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OLDIES SUNDAY: @DuttyPaul X @MrVegasMusic – Hot Gal Today (1999)


Ready for some throwbacks? It’s Oldies Sunday! Today’s selection comes from one of Jamaica’s most successful Dancehall Artists, who also celebrates a birthday today. His name is Sean Paul, and we feature the track, “Hot Gal Today“!

Produced by Steely & Clevie on the “Street Sweeper Riddim“, featuring Dancehall Artist Mr. Vegas, and released through Studio 2000 in 1999, “Hot Gal Today” finds Sean Paul and Vegas battling over who will be the lucky man to win a Woman’s heart. Throughout the track they taunt one another, proclaiming that they’re the better candidate in the process. Like two Politicians fighting for a seat on Election Day, they go at it, and listeners are entertained by the back and forth. “Hot Gal Today” was a hit for Sean Paul and Mr. Vegas, boosting their profiles as Sean scored a few hits before, and Vegas was breaking out of his “upcoming Artist” status with previous releases. “Hot Gal Today” was featured on Sean Paul’s debut album, “Stage One“, which was released in 2000.

Since the release of “Hot Gal Today”, Sean Paul went on to have a career that successfully crossed over into the International market, securing a GRAMMY win, multiplatinum status, and a Pop status that keeps his name in the top tiers to this day. Regardless of his status, “Hot Gal Today” is still loved by many worldwide.

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.@WesternUnion Launches New International Campaign Featuring @MrVegasMusic & @DJDrama!


Western Union has launched a first-of-its kind campaign that celebrates Jamaican language and culture in Philadelphia, and it features Philadelphia’s own DJ Drama, a GRAMMY Award winner and newly crowned BET Hip-Hop DJ of the Year; and Jamaican Dancehall singjay Mr. Vegas to capture the essence of both cultures in one seamless activation.

The “Boonununus” campaign which runs up to December 31, 2022 is rooted in the insight that when people send money, they are sending love, possibilities, support, and the opportunity to create more happy moments and memories. Jamaicans use the word “boonununus” to describe something delightful and pleasing. Centering the campaign around the “boonununus” moment of sending money via Western Union free of charge is the perfect opportunity to celebrate Jamaica in a unique way.

The goal of the “Boonununus” campaign is to create an ecosystem of happy moments anchored in giving back to the community and merged with passion points like music and dancing. The result is a unique, ground-breaking musical collaboration between the Philly-native DJ Drama and Mr. Vegas, one of Jamaica’s most recognized voices in Dancehall.

DJ Drama was tapped for the “Boonununus” campaign based on his love for his Philly roots, family, friends, and supporters. Mr. Vegas, one of Jamaican dancehall’s most successful and distinctive artistes, was a seamless match for a collaboration as the idea for the campaign took root. After four days working in studio in separate locations, they landed “Boonununus” with its signature rally cry and just might have a hit single in the making.

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We Highlight Some Of The Dancehall Artists Who Have Defined The 2010s!


December 31, 2019 marks the last day of the 2010s, and January 1, 2020 will mark the first day of a new decade. It was the best of times, and it was the worst of times, but today we look back at some of Dancehall Artists who have made an impact on the scene. With so many hits and moments, we know lists and faves will vary. Before we start, we want to thank everyone who has given our Blog and Social Media a chance since 2012. We’ve featured so many and have assisted in the careers of plenty, we look forward to doing even more in 2020, and beyond. Let’s get started with our lengthy list.

(Editor’s Note: Everyone’s list is different, so if you have a problem with this one…make your own!)

Vybz Kartel

I mean, what’s a list without the “World Boss“? A man who continued to add fuel to the fire of his musical career, long after making his debut in the early 2000s. With his entrepreneurial side blooming with a Shoe line, Liquor line, Nightclub, Merch, to even Condoms, Vybz was everywhere. He even had a Reality TV series, and kept up with quite a bit of controversy too. Despite him being thrown behind bars in 2011 and facing 35 years soon after, it didn’t stop him from recording music, and releasing singles and albums up to this day. Remember his “Freaky Girl” saga? We know you all have a few Kartel tracks in rotation.

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Spice

Spice is also an Artist you can’t deny when it comes to this list as well. Spice held it down for the ladies, and showed the men that she can handle her own. With so many bookings, i’m surprised there isn’t a row or an Airline named after her yet. Spice kept the hits coming, and flexed her entrepreneurial muscle as well with her “Spicey Couture” store which started growing since opening in 2009. With the help of Social Media, Spice’s brand got bigger, and took a major turn in 2018 when she was made a cast member on the popular VH1 Reality TV series, “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta”. Spice welcomed her share of controversy as well which included relationship issues, and the topic of Colorism. With her career starting in the early 2000s, she kept the fire going like her “World Boss” colleague, and got crowned Queen in the process.

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We Look Back At Jeremy Harding’s “Playground Riddim” In Our Throwback Playlist Series!


Recently, UK Recording Artist Mahalia released her Burna Boy featured single, “Simmer. Today, we show respect to the sample. Going into Playlist Mode yet again, we look back at the “Playground Riddim” in our #13thStreetThrowback Playlist Series! The Riddim was released in 1997 and produced by Jeremy Harding for his 2 Hard Label. It birthed the classics “Nike Air” by Mr. Vegas, “Pet & Pamper” by Mad Cobra, “Infiltrate” by Sean Paul, and the mega hit, Who Am I” a.k.a. “Sim Simma by Beenie Man! The Riddim was also sampled by UK Artists Krept & Konan, US Rapper Bizzy Bone, and UK DJ/Producer Spooky Bizzle.

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Jeremy Harding’s “Playground Riddim” Gets Sampled On @Mahalia & @BurnaBoy’s “Simmer”!


The season’s pretty hot, but you’re gonna need to cool down when UK Recording Artist/Actress Mahalia’s new tune drops! Teaming up with Nigeria Afrobeats Artist Burna Boy, they release “Simmer“! Produced by Jonah Christian and Felix Joseph, the Artists get into some relationship talk over a very familiar sample. Taking its place as an instantly recognizable sound is Jamaican Producer Jeremy Harding’s 1997Playground Riddim“! Released through the 2 Hard label, the Riddim featured Sean Paul’sInfiltrate“, Cobra’sPet and Pamper“, Mr. Vegas’Nike Air“, and Beenie Man’sWho Am I” a.k.a. “Sim Simma“! This isn’t the first time that the “Playground Riddim” has been sampled by Krept & Konan, and Bizzy Bone. Stay tuned to the Blog for a follow Article on this Riddim.

“Simmer” will appear on Mahalia’s debut album, “Love and Compromise” which will hit the streets in September. Sim Simma! Check out the tracks below, and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.

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We Look Back At Danny Browne’s “Filthy Riddim” In Our Throwback Playlist Series!


With Nicki Minaj’sMegatron” single out and doing numbers, it’s only right you get a quick history lesson on the sample. Assisting with that, we go into Playlist mode and highlight the “Filthy Riddim” in our #13thStreetThrowback Playlist Series! The Riddim was released in 1998 and produced by Danny Browne for Mainstreet Records. It gave birth to some classics including Lady G.’sBreeze Off“, Spragga Benz’sShe Nuh Ready Yet“, Mr. Vegas‘ “Heads High“, and General Degree’sTraffic Blocking“.

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