It’s about to be “Mixtape SZN” for Radio Personality, ZJ West! Following up his “Cumulus Clouds” Mixtape, he gives listeners a taste of his remixing skills with “Build You Up (Remix)“! Featuring Dexta Daps’ “Chinese Jordan”, he enlists some vocals from popular Selector, Foota Hype. If you’re familiar with Foota’s past relationship with the Dancehall Diva iShawna, you’re in for a listen. Do remember, you can find the homie West on Zip 103 FM playing nothing but the hits. Our “ZJ West YFF RMX” series will be back too! Check out the track below.
Today’s Oldies Sunday pays respect to one of Jamaica’s greatest Vocalists, the one they called the “Jamaican Stevie Wonder“, the late Frankie “Dancehall” Paul. The Singer recently passed away after battling a long ailment, and the news sent shock waves all over the world. Having been born blind, Frankie showed many that you can still be great no matter your circumstance. Possessing a love for singing, he impressed Recording Artist Stevie Wonder during a visit to his school in Jamaica, and was inspired to pursue a Music career. Releasing multiple singles and Albums over the years, Frankie went on to be an influence for many of the Dancehall/Reggae Vocalists that followed. Having worked with almost every Producer and Record Label in Jamaica, Frankie Paul was a household name and ultimately a Legend.
As a part of keeping his spirit alive, we present to you “Sara”, his 1987 hit which was a cover of US Rock Band Starship’s single. The track was produced by King Jammy for his Jammys Label and was a part of Paul’s 1987 “Live And Love” Album.
Walk Good, Frankie Paul!
Yep, it’s a rainy time in Jamaica…a VERY rainy time. While many are dodging raindrops to get to their destinations, there are others who have taken to the beds, called in sick, and kicked off the “Day Off”. While we understand both sides of this coin, we’re here to provide a lil soundtrack for these heavy showers. We sympathize with those who are having it hard at this time, and we hope some well needed relief comes your way! Check out the songs! Stay dry!
1. Rain Music – Chronixx
2. It’s Raining – Maria Providence
Recently, a few pictures made its way onto the Internet hinting DJ Khaled’s upcoming collaboration with Reggae Legend, Sizzla Kalonji! With it possibly appearing on the DJ’s forthcoming “Grateful” Album, fans were overjoyed as Khaled has shown love to the Artist via his various Social Media outlets. While it’s no strange thing here, Sizzla has been a go to collaborator for years in Hip Hop along with a couple of his fellow peers, Junior Reid and Barrington Levy. He also enjoyed his share of hit songs being sampled in many Rap singles. Sizzla was also a signee of Rap Mogul Dame Dash’s now defunct “Dame Dash Music Group”. Below we feature 5 of Sizzla’s Hip Hop collaborations.
1. Shottas – Juelz Santana ft. Sizzla & Cam’Ron (2005)
2. Give Me A Try (Remix) – Sizzla ft. Rihanna (2003)
Happy Mother’s Day! From the Mama to the Aunty, to the Grandma, to the Foster Mom, to the Step Mom, you are appreciated! To show some appreciation, we pulled up this selection from Dub Poet, Yasus Afari titled, “My Mother Who Fathered Me“. Produced by Yasus for the Fathers Africa and Senya-Cum Labels in 1995, the Dub Poet expresses his love for the one he calls, “Mama”. From his birth, to being a man, he speaks on the times his Mother was there for him and other siblings. He also mentions her qualities and the efforts she’s made to ensure the family is good. The single was also a part of his “Honour Crown H.I.M.” album that was released in 1997.
13th Street Promotions wishes every Mother out there a Happy Mother’s Day!
Despite missing out last week’s “Dreamer Fridayz” entry, Daley is back on track this week. This time around he shows love to fellow Jamaican Rapper Chase Soundz on his upcoming “Yaadman Hiatus EP“, and together they cause a “Problem“! The track was produced by Thundaa, and features both Artists, who happen to be fans of each other’s work, in a sparring match of lyrics and flows. Daley is still working on his “Frustrated Dreamer” project which is expected to see a Summer 2017 release. Do we have a problem? Check out the track below!