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OLDIES SUNDAY: Glen Brown – No More Slavery (1975)


Happy “Oldies Sunday“! In recognition of Emancipation Day on August 1st, we have a special selection for you. Going back a few decades, our Oldies Sunday selection comes from Recording Artist/Musician/Producer Glen Brown a.k.a. “God Son” with the track, “No More Slavery“.

Released through Dwyer Records in 1975, “No More Slavery” is an Instrumental release by Glen Brown. Leading with a Melodica, Glen plays notes that may have represented the uplifted moods and the joyous feeling of freedom when Emancipation was declared on August 1, 1838. “No More Slavery” was a part of a long list of tracks that Glen Brown created over the years, and is one of his much respected selections in various parts of the world. Glen Brown would find success in the 1970s, and contribute to many recordings from numerous Artists until he transitioned in October 2019.

Remember your roots! Emancipate yourselves from every form of Slavery!

Thank You Glen Brown For This Classic!

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OLDIES SUNDAY: Lone Ranger – Natty Dread On The Go (1977)


How are we doing today? While a lot has been happening in the past few days, the music continues to flow. Oldies Sunday, will always show up when needed as well. Today’s selection comes from Recording Artist Lone Ranger with the track, “Natty Dread On The Go“!

Produced by Sir Coxsone Dodd and released through the Studio One label in 1977, Lone Ranger steps out with some melodic deejaying on “Natty Dread On The Go”, and displayed a musical style that started to grow in those times. With his “A1 sound“, Ranger kicks off clever lyrics that were sure to entertain the listener. “Natty Dread On The Go” was featured on his debut album, “On the Other Side Of Dub“, which was released in 1977. The track gained new life recently when it was featured in season 4 of the popular Netflix Sci-Fi series, “Stranger Things“.

Since the release of “Natty Dread On The Go”, Lone Ranger went on to release more music, lived between the US, UK, and Jamaica, and made a return to his Sound System roots. His “Natty Dread On The Go” single looks to connect with a new generation of music lovers, and open up the doors for more to discover his music.

Thank You Lone Ranger For This Classic!

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.@DaleVirgo Seeks To Make A Global Impact With “DubSoul”!


When it comes to music, the Island of Jamaica has been a pioneer, contributing to the ever growing soundscapes. From Ska, to Reggae, to Dub, to Dancehall, Jamaica’s music has lent a hand in establishing new genres, and creating fresh new talent in the process. With names like Bob Marley, Toots Hibbert, Lee “Scratch” Perry, Sean Paul, and Vybz Kartel being some of the more recognizable names globally for their musical contributions, a huge impact has truly been made from such a small Island. Enter Producer Dale “Dizzle” Virgo who seeks to contribute to the growing impact with, “DubSoul”.

“DubSoul” is the newest sub-genre that promises to further change how you hear sounds. Created during the pandemic, Producer Dale Virgo delves into various sounds, and was inspired to create a new wave, something that will touch music lovers in a way that never had before. The sub-genre taps into Dub, Reggae, Dancehall, Soul, and other sounds from many other genres, and Dale Virgo believes that “DubSoul” will have staying power, and new talent from around the world will emerge to push it to unprecedented levels. “Armed with capabilities for physiological arousals, emotional mood setting, and a deep cognitive range, he is ready to take over mainstream with his dynamic rhythm sounds which can leave you: calm, mellow, happy, lively, enthusiastic, and inspiring, while also revealing the complex, sad and depressing side of the same coin. What is his name? He goes by the name “DubSoul.” shares Virgo about the new sub-genre. Early examples of DubSoul can be found on Gyptian’s 2010 single, “Mama Bawl”, and on Virgo and Jamaican Recording Artist SeanResy’s collaborative EP, “Rocky Road”, which was released in July 2021.

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OLDIES SUNDAY: @MackaB – False Preacher (1988)


With Jamaica slowly being turned into a 20 season Mystery series shown on Netflix with the news of Kevin Smith and his cult, it’s only right that Oldies Sunday digs in the crates for a selection. This week, we stop in England to check out Reggae legend Macka B’sFalse Preacher“.

Produced by Mad Professor and released through Ariwa Sounds in 1988, Macka B plays the role of “Pastor Theodore Love Money” who makes a list of demands that his Church congregation should fulfill because “That’s what the Lord says!“. If the Pastor needs to wear new suits, let the Church goers provide for it. He needs a BMW? Let them pay for it! The single was featured on Macka B’s 1988 album, “We’ve Had Enough!“, which features plenty of commentary from the man himself. With the story of fake Preachers and Pastors being a very common one for many, Macka B has been calling those hustlers out for many years. Some have lead cults, some have made millions and are living better than their members, and some have claimed to have had the direct line to God. Many Church goers have been lied to, tricked, bamboozled, and lead astray, and many fake Pastors and false Prophets will have to answer for their crimes one day.

Since “False Preacher”, Macka B has released numerous albums, and has been a Youtube/Social Media favourite thanks to pairing a healthy lifestyle with his lyrical prowess. He has even been name dropped by popular Media Personality Desus Nice on his “Bodega Boys Podcast.

Thank You Macka B!

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We Remember Lee “Scratch” Perry & Songs That Sampled His Work In Our Latest Playlist!


On August 29, 2021, the world lost the ICONIC Lee “Scratch” Perry. Though he may be gone physically, his music and influence continues to live on through many. We salute the man who never believed in being boxed in, and has paved the way for how many of us make and consume music today. In tribute to his work, we highlight him in “Sampling Lee “Scratch” Perry: A Playlist“!

From Bob Marley, to Lil Wayne, to Busta Rhymes, to Alborosie, to Sizzla, to UB40, and from Reggae, to Electronica, Lee “Scratch” Perry’s work has connected with many of what we enjoy. The man created genres, and created ways to manipulate the sound to our liking. We hope the Playlist has done him justice, and has encouraged you to deep dive into his work. Be prepared to enjoy, and learn something. Walk good Upsetter! Check out the Playlist below, and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.

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The Council Meets @Equiknoxx_Music On The “Trilogy” Project


Jamaican Hip Hop collective The Council a.k.a. The Council of the Gods returns with new music. Despite the pandemic putting a halt to many things, Five Steez, The Sickest Drama, and Nomad Carlos managed to fight through the blocks, and make something happen. Finally seeing an opening, they stepped out with their latest offering titled, “Trilogy“.

Featuring 8 tracks, The Council teamed up with the legendary Equiknoxx Music label. Production come from the minds of Time Cow, Son Raw, and Sawandi, and they present Dub, Jazz, and Electronica inspired beats to build a great vibe. The Council in true fashion stepped out with their usual lyrical abilities, and handled each beat like they’re supposed to. While every Dancehall and Reggae Artist got a chance to put out new music this year in the middle of the pandemic, Jamaican Hip Hop had to show up and make some noise. Tune in to something new today.

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