Blvk H3ro has been toiling hard over these past few years to get here. With numerous singles, projects, and stage performances, he finally releases his debut album, “The Immortal Steppa“. Released through DubShot Records/BHM, we get 14 tracks that aims to capture the world’s attention. With production from Dennis “Greatest” Hamilton, The Grei Show, Kris Karz, Palace Pikney, SNR, JLL, BoomDraw, Kone, Wavy Jones, Bastido, Alexandre Hostein, and Guerilla Music Productions, Blvk gets assistance for his lyrics that’ll have you thinking, moving, and enjoying yourself. With influences from Stevie Wonder (whose “Superstition” track he covers), Michael Jackson (he sampled on “M.A.R.Y.“), Marijuana, and Rastafari, Blvk called in IOTOSH, Leno Banton, and Royal Blu to join in on the exhibition of great music. For those thinking that the project would completely have all new music, the favourites “H3rb“, “M.A.R.Y.“, and “SkyDive” off “The H3rb Connoisseur” were added. Congratulations to Blvk H3ro on reaching this far in his career. Artwork by Richard Nattoo, check out the project below, and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
Today, August 29 marks the 59th Birthday of “The King Of Pop“, the late Michael Jackson. A man whose talents influenced generations, Pop culture, Fashion and Music, it’s safe to say he has influenced your favourite Artist in some way. Today we hail MJ on his Bday, and present to you 6 Reggae/Dancehall cover songs. Let this be a refresh, or something new for you as well remember the Pop Icon. R.I.P. Michael, and Happy Birthday!
1. Little Kirk – I’ll Be There (1992)
2. Junior Reid – Mashing Up The Earth (Earth Song) (1997)
Feeling spooky? Why not add a soundtrack to your horror story with KickRaux’s latest mixtape. Titled “HalloweenTown“, Kick gives listeners almost 30 mins of high energy tracks with contributions from Major Lazer, Kranium, Future, Michael Jackson and more! Break out the costumes (If you’re into that kind of thing…), grab some candy and rock out to this mix. Check out the mixtape below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
Today’s new music comes from a Jamaican One Man Band, Scotty + The DreamKillers. Titled “Keep It Rocking” and features a production from JLA, this features a great Michael Jackson sample (Rock With You) while Scotty raps about chasing his dreams, never slowing down on his work, pushing on despite challenges and keeping it rocking. A great effort here and being a Michael Jackson fan I love this production. For clarification, Scotty + The DreamKillers is really a One Man Band where “Scotty” is the rapper and “JLA” is the producer. With a mix of Hip Hop, Rock, Dub, and Reggae, look out for more work from the Band, I know I will. Check out the track below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
With Reggae music being a huge influence the world over, it’s no surprise when artists outside of Jamaica taking a crack at it. Two artists that have done so are singer/actor Eddie Murphy and rapper Snoop Dogg/Lion. Titled “Red Light” and directed by John Mazyck, we see Eddie, Snoop and the 1500 or Nothing band jamming to the song along with seeing a young girl walking in her neighbourhood to purchase ice cream while witnessing a few things gone bad which include police arresting a boy and a woman selling her body. Singing is nothing new to the actor as he has released a couple albums and collaborated with the late Rick James and Michael Jackson. Eddie’s album “9” will be released soon. What do you think? Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
Brooklyn Rapper Hop Cashay (Formerly Hop Da Great) is planning to drop his new mixtape this summer. Titled “Preconceived Notion: The Unusual Gift“, Hop drops off the trailer for it which features him talking about the greats like Michael Jackson, Prince, Tupac Shakur, Jay-Z, and Biggie Smalls. He also previewed his single “New York” at the end. Known for making thought provoking music, this mixtape could be something you pick up when it drops on August 1. Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.