Your music fix will have an extra kick today thanks to the musical stylings of Tarrus Riley and Izy Beats! Like the Reggae/Dancehall version of The Fresh Prince & Jazzy Jeff, they’ll be bringing some Summertime vibes with their collaborative EP, “B.L.E.M.” a.k.a. “Blending Life’s Experiences Musically“! With 6 tracks, Izy Beats provided some amazing production to give Singy Singy‘s vocals that extra sizzle when they captivate you. With guest appearances from Nia V, Lila Ike, and StoneBwoy, prepare to have some fun when you press play! Though a short project, this one caters to all your Dancehall, Reggae, and Afrobeats needs, and have you eager for another project!
The “Country Girl” is still making waves in music! Lila Ike has been blessing many with her unique sound in the past few years, and with new music being released, she’ll be capturing many more hearts. Today, she kicks off “Lila Ike SZN” with “Where I’m Coming From“! Produced by Kasadie “Caspa” Jones/Easy Star Records, Lila lets us in on her background, where she’s headed, and giving thanks and praises to The Most High for the strength, determination, and support that she has. Of course we’re treated to her lovely but powerful vocals, and if you’re new to her music, today you’ll be a fan! From Christiana, Manchester, to every stage in the world, and every speaker in existence!
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.
Earlier this year, we let you in on a few Artists that you should look out for in 2018. Featuring some of the best Female acts you may or may not have been aware of, we’ve decided to follow up with a Spotify Playlist featuring even more! From Dancehall, to R&B, to Reggae, to Pop, we continue to highlight the diversity in our unique Jamaican Music Culture. Let this Playlist be your guide to discovering new talent, or providing the soundtracks to your day to day life! Get your headphones or speakers ready, and tune in to some GIRL POWER below!
In our “2018 Predictions” post, we predicted that there will be more Women making their way onto the Caribbean Music scene. In an Industry that hasn’t always been kind to the Female Artist, we have enjoyed the works from many over the years, but we have also asked for some who can step outside the box and give us music that’ll blow us away! The following Artists have been slowly making their name out there for some time, and aim to be mentioned along with their established peers.
Words By: @SwadeDaVillain
We mentioned the songbird in our 15 Artists to look out for feature last year, and she has been making steady progress since her debut single, “So Shy“. This year has already seen her start off in a good way with “Doe Try Me“, with promises to deliver even more music. She steals the scene with her voice, and you need her in your playlists.
Jane has been on the scene for a while, but made a lot of noise in 2017 thanks to her single, “Too Late“. A member of Zinc Fence Records, she made her debut in 2014 with “Babylon” and has been on the radar of many ever since. Last year saw her music being featured in the Amazon Video series, “SYN”, and this year may be the year she releases a full length project! It’s not too late to get familiar with her.
3. Rhiya Luna
Formerly Shie Musik, she was featured in our 15 Artists to know post as well as she was coming back off of a hiatus. She has lent her voice to various Dancehall singles, and with the new moniker she aims to touch on more genres. With singles like “It Up“, “Bandwagon Selecta“, “Sweetest Love” and her latest “Again“, let her music put some light in your life!
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.
Ending our list today is the one they call “Diggy British“, Protoje with “BLXXD MONEY (a.k.a. BLXXD MONEY)”! Produced by Winta James and released in February, Protoje sees red as he calls out Corruption, Classism, Injustice, and those who practice it in Jamaica. From Government leaders to those names in high places, Protoje starts a revolution, and wants you to be a part of it. Protoje never watched no face when rinsing this tune this year as he has painted the scene red at Festivals, Radio stops, and even at the recently held Prime Minister’s Youth Awards Ceremony. A tune that lifted the veil for many this year. Thank you for checking out our “2017 Faves“(see the rest here). We hope you enjoyed our selections, and we wish you an awesome 2018! Check out “BLXXD MONEY” below!