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We Pay Tribute To The Late Garnett Silk On The “Hatfield Legend” Playlist!


Today we remember and celebrate the life and work of one of Jamaica’s most iconic Vocalists, the late Garnet Smith a.k.a. Garnett Silk! With April 2 marking his 53rd birthday, many would agree that the world lost this great Artist too soon. In true Blog fashion, we highlight some of his many hits in our latest Playlist titled, “Garnett Silk: Hatfield Legend“!

With nearly 3 hours worth of music, even if you weren’t familiar with his entire catalogue, this will cover some of his finest selections and even a couple collaborations. (Editor’s note: For those questioning the “Hatfield Legend” title, he was raised in Hatfield, Manchester, and has left a huge impact on the community decades after his death.) An Artist who has not only brought a different sound to Reggae, but has influenced Artists after him and many idolize him in various communities worldwide. Walk good Bimbo!

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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Chip Off The Old Block: Meet The New Kids Of Dancehall x Reggae (Pt. 5)


First they started out as the youth of the Dancehall/Reggae culture, now they’re parents with growing kids. It isn’t unusual for the child of an Entertainer to follow in their parent’s footsteps one way or the other as at times they bring a modern take on their parent’s creations, or create their own lane. Some of the most famous off springs include Stephen, Ziggy, and Damian “Junior Gong” Marley (Sons of Bob Marley), Chino and Di Genius (Sons of Freddie McGregor), Junior Tucker (Son of Jimmy Tucker), Morgan Heritage (Children of Denroy Morgan), Tarrus Riley (Son of Jimmy Riley), Queen Ifrica (Daughter of Derrick Morgan), Protoje (Son of Lorna Bennett), Chronixx (Son of Chronicle) and many more. In part 5 of a few part series, I feature more of the new set of kids on the scene whose parents have covered much ground in their respective careers.

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1. Addis Pablo (Suns Of Dub)

Famous Parent: Augustus Pablo

Occupation: Musician/Producer

Twitter/IG: @AddisPablo

Single(s): In My Father’s House, Far East Dub (Suns Of Dub)

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2. Jo Mersa Marley

Famous Parent: Stephen Marley

Occupation: Reggae Artist

Twitter/IG: @JoMersaMarley

Single(s): Burn It Down, Light It Up (w/ Morgan Heritage)

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Chip Off The Old Block: Meet The New Kids Of Dancehall x Reggae (Pt. 3)


First they started out as the youth of the Dancehall/Reggae culture, now they’re parents with growing kids. It isn’t unusual for the child of an Entertainer to follow in their parent’s footsteps one way or the other as at times they bring a modern take on their parent’s creations, or create their own lane. Some of the most famous off springs include Stephen, Ziggy, and Damian “Junior Gong” Marley (Sons of Bob Marley), Chino and Di Genius (Sons of Freddie McGregor), Junior Tucker (Son of Jimmy Tucker), Morgan Heritage (Children of Denroy Morgan), Tarrus Riley (Son of Jimmy Riley), Queen Ifrica (Daughter of Derrick Morgan), Protoje (Son of Lorna Bennett), Chronixx (Son of Chronicle) and many more. In part 3 of a few part series, I feature more of the new set of kids on the scene whose parents have covered much ground in their respective careers.

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1. The Wizard (The Wixard)

Famous Parent: Beres Hammond

Occupation: Producer, DJ, Singer, Songwriter

Twitter/IG: @TheWizardJA

Single(s): The Wizard EP – Nuh Behavior Ep. 1, Toppanaris 

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2. Garnet Silk Jr.

Famous Parent: Garnet Silk

Occupation: Singer, Songwriter

Twitter/IG: @GarnetJrMusic

Single(s): All I Desire, Zion Awaits

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OLDIES SUNDAY: All About The Love


Today, February 14, is recognized as Valentine’s Day, and for others it’s “Single Awareness Day” or just “Sunday“. Today we’ve selected 10 tracks that will bring lovers together and provide the soundtrack to your VDay activities.

1. 2Face – African Queen (2004)

2. I-Octane – Love You Like I Do (2014)

3. Alaine – No Ordinary Love (2007)

4. Voicemail – Best Days (2007)

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Mixtape Movements: @DJLeviChin Presents: Reggae City Classic Series


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Fresh from the studio is another creation from St. Lucia’s DJ Levi Chin that doubles as a musical time travel. Titled “Reggae City Classic Series“, prepare to go in time for an hour with some of the greatest Reggae songs ever made. Listen to the likes of Sanchez, Garnett Silk, Buju Banton, Frankie Paul, Beres Hammond and many more. Get the mixtape, share with friends and tell stories of when you first heard these hits. Always a great listen from DJ Levi Chin. Download the mixtape below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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OLDIES SUNDAY: Garnett Silk Live (1994)


GSIn recognition of the late Garnett Silk’s birthday (April 2), I post today one of his last performances. With uplifting, positive and conscious lyrics, Garnett Silk was a well respected Reggae artist and an influence to many in his short life. With a plethora of hits, Silk had what it takes to get the people thinking, coming together and enjoying music. R.I.P. Garnett Silk. Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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