Are you master Lyricist? Can you hold your own on any Riddim/Beat? Well recently, Mandeville based Producer SOS Dynamikz launched “The Sinister Freestyle Challenge“! Known for holding his own as a Rapper, the “Make Me Feel” Producer felt it was time for fans of his work to show off their skills on one of his productions. To enter, entrants should follow his Instagram at @SOSDynamikz, visit Soundcloud.com/SOSDynamikz, download the track “Sinister – Freestyle Challenge“, record your best verse lasting up to 1 minute, and post on Instagram tagging @SOSDynamikz and #SinisterChallenge. If the recording is longer, then the entrant may direct listeners to their respective platforms. While no prize has been announced, you’ll never know what can happen with the Grammy-Nominated Producer when he decides his favourite(s). Think you can step up to the challenge? Check out the Instrumental below. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
While she stands at 5 ft something, she makes a gigantic scene when she lets her notes fly! Lila Ike is an Artist you should be familiar with. While she has been showcasing her talents for a while, the spotlight got a bit bigger when it was announced that she’ll be joining the good folks at Reggae Artist Protoje’s In.digg.nation Collective. You’ve heard her on tracks with Protoje, Koro Fyah, and Royal Blu, but 13th Street Promotions caught up with her recently for a quick “Innerview”! Straight outta Manchester, Jamaica, get to know Lila Ike!
Words By: @SwadeDaVillain
Photos By: Nickii Kane & Gerrard Harvey
13thStreetPromo: Hey Lila! Thanks for taking the time out of your busy schedule to rock with us. Many have heard you on tracks like Protoje’s “Flight Plans“, and on your debut single, “Biggest Fan“, but who is the Artist named Lila Ike?
Lila Ike: Thanks for having me. To keep it simple and sweet, Lila Iké is a chill person who just enjoys creating and vibing.
13thSP: When did you discover that you could sing, and when did you decide that you want to pursue a music career?
LI: I discovered I could really sing during my years in Primary School (Elementary School). Realizing how good I was, I decided I wanted to pursue it as a career during my time in University.
“The Release” is an Entertainment Program featured on Hype TV and Sun City Radio every Tuesday at 8:30 PM, with repeats on Thursday and Saturday at 6:30 PM. Hosted by Talisa Taylor and Lisa-Sade, the program features some of the newest entertainment releases and upcoming events. In the season 3 opener, they gave us highlights from Iba Mahr’s Sound Di Alarm Music Festival, a behind the scenes look at iShawna’s “Long Fingernail” video shoot, Stacious’ recent Sun City Radio signing party, a quick look at Mandeville’s Step By Step event, Music picks and more. If you want to check out seasons 1 and 2, 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.
Recently, the Boom Energy Drink team made Junction, St. Elizabeth, and Mandeville, Manchester their two stops on their “Badda Dan All Island Road Show“. Hosted by Chi Ching Ching, Snoop Rok, and the Boom Divas, residents came out and enjoyed what Boom had to offer including participating in a few of the events. They were also treated to performances from Tanto Blacks, Omari, Ikaya, Mr. Lexx, Chi Ching Ching, Laden, Vanessa Bling, and Tifa. Check out the fun highlights below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
Voicemail definitely made some noise this year with their single, “I Wanna Dance“. Now, Mandeville based Producer SOS Dynamikz wanted to up the ante by adding his own production to the single. If you’re familiar with the Producer, you know you’re in for a treat. Get ready to dance all over again by checking out the track below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
Straight outta “Gyaldeville” comes Zionnoiz Freeze Records and Island Vibes Records teaming up to release the “Rude Intent Riddim“! Featuring contributions from Mavado, Lia Caribe, Propa Fade, Leonardo, Lajixx, Drina, Chavez, and Masicka, they all bring different vibes to this Riddim. A Riddim that’s sure to get massive airplay, make sure you get familiar by checking it out below and sharing your thoughts in the comments section.