Are you master Lyricist? Can you hold your own on any Riddim/Beat? Well recently, Mandeville based Producer SOS Dynamikz launched “The Sinister Freestyle Challenge“! Known for holding his own as a Rapper, the “Make Me Feel” Producer felt it was time for fans of his work to show off their skills on one of his productions. To enter, entrants should follow his Instagram at @SOSDynamikz, visit Soundcloud.com/SOSDynamikz, download the track “Sinister – Freestyle Challenge“, record your best verse lasting up to 1 minute, and post on Instagram tagging @SOSDynamikz and #SinisterChallenge. If the recording is longer, then the entrant may direct listeners to their respective platforms. While no prize has been announced, you’ll never know what can happen with the Grammy-Nominated Producer when he decides his favourite(s). Think you can step up to the challenge? Check out the Instrumental below. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
It’s Friday and that means we all wanna have some fun tonight. Well if you’re online, maybe you should try shooting your shot in a couple DMs and see what happens. Providing the soundtrack today is the sexy Recording Artist Timeka Marshall. With Producer/Recording Artist Izy Beats accompanying her, we get the playful single, “Right Now (On The Gram)“. With some Dancehall Pop production from Izy, we hear everything from making requests to meet up, sending sexy pics to each other, to letting each other know how it’ll go down when they hook up. If you’re looking to get in on some of that DM to meetup action, be sure to be safe (in every way). It’s time to get lit! Check out the lyric video (courtesy of Izy and ADN Music) below, and share with a friend. Show us some love on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
For many, the name “Bella Blair” was synonymous with her dose of comedy on Youtube. What some didn’t know was that she could hold her own as a Singer. In recent times however, she parked the skits to hit the booth, and gave us some good music. This Summer she aimed to give listeners more with the release of her debut EP, “Aura“. Featuring 8 tracks, she gives listeners a different side to her with various subject matter and delivery. With Boston Recording Artist Alexander Padei being the sole guest feature, the spotlight is all on Bella throughout. For those who miss “Poonchie“, you just have to watch the old stuff and embrace Bella Blair and her brand of “Hot Gyal Sumting“! The EP is now available for streaming on Spotify and Apple Music. Stream the project below, and show us some love on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
Jamaican-born Industrial Designer Mathieu Vaughan ranks high in the 2018 Pensole World Sneaker Championship. With 64 total entries, Vaughan is currently in the Top 32 after the competition’s 1st elimination round through online voting. A Pensole Academy Alum and currently enrolled at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), Vaughan’s design theme is “Abstract Approximation“, and is inspired by the Last (a mechanical form that has the shape similiar to the human foot, and is used by Shoemakers in the manufacture or repair of shoes). The finished product aims to give the wearer great support, comfort, and performance while adapting to the “Moc” style offered by some of the current Sneaker makers.
The competition is currently at the 2nd round of eliminations, and you can place your vote for Mathieu Vaughan here so that he can advance to the top 16. The competition continues elimination in the Top 8, Top 4, and offers previously eliminated entrants a 2nd chance at redemption before the Top 2 elimination and final winner. If Vaughan emerges as the winner, he will receive prizes from Tech company Wacom, have a limited run of his design being sold at select Footlocker locations, and a $20,018 cash prize.
The Pensole World Sneaker Championship was created in 2014 as the first global Sneaker Design Tournament to discover and develop the next great sneaker Designers. The Tournament goes through a single elimination, all or nothing style process in numerous rounds, and receives thousands of designs from all around the world yearly. It is sponsored by Wacom, Vibram, EDCO, and has partnered with Footlocker. Stay up to date with the competition on their Instagram, see more of Vaughan’s work here, and get familiar with the “Ja Got Sole” online community.
Jamaica’s music continues to leave an impression on many worldwide, and today’s no different. Hours ago, Power couple Beyonce and Jay Z announced their “On The Run 2” Tour. While fans all over get their things ready to see their Idols perform live, music heads heard a familiar classic playing throughout the 45 second ad. Straight out of 1977 comes Marcia Aitken’s cover of “I’m Still In Love (With You Boy)“! Produced by Joe Gibbs, it gave the young Aitkens (who was a student at the Excelsior High School at the time) her first #1 hit in Jamaica, with high chartings in the US and UK. The single was featured on her 1981 debut, “Reggae Impact“, and was a cover of the late Alton Ellis 1967 Sir Coxsone Dodd produced hit (his version focused on “girl” as hers the opposite gender). “I’m Still In Love” has been sampled by Sean Paul, Beres Hammond, Trinity, and Althea & Donna.
For those wanting to attend OTR II, visit Beyonce.com. For those who want to dabble in Music History, check out the tracks below.
With the debut doing numbers, Jamaican Beauty Queen Davina Bennett fires off another “Afro Friday“! Here she encourages her fans to show off their Afros and invite others to join in on the fun. Once again whether a small puff or a huge ball of soul, make sure you stand tall and proud of your hairstyle today, tomorrow, and forevermore. Check out some of the highlights below., and follow the hashtags #FreeYourFroFriday and #AfroFriday.