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OLDIES SUNDAY (Christmas): Kenny J – De Paint Brush (1993)


It’s December, and it’s that time of year when we celebrate Christmas on Oldies Sunday! Today we start off the month Parang style with Trini legend Kenny J’sDe Paint Brush“! Handling the production by himself (Kenny Joseph), the track was released in 1993 through the Crosby’s label. The song highlights a holiday tradition in the Caribbean where the household goes through some cleaning in order to accommodate friends and family, and welcome the Christmas Spirit. Reaching for his Paint Brush, Kenny J looks forward to giving various parts of the house a fresh coat of paint. Kenny is also joined by Bobby who adds some lyrics throughout the song to give it more vibes.

For those new to Parang, this is usually a collection of popular folk songs or traditional songs that reflect the Christmas season and its meaning (similiar to Christmas Carols). It originated in Venezuela and Trinidad & Tobago, and are usually performed by Parranderos, or some of your favourite Artists.

We hope we’ve helped in starting your Christmas season off in a great way! Check out the track below, and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.

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OLDIES SUNDAY (Christmas): @Mutabaruka_Ja – Postpone Christmas (1983)


Season’s Greetings! We’re back with another Holiday themed Oldies Sunday! Stepping in with a selection is the one and only, Media Personality/Activist/Dub Poet/Author Mutabaruka! We go back to the year 1983 with “Postpone Christmas“! Produced by Earl “Chinna” Smith, this was released through the High Times Label. In the song, Muta speaks on those living pay cheque to pay cheque, poverty, those spending more than they earn, crime and violence, and calls for the postponement of the season until things are better. He puts the spotlight on issues that still affect many to this day and around this time of the year. Not your typical Christmas song, but something to think about. We hope you enjoyed our selection, please tune in next Sunday for another in the series! Big up Mutabaruka, lyrics like a Bazooka!

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NEW VIDEO: @TheReleaseJA Season 2: Christmas Ep. 3


The Release” is an Entertainment Program featured on Hype TV every Tuesday at 8:30 PM, with repeats on Thursday and Saturday at 6:30 PM. Hosted by Talisa Taylor and Janice Young, the program features some of the newest entertainment releases and upcoming events. This week’s episode is the 3rd in the 5 part “Christmas Edition” and features highlights from D-Medz’s final stop on his “D-Medz Live” tour, a feature on the Maxie Department Store chain with Marketing Manager/Blogger/Stylist Natalie Outar/Natalia Oh!, highlights from the launch of Exclusiv Vodka, and 3 music picks from Reggae Artist Irie Souljah and more! If you want to check out season 1 and previous releases, look here. To get your releases featured, please email thereleaseent@gmail.com and tell them 13thStreetPromotions sent you. Check out the latest releases below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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NEW VIDEO: @TheReleaseJA Season 2: Christmas Ep. 2


The Release” is an Entertainment Program featured on Hype TV every Tuesday at 8:30 PM, with repeats on Thursday and Saturday at 6:30 PM. Hosted by Talisa Taylor, the program features some of the newest entertainment releases and upcoming events. This week’s episode is the 2nd in the 5 part “Christmas Edition” and features highlights from the “Allspice: Reggae In The City” event, exclusive Interviews with G7 and Everton Thomas, brother of popular Photographer Nickfotoworks, a tribute to the late J. Capri, a top 3 music pick of the week by a certain Blogger and more! If you want to check out season 1 and previous releases, look here. To get your releases featured, please email thereleaseent@gmail.com and tell them 13thStreetPromotions sent you. Check out the latest releases below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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