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We Look Back At Songs That Sampled @BunnyStrikerLee In Our Latest Playlist!


On October 6, Jamaica and the world lost another Icon, Producer Extraordinaire Bunny “Striker” Lee. Known as “The Gorgon“, Bunny Lee was man who has helped to shape music as we know it as he was an early adopter of Dub Music along with the late pioneer King Tubby. He was a pioneer of the Reggae Music market in the UK, and he was also the man who produced former child star now Dancehall Icon Beenie Man’s debut album. If you didn’t know, Bunny “Striker” Lee is one of the fathers of the Remix! Today, we pay tribute to his production work by highlighting some of his classics, and those who sampled him in our latest Playlist!

From Koffee, to Kardinal Offishall, to KRS-One, to Sister Nancy, to Sean Paul, learn a thing or few today, and enjoy some great music! He broke barriers, made stars, produced timeless music, and created a wave for many to follow. Walk good, Mr. Bunny “Striker” Lee O.D.! Check out the Playlist below, and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.

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OLDIES SUNDAY: Little Harry – Party Time (1982)


Closing off the month of May being “Child’s Month“, Oldies Sunday features a child star who made some noise in music. Heading back to the 1980s, we look at Teen Deejay Little Harry’s 1982 track, “Party Time“! This was featured on the Yellowman and Fathead’sLive At Aces: Feeding In The Dancehall” project which was produced by Lloyd Campbell. While he made his rounds in the 80s as a Teen star in the Dancehall, “Party Time” marks Little Harry’s first appearance ever on a record. With the mic in his hand, Harry commanded the crowd with this one as he fired off lyrics about being the ladies man, city life and country life, and of course showing off his skills as a formidable MC.

Born in St. Thomas, Little Harry started off his Deejay career at the age of 10. Since his debut, he has worked with the likes of King Jammy’s, King Yellowman, Billy Boyo, and Skengdon which helped his presence in Dancehall.

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Road To The Reggae Grammy: We Look Back At The Nominations Of 1985!


With the staging of the 60th Grammy Awards drawing near, we thought we’d look back at some of years where the Reggae Grammy was won. While many know of the winners, we also want to look back at some of the nominees. Today we’ll look at the year 1985, which was the first time that a Grammy was awarded for the Reggae category.

Words By: @SwadeDaVillain 

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1. Jimmy Cliff – Reggae Night (Single)

Before the “Best Reggae Album” Grammy, there was the “Best Reggae Recording” category. This category was open to both singles and albums before officially switching to the album only format in 1992. Jimmy Cliff’s hit single “Reggae Night” was thrown into the running. The single was produced by Amir Bayyan, Jim Bonnefond, and Ronald Bell, and was written by Bayyan and La Toya Jackson. This single was also featured on the Artist’s 1983 Album, “The Power And The Glory”. It went on to be one of Cliff’s biggest hits.

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2. Steel Pulse – Steppin’ Out

Another single that was considered for a Grammy award was UK Reggae Band Steel Pulse’s “Steppin’ Out”! This was produced by the Band along with Jimmy “Senyah” Haynes, and Del Newman, and written by lead vocalist David Hines. The single was also featured on their 1984 Album, “Earth Crisis”, and went on to be a favourite among fans.

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