It’s the weekend, so you know it’s time to have fun (provided you don’t have any crazy matter to attend to later). Let us provide you a selection from DJs Scribz and Junior J. Teaming up, they give you their “Underrated” Hip Hop Remix Tape! Featuring some of the blazing hits out now along with some remixes, this should be played at high volume tonight, tomorrow, and the rest of the weekend! Sometimes you wanna play some “Yankee Music“, so let these DJs entertain you! If you love their mixing, be sure to book them. Check out the Mixtape below, and show us some love on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
Happy Throwback Thursday (and Happy World Cup day)! Today we bring to you another in our “Quick Throwback” series. This time around we go back to the year 2005 with the birthday boy Protoje and check out, “The Feeling“! Off his “Lyrical Overdose” mixtape, “Diggy British” hops on a Hip Hop instrumental done by Producer 9th Wonder (off his Black Album Rejects beat tape) to paint the picture of him being a Ganja Smuggler. From enjoying the finest herb, to trafficking it, to getting a rush from dodging the law, Protoje is the one for all your smoking needs.
Since his mixtape, Protoje has worked his way up to releasing his first single “Arguments“, and became one of the prominent figures in the new wave of Reggae artists in recent years. He is set to drop his 4th album at the end of this month. For all the weed smokers and exporters. If you’re loving this post, be sure to check out our previous entries, and stay tuned for our next one. Check out the track, and follow us on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
As promised, Kanye West kicked off a weekly roll out of albums released under the G.O.O.D Music label. This week, he released the long awaited collaborative album, “KIDS SEE GHOSTS” featuring Recording Artist Kid Cudi. While the album featured 7 tracks, there was one that caught many off guard. On track 4 titled “Freeee” a.k.a. “Ghost Town Pt. 2“, it starts off with the words of the late Jamaican Scholar, Activist, Teacher, and National Hero, The Rt. Excellent Marcus Mosiah Garvey. Produced by Kanye, vocals from a speech and Interview Garvey was a part of in the early 1920’s about his trial and persecution for Mail Fraud was used in the first few seconds of the track.
Marcus Garvey’s influence and his teachings continue to reach many all over the world. If you wish to know more about this great man, check this out. Last year in celebration of his birthday, we featured a few songs that paid tribute to Marcus Garvey, you can check them out here. Know yourself. Kanye West and Kid Cudi’s album is now available online. Check out the track and speech below, and follow us on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
How are you all doing today? Feeling good? How about some new music? Today we deliver to you some “Irie” vibes all the way from New Orleans courtesy of Reggae/Hip Hop Artists Ayotemi and Sam Wyse of the IRIE Collective! On “Back N’ Forth“, the duo take turns dropping a favourable amount of bars over some 90’s inspired production (done by Wyse) that you can’t help but rock to, and want to add a few bars to. The video was shot by Jake Meyer of Carthage Films, and gets right to the point. “I&I Reflects Interconnected Eternity“. Check out the video below, and follow us on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
Long before he gave you an “Anthem“, and before he met a “Familiar Stranger“, Recording Artist EvaFlow was giving you bars. Today in a new episode in our “Quick Throwback” series, we go back to the early 2000’s to hear EvaFlow’s “Diggy InFlow“. Borrowing Jay Z’s “H.O.V.A.” instrumental and Protoje giving an intro, EvaFlow gets into his bag to deliver an “overdose” of rhymes straight to your ears. The track could be found on one of his earlier mixtapes titled, “Unsigned Unhyped OnPoint” which finds the artist tackling various Hip Hop beats. Straight outta Santa Cruz with the “Over…diggydose“!
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While we’re a lil late on this one (things fly below our radar at times), we’re always on time with the knowledge. Top Dawg Entertainment Recording Artist SiR released his debut album “November” earlier this year. Since its release, the Artist has been on the radar of many, and has been sharing the stage with the likes of Miguel, and his fellow TDE brethren on tour. Recently, he released the visual for his D.K. The Punisher produced single “D’Evils“, and a familiar sound started it off. While the video was shot in Jamaica by Karena Evans, the sample on the track comes from the late Dancehall Artist, Billy Boyo. A former child star, his popular track “One Spliff A Day” can be heard in the beginning, and throughout the song. The track was released in 1981 and produced by Henry “Junjo” Lawes. The track was also sampled on Jamaican Rapper Baker Steez’s “Ba Bye”, and Wiz Khalifa’s 2011 track of the same name.
Billy Boyo, who started his career in the early 80’s, has been considered one of Dancehall’s earliest child stars. While he released two albums, he was known more for his live performances than recordings. His “One Spliff A Day” track was recorded when he was only 10 years old and featured some rather mature lyrics from him. It still remains his most known track. The Artist passed away in the year 2000 due to a Brain Tumor. Check out other Jamaican Artists who started out as child stars here.
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