That’s how we dweet man! It’s no surprise that Dancehall/Reggae music enjoyed great crossover success in the US market in the 90s. From acts like Shabba Ranks, Super Cat, and Bounty Killa, to dance moves like “Pepperseed”, “Bogle”, and “Butterfly”, Jamaica’s music culture went places. Looking to the 90s for his latest track, Bronx Rapper Pop Dollarz drops “Lyrical Anthem“! Borrowing Ini Kamoze’s smash hit, “Here Comes The Hot Stepper“, Dollarz goes in a lil over the Salaam Remi production while allowing the OG track to breathe throughout. A nice shout out to the 90s Dancehall, and many places that bumped the music back then. Remember when “Hot Stepper” got featured in a JC Penny Commercial? Still love you like that…
Check out the track below, and follow us on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo!
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Beer and Reggae seem to go hand in hand, do they? Recently, the Mexican Beer Brand Corona unleashed another Summer campaign which includes limited edition Beer cans. In the new Commercials, which highlights Sun, Sea, Fun, and Beer, Reggae Artist Jimmy Cliff’s 1972 classic, “You Can Get It If You Really Want (Get It Here)“, and Bunny Wailer’s “Cool Runnings” are provided as the theme songs. “You Can Get It If You Really Want” was released by Island Records and featured on the soundtrack to the cult classic “The Harder They Come (Get It Here)“. It was originally sung by the late Desmond Dekker in 1970 but Cliff recorded his own version for the Film. The single is no stranger to being used commercially as it was featured in “Speed 2: Cruise Control (Rent/Watch Here)“, and was used during election times in Nicaragua and Britain. Bunny Wailer’s single was released in 1981 through the Solomonic Label and was featured on his 8th Studio Album, “Rock ‘n’ Groove“. An original member of “The Wailers” along with the late Bob Marley and Peter Tosh, “Jah B” (affectionately called) is also a 3 time Grammy winner and is considered one of the “Gatekeepers” of Reggae music.
Corona used the late Hopeton Lewis’ single “Take It Easy” in their previous campaign. Check out the new ads below.
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When it comes to New York Hip Hop, Salaam Remi is a name you should mention. Known for bringing Reggae/Dancehall music to Hip Hop in the 90s and providing a fresh new sound for many Artists, Salaam has worked with Shabba Ranks, SuperCat, Nas, the late Amy Winehouse, Ini Kamoze and many others. Recently he stopped by the Rap Radar Podcast to speak on his extensive music career spanning over 30 years. Here he spoke about his start including mixing many classic tracks, his first releases as a Producer, using his Island roots (by the way of Trinidad) to influence his Production and contributing to a wave of Hip Hop/Reggae singles in the 90s, his new projects and more! From Queens to the Caribbean to the world! Learn something new or bring back memories by checking out the Interview below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
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We’re still experiencing “REMSZN” as Recording Artist Leno Banton and Producer SNR Beats continue to hit you with the groovy music! Today, Leno celebrates his birthday with the release of the visual for “Classic“! Directed by Jordan Morris and Khari Kamau, the Young Banton is in his element as he drops the music to keep your head banging. Be on the look out for more visuals from his “REMSZN” project (which is available here), and get familiar with his REM Collective! Bless up on another year Leno! Listen to the Young Banton nuh man! Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
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Today we’re taking you back to the year 1987 with Recording Artist Lt. Stitchie! Here we feature his track “Great Ambition” which was produced by Jammy’s Records (King Jammy’s) on the “Kuff Riddim“. In the song, Stitchie speaks on being an ambitious young man while encouraging listeners to be ambitious, listing the goals he’d like to achieve including owning a home, and working to make all this possible. A key part of the single is his Dancehall remix of the 1956 American single, “Que Sera Sera” which was performed by Singer/Actress Doris Day.
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Life is just for living, so why not live it up with a cold Red Stripe Beer! Earlier, the “Great Jamaican Beer” premiered their latest Commercial as a part of the “Drink Right” campaign. Featuring Dancehall Artist Wayne Marshall, Dancer/Recording Artist Mystic Davis, and Legendary Reggae Artist Ernie Smith, the past meets the present as the trio remixed Ernie’s 1972 classic, “Life Is Just For Living“. The Commercial/Music Video, which was directed by Darren Scott, captures the essence of what makes Jamaica great along with Ernie meeting up Wayne and Mystic in a Bar. The video also paid respect to one of the earlier versions of the Beer’s bottle/logo designs and highlighted some moments in Jamaica’s past. Fun fact: this is the 2nd time Ernie Smith’s single was used for Red Stripe Beer as a version was made just for the brand (see 1st video below). When last have you had a Red Stripe? Grab a case and send me some! Drink responsibly! Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
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