On August 29, 2021, the world lost the ICONIC Lee “Scratch” Perry. Though he may be gone physically, his music and influence continues to live on through many. We salute the man who never believed in being boxed in, and has paved the way for how many of us make and consume music today. In tribute to his work, we highlight him in “Sampling Lee “Scratch” Perry: A Playlist“!
From Bob Marley, to Lil Wayne, to Busta Rhymes, to Alborosie, to Sizzla, to UB40, and from Reggae, to Electronica, Lee “Scratch” Perry’s work has connected with many of what we enjoy. The man created genres, and created ways to manipulate the sound to our liking. We hope the Playlist has done him justice, and has encouraged you to deep dive into his work. Be prepared to enjoy, and learn something. Walk good Upsetter! Check out the Playlist below, and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
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Today, we salute one of Reggae’s busiest artists, the great Junior Reid! With a career spanning close to 50 years, he has proven that he can adapt with the times. Within the past couple decades, he has been the go to man for feature verses in Dancehall, Reggae, Hip Hop, Pop, and R&B. Today we highlight some of his many guest appearances in our new Playlist titled, “Featuring Junior Reid“.
With nearly 4 1/2 hours of music, Junior Reid has been very, very busy. From classics like “It’s Okay (One Blood)” with The Game, to “This Is Why I’m Hot (Remix)” with MIMS, to “Stop This Crazy Thing” with Coldcut, Junior Reid always delivered. You might find some collaborations you’ve never heard before, or forget. The man is a LIVING LEGEND!
Check out this and many other Playlists here. Do remember to share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
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We don’t think any Rapper loves “Yaad” more than Busta Rhymes, he was just one plane trip away from being born there. Throughout his 30+ year career, Busta Rhymes always found time to big up the home of his parents through switching up to patois in his lyrics, spreading the Jamaican culture in one way or the other, or even visiting and interacting some key folks there. One person he has managed to get a few collabs from is the “World Boss” Vybz Kartel. Today, we check out their latest track together called, “The Don & The Boss“.
Produced by Schife Karbeen, this marks Busta and Kartel’s 3rd official recording together as they drop some big talk over some heavy production. While it’s not very lyrical, you know you’re still getting music from two legends in their respective genres. Now imagine a free Vybz Kartel and an energetic Busta Rhymes in the same studio. The renovation after some massive recordings would be super costly. With Busta Rhymes announcing once again that he will be dropping his “Extinction Level Exit 2” album soon, fans can look forward to that project upon its release. We feel there will be another Vybz Kartel feature on there.
We want all the Nicki Minajs and Megan Thee Stallions to shake it fi di boss by pressing play below, and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
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Yes, we know, Vybz Kartel is one of the greatest Dancehall Artists ever. We’ve seen the cult like following, we’ve heard all the tracks since his Incarceration, his ability to cater to every vibe and situation, and his influence on many. He is no stranger to collaborating with International acts though. While tracks like “Pon Di Floor” (Major Lazer), “Frontin’ (Remix)” (Pharrell & Jay-Z), “Twerk It (Remix)” (Busta Rhymes), “Girlfriend” (Busta Rhymes & Tory Lanez), “WTP Remix” (Eminem & Supa Dups) get spins, he also has collaborated with the likes of Lorde (on the way), Kalash, Wizkid, and Sean Kingston over the years. But today, here are 5 International collaborations that you didn’t know existed, or may have forgotten about!
(If you want to buy them, the links are in the titles. Bless up!)
1. Descarada (ft, Pitbull) (2006)
2. Everybody Gone Gangsta (E.G.G.) (ft. Kardinal Offishall) (2005)
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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.
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This feels like Vacation music complete with fancy liquor and an exotic location! The last time we heard Rapper Busta Rhymes tap into his Jamaican side was when he collaborated with Spice was on “So Mi Like It (Remix)“, and with Vybz Kartel on “Twerk It (Remix)“. Well today, he teams up again with the latter and Canadian Recording Artist Tory Lanez on “Girlfriend”(Get your copy here). Produced by Rockwilder who tears roofs off with his beats, Busta shows us why his musical career has spanned 20 years as he fires off another banger! Adding Patois to his lyrics, and speaking on bringing his Girlfriend to meet his “Mada down a country“, Busta delivers effortlessly. With the “World Boss” and “Fargo” adding their brand of dopeness to the track, this promises to burn up the airwaves, and flow through every headphone and speaker for the rest of 2017 worldwide! Good to hear Vybz Kartel on another International track despite his current situation, and Tory using his Caribbean influences. This is for all the ladies with the sundresses, the short shorts, the mini skirts, and the leggings on now! Fawud babes! Bounce to this by checking out the track below.
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