Before Royal Blu, before “sinG with God“, before “El Fuego“, there was Sean-Michael Francis a.k.a. “Blu Kid“! In today’s episode of our “Quick Throwback” series, we go back to the year 2011 to hear BluKid’s “Legal Badman“! Produced by Di Prodigyy, Blu sheds light on corruption in Jamaica’s Law Enforcement system where Police Officers abuse their powers and oppress many. Donning the role of a “Legal Badman“, they do whatever a Criminal would do, but shouldn’t face any repercussions because they wear the badge and the uniform.
Since the release of “Legal Badman”, BluKid went on to make some noise with the “Lethal Audio” Band, changed his name to “Royal Blu“, and released enough songs to make him one of the emerging young acts on the radars of many in Jamaica and overseas. Stay tuned for another quick throwback!
You call them when you want to want a fire beat to go with your lyrics, they help you turn that song into the greatest thing someone has ever heard, they spend hours creating a masterpiece that sounds so good you’re not allowed to add your vocals to it. They are called Beatmakers, Riddim Gods, and more commonly, Producers! Artists can’t live without these people, and at times they don’t get a lot of respect. We at 13th Street Promotions recognize these creatives, and today you’ll get to know 15. Watch this space!
Wavy Jones is a play on the name “Davy Jones”, but he also owns a locker filled with some dope beats! Whether flipping samples on “Locker 1 & 2” or dropping the bass on the Jeeby Lyricist, Blvk H3ro and Kione Zaire featured “100LBS”, Jones is a Producer to check for! Catch him on the next Hidden Fvces or Alpine Compound project!
Whether playing guitar as a part of “Di Vibe” or crafting beats, Kone (Koh Neh) should not be taken lightly. Having produced newcomer Yanah’s single, “The Cycle” and her “Believe In You” Freestyle, delivered the right Riddim with fellow Producer BoomDraw for Blvk H3ro & Leno Banton’s “Sky Dive”, expect to hear more of this creative this year!
He doesn’t call himself a “Riddim God” for nothing. You’ve enjoyed many of his productions that have been complimented with the vocals of Jamar McNaughton, and he has an arsenal ready to go toe to toe with the best of Producers. Having recently released the “Dub Policy EP”, he’s busy preparing his compilation project titled “Top Works Vol. 1” which will feature his ZincFence Records members Ulo, Jane Macgizmo, and Inezi. You can also hear his work on Chronixx’s “Chronology” album. Get familiar!
After a few delays, Blu Rok Rapper Vindon finally released his new EP. Titled “Seeing Colours” and released on his birthday, Vinny presents a 8 track project filled with colourful lyrics and vibrant production for his musical canvas. Featuring verses from Hard Dayz, Eon Smith, Cill Awesumore and beats by SOS Dynamikz, Di Prodigyy and himself (ViN!GMA), he’s bringing more than just the primary colours to the palette. Check out the EP below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
Flexing his production muscle today is Pitika Di Prodigy! Here he remixes TDE member SZA’s “Warm Winds” giving it a more upbeat feel. Prodigy is one of the producers to look out for this year coming from Jamaica. Fan of SZA? Check out the track below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
It’s about to get kinky. Today’s new music comes from Dancehall artist, Khaos. Titled “Pornstar” and produced by Di Prodigyy, we hear Khaos detailing what he expects in a sex session with a lovely lady over a great production from Di Prodigy. Good effort here, maybe you can learn a thing or few from this single. What are you into? Is the camcorder ready? Check out the song below and share your thoughts in the comments section.