After waking up Jamaica with his crimson tinged single earlier this year, the official visual for Protoje’s “BLXXD MONEY” is finally here! Directed by Che Kothari with Production by Claire Osman, viewers get a glimpse of the many forms of corruption, a broader look than the lyrics which spoke about corruption in high places, and the various turns made throughout its running time. The video targets every class, and those who practice the dirty ways will eventually see a fall. A statement making song that turned into a powerful video, more like “What A BLXXDCLXXT Film“! Watch the visual below.
The Hope Gardens Shell Bandstand served as the perfect backdrop to showcase some of Reggae’s young royals to an eager audience of Locals and Tourists all with one thing in common…a love for the Culture. I personally gave up on Music in Jamaica until I came across these new school of Reggae Royals who through their socially conscious offerings, give honour to the many men and women who preceded them in the genre…
Words By ShannyDeLioness
Photos By Samantha Singh
The gates opened at 7:30 Pm and the DJ for the night Yaadcore kept the early patrons entertained on the turntables, and DJ Jimmy Q of NewsTalk 93 FM handled hosting duties. By 9 Pm, the venue was almost full and the show kicked off with the opening act Sevana. Featuring cuts off her Sevana EP and even debuting a new song and a remix to Protoje’s “Love Gone Cold” (she was featured on the original), she had the audience mesmerized as she belted out tune after tune. I still refused to believe she did all that on a sore throat (Editor’s Note: She’s my Hero!!). By the time ZJ Sparks gave Protoje & The Indiggnation the greatest introduction ever, the venue was packed with patrons who were eager to sing and dance along with them.
Protoje really had our attention in 2016.
With the release of his “Royalty Free EP”, appearances at Coachella, his launch of the “New Wave” concert series, and other various happenings, people are still asking if he’s dropping a follow up to the outstanding “Ancient Future” album anytime soon. While no word on that yet, Protoje has been feeling a lil on the crimson side late last year and it now manifests itself as his 2017 debut single, “Blood Money“.
Straight out of the In.Digg.Nation Collective comes Recording Artist/Producer EvaFlow with his debut single, “The Anthem“. Produced by Christopher Cooper with assistance from The DrumKeys, EvaFlow flips lyrics that motivate you while the Production keeps you grooving. From encouraging you to follow your dreams, to wanting to build Empires, EvaFlow might have a single that will creep up on you over time. Hailing from Santa Cruz, St. Elizabeth, Eva aims to make a mark with his own blend of Reggae and Hip Hop compositions. Check out the track below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
While fans of Protoje still can’t get over the widely popular “Ancient Future” album, the Artist believed it was time to give them something more. Recently he offered up two new releases in “Can’t Feel No Way” and “Glad You’re Home“, but now he ups the ante with “Royalty Free: Side B“. The 5 track EP gives listeners another music side to Protoje as he experiments with fresh sounds and tests out newer flows. With Taj Francis adding beautiful pieces for the EP’s Artwork, Producers like Winta James, The Drum Keys, Tracker John HD, and 8 Track add beautiful backdrops to Protoje, Runkus, and Lila Ike’s vocals. If you’re familiar with the first two offerings, you will be in for a huge surprise with this project as Protoje further extends his musical reach. Happy Birthday Protoje from 13thStreetPromotions! Have a listen to the EP below, and share your thoughts in the comments section.
Reggae Artist Protoje made to trek to the UK recently. On his quest to dominate your airwaves and playlists, he stopped by the “Later…With Jools Holland” show on BBC. Here he performed his Chronixx assisted hit, “Who Knows” with his InDiggNation Band. We at 13thStreetPromotions salute Protoje on his progress and will continue to watch him wave the Jamaican and Reggae Flags. Ancient Future is available on iTunes. Check out the performance below and share your thoughts in the comments section.