Jamaica Reggae Blog Music 13thStreetPromotions 13thStreetPromo Big Youth S90 Skank Honda S90 Bike Oldies Sunday Oldies Old School Manley Buchanan O.D.

OLDIES SUNDAY: Big Youth – S90 Skank (1974)


It’s Heroes Weekend in Jamaica, and we know many will find a way to have some fun during the Covid 19 Pandemic (Please be safe, and don’t add to the high positive cases). While there is a curfew implemented, that won’t stop the people from taking trips around the Island. Many would be looking forward to crews and gangs revving their choice of Bikes ranging from “Ninja Bikes” to “Yeng Yengs”, and today’s Oldies Sunday is a tribute to that, and honour a legend. Today’s selection comes from Manley Buchanan O.D. a.k.a. the great Big Youth with the track, “S90 Skank“.

Produced by Keith Hudson for his Imbidmts label and released in 1974, the track was inspired by the Honda S90, a popular Motorcycle in Jamaica at the time. The song featured Big Youth performing a series of half singing and toasting throughout the track, and you could hear the revving of a Bike at various parts. When recording, a Bike was brought into the Studio for added realism. The song turned out to be Big Youth’s first hit single, and was even used by Honda for a S90 Commercial. The track was featured on his “Everyday Youth (The Best Of Big Youth)” album in 1980, and “Cool Breeze – Ride Like Lightning: The Best Of Big Youth 1972-1976” album in 2002. Big Youth went on release many hits and projects over the years, and become an influence to generations of Reggae/Dancehall artists. This month (October 2020), he has been awarded the Order Of Distinction by the Government of Jamaica for his various contributions to the culture.

THANK YOU BIG YOUTH!

Check out the classic below, and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.

Continue reading “OLDIES SUNDAY: Big Youth – S90 Skank (1974)”

Ghana Africa Dancehall Afrobeats Pop Music Blog 13thStreetPromotions 13thStreetPromo Shatta Wale Playlist The African Dancehall King African King Shatta Movement Spotify Tidal Jamaica Caribbean Mavado Shenseea Burna Boy Medikal Mz Vee

Celebrate “The African Dancehall King” @ShattaWaleGH’s Birthday With Our Latest Playlist!


He is considered one of Ghana’s biggest artists, he is called the “African Vybz Kartel” thanks to his heavy work ethic, and he is an African legend. Today, Recording Artist Shatta Wale (formerly known as Bandana) celebrates his 35th birthday, and we salute his greatness with our latest Playlist called, “The African Dancehall King“.

With 3 1/2 hours of tracks, we highlight some of Shatta Wale’s biggest singles, and show the world why he’s considered a legend. From Afrobeats, to Dancehall, to Pop, to working with the likes of Mavado, Shenseea, Medikal, Alkaline, Burna Boy, and Beyoncé, Shatta has worked with some of the best of them, and his journey is far from finished. What are your favourite songs from him? Join the Shatta Movement!

Celebrate a legend’s birthday by checking out the Playlist below, and sharing with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.

Continue reading “Celebrate “The African Dancehall King” @ShattaWaleGH’s Birthday With Our Latest Playlist!”

Jamaica Toronto Canada Dancehall Hip Hop Music 13thStreetPromo 13thStreetPromotions Preme Popcaan OVO OVO Sound Link Up EP Caribbean

.@PopcaanMusic & @Preme Make A “Link Up” With Collab EP


The “Unruly BossPopcaan has been staying pretty busy this year. Whether he’s dropping Dancehall hits or International collaborations, many got an earful of his music, and the output won’t be stopping anytime soon. Having enjoyed Billboard charting recently with his “Fixtape“, he looks to do it again with Toronto artist, Preme (formerly P Reign). Following up his “Light Of Day” debut album two years ago, Preme teams up with Popcaan for their collab EP, “Link Up“.

Featuring 6 tracks and released through Preme’s RepsUp label, he and Popcaan bring Island influences and sounds, and the best of their respective worlds. With production from Jaegen, Amir Jamm, 1Mind, LondonOnDaTrack, Beat Boss and others, the Hip Hop/Dancehall mashup got a good selection of beats to cruise on. With features from Wiz Khalifa, French Montana, BEAM, and DaVido, you’re in for a fun project that you’ll be playing over and over. What do you think of the “King Of Da North” and the “Unruly Boss” teaming up? Let us know in the comments or on our Social Media pages.

RepsUp! Check out the EP below, and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.

Continue reading “.@PopcaanMusic & @Preme Make A “Link Up” With Collab EP”

Jamaica Dancehall Music 13thStreetPromotions 13thStreetPromo Josey Wales Leggo Mi Hand Gateman 1983 Golden Hen Riddim Caribbean Oldies Sunday Oldies Old School 80s Deejay

OLDIES SUNDAY: Josey Wales – Leggo Mi Hand Gateman (1983)


Today’s Oldies Sunday selection highlights one of Dancehall’s greatest foundation artists, “The OutlawJosey Wales (Happy belated Birthday)! When you talk about “run Dancehall“, he was one of the artists who made it possible. We go back to the 80s to check out, “Leggo Mi Hand Gateman“.

Produced by Henry “Junjo” Lawes on the popular “Golden Hen Riddim” and released through the Volcano label in 1983, Josey Wales gives an account of entering a street dance in Clarendon one night. Acknowledging that he was taking a young lady out for some fun, he was dealing with some opposition before entering the dance, and gives details on what happened. “Leggo Mi Hand Gateman” became one of Josey Wales’ biggest hits, and is still a crowd pleaser to this day. The single was featured on Josey’s 1983 album, “The Outlaw“. Since his hit, Josey Wales went on to influence generations of Dancehall artists, deliver more hits, and was even awarded the Order of Distinction by the Government of Jamaica in October 2017. Real legend.

Check out the classic below, and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.

Continue reading “OLDIES SUNDAY: Josey Wales – Leggo Mi Hand Gateman (1983)”

Jamaica Dancehall UK Pop Blog Music 13thStreetPromotions 13thStreetPromo Popcaan Jorja Smith Come Over Caribbean PopcaanMusic

.@PopcaanMusic Checks In With @JorjaSmith On “Come Over”!


International Poppy is at it again! Fresh off the release of his highly anticipated “Fixtape“, Popcaan continues to cross seas and plant the Jamaican and Unruly flags in various territories. Finding himself in the pop scene this time around, he connects with Singer Jorja Smith on, “Come Over“.

Produced by Dre Skull, Pasque, MadisonLST, and Cadenza, we get a Dancehall flavoured/sampled track that finds Jorja wanting to “fix tings” with her love interest, while Poppy smoothly steps in the fire off some slick lyrics. Accompanying the single, is a Future Power Station animated visual which was directed by Amber Grace Johnson. A not too fast, not too slow release here, definitely something to slow wine with that special person with. With the pandemic causing a lot of distance between many, may the Zoom and Facetime calls find this song a worthy part of the soundtrack.

Check out the track below, and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.

Continue reading “.@PopcaanMusic Checks In With @JorjaSmith On “Come Over”!”

Jamaica, Dancehall, Hip Hop, Reggae, Pop Music, Music, Blog, 13thStreetPromotions, 13thStreetPromo, Playlist, Spotify, Spotify Playlist, Caribbean, Summer, Summer 2020, Jada Kingdom, Blvk H3ro, Runkus, Protoje, Leno Banton, Skillibeng, Wayne J, Aidonia, Govana, Sevana, Lila Ike, Rhiya Luna, Royal Blu, Vybz Kartel, Beenie Man

We Look Back At Some Summer 2020 Releases On The “Las’ Lick Playlist Vol. 2”


The Summer holidays are over, but in this Covid 19 world, everyone’s stuck inside. With Schools and jobs handling (most) things the online way, we’re seeing the “new norm” everyday. Nonetheless, creators create, and many of them released music in time for Summer 2020 in Jamaica. Today, we look back at a few tracks that were released in the 2nd Volume of the “Las’ Lick Playlist“!

Following up the 2018 Playlist, this 2020 edition features 32 tracks from Jamaican artists. Whether your taste is Dancehall, Reggae, Pop, or Hip Hop, you get dope offerings from emerging artists like Royal Blu, Leno Banton, Blvk H3ro, and Skillibeng, to established acts like ProtojeBeenie Man, Aidonia, Vybz Kartel, and Popcaan, to new acts like Marcilli, Prizal, Nyne 11, and GyalKapone. Check out songs that may have missed your radar, or ones that got you hype during the past few months. Don’t forget to share!

Check out the Playlist below, and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.

Continue reading “We Look Back At Some Summer 2020 Releases On The “Las’ Lick Playlist Vol. 2””