Shane O "Wrath" on 13thStreetPromotions.com #Jamaica #Dancehall #Music #13thStreetPromotions #ShaneO #Wrath #Caribbean

Shane O Gets Deep In Thought In “Wrath” Video!


Dancehall Artist Shane O is a thinking Man. He is aware of his surroundings, and has at times reflected on his life, all that it took to get him here, and his daily experiences. A lot of his thinking has reflected in his songwriting, and on “Wrath“, he goes deeper in thought.

With a video directed by Frencho Film from Trinidad, “Wrath” is a collaboration between Shane O and Producer Countree Hype. Shot in Guyana during one of Shane O’s performance stops, the Deejay shares his experiences when it comes to dealing with friends. He has always been strong on loyalty, but some of the people around him think otherwise, and he is forced to reduce his circle, and be cautious of whom he shares his energy with. Shane O gives us some of his signature songwriting, and with the warnings shared throughout, listeners will find themselves pondering on a lot after listening. Shane O continues to stay consistent with the musical output, and is gearing up to connect with more of his fanbase locally, and Internationally.

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Off of Countree Hype’s “Yakuza” EP, check out the video below, and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.

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Eddy Grant "Gimme Hope Jo'Anna" on 13thStreetPromotions.com #Guyana #UK #SouthAfrica #Music WorldBeat #13thStreetPromotions #EddyGrant #Apartheid #1988 #Africa #Caribbean #Yoplait #DonaldTrump #NationalParty #FileUnderRock #BarefootSoldier

OLDIES SUNDAY: @Eddy_Grant – Gimme Hope Jo’Anna (1988)


Today, we give thanks for the progress we have made as a people, especially People Of Colour. While we have had our share of slip ups, we’ve made historic moves, and changed lives for better overall. Today on Oldies Sunday, we want to recognize a contribution to positive change. Today, we highlight Guyanese-born Recording Artist/Producer/Musician Eddy Grant and his track, “Gimme Hope Jo’Anna“.

A self-produced track that was released in 1988 through Parlophone/EMI, “Gimme Hope Jo’Anna” found Eddy Grant doing his part in promoting change for Black people and other people of colour. Released during the Apartheid era in South Africa (an Institutionalized racial segregation that existed there from 1948 to the 1990s), Eddy Grant cleverly penned lyrics speaking out for the end of Apartheid, making references to Archbishop Desmond Tutu who fought against it, highlighting the South African cities of Durban, Soweto, Province of the Transvaal, and personifying Johannesburg, the largest South African city that was symbolic of the National Party government that fostered Apartheid.

“Gimme Hope Jo’Anna” was not intended to be a hit single for Eddy Grant who returned to music after a brief hiatus, but it became an anti-Apartheid anthem that expressed change in South Africa, and brought International attention to South Africa. It enjoyed chart success in Europe, became popular in the UK, and was soon banned by the National Party (they later removed the ban to use it during their campaign for the 1994 South Africa general election). Despite its ban, “Gimme Hope” already did what needed to be done, contributing to the end of the racial segregation in the early 1990s. The track was included in Eddy Grant’s 1988 “File Under Rock” and 1990’s “Barefoot Soldier” albums, and is one of the most important songs of its time. The track was also performed in various parts of the world including India as it represented a different message, it was performed for the late Nelson Mandela for his 90th birthday, and was referenced in various sporting moments. “Gimme Hope Jo’Anna” was a part of more controversy in the early 2000s when an adopted version was used in a promotional campaign for Yoplait. The track also found popularity on Social Media platform TikTok.

Since the release of “Gimme Hope Jo’Anna”, Eddy Grant released more music. Now living in Barbados since the 1980s, he runs the Blue Wave Studio, introduced a new genre of music called “Ringbang“, pursued other businesses, received a Lifetime Achievement Award in Guyana, and even sued Donald Trump for the unauthourized use of his hit single “Electric Avenue” for a campaign. Eddy Grant has enjoyed a successful music career, with “Gimme Hope Jo’Anna” being one of his most important songs.

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DJ Blkluos x It'sRyan "I Know" on 13thStreetPromotions.com #Canada #Toronto #DJBlkLuos #ItsRyan #HipHop #13thStreetPromotions #Caribbean #Music

.@DJBlkLuos Teams Up With @ItsRyansWay On “I Know”!


Canada’s DJ BlkLuos returns with more work for the Summer! With a few singles and projects out, he continues to show his dedication to bringing new sounds out into the world, and introduce different voices on his platforms. Whatever your musical taste is, BlkLuos will take care of that. Recently, he linked up with fellow Canadian Recording Artist It’sRyan for the track, “I Know“!

Over some smooth production provided by DJ BlkLuos, It’sRyan has a conversation with a love interest on “I Know”, as he questions her motives, and sees if the connection is genuine. It’sRyan gives us great vocals throughout, and if you aren’t familiar with his music, we urge you to get to know him as he has been making his rounds as one of the Artists you need to hear. Accompanying the track is a music video directed by DJ BlkLuos, who continues to show the extent of his creativity, and starring Vancouver/Toronto based Model, Jessica Gianna.

DJ BlkLuos has a lot more music lined up for the 2nd half of 2022, so get your speakers and Playlists ready! Check out “I Know” below, and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.

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UK Singer Alana Sukul drops new single, "Closer" on 13thStreetPromotions.com

Alana Sukul Gets Caribbean Inspiration For New “Closer” Single


We all need new music, you can’t deny it. We got a new entry today from all the way in South West London courtesy of upcoming Artist, Alana Sukul. She made waves thanks to her official debut single, “Be Friends“, and she looks to put her name everywhere. Having a Caribbean background by the way of Guyana, she looks to let it influence her sound and connect with many. Having been recording and releasing tracks since the age of 16, the global pandemic has caused her to revamp her sound, and it has been working ever since. We tune into her latest single, “Closer“.

Featuring a Dancehall-tinged sound provided by SIGHOST, Alana Sukul steps out with Pop/R&B track that is sure to change your mood for the better when you hit “play“. The track finds Alana getting close to someone, and it turns out to be a great experience as the world slows down when they connect, and all bad things and people cease to exist. The track is much faster paced in contrast to her debut, and has us guessing with what’s on her schedule for the follow up. Her delivery holds your attention, and you can’t help but get closer, and get lost in her voice. Alana Sukul has been gaining a lot of love in recent times, and we believe she’s here to stay. Big up the UK/Guyana connection!

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Rémar Draws Inspiration From The Past For His “90’s Flexx Mixtape”!


The Guyanese boss Rémar is back with some new music! After dropping various releases including one of our favourites “On My Way“, he turned on the Time Machine, and went back to the past to give us the “90’s Flexx Mixtape“!

Loaded with 6 tracks, the “90’s Flexx Mixtape” was done in collaboration with Producer Kincomarco as they rip through 90s classics, and blended them with modern sounds. From Ini Kamoze, to Brandy, to the Bookshelf Riddim, Rémar and Kincomarco make beautiful flips, and bring along guests David Lyn and FlyGuy for more fun. For all the 90’s buffs and old school music fans, let this Mixtape be in regular rotation for you. Some good music to add to your quarantine playlists!

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OLDIES SUNDAY (Christmas): Rita Forrester/Queen Rita – Christmas Time Is Here


Continuing with the Holiday vibes, we head on over to the Island of Guyana for “Oldies Sunday“. Today we tap into Singer Rita Forrester/Queen Rita’s popular Christmas song, “Christmas Time Is Here“! Backed by Rudy & The Roosters Band, Rita acknowledges that Christmas has arrived with all the festivities involved, but it doesn’t mean much to her as she misses someone special around that time. She also wishes him well wherever he is, and lets him know that he’s very much on her mind.

While family and friends play a great part in the holiday season, there are many who are facing the loss of key members in their life. While some things will never be the same, we urge you to accommodate family and friends this Christmas. It may just shine a lil light in their hearts, and put a positive spin on things.

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