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OLDIES SUNDAY: Lord Creator – Kingston Town (1970)


August is an important month for Jamaica as its Independence and emancipation are celebrated in it. With the month coming to a close, today’s Oldies Sunday selection shows love to its capital, Kingston. Today, we kick things off with Lord Creator’sKingston Town“.

Produced by Clancy Eccles, it was recorded in 1969, and released in 1970 by Clancy’s Records/Clan Disc Records. The song was a remake of Lord Creator’s 1963 Ska single, “Babylon” which was produced by Vincent “Randy” Chin (founder of VP Records), but was given a few changes. “Kingston Town” speaks about a place that Creator longs to visit. A place where he could call home with his Queen, and experience many wonders. In the original song, it referred to “Babylon”, but after Creator’s visit to Jamaica, it inspired him to re-record the song and replace “Babylon” with “Kingston Town”. Jamaica was such a wonder for Lord Creator who was born and raised in Trinidad and Tobago, that he made it his home for decades, eventually finding his Queen, and fathering 10 children in the process (he is the father of 15). The song didn’t catch on right away when it was released, but once it found its way overseas, it became very popular.

“Kingston Town” became one of Lord Creator’s biggest hits over the years, so much so that it was covered by legendary UK Reggae/Ska band, UB40 in 1989. Their version went on to be a top 10 hit, and was certified a multiplatinum selling single. Despite being a hit, it caused controversy over the years, shortly after UB40’s success, there was a fight over ownership between Lord Creator and Clancy Eccles. It was somewhat resolved some time after. Another controversy came in 2007 when the song’s copyright holders Sparta Florida Music Group took Celebrity/Recording Artist Paris Hilton and Warner Chappell Music to court for plagiarism as Hilton’s “Stars Are Blind” single allegedly shared similarities to “Kingston Town”. It was believed to have been settled out of court in 2009.

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.@ChronixxMusic Sets The Mood For The Summer With “Cool As The Breeze/Friday”


Get yourself in the hot seat today as Chronixx has new music for you! Just in time for the summer, ChronDada gives us “Cool As The Breeze/Friday“! Produced by Pantha, Chronixx kicks up the tempo, and multiplies the flow on this one to give us a fun track that we’ll be playing all year. A song that promotes the Jamaican lifestyle, this for the ones who toil through the week, and enjoy the fruits of their labour on the weekends and holidays like there’s no tomorrow! Everyday is Summer in Jamaica!

Accompanying the audio, is a Meji Alabi directed music video that finds Chronixx setting the right mood everywhere he goes. Whether he’s traveling through Kingston in a flying Chair, performing on top of buildings, or raving in the streets with friends, Chronixx is bringing the energy that we all miss and need. With Jamaica’s Entertainment scene slowly opening up, we look forward to hearing this being selected by the top DJs around. We pray Covid 19 doesn’t halt our fun for much longer. With new music, you know an album is on the way, and we’re ready for it.

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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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