It’s the Jamaica & Ghana link up as the “1GAD” StoneBwoy links up with “Di Docta” Beenie Man on “Shuga“! Produced by StreetBeatz, the two deliver the vibes the only way they know to your ears. As both have ruled when it comes to hit singles and stage performances, expect this one to set the streets and airwaves ablaze! Word is Stonebwoy has another Afrobeats/Dancehall collab on the way, stay tuned to 13thStreetPromotions.com for the update.
“Fraid me buss dem secret…“
With lyrics that will have you thinking but also moving, Ghana is an Artist to watch this year and beyond. Ghana bites her tongue for no one however as she teams up with Producer Dale Virgo on “Silence The Dread“! Released through DZL Records, Ghana brings awareness to the many forms of abuse Women suffer at the hands of men all over the world. She also puts the spotlight on those who know about the abuse in the home, but turn a blind eye to it all. This song calls for more discussion on these matters, and more people to put into action that those who practice these types of abuse should be brought to justice.
Bringing a strong message during “Women’s History Month“, this is just a small part of Ghana’s rollout as she is finalizing her debut EP, “Gypsy Dread” to be released in June through DZL Records. If you were a witness to her live performances like at the recently held “9th Element” event in Kingston, then get ready for more as she plans to announce more shows in the coming days. She cannot be moved, muzzled, or put down when she’s lashing out against injustice! Lyric video by Hanna Phoenix, check out the track below, and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Instagram and Twitter at @13thStreetPromo.
When was the last time you heard a Gully Bop tune? He was on top of the Dancehall scene for a while, but somewhat faded out. With some saying he’s working on his comeback, today’s new entry may just be a start. Recently his “Wuk Affa Mi” single was sampled by Ghanaian DJ/Producer Juls for the Nigerian Dancehall Artist Burna Boy assisted, “Gwarn“! A song for the ladies, Juls and Burna want them to know that they have the “good good loving” that they need! With Bop’s catchy lyrics that turned him into a viral sensation added, the single also gives the men a warning that if you don’t treat her right, another man will. With a really nice production that blends well with the lyrics, you can’t help but keep this one on repeat! Check out the track below, and don’t forget to share!
Yesterday, we let you in on a new remix to Sizzla’s “My Girl” featuring Rapper XXXtentacion, today we give you another. Featuring the Florida based Rapper and Ghanaian vocalist Mz Vee, we present to you the remix for “I’m Yours“! With JonFX handling business again, we get some lovely vocals from Mz Vee while some familiar lines from XXX show up. With new production, this paired with the original calls for a very enjoyable listening session! Get your lady for this one, and fulljoy di ride! Sizzla’s “I’m Yours” Album is out now. Check out the track below.
John Q, whose given name is John Kwesi Quansah, visited Jamaica recently to shoot two music videos for his latest Reggae Singles “Born Alone” and “Give Me Your Love” ahead of his debut album which is anticipated to be released by year end.
“It’s a pleasure to be back in Jamaica to mark this significant milestone. Reggae is in my blood, and Jamaica is the home of Reggae so it is a seamless match to be able to shoot my videos here,” John Q said. “Born Alone” channels self-love and encourages listeners to empower themselves regardless of their circumstances. The lyrics challenge listeners to take time to make themselves happy, and asks self-evaluating question and encourages them to “Stop trying so hard to be accepted, stop forcing the people to love you”, then settles that true acceptance and loves comes when you are naturally yourself first.
“Give Me Your Love” which is predominantly sung in English and is a Lover’s Rock Reggae song. John Q said the Inspirational track is his way of using Reggae music as a vehicle of change for conscious upward mobility. “We all have greatness in us, but first we must believe it, and then we need to act on it, only then will we achieve our full potential,” he expounded. Ariff Butler, CEO of Bloozick Multimedia, the production company tasked to shoot both videos said his team is looking forward to working with John Q.
Born in West African nation of Ghana, John Q migrated to the United States to further his studies, and has been living there for the past 25 years. He sings in English, Twi and Ga, and is also fluent in Spanish. Despite the upcoming album being his first, his love affair with music started in his teenage years. He was exposed to a variety of genres of music while growing up, but settled on Reggae after hearing Bob Marley’s song “One Drop”. The infectious beat provide soul-reaching inspiration which has been a magnetic-like attraction pulling him back to the music and never allowing him to wander too far.
John Q’s songs including “Born Alone”, “Reggae Babaoo”, “Rain And Sun”, and “Gonna Be More”, his collaboration with Jamaican Gospel Singer/Songwriter Claudius England continues to receive airplay on Radio Stations in the Jamaica, Ghana, the United States, and London.
Showing another side to her music on this Easter Monday is Dancehall artist Shie with a new single. Titled “Tek Dat” and produced by GHG Productions out of Ghana on the “Apple Riddim“, Shie speaks on being a bad girl, what it takes to being a hot girl, having her own way, and getting anything she wants with ease over the Reggaeton influenced production. Something different from the young artist as she has previously done a few R&B singles. What do you think? Check out the track below and share your thoughts in the comments section.