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Third World Meets Tuff Gong: Songs That Sampled @BobMarley & @ThirdWorldBand

February 6 marks the day two Reggae legends were born, Bob Marley, and Bunny Rugs. Bob Marley started out in Trench Town, and became a larger than life Icon while Bunny Rugs made his mark as a Solo Artist, and Lead Vocalist for one of Reggae’s most successful Bands, Third World. While many pay respects to them today, we’d like to look back at a few songs that further immortalized them through samples. Samples will come from Bob Marley’s solo singles, or with The Wailers, and from Third World Band during Rugs’ time. Enjoy!

1. Bob Marley & The Wailers – Johnny Was (1976)

Sampled on: Notorious B.I.G. – Hold Ya Head (2005)


2. Third World – Got To Get Along (1976)

Sampled on: Little Brother ft. Mos Def – Let It Go (2006)

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Jay-Z Gets A Music History Lesson With @DamianMarley & Sister Nancy In “BAM”!

They call him “Hov“, they say he’s not a Businessman, he’s a Business…man, but we know him as Jay-Z! Recently he released his 13th studio album titled, “4:44 (Buy Here)“, and many were blown away by the direction he took with the content. One of the standouts however is “BAM (Get It Here)“, his collaboration with the “Gongzilla“, Damian “Junior Gong” Marley, combined with the sampling one of the most sampled Dancehall singles of all time, “Bam Bam (Get It Here)” by the iconic Sister Nancy. Today, they unleashed the visuals for that track. Directed by Rohan Blair-Mangat and shot during Jay’s recent visit to Jamaica, we get a glimpse of Kingston including the iconic Trench Town, the infamous Tuff Gong Studio, and guest cameos included Hip Hop Producer Young Guru, Recording Artist Kabaka Pyramid, Junior Reid, Former Miss World (and Damian’s Mama) Cindy Breakspeare, and the elements of what makes our music culture so amazing! No more talking, watch the video below!

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@DamianMarley Shares His Thoughts On Dancehall & More On @EbroInTheAM

The youngest Veteran Damian “Junior Gong” Marley recently stopped by Hot 97’sEbro In The Morning” Radio show. Hosted by Ebro, Laura Stylez and Peter Rosenberg, Gong spoke on his “Distant Relatives” collaborative album with Rapper Nas still being popular today, the Marley name still being a strong one, starting his own Medical Marijuana business with Ocean Grown Extracts, sharing his favourite songs from his father, his thoughts on Dancehall music today, being an advocate for the legalization of Marijuana in Jamaica and more. While “Distant Relatives” is still a popular album along with his solo albums and Ghetto Youths International compilations, I know fans are just waiting for the next solo project from the Gongzilla in January. Stay tuned. Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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NEW VIDEO: @TheReleaseJA Season 2: Ep. 12

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. In this episode Janice Young of Street Cred Jamaica fills in for Talisa while Recording Artist Torch Campbell co-hosts, and we have new releases from Damian “Junior Gong” Marley, Romain Virgo, Christopher Martin 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: @Wayne_Marshall x @TheCham x @AceHood x @WakaFlockaBSM – Go Harder


After dropping the star studded “Go Hard“, then another with “Go Harder“, Dancehall artist Wayne Marshall finally dropped the visuals for the latter. Directed by Jon J. Visuals and features Baby Cham, Ace Hood and Waka Flocka, the video shows the artists dropping their lyrics in a warehouse setting with girls dancing to the tune. Damian Marley also makes a cameo appearance in the video. Not a bad effort here, the video has a dark feel to it however. Still not a fan of Waka’s verse but will look out for the next time he collabs with another Jamaican artist. Wayne’sTru Colors” project is on iTunes now. Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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Mixtape Movements: @ZealousPikin Presents: The Lion Boy EP


Bringing a dose of Reggae music straight from Johannesburg, South Africa is Singer, One Zeal with his new EP. Titled “The Lion Boy EP“, One Zeal compiled 8 tracks about love, serving Jah, and bringing social awareness to where he’s from. After listening this EP, one would know that the power of Reggae inspires and brings out the best in anyone, no matter the location. I like that he used Damian Marley’sWelcome To JamRock” instrumental and my top tracks so far are “Beware of August“, “Ms. Confidence” and “Holy Is“. Great selection for those who want to check out Reggae music in another country and I’m looking forward to more from this artist. Check out the EP below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

SAM CD Back (2)

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