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GET TO KNOW: Reggae Artist @BlvkH3ro


The magical quality of the music indigenous to the island of Jamaica, is experienced through the infectious effect it has on the world. This electricity is often witnessed when music lovers gather, rocking to thumping drums and heavy basslines. Over the past few months the “Bussweh” brand has energized the live music scene with productions that make you appreciate their alternative approach to the traditional Jamaican sound. Infusing a soulfulness to the Reggae sound is Blvk H3ro, an Important component of the “Bussweh” movement. He recently shared his insights about his journey through the industry to date.

Words by @SwadeDaVillain x @Sef_Jo

13thStreetPromotions: Blvk H3ro the Weed Connoisseur, the poster child for “Bussweh”, thanks for making the time to connect with 13th Street Promotions! For the people who are still unaware, tell us a little about Blvk H3ro and how you got your start.

Blvk H3ro: Ahh, firstly blessed love the 13th Street Promotions family for this moment in time. You guys have been there from the start so a huge “Bussweh” to the team. “Poster child of “Bussweh””? (Haha) I don’t know about that, but I guess you could say that because for many, I was the first face they saw on a stage representing the “Bussweh” movement. Honestly I’m just a youthful energy from Portmore, Jamaica that grew up around music and arts from Church to School, to just being in the streets and surfing the Web finding sounds. I connected with sound and its power and this connection turned into love, like mi legit love music like cooked food. I need it to survive (haha)! This love then turned into a musical career now spanning about 3 years.

13thSP: You already have had a ton of interaction with the Press recently, so it is apparent that you are making all the right musical moves in 2016. Describe the way your sound, termed “ReggaeSoul”, has been growing and expanding since you started pursuing music.

Blvk H3ro: 2016 has been a great year! A big shout out to all aspects of the Press from Radio, to Print, Television, and Blogs , your support is seriously appreciated. Well for those who don’t know, I call my sound “Reggaesoul” which is really a collage of sounds with our Jamaican musical dialect at its base as well as influence from all its offsprings (Hip Hop, EDM, Reggaeton, Dubstep, Tropical House, etc.). 2 years ago I released a playlist on Soundcloud called #Reggaesoul with 8 songs, one of which was officially featured on Major Lazer’s Remixes of the popular “Get Free” Riddim. Once they pushed the song, it immediately garnered over 500,000 plays and to me this was the moment where my sound was truly born. Fast forward a year later, and the sound has grown even more now with the addition of the Reggae Soul Band to add the crucial live element which helps me to convey the the right energy to the audience during performances.

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@Kevin2woKrayzee Channels Ian Boyne In “Interview With A Scammer”!


The Lottery Scamming crime epidemic has run rampant worldwide, and grew at an increasing rate in Jamaica over the last few years. Today, Comedian Kevin2woKrayzee channeled Ian Boyne for an Interview with a Scammer named “Twanga“. While Kevin (named Kevin Dusty Ankles here) delivered the hard hitting questions, things became pretty awkward with him and Twanga throughout the Interview. Scamma dem deh yah! Want to know the mind of a Scammer? Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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@UsainBolt Speaks On Gold Medals & Settling Down On @TheEllenShow


Usain Bolt continues to take over US Media by stopping by your favourite TV and Radio shows for Interviews. Earlier he stopped by The Ellen Show to have a chat with Host, Ellen Degeneres. Here Bolt spoke on Rio 2016 and comparing the popularity received to previous events, creating Olympic history, adopting a Cheetah, and are Wedding Bells in the air for Bolt? Although Ellen received some backlash for a joke directed at Usain earlier this year, it’s pretty cool that they brought it back up at the end. Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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Abdul Wahab Lafta/UK Apache Deejays On @IslamChannel’s Living The Life (Throwback)


Reggae Music has done some amazing things worldwide. From turning frowns upside down, to building lifelong relationships/friendships, to influencing many sub genres, it’s incredible how all this came from the small Caribbean Island called Jamaica. Today, we go back a couple years to an Interview with the Ragga Jungle Artist formerly known as UK Apache, Abdul Wahab Lafta. Firstly, Ragga Jungle is a genre of music that was popular in the 1990s UK which was pioneered by Michael West (Rebel MC, Congo Natty), and was a fusion of Reggae, Dub, Old School Jungle and Dancehall.

Being interviewed on “Living The Life“, a Programme found on the Islam Channel in the UKAbdul spoke on renewing his Islamic faith, his popularity in the 90s as he had hit singles including “Original Nuttah” with Shy-FX, coming back with new music including his new single “Assalamualaikum“, performing at the 1EID Festival, and closing the show with a live performance of “Assalamualaikum“. Many thanks to Videographer Tyrone Simms who contributed to this post. Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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@UsainBolt Speaks On Life After Rio 2016 On @TodayShow


The fastest man in the World Usain Bolt stopped by the Today Show earlier in New York. Fresh off his Bora Bora vacation, Bolt is currently on a US tour with his sponsor, Puma. Here the 9 x Gold Medalist spoke on his historic moments during the Rio 2016 Summer Games, his activities after, and ambitions to build a Health Clinic in Jamaica. Short Interview, but Bolt has definitely made his presence felt as the hosts were starstruck! Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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GET TO KNOW: @AriezChromatic Of @ChromaticLive!


You may have heard of the “Tall Ras“, you may have enjoyed his DJ gigs whether he plays in the club, the street or at your favourite University, but what you know about DJ Ariez? Representing Clarendon, he has been in this DJ game for quite some time. While many may be familiar with his stint as a member of YxB (Youngest x Baddest), he has recently joined the ranks of Chromatic Sound and continues to keep your attention thanks to his collection of Mixtapes and live juggling. We had a chance to holla at the DJ and get his thoughts on his recent signing, thoughts on the Jamaican Entertainment Industry, plans for the future and more.

Words By: SwadeDaVillain x Sef_Jo

13thStreetPromotions: Greetings Ariez, pleasure to hear from you. Catch us up on the momentum you’ve been gaining recently. Fans would love to know about your recent game-changer, bring us into your shoes so we can know what the Chromatic experience is firsthand.

Ariez:  The momentum since the move is a little overwhelming as it is a huge step up in my DJing career. This new opportunity has granted me more work (more Mixtapes, DJ gigs etc.), access to a larger fan base, and more promotion for my brand. I am ever so grateful for all of this.

13thSP: Let’s not kid ourselves, to work with one of Jamaica’s current top selectors is a huge achievement. Did you always figure it would be Chromatic and if this doesn’t get you into too much trouble, were there any other prospects?

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