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Marcus Garvey Gets Sampled On @KanyeWest @KidCudi’s “KIDS SEE GHOSTS”!


As promised, Kanye West kicked off a weekly roll out of albums released under the G.O.O.D Music label. This week, he released the long awaited collaborative album, “KIDS SEE GHOSTS” featuring Recording Artist Kid Cudi. While the album featured 7 tracks, there was one that caught many off guard. On track 4 titled “Freeee” a.k.a. “Ghost Town Pt. 2“, it starts off with the words of the late Jamaican Scholar, Activist, Teacher, and National Hero, The Rt. Excellent Marcus Mosiah Garvey. Produced by Kanye, vocals from a speech and Interview Garvey was a part of in the early 1920’s about his trial and persecution for Mail Fraud was used in the first few seconds of the track.

Marcus Garvey’s influence and his teachings continue to reach many all over the world. If you wish to know more about this great man, check this out. Last year in celebration of his birthday, we featured a few songs that paid tribute to Marcus Garvey, you can check them out here. Know yourself. Kanye West and Kid Cudi’s album is now available online. Check out the track and speech below, and follow us on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.

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Black Superheroes: We Look Back At Burning Spear’s “Great Men”


It’s February 1st, which means we’ve made it to another Black History Month. It is also the start of Reggae Month in Jamaica, and various parts of the world. While we look back at those who fought for the freedom of Black People, and celebrate those who continue the fight, we also look back at those who changed the game with their sound. Today we go back to 1990 with Reggae Icon Burning Spear and his tribute to the Black Superheroes, “Great Men (a.k.a. “Recall Some Great Men)“. Produced by Burning Spear and Nelson Miller, this was released through Mango Records, and featured on Spear’s 1990 Grammy nominated Album “Mek We Dweet“. In the song, Burning Spear roll calls some of the heroes who have contributed to the freedom of Black People worldwide. He starts off with the chorus, “Let’s recall some great men, who been fighting for our rights…“, and mentions the likes of Paul Bogle, Nelson Mandela, Marcus Garvey, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King Jr.

As we celebrate the month and those before us, let us also recognize those who are making strides and steadily making an impact in the world. Thanks for checking out the Blog, be sure to share with a friend, and follow us on Instagram! Hear the song below.

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Talk Bout Marcus: 8 Songs That Paid Tribute To Marcus Garvey


What do you know about Marcus? The Teacher, the Leader, the Philosopher, the Prophet, the 1st National Hero, the Journalist, and the Publisher? The Right Excellent, Marcus Mosiah Garvey has been an influence to many in various fields for generations with his ideas and teachings. Today marks his 130th Birthday, and we at 13th Street Promotions would like to highlight a few songs that paid tribute to this great man. A man of nobility!

1. Culture – Marcus

2. Burning Spear – Marcus Senior

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OLDIES SUNDAY: Horace Andy – Our Jamaican National Heroes (1978)


As we remember Jamaica’s National Heroes on October 17 (the day is celebrated every 3rd Monday in October), we look back at Reggae Artist Horace Andy’sOur Jamaican National Heroes” track. This single was produced by Bunny Lee for the Striker Lee Label in 1978 and features Andy paying tribute to our National Heroes. Here he name drops George William Gordon, Paul Bogle, Marcus Garvey, Alexander Bustamante and Norman Manley as he learned about them during his younger days in School. For those paying attention, you may have noticed the omission of Heroine Nanny of the Maroons as she wasn’t conferred the Order of National Hero until March 1982, and Sam Sharpe the same date. In between the name drops, Horace would speak on the roles each Hero played with mention that George William Gordon and Marcus Garvey were betrayed, Bustamante was the only living National Hero at the time, and Marcus Garvey is the greatest Hero of them all.

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NEW VIDEO: @DMedzMusic – Rebel Souljah


With a militant stance, Recording Artist D-Medz brings forth, “Rebel Souljah“. Directed by 13th Tribe Productions and featuring a cameo by Yung JR, D-Medz spreads his “Power To The People” message, gathers his troops, and marches out against corruption. In a society where corruption, racism and a lack of morals are increasing, it’s up to artists like D-Medz to spread the positive message and enforce what is right from what is wrong. Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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NEW VIDEO: @Irie_FM Presents: The Marcus Garvey Celebration


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Yesterday, the good folks at Irie FM paid tribute to a Hero worldwide, Marcus Mosiah Garvey. Featuring Interviews, discussions and musical tributes, it was a great day to honour a great man before his birthday (which is today). Make some space for this event as it was a pretty lengthy one. If the boss complains, tell him it’s for a great cause. Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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