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@GrungGaadZilla: The Modern Day “Dancehall Daddy”!


In this post we pay tribute to the 5 Star General because…we have to give people flowers while they can still smell them. Bless up Bounty!

Words by KingDavidJWill x SwadeDaVillain

Rodney Price, more popularly known as Bounty Killa, could be easily called the “Godfather of Dancehall” or the “The Modern Day Dancehall Daddy” based on his musical family tree. His Alliance Music Group started out of Killa’s love for music, which in return gave some of the best Dancehall acts the world has ever seen, namely Busy Signal, Wayne Marshall, Mavado, Vybz Kartel, Kiprich, Bling Dawg, and Aidonia. Outside of his group however, he also introduced us to many others including Spice, Twin of Twins, Cham, and Elephant Man (he was first discovered with his “Scare Dem Crew” members in the mid 90s). In 2011 Bounty made another addition by forming the Alliance Next Generation (A.N.G.) which gave us Iyara, Patexx, Marlon Binns, Kalado, Bridgez, Nymron, Assailant, K-Queens, Prince Pin, Dadda, Venon, Askel, Boom Steppa, 300 and many others. Bounty also lent his ear to Production labels like Pay Day Music, Echo One Productions, and DASECA Music (which is responsible for acts like Serani, Bugle, Dexta Daps, and Raine Seville). The list of names however, continues to grow.

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OLDIES SUNDAY: 6 Super Cat Intl. Collabs You Haven’t Heard In A While


You know him as the Wild Indian, the Wild Apache, the Don of all Dons, but he is also known as Super Cat! One of the legendary Deejays from Jamaica, Super Cat commanded the crowd, and ruled the airwaves. Today on Oldies Sunday (we’re back after a few months), we won’t highlight the hits, as you know them well, but refresh your memory or introduce to you International singles that featured the Don Dadda. Let’s go!

Dem Nuh Worry We (Hip Hop Ragga Remix) ft. Heavy D. (1992)

Many know the original version over Dancehall production, but this Hip Hop version was a hit in the US clubs. Produced/Remixed by DJ Eddie F., the combination of Super Cat and the late Rapper/Producer Heavy D was a winner no matter what Riddim it rode! Me love mi Chicken and mi Goat well curry!

Dolly My Baby (Bad Boy Remix) ft. Mary J. Blige, 3rd Eye, Puff Daddy & Biggie Smalls (1993)

Super Cat was well respected in the Hip Hop crowd, and this remix is one of the few examples of that. Co-Produced by 3rd Eye and Puff Daddy who added verses, Mary J. Blige delivered the backing vocals and featured the debut recording of the late Biggie Smalls who was then unknown. A lot of history in one track as Mary went on to be the Queen of Hip Hop/R&B, Super Cat became a Dancehall legend, Puff Daddy went on to be one of the great Hip Hop CEOs, Biggie went on to be a legend in Hip Hop, and 3rd Eye, who was one of the first Hip Hop acts signed to Motown Records, and was argued to be the creator of the term “Bling Bling” (Lil Wayne was to argue that he coined the term in the late 90s with his single of the same name).

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GET TO KNOW: @LenoBanton


 A new wave of Roots Reggae and Reggae Fusion Artists has been popping up in Jamaica in recent years, making a change in the playing field and pleasing listeners. With the Reggae Revival introducing us to Artists like Protoje, Jesse Royal and Jah9, not only are we listening to some great music, but we have new platforms to enjoy them. One member of the new wave, Leno Banton, has been leaving a mark at every point in his journey as an Artist. 13th Street Promotions recently reached out to Leno to know more about his musical journey, the REM Collective, meeting Protoje, and how his legendary Father influenced his sound.

Words by @SwadeDaVillain

13thStreetPromotions: We’ve finally met up and got an Interview! A 13th Street Promotions x Leno Banton link took too long to happen. Bless up! For those who are new here, who is the Artist known as Leno Banton?

13thSP: Even though you’re a newcomer, the journey to getting here must’ve been a long one. Tell us about how you got your start.

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2016 Was Really @TheAlkaline’s Year, You Just Have To Live With That.


Yeah I said it. The Artist born Earlan Bartley has been gaining some traction in Dancehall Music over the years. Despite the controversies, he still manages to have a large fan base, plenty bookings, and hit songs. With his buzz starting around 2013, he first caught the attention of many with his Music Video for “Not A Slack Song”. The video, which scored high on the raunchy scale, was met with a huge backlash online with many writing him off as an Artist who had to use controversy to get a “buss”. The songs that followed further got his name buzzing for better, or for worse.

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Will Clashing Still Be A Thing In 2017?


If you’re a fan of Dancehall Music, then you’re familiar with the art of Clashing. Seen as a way to bring out the best or worst lyrically in an Artist, we get to witness this event when tensions rise and the #1 spot in Dancehall is at a free for all stage. Over the years, the clashing season usually starts around late Summer/early Autumn where Artists call out each other in hopes of them sharing the stage and facing off at “The Greatest One Night Show On Earth” a.k.a. Sting, the yearly Dancehall event held on Boxing Day in Jamaica. Some of the greatest clashes included Ninja Man vs Shabba Ranks, Beenie Man vs Bounty Killa, and Vybz Kartel vs Mavado. While many never make it to Sting, they still manage to help put an upcoming or established Artist on the radar, or give an Artist their walking papers. In recent years, clashing has been on a decline. With the recent announcement of a no show for Sting 2016, the question I ask is, “Will Clashing Still Be A Thing In 2017?”.

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@GfxMuma Designs, And Now Deejays As She Debuts “Nuh Frighten Fi Dem”!


Popular Graphic Designer GFX Muma has been making a name for herself creating visually appealing work for many clients. From Deejays Spice and Bounty Killa, to Sun City Radio to Sting, she has delivered top notch work with nary a complaint. Recently she parked the “GFX” aspect of her name, and stepped out as a Dancehall Artist with her debut single, “Nuh Frighten Fi Dem“! Produced by Hutchy Theme Music on the 1999 Riddim, Muma not only showed that her creativity isn’t just on a Computer screen and Print, but her lyrics showcases that she’s not one to be taken lightly no matter who steps to her. Armed with lyrics and an attitude, Muma aims to be an Artist to look out for come 2017. Nuh Frighten Fi Dem” is available on iTunes for purchase. From Drawing boards to Studio boards, get familiar with Muma by checking out the track below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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