As we close off another Black History Month and Reggae Month, we’d like the same energy to be kept throughout the year, and the rest that follow. We want people to continue pushing for more black consciousness, and the growth of that good music. With that said, we present to you “The Black Playlist“! Featuring music that look at the Black Man’s struggle, the progression, highlighting our black heroes, and celebrating Melanin, we have music that have touched various generations. We hope this one is kept on repeat and shared. Check out the Playlist below, and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
Blvk H3ro has been toiling hard over these past few years to get here. With numerous singles, projects, and stage performances, he finally releases his debut album, “The Immortal Steppa“. Released through DubShot Records/BHM, we get 14 tracks that aims to capture the world’s attention. With production from Dennis “Greatest” Hamilton, The Grei Show, Kris Karz, Palace Pikney, SNR, JLL, BoomDraw, Kone, Wavy Jones, Bastido, Alexandre Hostein, and Guerilla Music Productions, Blvk gets assistance for his lyrics that’ll have you thinking, moving, and enjoying yourself. With influences from Stevie Wonder (whose “Superstition” track he covers), Michael Jackson (he sampled on “M.A.R.Y.“), Marijuana, and Rastafari, Blvk called in IOTOSH, Leno Banton, and Royal Blu to join in on the exhibition of great music. For those thinking that the project would completely have all new music, the favourites “H3rb“, “M.A.R.Y.“, and “SkyDive” off “The H3rb Connoisseur” were added. Congratulations to Blvk H3ro on reaching this far in his career. Artwork by Richard Nattoo, check out the project below, and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
As 2018 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 10 (in no particular order so hold off on the ego) to reminisce on, or get familiar with.
This next track promotes “All Black Everything“, including the appearance of the Saviour. Recording Artists Leno Banton, Blvk H3ro, and The Grei Show teamed up to speak about “Black Jesus“. Produced by SNR Beats, they each shared their own interpretation of Jesus Christ as they seek to be closer to him, and learn his teachings. This one may have opened up a few conversations. Check out the track below, and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
On August 18, we checked out “Light Speed w/ Leno Banton” at Hope Gardens, St. Andrew. With a 2 PM start, we were greeted by a Guitar strumming Leno Banton and joined some of his friends who included Recording Artists Blvk H3ro and Sheenworks, Cultural Brand Strategist Habibi Bailey of Wengi Kofia, Photographer/Artist Jeana Lindo, DJ Josh Era, Artist Khari Kamau, and more. If you were there, you’d be treated to music, water, snacks, good vibes, a generous amount of Herb, and a lot of great conversation. If you missed it, we have some pictures, and a lil video to show you what’s up. We hope Leno continues with more events like this. Bless up! Check out the content below, and show us some love on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
Photos By: @xSvmSingx
A “Last Lick” is defined as having the last hit in a given situation. In Jamaica it is a fun thing to do with peers. Today, we’re giving you the last hit to end your Summer vacay with our “Las’ Lick” Playlist! Featuring 33 tracks that popped up during the Summer, get your fix from some of your favourite upcoming and established Artists. Check out songs that may have missed your radar, or ones that got you hype during the past few months. Don’t let Monday catch you groggy and grumpy, let this Playlist put a smile on your face. Check out the “Las’ Lick Playlist” below, and show us some love on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
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.