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Here Are A Few Times The Jamaican Accent Was Terribly Done In Film!


Have you all seen the new season of Luke Cage on Netflix? If you have, you’d notice the Jamaican influence throughout as Luke’s latest antagonist is a Jamaican by the name of “Bushmaster“. While that is pretty cool, many Jamaicans weren’t pleased with the representation of the Island, including the cringe-worthy butchering of the accent. While Writers Sharine and Andrayspoke about it earlier after a discussion with some of the folks behind the series, we’d like to look back at the times our accent was given a huge dose of injustice in Film. If only Hollywood would take the time out to do some proper research, and give natives a chance at properly representing the 876. If you’re interested in the Jamaican music played throughout, check out our latest playlist here. Check out these clips, and show us some love on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.

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Gabourey Sidibe – Tower Heist

If you’ve never seen this Eddie Murphy flick, you probably dodged a bullet. Anyway, while there were some decent scenes in this Comedy, this section is dedicated to Gabourey Sidibe’s role as Jamaican Odessa Montero. Pretty cringe worthy, even though the team behind it praised her role as “Refreshing. Refreshingly bad I must say. Check out the clip.

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@Protoje’s “Answer To Your Name” Featured In New @LethalWeaponFox Episode!


It’s been over two years since the release of Recording Artist Protoje’s “Ancient Future“, and it’s still a banger! What’s your favourite song off of it? Still wish it won a Grammy. If you’re a viewer of the hit FOX TV series Lethal Weapon, then you might’ve heard a familiar song from the Artist in their latest episode. Kicking off the first 30 seconds was the first single off the 2015 Album, “Answer To Your Name“! Produced by Winta James and Lewis Planter, Protoje went into storytelling mode on this one and had influences of Ska throughout the Production.

Lethal Weapon is a TV series based on the popular “Buddy Cop” Comedy Movie franchise which stars Comedian Damon Wayans and Clayne Crawford. The Movie starred Mel Gibson and Danny Glover. Sidenote: Congrats to the new Dad Protoje, we hope the Lion Cub is ready for a fun life filled with good music and sights to see. Check out the clip below.

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PRESS RELEASE: Diary Of A Badman Movie Hits The Caribbean!


The movie – “Diary of A Badman” which won best narrative feature film at last year’s Jamaica Film Festival through JAMPRO, will host a private Movie Premiere/ launch on March 30th at the Carib Cinema in Kingston, Jamaica and in the Cayman Islands. The film has secured a theatrical run in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands under the Palace Amusement Cinema Company. The movie will be released March 30, 2016. The film will be touring in major cities throughout the US, Canada, and London. Starting with NYC on April 7th and then London May 26th.

Synopsis: He was her assignment. She became his diary. Detective Simone Williams, a Jamaican immigrant to the US, dreamt of working undercover on a high profile case. She finally gets her chance to go undercover in an attempt to catch a notorious drug dealer; Winston Bailey aka Bucky. She falls victim to his charming personality; compromising her assignment. Lines begin to blur as she gets in deeper. Over time, Williams develops a close bond with Bailey, and their loyalties are put to the ultimate test. The director; Diemiruaya Deniran, calls this film the Cleopatra Jones, meets Donnie Brasco and much more. What makes the film so unique is it gives the outlook on the entire undercover cop movie in a revitalizing way by flipping the switch from the cliché male cop role by having a female play the role. The New Yorker also stated that ‘Women of African descent usually don’t acquire these opportunities; with ‘Diary of A Bad Man’ it changes that status quo.’

The film consists of cast members mostly of Jamaican and African American descent; Jacinth Sutphin; Actress, Model, and Writer who was born and raised in St. Mary, Jamaica (Richmond), who plays the lead role of an undercover detective as Simone Williams. Prior to the film she moved to the states to pursue her acting career and was very enthused to come back to her country of birth to showcase her work in the acting and film industry. Douglas A. Robbs plays the role of Winston Bailey aka “Bucky” who is the target for the undercover operation. Douglas is a Crown Heights Brooklyn native; who really loves the Jamaican culture and people as well. Michael Thor Love, plays the role of Sergeant Putkowski who heads the undercover team and is excited to break into the Jamaican show business this year and to also embrace the culture and people. Other cast members include: Kyle Moore, LaTonya Grant, Levar Dawkins, Richard Bird, TJ Thomas, Kellen Wingate, Jamek Grigg, Robert Murray, and Tanya Thompson.

Based on the name; ‘Diary of A Bad Man’ it would be a concern for Jamaicans and persons of African descent that this film will be projecting a bad look on them, however Diemiruaya continues to explain that ‘This is art, and there are many ways to tell a story,’ he guarantees that when you watch this movie you will be blown away because in the film you get to see the bad guy in a different light; you however may not agree with his ways of achieving his goals but you will understand and may eventually agree to his cause of actions.

For further information, please email Deniran Films at Deniranfilms@yahoo.com

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NEW VIDEO: @OnstageTV Interviews @SpiceOfficial


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From “Ramping Shop” to “Conjugal Visit“, Spice and Vybz Kartel may have found another hit and tonight Spice joins the Onstage set to speak on that and more. Here she spoke about having the single since 2009 and her reasons for releasing it now, her launch for the Music Video at the Triple Century Sports Bar, her unique styles that she has been recently showing in her music videos and stage shows, her upcoming EP on VP Records, her role in the movie “Destiny” and future projects. Great interview here, this song and video is really the talk of the town. For those who haven’t seen the video can check it out here. Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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NEW VIDEO: @Kevin2WoKrayzee – The Jamaican Taxi Driver (Trailer)


UntitledThis needs to be in theatres. Today’s comedy comes from Kevin2wokrayzee. Titled “The Jamaican Taxi Driver“, Kevin takes on the role as a taxi driver done in a movie trailer style video. A very hilarious take on the Taxi Driver role as his actions of some of the drivers out here are fairly accurate. I’d love to be a part of it if it was an actual movie. Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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NEW MUSIC: @RickyRozay – 100 Black Coffins


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Sounds like it’s funeral time. For the upcoming Django Unchained movie starring Jamie Foxx and directed by Quentin Tarantino, Rick Ross is one of the acts featured on the soundtrack. I do picture a cowboy standoff at high noon on this one. Produced by Jamie Foxx, check out the Soundcloud below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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