Today we have a newcomer by the name of Sara Bloom. Hearing her voice, she might be on your radar in no time. Teaming up with known Producer JLL, she delivers her debut single, “Wanna Know“. A jazzy number, Sara rides the production effortlessly as she has a one on one talk with her love interest. Feelings play a big part in any relationship, and when one party starts showing them, the other can accept them and share their own, or hit the door. Feed her curiosity, let her know what’s up. A smooth debut from Sara Bloom, give it a listen below and follow us on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
As 2017 comes to a close, we look back at a few songs that were favourites on the Blog for the year. While we can’t name EVERY one, we’ll give you 5 (in no particular order so hold off on the ego) to reminisce on, or get familiar with.
Starting at #5, is “Meanwhile” by the duo of Recording Artists Leno Banton and Royal Blu. Produced by JLL, the track was released in March and features the Artists going bar for bar, and pound for pound like two Heavyweight contenders in the ring. With a mix of lyrics, flows and melodies from the two, it would’ve been nice to get a collaborative EP from them next year (hint hint). Artwork provided by Paige Zxmbie and Khari Kamau. Bless up, check out “Meanwhile” below.
It’s been a while since we’ve heard some Jane Macgizmo. Just when the thought comes up however, she pops up with a new single for your head top. Teaming up with Producer JLL and Teflon ZincFence, she delivers “Too Late“. If you’ve ever been caught up in some serious attraction to the wrong person, while the right one slips away, this for you. If you are in the “Friend Zone“, then you should keep this in your playlist. This Dancehall/Pop number sounds like a hit already with its very catchy hook, and compliments JLL and Teflon’s Production greatly. You can just picture yourself in the scenarios mentioned, or even recall one (and maybe face palm if you realized that you’ve lost the right one). Jane’s staying busy behind the scenes working on music with ZincFence Records, and aims to drop a full length project in 2018. Can’t wait to see a visual for this one. We hope it’s not too late for you to let that love blossom with someone, but it’s not too late to listen to this new Jane Macgizmo below!
“Too Late” is also available for purchase on Apple Music (Get It Here).
You call them when you want to want a fire beat to go with your lyrics, they help you turn that song into the greatest thing someone has ever heard, they spend hours creating a masterpiece that sounds so good you’re not allowed to add your vocals to it. They are called Beatmakers, Riddim Gods, and more commonly, Producers! Artists can’t live without these people, and at times they don’t get a lot of respect. We at 13th Street Promotions recognize these creatives, and today you’ll get to know 15. Watch this space!
*These Producers are not ranked in any way.
1. Wavy Jones
Wavy Jones is a play on the name “Davy Jones”, but he also owns a locker filled with some dope beats! Whether flipping samples on “Locker 1 & 2” or dropping the bass on the Jeeby Lyricist, Blvk H3ro and Kione Zaire featured “100LBS”, Jones is a Producer to check for! Catch him on the next Hidden Fvces or Alpine Compound project!
Whether playing guitar as a part of “Di Vibe” or crafting beats, Kone (Koh Neh) should not be taken lightly. Having produced newcomer Yanah’s single, “The Cycle” and her “Believe In You” Freestyle, delivered the right Riddim with fellow Producer BoomDraw for Blvk H3ro & Leno Banton’s “Sky Dive”, expect to hear more of this creative this year!
He doesn’t call himself a “Riddim God” for nothing. You’ve enjoyed many of his productions that have been complimented with the vocals of Jamar McNaughton, and he has an arsenal ready to go toe to toe with the best of Producers. Having recently released the “Dub Policy EP”, he’s busy preparing his compilation project titled “Top Works Vol. 1” which will feature his ZincFence Records members Ulo, Jane Macgizmo, and Inezi. You can also hear his work on Chronixx’s “Chronology” album. Get familiar!
Following up to last year’s “H3ro’s Day“, Blvk H3ro is bringing his stash on 4/20 in the form of “THC” a.k.a. “The H3rb Connoisseur“. Featuring 7 tracks, H3ro’s “WeedP” is released just one year after Marijuana was decriminalized in Jamaica and promises to keep the Stoners feeling merry on their own version of Christmas Day. With Production from The Grei Show, BoomDraw, JLL, and a feature from Lord Leno, get ready for a project filled with Ganja anthems and the possibility of getting a high that’ll last a few days. Artwork by Abigail Titus. Roll one up, blaze it up, check out the “WeedP” below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
In celebration of International Weed Day, more popularly known as 4/20, Blvk H3ro presents THC (The Herb Connoisseur), a musical project dedicated to the Holy Herb.
“It is a joy to share THC with my brethren in these times of Gideon,” says Blvk H3ro, “this project aims to satisfy the craving for upliftment and higher meds at this moment in our story”.
This eclectic collection of next-generation Jamaican music is released one year after the decriminalization of Ganja in Jamaica, but after decades of oppression for those defiant of the regime.
“THC will give you a different vibration and make you look at Herb differently,” he says, “too many people have suffered under the system and I forward in this time to bring a lickle joy, inspiration and creativity, so mek we bussweh!”
The Weedp has original compositions by Blvk H3ro and productions by The Grei Show, BoomDraw & Kone, JLL and Greatest. The project also features Lord Leno (son of Burro Banton). Majority of the project was recorded at Equiknoxx studios and additional mixing and mastering done by Shotta Biggs & Kris-Karz
Blvk H3ro now joins the ranks of his idols Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, and Sizzla Kalonji, and their diverse musical influences can be felt throughout the WeedP.
The THC Project will be officially released at Nanook, 20 Burlington Avenue, on April 20 (4/20) along with the exciting music video for ‘Herb’.
Today I bring to you a musical selection from the one they call “El Fuego” a.k.a. Royal Blu. Titled “Jus Bill” and produced by J.L.L., we hear Blu flexing his lyrics and flows on a very laid back Jazzy Ella Fitzgerald sampled Production that will provide the soundtrack to you hopping in the car and taking that long cruise on the highway, or have you blasting it on the top of the highest elevation you have access to. Expect bouts of doing the “Dab” throughout the song, some “pull up” moments, and lots more feel good moments. This is what it sounds like when the sky is clear! Off his “Fuego Fridays” series, take a listen to the track below and share your thoughts in the comments section.