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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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.@LenoBanton, @BlvkH3ro Release New Music Videos!


Recording Artists Leno Banton and Blvk H3ro continue to make big moves in their respective careers, and show that not even Covid 19 can stop their progressions. While 2020 found them experimenting with new sounds and collaborations, they can safely say that taking the chances has paid off for them, and fueled their ambitions going into the new year. Kicking off February being “Black History Month“, Leno Banton released his highly anticipated visual for “Brown Sugar“, while Blvk H3ro released the visual for “Go Fi Mine (Chop E Line)“.

First up to bat is Leno Banton’sBrown Sugar” which was shot by MVRK. In the video, Leno finds himself becoming the “Loverman“, while highlighting the feminine beauty with the help of the lovely trio of ChrissyStage, Danakdi, and Stephanie Lawrence. A colourful visual with awesome set design by Celine Alana and Osunya Rose handling the styling, expect this video to become a 2021 favourite.

Blvk H3ro continues to show that you have to put in the work for what you want in the visual for the Dunrich Muzik produced, “Go Fi Mine (Chop E Line)“. Shot by Dream Life Image Photography and shot in St. Thomas, Blvk H3ro shows here that it doesn’t matter what job you’re doing, just as long as you’re taking care of what’s important to you. From Taxi Man, to Vendor, to Construction Worker, to Garbage Collector, to Gas Pump Attendant, Blvk H3ro takes on many roles here, and keeps the message solid that you should go for what you want.

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.@LenoBanton Is All About “Brown Sugar” On Latest Track


Leno Banton is in a “Mr. Loverman” mood, and today he’s reaching out to the ladies on his latest single, “Brown Sugar“! Teaming up with Kenyan Producer Jeff Kaale, Leno turns up the charm as he weaves line after line, and flow after flow to have the ladies swaying throughout the duration of the track. With sweet melodies by Kaale backing up the lyrics, this is gonna be a favourite, and a track that’ll keep the speakers red hot! Adding to the single’s style is the artwork that was compiled by Jamaican creatives, The RAAS Collective. Here you can find Leno Banton channeling the late Jimi Hendrix as a part of RC’s Cycle 70’s Magazine feature. “Brown Sugar” joins the list of recently released singles that are sure to keep you entertained all Summer 2020.

Getting back into the groove this year, Leno Banton has been steadily dropping new music. While no announcement of a new project yet, we just know Leno & Co. are cooking up something amazing. Shout out to all lovely ladies out there, play this at a high volume! Check out the Tatyana Rahale Lyric Video below, and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.

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