For many of us, the Summer holidays are almost over. Fret not though, you can still sneak in a few parties and quick getaways. Trelawny raised but Memphis based Recording Artist OneLoveTheo encourages all this with the release of his new EP, “Summer Settings“. With 4 tracks, Theo gives us a fun project that makes us want to just go where the party’s at, and enjoy life. Summer may be coming to a close overseas, but that’s a year long thing if you live in the Caribbean. You’re free to to take a trip, but ensure you get a dose of OneLoveTheo’s EP throughout. For the streaming folks, you can get it on Spotify and Apple Music too. Check it out below, and show us some love on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
Watch this space…you’re getting sleepy…I command you to dance to some new music!
While he found great success with the Valleyz and Amindi K. Fro$t assisted “Pine & Ginger“, Tessellated wants more. Today, he makes some noise with “Hallucinate“! Produced by Rvssian and krs., Tessellated speaks on how a certain “Miss” is taking over his whole being with no escape from it. While he compliments the beautiful production, the trippy visual which was handled by Mountain Man Michael will take you places. Whoever you interpret “her” to be, she’s doing a great job. Let the music lift you up today…float on! Check out “Hallucinate” below, and show us some love on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
Have you all seen the new season of Luke Cage on Netflix? If you have, you’d notice the Jamaican influence throughout as Luke’s latest antagonist is a Jamaican by the name of “Bushmaster“. While that is pretty cool, many Jamaicans weren’t pleased with the representation of the Island, including the cringe-worthy butchering of the accent. While Writers Sharine and Andrayspoke about it earlier after a discussion with some of the folks behind the series, we’d like to look back at the times our accent was given a huge dose of injustice in Film. If only Hollywood would take the time out to do some proper research, and give natives a chance at properly representing the 876. If you’re interested in the Jamaican music played throughout, check out our latest playlist here. Check out these clips, and show us some love on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
Gabourey Sidibe – Tower Heist
If you’ve never seen this Eddie Murphy flick, you probably dodged a bullet. Anyway, while there were some decent scenes in this Comedy, this section is dedicated to Gabourey Sidibe’s role as Jamaican Odessa Montero. Pretty cringe worthy, even though the team behind it praised her role as “Refreshing“. Refreshingly bad I must say. Check out the clip.
Earlier this year, US Pop Artist Christina Aguilera announced her 8th studio album, “Liberation“. With a couple singles out, fans were looking forward to what the songbird had in store as she found herself staying busy with other activities in recent years. On the album, she found herself collaborating with Reggae Artist Keida, and Dancehall Artist Shenseea on the track, “Right Moves“! Produced by Che Pope, Bryan “Composer” Nelson, and Marcos “Kosine” Palacios, the 3 ladies have their eyes on the men who know how to woo and seduce them with all the right moves. From having chills running up their spines, to having their bodies explored like iPhone apps, the men have to come correct when it’s time to get down. A great combination of Reggae, Dancehall, and Pop on this one, and a unique addition to Aguilera’s project. How did Makeida, Christina, and Chinsea do? “Liberation” is available on all streaming platforms, but you can check out the track below. Show us some love on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
As promised, Kanye West kicked off a weekly roll out of albums released under the G.O.O.D Music label. This week, he released the long awaited collaborative album, “KIDS SEE GHOSTS” featuring Recording Artist Kid Cudi. While the album featured 7 tracks, there was one that caught many off guard. On track 4 titled “Freeee” a.k.a. “Ghost Town Pt. 2“, it starts off with the words of the late Jamaican Scholar, Activist, Teacher, and National Hero, The Rt. Excellent Marcus Mosiah Garvey. Produced by Kanye, vocals from a speech and Interview Garvey was a part of in the early 1920’s about his trial and persecution for Mail Fraud was used in the first few seconds of the track.
Marcus Garvey’s influence and his teachings continue to reach many all over the world. If you wish to know more about this great man, check this out. Last year in celebration of his birthday, we featured a few songs that paid tribute to Marcus Garvey, you can check them out here. Know yourself. Kanye West and Kid Cudi’s album is now available online. Check out the track and speech below, and follow us on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
Good music never dies, and the Artist’s name will live forever. With his first hit song in 2004 followed by a favourable buzz, Dancehall Artist Shane-O was on the radar of many. The years that followed however found him not getting the right hits, and a decline in the buzz. Fast forward a few more years his name started bubbling back on the scene in the form of his songwriting contributions for a couple Artists which converted into hits. Capitalizing on that, he scored a few more hits on his own including the hugely popular “Partner Draw“. Today, we salute Shane-O, and present to you our latest Playlist titled, “Shane-O: The Comeback Artist“! Featuring the hits and tracks that may have missed you, we look forward to the “World Balla” climbing to higher heights in his career. Check out the music below, and follow us on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.