Jamaica, UK, Music, Reggae, Blog, 13thStreetPromotions, 13thStreetPromo, Locksley Gichie, The Zion Boys, The Cimarons, Teach The Children, Oldies Sunday, Child's Month, Child, Children, Kush, Harry J, Harry J Records, Caribbean, Old School, 1974, Oldies,

OLDIES SUNDAY: Locksley Gichie & The Zion Boys – Teach The Children (1974)


In recognition of May being Child’s Month, our Oldies Sunday selection comes from Locksley Gichie of the UK band The Cimarons along with The Zion Boys. Titled “Teach The Children“, this was produced by Kush and released through Harry J Records in 1974. The song calls for listeners to raise children in the right ways, know GOD, teach them how to be creative and make their world a better place, and help them to spread peace and love into the world.

The single was released on vinyl as a B-side with the main track being “I’m Leaving It Up To You” by Winston Reid & The Zion Boys. Since then, Locksley continued his role as Guitarist for The Cimarons over the years. Gichie has also lent his skills to various Artists including Los Aggrotones.

Check out the track below, and follow us on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.

Find us on Apple News!

Continue reading

Advertisements
SiR, Jamaica, Karena Evans, November, D'Evils, Hip Hop, Dancehall, Rap, R&B, Billy Boyo, One Spliff A Day, Music, Music Video, Blog, 13thStreetPromotions, 13thStreetPromo, TDE, Top Dawg Ent., Top Dawg Entertainment, InglewoodSiR, Inglewood, LA, Cali, Caribbean, Entertainment, Child's Month, Child Star

Billy Boyo’s “One Spliff A Day” Sampled On @IngleWoodSiR’s “D’Evils”


While we’re a lil late on this one (things fly below our radar at times), we’re always on time with the knowledge. Top Dawg Entertainment Recording Artist SiR released his debut album “November” earlier this year. Since its release, the Artist has been on the radar of many, and has been sharing the stage with the likes of Miguel, and his fellow TDE brethren on tour. Recently, he released the visual for his D.K. The Punisher produced single “D’Evils“, and a familiar sound started it off. While the video was shot in Jamaica by Karena Evans, the sample on the track comes from the late Dancehall Artist, Billy Boyo. A former child star, his popular track “One Spliff A Day” can be heard in the beginning, and throughout the song. The track was released in 1981 and produced by Henry “Junjo” Lawes. The track was also sampled on Jamaican Rapper Baker Steez’s “Ba Bye”, and Wiz Khalifa’s 2011 track of the same name.

Billy Boyo, who started his career in the early 80’s, has been considered one of Dancehall’s earliest child stars. While he released two albums, he was known more for his live performances than recordings. His “One Spliff A Day” track was recorded when he was only 10 years old and featured some rather mature lyrics from him. It still remains his most known track. The Artist passed away in the year 2000 due to a Brain Tumor. Check out other Jamaican Artists who started out as child stars here.

Check out SiR’s video, and Billy Boyo’s track below, and follow us on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.

Find us on Apple News!

Continue reading

Watch Out My Children, Ras Shorty I, Lord Shorty, Watch Out, Ras Shorty I & The Love Circle, 1997, Oldies Sunday, Throwback, Child's Month, 13thStreetPromotions, 13thStreetPromo, Music, Soca, Calypso, Trinidad and Tobago, Garfield Blackman, Old School, 1997, Child, Children, Blog

OLDIES SUNDAY: Ras Shorty I & The Love Circle – Watch Out My Children (1988)


On today’s Oldies Sunday, our selection was made in recognition of the month of May being “Child’s Month“. Heading over to Trinidad & Tobago, we pick a song from the late Garfield Blackman a.k.a. Lord Shorty a.k.a. Ras Shorty I a.k.a. “The Father of Soca” along with The Love Circle Band. Titled “Watch Out My Children“, this was released in 1988 as a part of a live album of the same name, and in 1997. It was later featured as a part of the album “Jamoo Victory“. In the song, Ras Shorty I warns the youth to be alert as to not get caught up in the wrongs of the world, the dangers of drug abuse and it bringing shame and disgrace. A unique part of the song was that some lines were translated into various languages including German and French. The song has been translated in a total of 10 languages. The song, given its message, was later featured as a part of a Drug Abuse Campaign conducted by the United Nations. It was also covered by Jamaican Band, Chalice.

Check out the track below, and follow us on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.

Find us on Apple News!

Click here to hear it

Jamaica, Music, Dennis Brown, Child Star, No Man Is An Island, Blog, 13thStreetPromotions, 13thStreetPromo, Blogger, Caribbean, For The Culture, Oldies, Oldies Sunday, Child's Month,

Today’s Youth, Tomorrow’s Future: 8 Artists Who Started Out Young


In recognition of May being Child’s Month, 13th Street Promotions is dedicating this Oldies Sunday post to the youth. Many of us can look back at our own childhood when we’d imitate our favourite Artists and pretend we are established stars. What many may or may not know is that some of our favourites started out or even got discovered in their early stages. While we know that acts like the late US Pop Star Michael Jackson and Jamaican Singer Jimmy Tucker started out very young (Jimmy was Jamaica’s 1st Child Prodigy in the 1950s), we’d like to inform you or refresh your memory on some of our Caribbean acts who started out young.

1. Machel Montano (Debut Age: 9) – Too Young To Soca

2. Beenie Man (Debut Age: 8) – Too Fancy

Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: @DaxLion – Jah Children


unnamedIn recognition of Child’s Month, Dax Lion has released a single for them. Titled “Jah Children” and produced by Makonnen Blake Hanna (@MonopolyKing), we hear Dax encouraging children to be better people, walk the right paths, stay far from the devil’s work, and continue smiling. Positive lyrics here from Dax Lion and I like the accompanying production. Remember to read a chapter a day, Jah children! The single is currently available on iTunes. Check out the track below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

Continue reading

OLDIES SUNDAY: @MusicalYouth30 – Pass The Dutchie (1982)


This generation rules the nation with version! Today’s Oldies Sunday selection comes from British Child Reggae Band, Musical Youth. Titled “Pass The Dutchie” and produced by Peter Collins in 1982, this is a song about facing extreme poverty. This song was redone version of the Mighty Diamonds’ hit “Pass The Kutchie” which was a song about smoking Marijuana. In the redone version, “Kutchie” was replaced with “Dutchie“, which was the name of a cooking pot.

Continue reading