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!
Jamaica’s newest generation of creatives continue to make a mark on the music scene. Whether they’re breaking barriers or making historical moves, the world is tuned in and ready to give its support. Two of those creatives making big moves are Blvk H3ro, and Leno Banton as they’ve joined the legendary UK Reggae band UB40 on their 21st studio album, “Bigga Baggariddim“.
While reports of the collaborations came about from as early as 2018, UB40 gave fans a taste of what’s to come through their recent “UBZoomy” livestreams. UB40, whose hits include “Kingston Town“, “Red Red Wine“, and “Can’t Help Falling In Love“, have previously collaborated with Jamaican acts like Lady Saw, Maxi Priest, Dillinger, Kabaka Pyramid, and Inner Circle in addition to covering many more. This marks Leno Banton’s first collaboration with the band, and the second for Blvk H3ro as he previously appeared on the Dub version of their “For The Many” album in 2019. Banton, who recently released “Brown Sugar” and appeared on Wavy Jones’ “Sine Energy” EP, is gearing up to release more singles for the rest of 2020, and is working on a full length project. Blvk H3ro on the other hand, has been staying very busy throughout the year as he released various singles, collaborated with the likes of Wavy Jones, Wayne J, Skillibeng, King Izem, and Di Ruption, and is working on a follow up to his 2019 debut album, “The Immortal Steppa“.
Jamaica’s new generation of artists have been brewing something crazy over the past few years. No matter your taste or genre, this talented bunch continues to break barriers and give the world a new sound. Producer Wavy Jones, who has been one of the folks doing his part in ushering in a new wave, has been steadily making his sounds be heard in various parts of the world. Today, he invites you all to experience a dose of “Sine Energy” from his new EP.
Released through In Good Company and comprised of 6 tracks, Wavy Jones creates a space for for some beautiful sounds paired with some individuals who stand out when they express their art. With Leno Banton, Mila.Akilah, Blvk H3ro, Jeeby, Shawn J. Smith, Kione Zaire, Dxcape, and Ramia onboard, this EP is guaranteed to be your favourite this year. After giving listeners a dose with “Ketch Di Pree” earlier this year, expect nuff more niceness when you press play on the whole project. Knowing Wavy Jones, he has a lot more clips in the chamber, so for now, immerse yourself in some “Sine Energy”. The project is available everywhere from Soundcloud (below), to Bandcamp, to all your favourite digital streaming platforms!
Leno Banton is in a “Mr. Loverman” mood, and today he’s reaching out to the ladies on his latest single, “Brown Sugar“! Teaming up with Kenyan Producer Jeff Kaale, Leno turns up the charm as he weaves line after line, and flow after flow to have the ladies swaying throughout the duration of the track. With sweet melodies by Kaale backing up the lyrics, this is gonna be a favourite, and a track that’ll keep the speakers red hot! Adding to the single’s style is the artwork that was compiled by Jamaican creatives, The RAAS Collective. Here you can find Leno Banton channeling the late Jimi Hendrix as a part of RC’s Cycle 70’s Magazine feature. “Brown Sugar” joins the list of recently released singles that are sure to keep you entertained all Summer 2020.
Getting back into the groove this year, Leno Banton has been steadily dropping new music. While no announcement of a new project yet, we just know Leno & Co. are cooking up something amazing. Shout out to all lovely ladies out there, play this at a high volume! Check out the Tatyana Rahale Lyric Video below, and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
Style a style, and style caan spoil! Channeling the artists that influenced him, Leno Banton kicks off his new single, “Street Slam” in original style! Teaming up with Malakhii Records, catch Leno cruising on the Riddim with ease while dropping lines that makes this track an instant repeater. With Malakhii’s fun production, you might find yourself trying to ride the Riddim for a “Street Slam” remix. This is just one of many singles Leno Banton has been working on during the quarantine. He has also been venturing into the Vlogging game with a new Youtube series. The style can’t be duplicated, any attempts would be immediately deemed futile. Leno Banton continues to take steps ahead of his competitors!