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@DelhiSultanate Uses Reggae For Political Activism In India


While your favourite Artist may be using Reggae/Dancehall creatively (or stupidly) in Jamaica, the influence of the Music Culture continues to affect many others worldwide. One person in particular is Taru Dalmia a.k.a. “Delhi Sultanate” of New Delhi, India, as he uses not only Reggae, but the Sound System Culture to channel his Political Activism. While India is under the rule of the Hindu Nationalist Government lead by Narendra Modi (Bharatiya Janata Party), Taru alleges that free speech is being threatened under his rule, and using his talents will assist the many protests that are being held in many Universities across the nation. Armed with classic singles, and Dub Plates from the likes of Toots Hibbert, Barrington Levy, and Anthony B, he hopes that his assistance in the fight will not be in vain.

Taru is also a member of The Ska Vengers, a live Band that blends Dub, Pop, Ska, Jazz, Rap, and Punk to deliver a new sound. Below is a clip from the Al Jazeera Network where we look into Taru’s journey, and the challenges he has faced so far. We also feature some of the singles that could spark protests, and some that speak against the Jamaican Government.

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@ZipJockWest Enlists @FootaHypeMusic & @DextaDapsMusic For “Build You Up (Remix)”!


It’s about to be “Mixtape SZN” for Radio Personality, ZJ West! Following up his “Cumulus Clouds” Mixtape, he gives listeners a taste of his remixing skills with “Build You Up (Remix)“! Featuring Dexta Daps’ “Chinese Jordan”, he enlists some vocals from popular Selector, Foota Hype. If you’re familiar with Foota’s past relationship with the Dancehall Diva iShawna, you’re in for a listen. Do remember, you can find the homie West on Zip 103 FM playing nothing but the hits. Our “ZJ West YFF RMX” series will be back too! Check out the track below.

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@Fuse876 Surprises Us With “Freestyle Chronicles IV”!


Like a thief in the night, DJ Fusion a.k.a Kxng Fvse surprises us in the middle of the week with Volume 4 in his “Freestyle Chronicles” series! Kicking it off with a mix of Dancehall hits that will take you back in time, DJ Fusion delivers that well needed energy and vibes to clear away some of this week’s stress! From Vybz Kartel, to Aidonia, to Mavado, you will really love this Mixtape! Give it a listen/download below.

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Is Dancehall Dying? (13th Street Rants Ep. 2)


You frowned or scratched your head when you saw the title. It’s ok (lol). With Dancehall Music seeing a lot of gimmicks, beef, drama (most of them unnecessary) over the years, it hasn’t really been seeing favourable returns. Instead, we have outsiders enjoying our musical styles with most not paying homage, or even helping out some of the talent here. While they can’t shoulder majority of the blame, many Artists, Producers, DJs and Industry folk are the culprits as they failed to innovate, hold back many promising opportunities, and failed to give the music that needed “push”.

Today, we speak on a few things that turn us (and many others) off about this genre that has the potential to do even more, but is being held back. Respect to all the Artists and DJs who are trying in the meantime. We love Dancehall, but it has a tendency to be a little stubborn in thinking. Check out our rant below. You can hear our 1st episode here.

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@JimmyQJA Is On The “NxtL3vl” On New Mixtape!


Today on the Blog you’re gonna party on a new level, or rather a “next level” thanks to popular DJ, Jimmy Q. Presenting the #NxtL3vl Mixtape, we’re treated to an entertaining mix of popular and exclusive Hip Hop and Dancehall tracks! From some of your favourites to upcoming Artists, Jimmy Q has it all for your ears so it is advised to clear your schedule for this. If you need a break from all the stress, or even to knock off some of that Easter weight, this mix is your perfect party and workout partner! Be sure to keep up with Jimmy Q to find out where he’ll be playing next. What you waiting for? Get ready to turn this up at ignorant levels by pressing play below.

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We Look At @ItsJahmiel Vs @VershonMusic In “13th Street Rants” Debut!


13th Street Rants” is a new series on 13th Street Promotions (hopefully we have more after this) where we share commentary on various topics in Entertainment. In our debut episode, we speak on the current war of words with Dancehall Artists Jahmiel and Vershon. Is it necessary? We tend to think that beef is needed at all times, but that shouldn’t be the case. We think both Artists are amazing in their respective careers, but this beef? I don’t know how they’ll benefit in the long run. DJ Fusion takes the wheel in the debut clip below. Listen and share!

Video by: SwadeDaVillain

Audio by: DJ Fusion