He is the “Fire Starter“, the “King of Fire“, “The Prophet“, “King Shango“, and the “Fire Man“, but we also know him as Jamaican music Icon, Capleton! Celebrating his 52nd birthday today, the “Fire Man” has definitely worked his way up to becoming one of legends in Jamaican music. From his early starts as a Dancehall Artist, to making a name for himself as a Def Jam signee, to dominating Reggae music later, the decades have been good to him. Today, we salute his great works with “The Ever Blazing Capleton Playlist“! Featuring hours of hits, you can’t go wrong with some fire in your life. What’s your favourite song from him? Bless up Capleton on his Earthday!
There are some folks in the world who like their love interests to be much older, while others like them (legally) younger! Before her iconic Coachella gig, Caribbean Icon Calypso Rose lets us in on why she wants a younger gentleman in the Machel Montano assisted, “Young Boy“! With the video shot by Fluid Capture and starring Comedian Nikki Crosby, Rose gave her 1992 track new life with the help of the “Monk” as they go back and forth over the young man/old woman relationship topic. She said the young boy keeps her younger, who are we to say she’s wrong? Calypso Rose will be making her historic appearances as the oldest performing Artist and 1st Calypsonian Artist on Coachella later (April 12) at 6:30PM PDT (8:30 PM GMT-5 time), and on April 19.
When that special someone comes into your life, you can’t help those warm feelings you get huh? Singer Sara Bloom shares a bit on that on her latest single, “On n On“! Produced by BalladMotion, Sara counts the ways her love interest has affected her life over some unique production here. Sara delivers some unique vocals here as well, and we really enjoy it. This is the musical version of “How much do I love thee? Let me count the ways…“, expect you might lose count a few times when you think about your special someone. Late night premiere over here, but it’s all about the new music no matter the time. Artwork by @IamSage0, check out the track below, and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
How about some new music? Today we introduce to you an Artist who may just be #1 on your lists, and hearts very soon. Today you’ll get a dose from Singer/Model/Actress Christina Emmanuel a.k.a. Akina Eman with her debut single, “Sultry“! Produced by J.L.L., Akina delivers some soft vocals with lyrics that’ll make you want to grab that special someone and get some quality time in. For the couples who enjoy cozy times together, you need this track in your playlist. Nothing like that reciprocated love. It is recommended that you listen to this with headphones on for best results. Let Akina Eman spark some love into your life with this song. Artwork by Ronaldo Cameron, check out “Sultry” below, and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
On Oldies Sunday, we highlight and celebrate those who have made their contributions into pushing Jamaica’s music culture worldwide over the decades, whether they’re natives of the Island or not. Today’s selection comes from the Hip Hop/Reggae/Dancehall duo, Born Jamericans (Edley Shine and Notch) with their single, “Yardcore“! Produced by Rahiem and Notch, this was released in 1996 through the Delicious Vinyl label. On the track, despite being born in the US to Jamaican Immigrants, they both celebrate their Caribbean heritage and share how it has influenced their life and music. With that said, they came crashing in from the “heart of Babylon” with their “Yardcore” slang and style of music to rock the world.
“Yardcore” was the first single off their 2nd and final studio album of the same name which was released in 1997. Since its release it has enjoyed significant airplay, enjoying a top ten entry on the U.S. Rap charts, and entering the U.S. R&B charts in the top 50 slot. The single was also remixed a few times including one from top Jamaican Producer Dave Kelly. While they followed up with more music, the duo parted ways in 1999. Both being solo acts, they went on to release their own type of music as Notch dabbled in Reggaeton, and Edley kept it Hip Hop and Dancehall (and even tried his hand in acting). They got back together as a duo in 2015, and have been performing their classics wherever they can.
Having played a part in bringing the Caribbean influences to mainstream Hip Hop, Born Jamericans will always be remembered for “Yardcore”! Check out the selection below, and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
“Gwaan wid it, gwaan wid it…“
Some call him a “Remix God“, but Tory Lanez continues his run of remixes with the release of his latest mixtape, “International Fargo“! While folks are waiting for “Chixtape 5“, he holds over fans with this one. One track that stands out on this however is his remix of Jamaican Recording Artist on the rise, Koffee’s “Toast“! Produced by Walshy Fire and Izy Beats, Tory borrows the original and adds a few bars on it but left Koffee’s original parts on it. Tory also remixed the massively popular “Touchdown (Remix)” on his project which was originally done by UK Dancehall Artist Stylo G, Rapper Nicki Minaj, and Dancehall Icon Vybz Kartel, and dropped some lines on his remix to Dancehall/Afrobeats Artist Davido’s “Fall“.
With “Toast” cracking the 23 million mark on Youtube and showing up on Jordan Peele’s “US” movie, Koffee has a lot to give thanks for. We need a proper remix of “Toast” out here too featuring some of the established and upcoming names. “International Fargo” is out now, Koffee’s Rapture EP is out now, and you can check out the “Toast (Remix)” below. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.