First off, BIG UP BOUNTY KILLA! Today we salute the General on his 46th birthday. One of Dancehall’s legendary artists, Bounty has been the “Dancehall Daddy” for many of your favourites since the early 90’s. Last year we highlighted his involvement in the careers of many Artists, but this year we recognize him in the form of our latest Playlist! Linking up with Spotify, you can enjoy hours of hits, collaborations, and songs you may have forgotten. No long talking, big up Grung Gad. Check out the Playlist below, and follow us on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
It’s Thursday, so that means another post in our “Quick Throwback” series! Before being a controversial figure in Dancehall, before emphasizing some “Equal Rights & Justice” and encouraging ladies to be a “Cheerful Giver“, Ishawna Smith was on the grind trying to be heard. Today we go back to the year 2008 to check out her track, “All Over Again”. Released through Foota Hype Music, Ishawna speaks about falling in love all over again with her lover. With looking back at the good times playing a big part, Ishawna is determined to make things right with him and make their relationship stronger than ever.
Under the guide of Bounty Killa and an affiliation with DJ Foota Hype, Ishawna moved on to being one of the popular figures on the Dancehall scene, and one of the more controversial ones thanks to the various subject matter in her lyrics.
Hear the track below and check us out next Thursday for another feature in our “Quick Throwback” series.
It’s that time again as Stoners all around the world unite in the “Smokeathon” on 4/20! No matter your strain of marijuana, weed, herb, or Mary, music is a great companion for your many sessions. Today we bring to you our special 420 playlist called “The Flight 4/20 Playlist“! Featuring music from some of your favourite weed connoisseurs, you’ll enjoy it just as much as the many herbs you’ll consume today. Get your passport, grinder, and spliffs ready, it’s time to take flight! Check out the playlist below, and follow us on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
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It’s that red and white with hearts day, for other folks it’s Valentine’s Day. Expect your timelines to be flooded with “sweet nothings” from couples, or people realizing how single they are in the status updates. Whether you’re spending the day with special someone, or handling things solo, we have a playlist for your activities. Today we present to you our Spotify Playlist titled, “Dancehall Love“! Featuring over an hour of those Dancehall tunes that will cause stripped clothes, noise complaints, thumps and bumps all over the house, rocking vehicles in parked positions, and steamy spaces. Side effects of taking in this playlist include heavy breathing, sweating, relaxed muscles, fatigue, a full body workout, and heart shaped eyes. This Playlist is not responsible if you’re caught cheating, or there is a baby on the way. Follow our new Spotify page as we’ll be dropping a few playlists here and there. Have a great February 14th, check out the music below!
After adding an extra flame to an already hot Summer with the single, the “Dungeon Dragon” Busta Rhymes finally dropped the highly anticipated visual for his Tory Lanez and Vybz Kartel featured, “Girlfriend“! Directed by Benny Boom and Busta Rhymes, this features a star studded cast from some of the biggest names in Dancehall (Spice, Ninja Man, Foota Hype, Beenie Man, Bounty Killa, Junior Reid, Ravers Clavers) as Busta Rhymes takes a trip to Jamaica with Spliff Star to build a vibe with friends. Lots of phone calls, dancing, and good vibes in this one. Vybz Kartel continues to make moves despite his situation, but imagine if he was free? He would be touring off these guest features. No more talking, it’s time to press play! Watch the video below.
We salute the “Stage Show Boss” in this post. As the saying goes, “Give people Flowers while they can still smell them”. Big up Spice!
The Throne for the Dancehall Queen is currently vacant, and there could only be one who ascends to claim her rightful place at the top of Dancehall. The genre is now in the Era of “The Spicy 1“, and though her given name is Grace Latoya Hamilton, we know her as Spice! Never been far from the spotlight, Spice proved time and time again that she’s in a lane of her own with no contenders. From acting, to singing, deejaying, to dancing, she’s multifaceted and continues to have an edge among her peers.
Since her debut, Spice has always been one to push boundaries in Dancehall as a Female Artist. She will always be known for being different whether it be for the colour of her hair, her unique outfits, or her many stand out singles. Among her Dancehall peers, she has never been afraid to outperform them, whether male or female. Her various Clash appearances, “War” records and counteractions are proof of this. Bounty Killer, one of her earliest mentors, hailed her as one of the “Baddest” acts before she even scored her first hit.