hype, Sizzla, Fay-Ann Lyons, Edley Shine and Notch of Born Jamericans, Crys Holder, and many more. A Ballet Troupe was also featured and comprised of young women spreading the message in the form of dance! In the video Bunji and Damian share their own Social Commentary and show that unity is strength from Port of Spain to Hellshire, to the rest of the world! Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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