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OLDIES SUNDAY: Killamanjaro Vs Bodyguard Sound Clash (1997)

While many are still feeling the vibes from last night’s staging of the Redbull Culture Clash, we’ve decided to take you all back a lil on Oldies Sunday! Today we go back to the year 1997 to check out one of Killamanjaro Sound System and Bodyguard Sounds‘ many sound clashes. Held in May Pen, Clarendon, Selectors Ricky Trooper (Killamanjaro) and Fire Links (Bodyguard) both went dub for dub, and song for song with their teams in a clash that is still a memorable one for many. With dubplates and songs from the likes of Monster Shack Crew, Bounty Killa, Sizzla, Beenie Man, and Shabba Ranks with plenty tough talk accompanying them, this clash was a hot one.

While many may have varied opinions on last night’s event, it’s always good to look back at some of the classic Sound Clashes. Let’s hope the floor is open to even more with huge sponsorships, and the rise of more Sound Systems. Check out the clash below and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.

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@PepsiJamaica Refresh Tour To Heat Up Spanish Town, May Pen!

The streets of Spanish Town and May Pen will come to life this weekend with the sights and sounds of the Pepsi Refresh Tour, the five-week long Islandwide campaign designed by the beverage giant to develop deeper connection with millennials. The 2-hour session, July 15 and 16 for Spanish Town and May Pen respectively, will feature performances by exuberant Dancehall Artiste Tanto Blacks and emerging artistes Eskabel, Lia Caribe, Ishadyz, complete with energetic dancers, spot prizes, and other promotional activities.

The Pepsi Refresh Tour is aimed at giving music fans a taste of Pepsi Refresh Live, a high-energy concert featuring Dancehall heavyweights Busy Signal, Spice, Cham and Bugle, with Sound System Coppershot to keep the vibe alive. The concert is set for August 13 at Pepsi 214, located at 214 Spanish Town Road. Fans can win instantly tickets to the Pepsi Refresh Live concert by purchasing six bottles of 20oz Pepsi from select wholesales and supermarkets in and around the area during the Pepsi Refresh Tour stops and through partnerships with quick service restaurants KFC and Tastee Patties. Fans can also win tickets to summer staple, Reggae Sumfest by buying special Pepsi deals on during the tour stop.

The Pepsi Refresh Tour has rocked Half Way Tree, Papine and Greater Portmore, and will continue in Spanish Town, May Pen, Downtown-Kingston, Ochi Rios, Montego Bay and Savanna-la-Mar, the final leg slated for August 5.

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PRESS RELEASE: @DMedzMusic Embraces Success with “Champion”


Recording artiste D-Medz has caught the attention of the¬†masses with the release of his single, ‘Champion’. The song, which is a part of a six track EP titled¬†‘Empower’, has even won the praises of the foremost black conscious international¬†organization, the United Negro Improvement Association (UNIA). D-Medz added, “I have been¬†receiving a lot of positive feedback for this single. For which I am extremely grateful.”¬†This passionate 26 year old artiste, reigns from the town of May Pen in Clarendon. Previously a Dancehall artiste, D-Medz now believes that conscious reggae music is his calling; a calling that¬†has resulted in the making of his greatest musical success, ‘Champion’. He shared, “This song is¬†aimed at confronting the fast changing social trends that are challenging our traditional values”.

The release of ‘Champion’, has placed D-Medz high on the reggae charts, giving him many¬†platforms to share his views. ‘Champion’ became number 1 on Stampede Street Charts, 13 on¬†Ron Muschette World Reggae Top 20 Chart and 8 on Blacker Top 20 Video Chart. The song was¬†also recently featured on several Jamaican radio stations including Irie FM, Hitz 97, Mello FM,¬†Bess FM, Hot 102, Stylz FM, and the United Kingdom’s Vibes FM, Bang FM, Roots FM, BBC¬†Radio 1 Extra and Beat FM.¬†Fans have been going wild for ‘Champion’. One Facebook fan shared on D-Medz’s Facebook¬†page, “Your song is really positive! Keep doing what you doing youth!” D-Medz is now¬†preparing himself for a summer promotional trail in Canada to further highlight his EP¬†‘Empower’.

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Get To Know @EladGideon


Elad Gideon is an upcoming artist that has a lot to say. Hailing from May Pen, Clarendon, he brings a rugged style that can be heard and felt by everyone. Get familiar with him below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

1. Describe Elad Gideon in five words.

Militant, honest, expressive, calculated, and focused.

2. How did you come up with the name Elad Gideon?

My first name ‘Dale’ when reversed spells ‘Elad’ and the Hebrew word Gideon that means ‘Mighty Warrior’ is my street name. I wanted a name that represented me and my music, and those two words does just that!

3. What motto or advice do you live by?

Fortune favours the BOLD!!

4. Why choose a career in music?

I believe that because we only get one life to live, we should spend it doing something that makes you happy, and music makes me happy.

5. For persons who have never heard your sound, describe your music in five words.

Expressive, melodic, soulful, militant, rugged/gringo!

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PRESS RELEASE: @EladGideon’s New Militant Sound

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Recording artiste Elad Gideon showcases his raw and¬†militant style with the release of his new single ‘Wile Life’. The song produced by himself,¬†Douglas Flannigan and Farel Richie was released on SoundCloud recently. The highly¬†anticipated single, is a tribute to resilient Jamaicans who have found themselves affected by the¬†harsh realities of the society. Elad explained, “The people in our society have become almost¬†beast like in order to survive their everyday struggles”.

Elad grew up in the town of May Pen, Clarendon. His stage name begins with his first name¬†‘Dale’ being reversed to spell ‘Elad’ and then coupled with the Hebrew word Gideon that means¬†‘Mighty Warrior’. His name highlights his calculated, militant, rebellious and nonconformist¬†personality that he fervently portrays through his music.¬†Elad’s music is packaged and presented on a live music platform and is an unorthodox fusion¬†between reggae, dancehall, hip hop, and some alternative rock/RnB influences. Elad added, “My¬†music is limitless. It is not restricted to any one genre but is rather a mixture of all the genres of¬†music that I love. My music also speaks to those relatable topics, thoughts and ideas that are¬†rarely highlighted in Jamaican music.”

The ‘Wile Life’ artiste has also produced singles such as ‘Just Life’ and ‘The Worst’, both of¬†which are now available on his SoundCloud profile, www.soundcloud.com/eladgideon. Elad is¬†set to start his promotional trail for ‘Wile Life’ and is eager to premiere its video. The video will¬†be shot and released this summer.

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NEW MUSIC: @EladGideon – Wile Life


Dropping some new music is R-Magedon Republic Recording artist, Elad Gideon. Titled “Wile Life” and produced by Farel Ritchie and Douglas Flanigan, Elad drops lines about being who he is and how the “Wile Life” is embedded in his DNA, proclaiming himself as a “Gringo on a mission¬†in a Cowboy Town” over a hard hitting production. Get familiar with the young artist from May Pen, Clarendon as he aims to flood the streets with new music. Check out the track below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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