Today (October 3), Recording Artist/Herb Connoisseur Blvk H3ro celebrates his birthday. An artist who has steadily worked his way up the ranks in the new generation of creatives, many are just getting familiar with his works. He has a lot more to conquer, so get onboard and witness his journey to the top. To help celebrate his birthday, we invite you to check out some of his many features/collaborations in the “Call Blvk H3ro” Playlist! If you’re not up to speed on him yet, check out some of our posts on him here. Respect to Jeana Lindo for the photo featured on our cover. Check out some of her work here. Check out the Playlist below, and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
The Summer holidays are over, but in this Covid 19 world, everyone’s stuck inside. With Schools and jobs handling (most) things the online way, we’re seeing the “new norm” everyday. Nonetheless, creators create, and many of them released music in time for Summer 2020 in Jamaica. Today, we look back at a few tracks that were released in the 2nd Volume of the “Las’ Lick Playlist“!
Following up the 2018 Playlist, this 2020 edition features 32 tracks from Jamaican artists. Whether your taste is Dancehall, Reggae, Pop, or Hip Hop, you get dope offerings from emerging artists like Royal Blu, Leno Banton, Blvk H3ro, and Skillibeng, to established acts like Protoje, Beenie Man, Aidonia, Vybz Kartel, and Popcaan, to new acts like Marcilli, Prizal, Nyne 11, and GyalKapone. Check out songs that may have missed your radar, or ones that got you hype during the past few months. Don’t forget to share!
On episode 3 of our “13th Street Quarantine Sessions” series, Recording Artist Kxng Izem steps up to bat. Tonight he gives us an exclusive freestyle! He has been staying busy these past few months releasing various singles, and has been promoting his project, “Many Moods Of Izem“. If you’re not familiar with him, make that change today. Check out Episode 1 here, and Episode 2 here.
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Kxng Izem gave listeners that amazing “24 Eden Garden, Kingston 10” project in 2017, but today we’re proud to present the long-awaited follow up titled, “Many Moods Of Izem“! While the debut found him searching for the truths Society failed to answer, he continues the journey on the sophomore project with questions about love, hate, betrayal, failure, corruption, ambition, life, and death. The project finds him with. many moods as he comes across a sequence of thoughts, emotions, experiences, and self-taught lessons while delivering positive messages for those who need them. The project is backed by a blend of Dancehall, Reggae, Afrobeats, and Pop sounds throughout with production by Dylan, Chrisville, and his Ten24Music imprint.
When asked about the project, Kxng Izem shared, “My aim for this project is to help people to overcome fears of not taking risks, to trust themselves, to be vigilant, to be their own motivators, to develop an understanding of circumstances that surrounds them and channel their energies into a positive outcome while tuning out the wrong frequencies they’ve become accustomed to. This project was created within two weeks during sessions of ‘Musical Venting’.”
Today may just be your day to take flight. All you’ll be required to do is take one puff off of Kxng Izem’s latest track, “Feeling“! Released through TenTwentyFour Music, Izem has something for those who just want a quick escape and release the burdens they’re facing daily. For the nonsmokers, grab your headphones, turn up the volume, and block out all the negative vibes while listening to this.
Kxng Izem is currently working an currently untitled project slated for a late 2019 release, a follow up to his “24 Eden Garden, Kingston 10” project that was released in 2017. Time to get lifted. Check out the project below, and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
With all the craziness that affect our world on a daily basis, we really need to encourage more positive living and put out good energy out there. Recording Artist Kxng Izem (formerly Dmitri Izem) prays for good times with family and friends on “Pity“. With the single produced by Ten24 Music, Izem shares his observations of violence in his homeland, people studying evil, betrayal amongst friends and family, and folks portraying a clean character but are really terrible people on the inside. The video, which was directed by Vartex Studio and Lucid Production, finds friends getting together for a game of Dominoes, but ends on a tragic note where one was gunned down after a disagreement with another.
This is also Kxng Izem’s first outing since changing his name. When asked why the change, he explained that “Dmitri Izem” spoke towards a suppressed history in which we were once proud black African Kings that had our names replaced. The change to “Kxng Izem” pays tribute to the fallen ancestors and reclaim that black royal heritage.