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GET TO KNOW: @LenoBanton


 A new wave of Roots Reggae and Reggae Fusion Artists has been popping up in Jamaica in recent years, making a change in the playing field and pleasing listeners. With the Reggae Revival introducing us to Artists like Protoje, Jesse Royal and Jah9, not only are we listening to some great music, but we have new platforms to enjoy them. One member of the new wave, Leno Banton, has been leaving a mark at every point in his journey as an Artist. 13th Street Promotions recently reached out to Leno to know more about his musical journey, the REM Collective, meeting Protoje, and how his legendary Father influenced his sound.

Words by @SwadeDaVillain

13thStreetPromotions: We’ve finally met up and got an Interview! A 13th Street Promotions x Leno Banton link took too long to happen. Bless up! For those who are new here, who is the Artist known as Leno Banton?

13thSP: Even though you’re a newcomer, the journey to getting here must’ve been a long one. Tell us about how you got your start.

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@LenoBanton & @SNR876 Present “REMSZN” Live From Cloud9!


From the heavens come forth the highly anticipated project from the 90’s Babies Leno Banton and SNR. Titled “REMSZN“, this 17 track creation is an exhibition of the “Ganja Phenomenon” covering various topics and flipping lyrics over the eclectic Production styles from SNR. With a blend of Reggae, Dancehall, Hip Hop, and Grime, listeners old and new can witness the rise of the Rapid Eye Movements as they set to leave their mark everywhere. Leno has managed to keep his name buzzing for quite a while thanks to his singles, and his appearance at the recently held “Off Springs” Concert. Time to get groovy, and welcome some new music in your life by checking out the project below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

(Also on Apple Music)

DOWNLOAD!

https://app.box.com/v/remszn

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NEW MUSIC: @LenoBanton – Ganja Phenomenon


While Stoners united on 4/20, Recording Artist Leno Banton says everyday is 4/20 with “Ganja Phenomenon“. Produced by SNR, the “Ganja baby of the Original Ganja Baby” delivers a smoker’s anthem detailing the quality of herb he prefers, and makes a call for the Ganja Man over a very trippy production. How do you prefer your weed? Get a bag, a grinder, and prepare to take flight with the track below. Share your thoughts in the comments section.

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Chip Off The Old Block: Meet The New Kids Of Dancehall x Reggae (Pt. 1)


First they started out as the youth of the Dancehall/Reggae culture, now they’re parents with growing kids. It isn’t unusual for the child of an Entertainer to follow in their parent’s footsteps one way or the other as at times they bring a modern take on their parent’s creations, or create their own lane. Some of the most famous off springs include Stephen, Ziggy, and Damian “Junior Gong” Marley (Sons of Bob Marley), Chino and Di Genius (Sons of Freddie McGregor), Junior Tucker (Son of Jimmy Tucker), Morgan Heritage (Children of Denroy Morgan), Tarrus Riley (Son of Jimmy Riley), Queen Ifrica (Daughter of Derrick Morgan), Protoje (Son of Lorna Bennett), Chronixx (Son of Chronicle) and many more. Today in a few part series, I feature some of the new set of kids on the scene whose parents have covered much ground in their respective careers.

Kreema

1. K’reema

Famous Parent: King Yellow Man

Occupation: Singer/Songwriter

Twitter/IG: @KareemaMusic / @_k_reema

Single(s): Father’s Love, We Don’t Give A What

Runkus

2. Runkus

Famous Parent: Determine

Occupation: Reggae Artist

Twitter/IG: @Runkusinno

Single(s): Move Yuh Feet, Move In EP

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NEW MUSIC: @LordLenoMusic – Don L


It is not unusual for an Artist’s offspring to follow in their footsteps, but today I introduce you to Lord Leno, son of Legendary Dancehall Artist, Burro Banton. With his single “Don L“, Leno commands the RiddimBoss production to show why he’s a mix of Al Capone and Pablo Escobar on tracks, and you should pay attention to him. The “Young Banton” has been on the scene for a while but after listening to “Don L“, you will want to hear more of his work. Artwork by Khari Kamau. Get familiar by listening to the track below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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