.@OfficialYaksta Shares His “Ambition” & Wise Words In New Video


When it comes to delivering “Message Music“, there are some artists who have it down to a science. In return, they have maintained a very long and rewarding career, and their lyrics make quite the impact generation after generation. For Recording Artist Yaksta, he’s no stranger for delivering that type of music, but today we see and hear a bit more from him in the video for his latest single, “Ambition“.

Shot by Dezignr Studios, Yaksta gets into “Bush Lawd” mode, and shares a few gems with the people over some Afro Boi Entertainment and Wuss Musikk production. When many artists focus on the luxurious living and share it in their songs, Yaksta looks to do the opposite here. With lyrics about having your own business, investing in Farming, Blockchain Technology, and Real Estate, and making life decisions that will be more of assets than liabilities, Yaksta is just doing his part in ensuring that his listeners young and old get motivated by his words, and help to build themselves and each other. Whether you see him in Farming gear, or donning a robe to collect his Degree, he promotes the idea of having ambition. Yaksta delivers his messages in the best way he knows how, and we know they will stay in the minds of many for years to come. Investments over braffing, stay focused, and take care of you and yours. If you’re unfamiliar with Yaksta (formerly Yaksta Carvanie), check him out in our “Radar” feature.

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OLDIES SUNDAY: Mighty Sparrow – Jean & Dinah (1956)


Closing off another “Black History Month“, today’s Oldies Sunday selection salutes another Black talent who has made an impact on the world and the music culture. Today, we check out Calypso Icon Mighty Sparrow, and go back into time to check out his track, “Jean & Dinah” a.k.a. “Yankee’s Gone“.

Arranged by Cyril Diaz And His Orchestra and released through the Kay label in 1956, this was a song that featured Mighty Sparrow shedding light on the large-scale Prostitution that American Military bases supported in Trinidad and Tobago during the post-war period, the desperation that many Prostitutes went through after the closure of said bases, and the departure of the troops. He mentions a few names other than “Jean & Dinah” (The track was also called “Jean & Diana”) who did what they had to do to make a sale, but when things got bad, their businesses had to downscale. Sparrow also mentions that Night Clubs were feeling the pinch too as they were the go to spots for Military personnel to hang out, and the meet up spot for many Prostitutes to conduct business. With Sparrow’s social commentary and well written lyrics, “Jean & Dinah” became not only his first hit, but the song lead to him becoming a winner in the 1956 Trinidad Road March competition, and wearing the crown at the 1956 Calypso King/Monarch competition. “Jean & Dinah” has become one of his most famous songs, and it helped him to bring Calypso music to various parts of the world. It was covered by American Actor Robert Mitchum in 1957 (A Gentrification move?). A true legend, Mighty Sparrow went on to become “The Calypso King Of The World“, and his influence, sound, and wit birthed generations of artists and the blending of musical styles.

THANK YOU MIGHTY SPARROW

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.@FVRFVN & Khal-XL Trek Through The “Lonely Road” On New Track!


Trini artist FVRFVN is looking to return to music with a bang after taking some time off last year. With production being a welcome addition to his songwriting skillset, he is working on becoming one of the more prominent names in his Island, and soon the rest of the world. Kicking off his 2021, he releases the new track, “Lonely Road“.

FVRFVN showcases his production skills on this as he collaborates with Trini artist Khal-XL. Together they share lyrics about the battles they’ve faced in life, running away from the internal demons, but show that they’re handling it step by step. The Covid 19 pandemic has brought on situations that affect us mentally, and while we’re on a lonely road with them, we just have to do our best to move forward on the road to recovery. FVRFVN looks to follow up “Lonely Road” with more music this year, and he anticipates the addition of new listeners from around the globe. Hang in there, stay strong, and stay safe!

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HTG Meets First Coast As @SoundzHTG & @FiveSteez Release “Feel This”!


Dropping some Hip Hop vibes courtesy of Chase Soundz today. The HTG Rapper worked on his consistency throughout 2020, and is looking to step it up even more thanks to a bunch of new music he has in the stash. Today we get to check out his latest track, “Feel This“.

Produced by Lethal Needle and featuring Five Steez, the two get into some Boom Bap vibes as they kick bars and flows over some easy going Jazz influenced production. The track marks the 2nd time a member of The Council and HTG collaborate on a track together. The first effort came from Daley and Five Steez’s “All I Know” back in 2020. If all you know is to chase sounds and money, but still ensure your steez is right, then you have to feel this track!

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OLDIES SUNDAY: Don Campbell – See It In Your Eyes (1993)


All lovers get ready for this Oldies Sunday selection! In recognition of today being Valentine’s Day, we go back in time to check out UK Singer Don Campbell’sSee It In Your Eyes“!

Produced by Trevor T. with assistance from T. Phillips and Jazzwad and released through Juggling Records in 1993, Don Campbell is on a mission to retrieve a lost love after doing her wrong. Despite her rejections, he can see and feel that she still has a lot of love for him. With Valentine’s Day being a day for those who have strong love for each other, it can also be a day where the spark comes back in a relationship, or two hearts reconnect after being away from each other. Don Campbell’s “See It In Your Eyes” became a huge hit, and is listed as one of the greatest UK Lover’s Rock singles ever. The former member of the Undivided Roots Band struck gold when he made his first release as a solo artist as “See It In Your Eyes” quickly climbed the British Reggae Charts, and helped to gain him accolades at the 1994 British Reggae Industry Awards. The single was also featured on his successful 1994 debut album, “The Album” which was released through VP Records.

To all those celebrating Valentine’s Day, have a happy one. Check out our V-Day playlists, “Dancehall Love“, and “Dancehall Duets“! Check out the track below, and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.

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JKinggz Invites You To A “Badman Party”


Recording Artist/Entrepreneur JKinggz is one of the many artists who stays on the grind, even during a pandemic. With live shows on the decline since 2020, JKinggz knows he still has to make his brand stay afloat in other ways. The Recording Studio is still open for business however, and JKinggz has been piling up new music for release throughout 2021. One of the tracks he looks to cause a shift on the scene with is his new “Badman Party” single!

Produced by Ransum Records and Russian Mvmnts on the “Night Light Riddim”, JKinggz gets into some Dancehall vibes as he’s on the hunt for the right event to attend. Grabbing his phone, he hits up one of his friends to see what the vibe is like, how many ladies are in attendance, if the bar is well stocked, and is it safe for his crew to make an appearance. While JKinggz utilizes a chill delivery, the track will bring back memories of late night party hopping for some as they are the ones who’ll ensure that the event they are attending is not a waste of time and effort. Despite lockdowns of all sorts worldwide, JKinggz looks forward to the feedback from “Badman Party” and it becoming a playlist favorite, and kick off a higher level of vibes when listeners press play. With a renewed focus for 2021, JKinggz looks to keep the streaming platforms busy with more music in the coming months.

Born in St. Vincent and The Grenadines and moved to Brooklyn, New York as a teen, JKinggz is known for tracks like “Patek”, “Stack This Money” with Dancehall artist Flexxx, and “Fake Love” with UK artist Laughta. He has also released the well received “30 Days (The Life Changing Project)” in 2018, “No Co-sign” in 2019 which received rave reviews, and started off 2021 with the “Guilty” EP.

“Badman Party” by JKinggz will be released on Friday February 12 on all digital music streaming platforms through his JKM Entertainment LLC label. Follow @JKinggz on Instagram, and @JKinggz_ on Twitter for more updates.

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