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RESPECT JAMAICA! (Inspired By @VerzuzOnline’s “Bounty Killa Vs Beenie Man” Battle)


As I watched last night’s Verzuz Battle between Dancehall LEGENDS Bounty Killa and Beenie Man, I just felt inspired to write something. This may not be in the written style that grace popular International Media outlets, but sometimes you just have to write what you feel. – Wade Haye

Last night, nearly 500,000 people witnessed the clash of two giants in Jamaica’s music culture on Instagram. With close to 4 million views shared across other Social Media platforms, the beauty of it is that it was hosted in Jamaica, held in a Jamaican Studio, and through Jamaican Internet, and it was almost perfect! If you grew up during the beginning or peak of their careers, you know that Bounty and Beenie clashing a nuh normal ting. With Beenie Man celebrating over 40 years as a performer with Bounty Killa having over 30, a 20 song battle wouldn’t do this event justice. They further proved that when they kicked off a couple medleys throughout the over 2 hour long event. For those who are unaware (it’s ok), Hip Hop Producer/Mogul Swizz Beatz and Hip Hop Producer Timbaland kicked off their “Verzuz” battle series a few weeks ago. With the Covid 19 pandemic causing many to stay inside and be entertained by online offerings, Verzuz was made to highlight classic Artists, Producers, and Songwriters along with their timeless catalogues. So far, they’ve presented battles between Swizz Beatz and Timbaland, The-Dream and Sean Garrett, Neyo and Johnta Austin, Erykah Badu and Jill Scott, Lil Jon and T-Pain and others to the delight of many worldwide. Last night’s matchup however, was one that educated many, showcased classic Riddims and tracks, put Jamaica on the map even more, shook viewers with the BLACK GREEN AND GOLD, and will be an unforgettable experience for others.

Verzuz: Jamaica Edition started off in an authentic style with DJs Kurt Riley and Richie Dwarming” up the patrons with various Dancehall/Reggae mixes. Then the floor was open for two former foes/brothers for life to go toe to toe with the hits. In true and proper Jamaican manner, we started with the National Anthem. The stories behind most tracks before letting them loose was a joy to listen to. For those who lived through the 90s, you know Dancehall/Hip Hop collabs were very welcomed, and International collabs were (still is) a big thing for the culture. Beenie and Bounty kicked off a few of them, and the chat section was thoroughly entertained and educated. Then came the Police who caused the event to pause for a few minutes. While I believe it was a part of the act to bring some authenticity to the event (Police will show up to your event, only for it to end shortly after due to noise complaints or other reasons), Beenie’s humorous and somewhat stern approach to the Officers during the event was heavily cheered on.

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.@WavyWavyJones Enlists @BlvkH3ro, @KioneZaire, & @JeebyLyricist For “Ketch Di Pree”!


Jamaican Producer Wavy Jones stays low key when he gets to work. When he puts the finished products out into the world however, it’s like a parade. Having worked with the likes of Yanah, Biz, Blvk H3ro, JayEdge, and more, he looks to make a lot more noise this year. Today, we get to hear, “Ketch Di Pree“!

Done in collaboration with International label In Good Company, Wavy Jones calls up Blvk H3ro, Jeeby Lyricist, and Kione Zaire for an exhibition of Reggae, Soul, and Hip Hop sounds, and dope lyrics all around. With the quartet forming like the “Goodfellas“, or the “Reservoir Dogs“, or “The Rat Pack“, they join the list of folks who further push the boundaries in Jamaica’s music scene. This marks the 2nd time these 4 creatives linked up as they’ve previously released, “Blessed Indies“.

Accompanying the single, is a music video directed by IIFold Creative Studios (with a lil help from Director 300K) in Downtown Kingston. In the video, we find the quartet tag teaming to give you that fire. Whether in street clothes, or all suited up, the gang’s all here, and we get a great visual with a dope soundtrack. “Ketch Di Pree” is available right now!

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.@DaleyHTG & @FiveSteez Connect For “All I Know”!


Boasting unique styles and repping different coasts, Rappers Daley and Five Steez join forces on the new track, “All I Know“. The track finds them each sharing their backgrounds on their love for Hip Hop Music, and the various steps they’ve taken in their pursuits as Recording Artists. Whether they faced challenges or dealt with the life outside the booth, the energy was transferred to their respective creations to bring together a dope track to keep on repeat.

A move that’s way overdue, we look forward to more of these collaborations, and a sign that Hip Hop in Jamaica grows at a rapid pace during this pandemic and beyond. Check out the track below, and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.

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.@GrungGaadZilla & @MasickaMusic Both Roll Like A “Diplomat” On New Collab!


The two Generals team up for another track! While they delivered nearly 3 years ago on “Top Rank“, the “Genahsyde BossMasicka links up with the “WarlordBounty Killa again for “Diplomat“! Released through Genahsyde Records and 1 Syde Records, the Dancehall Lyricists go back into the Weapons Room to load up even more clips to blaze fire on all opposers!

Bounty Killa and Masicka can do no wrong when they collab, and we look forward to even more as we believe they have at least an album worth of tracks together. If they really do, don’t keep the fans waiting! What do you think of this? Check out the track below and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.

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Get To Know The @FiDiCultureLive Lineup In Our Latest Playlist!


In promotion of the 2nd staging of their event series, we’ve teamed up with the “Fi Di Culture Live” team to deliver the “Fi Di Culture Live On 13th Street” Playlist! With a huge selection of Artists ready to showcase their talents on Friday July 12 at C&C South Beach (2 Brompton Rd., Kingston), we’re giving you a chance to get familiar with some of the headliners. With a blend of Hip Hop, Dancehall, and Pop, be prepared to enjoy yourselves, and meet your new faves! “Fi Di Culture Live” was made to give upcoming Artists a stage to present their talents in a scene where it’s at times hard to get your name out there. With the first staging being a success, the team hopes July 12 will open many more doors for the brand, and the headliners. Details on purchasing tickets can be found in the flier below. Follow @FiDiCultureLive on Twitter and Instagram for more “Fi Di Culture Live” content.

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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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