When legends collide, expect greatness. First off, Happy Birthday to a living legend, Machel Montano who celebrates his 44th year today. In celebration of his time on earth and looking back at a great career, he teamed up with fellow legend Farmer Nappy on the track, “Day One“! Produced by De Red Boyz, the Artists speak on friendships that have fun together, and last a lifetime. For those who are day one supporters of their careers including the Xtatik days, Machel and Nappy have come a long way from being kids in the 80’s embarking on music careers. Something you share with your true “day ones” to look forward to many more great times together. Getting ready for Carnival 2019 with the crew? Keep this one in rotation and fete all day long. Check out the track below, and share with a friend. Show us some love on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
The trio of Walshy Fire, Diplo and Jillionaire a.k.a. Major Lazer are on a mission to leave a mark this Summer with their recent EP, “Know No Better“. The project, featuring 6 songs, is a mix of Dancehall, EDM, Afrobeat, Hip Hop, Reggaeton, and Pop Music. Never a stranger to the Caribbean, they’ve managed to bring along Recording Artists Busy Signal, Konshens, Sean Paul, and Machel Montano. Busy Signal appears on the track, “Jump”, which promises to bring the same energy as his “Watch Out For This” hit with ML, while Sean Paul appears with J Balvin on “Buscando Huellas”, and Konshens & Machel Montano appear on “Front Of The Line”, which is the EP’s first single and is currently featured in Bacardi Rum’s latest Commercial (which can be seen below).
“Know No Better EP” is now available on all major online music platforms. Check out “Front Of The Line” below.
In recognition of May being Child’s Month, 13th Street Promotions is dedicating this Oldies Sunday post to the youth. Many of us can look back at our own childhood when we’d imitate our favourite Artists and pretend we are established stars. What many may or may not know is that some of our favourites started out or even got discovered in their early stages. While we know that acts like the late US Pop Star Michael Jackson and Jamaican Singer Jimmy Tucker started out very young (Jimmy was Jamaica’s 1st Child Prodigy in the 1950s), we’d like to inform you or refresh your memory on some of our Caribbean acts who started out young.
1. Machel Montano (Debut Age: 9) – Too Young To Soca
2. Beenie Man (Debut Age: 8) – Too Fancy
“One Love, One Beat” is the message presented in today’s Lyric Video for “Bring The Beat“! As a part of Digicel’s “Bring The Beat” Campaign, the company has enlisted the likes of Usain Bolt, Machel Montano, Tessanne Chin and Producers Kickraux, Ricky Remedy, Anson Soverall for the single. With its mix of Island music and the mission to represent the Caribbean culture, sports, music and life, this comes ahead of the Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil in August with participation from many Caribbean Athletes. Jelani Paul of Untitled51 assists in animating the energetic lyrics and Production here. Time to “Buss di dance” and wave your flags this summer! Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
They say the present is a gift, so we must create lasting memories out of it. Reminding us of this is a best of both worlds collab between Machel Montano and Tarrus Riley! Titled “Memory” and produced by Anson Soverall with writing from Emmanuel Rudder, Dale Ryan and Kit Israel, the artists speak on cherishing the moments with your loved ones and though the advancements of technology enables us to quickly document them, are they more significant than the old fashioned way? A single that promises to be a mainstay for years to come, I really would look forward to an collaborative project between these two artists, and a Major Lazer remix. Make it last forever! Check out the track below and share your thoughts in the comments section.