Born in Saint Vincent & The Grenadines and based in Brooklyn, New York, Recording Artist J Kinggz has been on the grind and making his voice be heard. We’ve featured him some time ago with the single, “Birthday” featuring HighOnFi, but he has since followed up with the Jewelry store anthem, “Patek” with a promise that a project was on the way. That promise was kept as he released the “30 Days EP (The Life Changing Project)“. Featuring four tracks, this came together during a very serious time in his life. With freedom on the line, the best thing he could do during that time was pray and create (and he spoke it in the paperwork for this EP). With Producers such as RazsyBeats, Khalijah, and JSebastian providing the sounds for the lyrics and features from J.R.E. and DTG, J Kinggz gives listeners a bit of what’s to come as he’s currently working on more music including a follow up project. Sometimes when your back is against the wall, you just have to fight back in any way you can. Big up the Vincy Boss. Check out the EP below, and share with a friend. Show us some love on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
When Creatives express themselves, they do it hard. While it’s no surprise when Artists tell stories about their lives through their work, Turks & Caicos Rapper Lady Livi joins those who have a couple chapters to share. Recently she dropped the follow up to her “Daddy Issues” EP, and she lets listeners in on her life like a session with a Therapist. With 5 tracks, she uses the platform given to vent over various productions. To paraphrase the words of Rapper Jay Z, “I can’t see them coming down my eyes, so I gotta let these songs cry“. Check out the project below, and share with a friend. Show us some love on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
For many of us, the Summer holidays are almost over. Fret not though, you can still sneak in a few parties and quick getaways. Trelawny raised but Memphis based Recording Artist OneLoveTheo encourages all this with the release of his new EP, “Summer Settings“. With 4 tracks, Theo gives us a fun project that makes us want to just go where the party’s at, and enjoy life. Summer may be coming to a close overseas, but that’s a year long thing if you live in the Caribbean. You’re free to to take a trip, but ensure you get a dose of OneLoveTheo’s EP throughout. For the streaming folks, you can get it on Spotify and Apple Music too. Check it out below, and show us some love on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
With all the craziness going on in the world, it is easy to get lost. With negative messages being spread everywhere, you could find yourself being caught up in it if you’re not careful. Producer Dale Virgo is aware of it all and aims to clear the air with nothing but good music on his “Upful” EP!
Featuring 10 tracks with contributions from Christopher Martin, Jah Vinci, D.A. Jay, Troy Anthony, Angele Smith, Moses, Senita, and ShortBoss, Virgo not only handled production on this with assistance from Troy Baker and Ryan Byfield, but he performed under the name ANTOU on the opening track. It is nothing but that good Reggae music from DZL Records that will rise you above all the madness. Consider this EP the medicine you enjoyed taking, even when you weren’t sick. The only results from this overdose are nothing but good vibes and a peace of mind. Prepare to keep this one on high volume as it’s available on all your favourite Digital streaming outlets such as Spotify, Apple Music, and Deezer.
Listen to the project below, and follow us on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
Rapper Chance a.k.a. Kans has been working. With tracks like “Chill Suite“, “Appreciation“, and “After Tonight” making their way to many, it was only a matter of time before he unleashed a project. Making sure his 2018 gets a good start, Chance presents his “Indelible Colours EP“! Featuring 6 tracks and contributions from the likes of Rosh Rebel, OneLoveTheo, Lee, and Daley, Chance is dropping music for those who like to chill, for those who are about the fast life, and of course for the “Gyallis Pros“. A project that should build a vibe and give you the feeling like you’re on the 40th floor of a high rise building in Miami. Chance will continue to stay busy for the rest of the year with more tunes, and videos! Bless up on the Birthday as well! Artwork done by the talented KokaBZD! Check out the EP below!
Recently, Recording Artist Royal Blu and Producer Tim Foresta finally released their long anticipated project, the “sinG with God EP“! Featuring 5 tracks, listeners were treated a mix of awesome lyrics, melodies, and production that will have you rocking and rewinding to catch the lines. Recently we got a behind the scenes look at the creative process with Blu and Foresta, more specifically the situations that led to the making of each track. Tune in!
Track 1: “Let’s Get High“
Royal Blu: For “Let’s Get High”, I remember being in studio and one of my Engineers who helped with recording the session was intentionally smoking near the booth so it could aid in me capturing the feeling of the song (haha). Leno Banton and some of the REM crew was in the studio session as well, and they’re like the Ganja gurus. So it made even more sense.
Tim Foresta: “Let’s Get High” was a very interesting process. I only had this rough loop of the hook part of the beat. I had no clue where this could go, but it had a vibe, so I sent it to Blu. He then was able to write an entire song with three verses, hook, basically a whole arrangement on this simple loop. He sent it to me via voice note. I was blown away and it instantly became clear what kind of a song this will be. Within an hour most of the ideas you hear now came to my mind. That’s also what I like about working with Blu. The process doesn’t follow the simple pattern of I send a beat, he writes a song – done. It’s always different.
Track 2: “Believe (ft. Lila Ike)“
Blu: I haven’t really said this anywhere else, but the song “Believe” was actually written out of me being hurt. I had a song called “Wrote You This Song” that was originally set to be a part of this EP, but didn’t make the cut. It was the first song Foresta and I ever did, but we didn’t work in studio together for it. He was still in Germany. But basically, that song was about singing to my past self and letting him know that things get better in the future. Because the past self I was singing to at that time lost all the files for his song, the studio I was working with got ripped down, I was betrayed by friends, lost loved ones. It was a depressing time. So that energy carried over into writing “Believe” because I wrote those two songs very close together.
Foresta: Believe. In 2014 I was in South Africa shooting a Documentary about Zimbabwean refugees, living in the streets of Cape Town looking for work. It was an idea by director Thandi Sebe, who at the time wanted to write a Theatre play about it. Growing up in Cape Town, she always saw these groups of men gathering and always wondered who they were and what they do. So, while doing this Documentary I composed some music for it as well and this is where the idea for Believe came from. In the end I didn’t use that beat in the documentary, but interestingly enough the topic Blu found for it perfectly fits the scene of the film that inspired me coming up with it.