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OLDIES SUNDAY: Deborahe Glasgow – Don’t Test Me (1989)

In recognition of March being “Women’s History Month“, Oldies Sunday will be highlighting a few women who have made their contribution to the Jamaican music landscape in the early years. Today’s selection comes from the late English born Lovers Rock/Reggae Artist Deborahe Glasgow who, despite a short music career, developed a following, and contributed to a few classic tunes. We check out her 1989 single, “Don’t Test Me“. Produced by Augustus “Gussie” Clarke, this single was featured on her 1989 self titled debut album. It was also released as a single and a duet version with Dancehall Artist Shabba Ranks in 1990. With lyrics about not being a pushover and being confident in one’s self, the single was a rather motivating one back in the day. It got bigger with the addition of Shabba’s contribution, and was sampled by the late Notorious B.I.G. on Hip Hop group Junior M.A.F.I.A.’s remix to their “Get Money” single in 1995.

Having started her career in her teens, she stepped out of the scene to devote more time to her family. Sadly she passed away in 1994, but is still remembered for her contributions to Lovers Rock, Reggae, and Dancehall.

We hope you enjoy our selection today. Be sure to check out the track and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.

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NEW VIDEO: @DiRealKray_Z – Get Money

KZIt’s all about the paper for 2014 and beyond and Kray-Z wants it all in this new video. Titled “Get Money” and directed in Kingston by Short Filmz Jamaica and Stephen G., we hear and see Kray-Z dropping lyrics on having dreams of getting money, never stopping his hustle, wanting luxurious things and laughing at all who hate on his endeavors. A great effort from Kray-Z and a clean visual with some graphics thanks to the production team. Look out for more work from Kray-Z this year. Get money. Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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