Dancehall & Reggae Music continue to influence many worldwide whether through the various sounds, lyrics, or even some of the people who create from the genres. Today’s entry is no different as famed Hip Hop Producer 9th Wonder dabbled in a bit of the sounds in his latest compilation album, “Jamla Is The Squad 2“! While the album features a host of tracks for every flavour, it’s the opening track that will surprise and awe many. On “Welcome To JamRoc“, the opening vocals come courtesy of Dancehall Artist Quick Cook, while the following production samples Damian “Junior Gong” Marley’s “Welcome To JamRock“, and Ini Kamoze’s “World A Music“. With 9th tackling the production, Rapsody, Heather Victoria, GQ, Reuben Vincent, and Ian Kelly provide the lyrics that go well with the dope sounds. This isn’t the first time 9th sampled Jamaican music as he borrowed sounds from The Mighty Diamonds on the tracks “L.A.” and “Bad Man” by MURS, and Third World on the track “Let It Go” by Little Brother. Jamla Is The Squad 2 is out now, check out the track below, and share with a friend. Show us some love on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
Happy Sunday folks! Hope you all are doing well. If you’re a regular customer of Netflix, then you’re aware that the latest season of Marvel Comics’ “Luke Cage” is here! This season gets pretty interesting as one of the season’s Antagonists, “Bushmaster“, has a Jamaican background. While we’re pretty excited about it (the terrible accents however, no no no…), we’re even more excited that a few classic Reggae songs can be heard throughout the 13 episodes.
Today, we present to you the songs that were featured in our latest Spotify Playlist! Enjoy hits from Bob Marley, Ini Kamoze, Gregory Isaacs, and many more! Stay here for the music, but you can Netflix & chill with “Luke Cage”: Season 2 later. Congrats to Jamaican Actor Desmond Dennis on being a part of the cast. Check out the playlist below, and show us some love on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
That’s how we dweet man! It’s no surprise that Dancehall/Reggae music enjoyed great crossover success in the US market in the 90s. From acts like Shabba Ranks, Super Cat, and Bounty Killa, to dance moves like “Pepperseed”, “Bogle”, and “Butterfly”, Jamaica’s music culture went places. Looking to the 90s for his latest track, Bronx Rapper Pop Dollarz drops “Lyrical Anthem“! Borrowing Ini Kamoze’s smash hit, “Here Comes The Hot Stepper“, Dollarz goes in a lil over the Salaam Remi production while allowing the OG track to breathe throughout. A nice shout out to the 90s Dancehall, and many places that bumped the music back then. Remember when “Hot Stepper” got featured in a JC Penny Commercial? Still love you like that…
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It’s back to School time again, and US Retail giant JC Penney is here for it with all the sales. Recently, they released a new Commercial highlighting some “Back To School” deals with the “Get Your Penney’s Worth” tagline, and providing the soundtrack was the 1994 classic, “Here Comes The Hotstepper“! The song, which was performed by Jamaican Recording Artist Ini Kamoze and produced by US Producer Salaam Remi (Remix version) and the late Jamaican Producer “Fatis” Burrell (Original), is considered Ini’s biggest hit to date and his only track to top the US Billboard Top 100 Chart, while performing the same feat in the respective charts in Canada, New Zealand, and Denmark. The song was also a top 10 hit in various countries, and received Gold and Platinum certifications in the US, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, and France. The Intro of the single (Hit it! Nah, na na na nah…Here comes the Hotstepper) was performed in the 15 second clip but not by the Artist. Check it out below!
When it comes to New York Hip Hop, Salaam Remi is a name you should mention. Known for bringing Reggae/Dancehall music to Hip Hop in the 90s and providing a fresh new sound for many Artists, Salaam has worked with Shabba Ranks, SuperCat, Nas, the late Amy Winehouse, Ini Kamoze and many others. Recently he stopped by the Rap Radar Podcast to speak on his extensive music career spanning over 30 years. Here he spoke about his start including mixing many classic tracks, his first releases as a Producer, using his Island roots (by the way of Trinidad) to influence his Production and contributing to a wave of Hip Hop/Reggae singles in the 90s, his new projects and more! From Queens to the Caribbean to the world! Learn something new or bring back memories by checking out the Interview below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
Today I present to you a classic from the “Lyrical Gangsta” iNi Kamoze a.k.a the originator of the “Woiyoi“, with a modern twist from a mad Scientist named Yared Lee a.k.a Boomdraw. Remixing iNi’s 1995 “Listen Me Tic“, Boomdraw experimented with new samples and scratches over a dark Production. If you’re a fan of the original then you’ll love this and If iNi was looking to reissue his “Lyrical Gangsta” album, he should consider throwing this remix in there along with the Soso Def remix with Da Brat. Stay tuned for more from Boomdraw as well as he aims to hold your ears hostage every time he drops new production. Check out the track below and share your thoughts in the comments section.