The skin colour has been a topic of discussion among many for centuries but is Jesus Christ black, or white? Many sects of Christianity have pictured the Messiah as a black man complete with an afro, while others recognize a blue eyed, long flowing hair white individual. Today, the trio of Leno Banton, Blvk H3ro, and The Grei Show say “everything black” in their new track, “Black Jesus“. Produced by SNR Beats, the Artists speak on their interpretation of the physical appearance of GOD’s son, and their desire to follow and learn from him. Expect this one to make some noise, stay woke! The debates will continue, but the interpretations are up to you. Artwork by Paige Zxmbie! Check out the track 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.
After they made their debut last week with the single, the duo of Leno Banton and iotosh give us another take on their krs. produced “Simma“! Armed with Guitars and Jrdn Mrrs and Khari Kamau behind the lens, they give viewers an acoustic performance as they speak on losing a love to the world. Want a copy of the single? It’s available on iTunes! Live and acoustic versions give certain songs more oomph, “Simma” is one of those songs. Check out the video below.
Buenos días! ¿Cómo estás? Hope you all are ready for new music! While we featured something new from the “Young Banton” Leno Banton yesterday, we have a follow up! Teaming up with Reggaeton Artist Junior D, and Latino DJ Nico P for “Ra Ra Ra“, it’s a party! Produced by New Generation Ent., the acts kick off an experience filled with different cultures, languages, and genres. Whether you want to fling a shoulder to this, two step, or wave a flag or few, just remember to roll the RRRRR! Nice to see Leno spreading his sound to other areas, something to bounce to for the holiday parties. Have a listen below!
Simma simma, who got the keys to the…wrong song, but there’s a Bimma involved in today’s new entry! REM Emperor Leno Banton has been having a great year thanks to his appearances at various events, and putting out dope music. Teaming up with the young Lion, Producer/Recording Artist iotosh (who has been making moves this year as well), they release “Simma“! Produced by krs., the Artists look back at their love interests as they reflect on having great moments, to losing that love to other men and materialistic ambitions. Listeners will relate to this as many relationships tend to end this way. From fluffing that pillow for that special person, to seeing them change into a whole different individual who lowered their standards. While Leno gave his signature groove on this, iotosh went in! Providing the Artwork is the lovely Monique Kidd a.k.a. Kidding Art! Some New Wave music fi yuh ears! Have a listen below.
He has been working on his time to shine for quite a while, and this Summer sees upcoming Artist Melovice in all his glory with his debut EP, “Di Vice“. A member of the REM Collective, the Singjay dropped two singles earlier this year but hopes the EP will kick down doors for him. The 8 track EP, features Production from Mck Supreme and Palace Pikney, and boasts contributions from Leno Banton, Joedon and PTRK. Covering various subjects, Melovice has no problem showcasing his unique style over some dope Production. Shout out to Khari Kamau on the Artwork! You will see and hear more of this Artist later this year but for now, check out the EP below!