March 8th is recognized worldwide as International Women’s Day. This day highlights women all over the world who doing great things in every category you can think of. We salute you today, so how about a lil music? Hopping on our Spotify channel, we’ve compiled a few tracks that empower women…inna Dancehall style! Titled “Woman Run Tings!“, listeners can enjoy almost an hour’s worth of tracks performed by Jamaican female Dancehall Artists who show women in power positions, maintaining independence, holding their own, and demanding respect. Salute to all the women who have made an impact on our lives, those who are making power moves, and those involved in the development of this very Blog! We hope we did a good job here, feel free to follow the Playlist, and follow us on Spotify! Check it out below.
New York based Jamaican Producer/Artist L Razor is upbeat ahead of his latest project, Shanti Riddim. Slated to be released on September 16 on his Straight Hit Records Imprint, the Riddim boasts an all-female cast. “This project has such a high expectation on it because of all the hard work it took to get eight great hard-working female Artists on one Riddim. The female Artists have been fighting for their place in the male-dominated Dancehall Industry. That is why I decided to put a stop to it and put the ladies on the forefront of Dancehall, so the Industry can be balanced properly,” said L Razor.
The acts featured on Shanti Riddim are Macka Diamond, Tiana, Candiesha, Sekklez, Beme Mystique, Trudiva, Semonita, and Rhythm Piink. The set will be available on all digital outlets. The producer said a medley video is in the works. “We’re set to drop two medley videos of all the Artists showcasing their songs. One medley was shot in New York, while the second is be shot in Jamaica next week,” he said.
L Razor (given name Sheldon Thomas) hails from Portmore in St Catherine. He migrated to the United States in 2000. As a Dancehall Deejay, he gained attention with Buss It Pon Dem in 2008. His other tracks include Mad A Road and Watch Me Nuh.
“The Release” is an Entertainment Program featured on Hype TV every Tuesday at 8:30 PM, with repeats on Thursday and Saturday at 6:30 PM. Hosted by Talisa Taylor and Janice Young, the program features some of the newest entertainment releases and upcoming events. This week’s episode is the 4th in the 5 part “Christmas Edition” and features Recording Artist Iyara, Sun City Radio, and Macka Diamond and QQ’s contributions to the new GyallaPark Riddim. If you want to check out season 1 and previous releases, look here. To get your releases featured, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and tell them 13thStreetPromotions sent you. Check out the latest releases below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
With new music and a new look, Macka Diamond aims to take on the scene again and tonight she had a chat with Winford Williams. Here she spoke about taking breaks from music and coming back with hot tracks, fasting and praying, overcoming adversity, showing off her new look, new music, beefs, touring and more. Good to see Macka changing her image. She also premiered her “Mosquito One” Music Video and shouted out Comedian Prince Marni. Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
Tonight, the popular CVM TV series Onstage goes live via live streaming. Check out the stream below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
With a controversial photo being used as ammo for many in the Dancehall, Tony Matterhorn aims to set the record straight on Onstage. Here he spoke about his recent DJ Clash, thoughts about the photo, his responses to Gully Bop, Shauna Chin, Nuffy, Macka Diamond and Bounty Killa, his online following, addressing Beenie Man’s statement about cleaning up Dancehall, following up to his hit singles, and more. Never one to hold his tongue, Matterhorn sure responded to those who came at him. Hopefully all the beefs will end soon. “Foreignated”. Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.