Not to be left out of the new summer releases, Producer Just SNR and Leno Banton comes through with the new track, “Focus“. Over an energetic SNR beat, we’re treated to various flows, lyrics coming to you at “light speed“, and a sound that hits you like ice cold water on your back in the early morning! No word yet on when these two will team up on a follow up to the REM SZN project, but be on the lookout and focus!
Mixing Lab and RoRo Jammings’ “Mini-Stereo” Beatbox album has been enjoying a favourable buzz since its release. With the genre-bending featured throughout, listeners have been thoroughly entertained by this rather unique project. Following up with the album is the official music video for the closing track, “CYCLOPEDIC“! Directed by KD Visuals, Mixing Lab finds himself in Scientist mode as he tests out his new album on a patient. It results in the patient being thrown into a world filled with various sounds and Dancers “Wire Waist” and “Prince Overload Skankaz” making their bodies move to them. From Reggae, to Dancehall, to Dubstep, “The Beatbox Machine” displays his unique abilities with ease, and the video is sure to encourage us all to dance!
“Mini-Stereo” is available now on all Digital Streaming platforms, but you can check out the video below and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
The world is filled with heroes. While some are widely celebrated, and some have remained anonymous, they’ve all risked their lives in efforts to save many, or make a significant change in society. Paying tribute to her personal heroes, Recording Artist Shav-A delivers her rendition of “Redemption Song“. Borrowing the late Bob Marley’s 1980 classic, Shav-A sought the assistance of Musician Ed George on the Piano over the original’s Guitar performance, and gives us her 2019 version. While the original was inspired by elements of National Hero Marcus Garvey’s 1937 “The Work That Has Been Done” speech, Shav-A’s version pays tribute to Marcus Garvey, and fellow National Heroes Paul Bogle and Nanny of the Maroons.
Shav-A, who is the daughter of Reggae Artist Admiral Tibet, started her 2019 strong with the remix of her 2018 single “I Need Your Love” which featured French Recording Artist Orti. She is currently gearing up for a string of live performances to take place in the coming weeks, and will be making updates via her Instagram page at @ShavAMusic. She is currently promoting the singles, “Father” and “Island Girl“.
It’s all about love, “real real love“! Having delivered a great single for the couples, Rosh Rebel gives us the video for “Real Love“! Directed by Andre Designz and featuring Dancers Pebblezz and Chin, Rosh graces viewers with her beauty and various outfit changes, and keeps the love going onscreen with Recording Artist Kali Grn from laundry day, to alone time at the river.
With an EP on the way, Rosh Rebel continues to bless listeners with new music and live performances. Keep her on your radar! Check out the video below, and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
“Make the music with your mouth…” – Biz Markie
While many of us utilized Desks and tabletops to provide the instrumentations for our Dancehall clashes and freestyle Rap sessions at School or on the corner, there are those who possessed the ability to make music with their mouths. Dervin Lee a.k.a. “Mixing Lab” is one of those with that unique ability. Having impressed many near and far with the skill of recreating some of your favourite beats, and creating new ones on the spot through Beatboxing, Mixing Lab decides to take it further with the release of his debut album, “Mini-Stereo“!
Done in collaboration with RoRo Jammings Productions, they dabble in Dancehall, Afrobeat, Reggae, Calypso, Hip Hop, Dubstep, and many other genres on a project that will have your attention from the Artist filled Intro, to the Dubstep/Calypso/Dancehall hybrid on track 10! The album even has something for the Gaming community thanks to a track titled, “Kayo“. Known as “The Beatbox Machine“, Mixing Lab has worked with Alozade, Beenie Man, Bounty Killa, and has showcased his talents at various events over the years. The “Mini-Stereo” album is considered the first of its kind in the Caribbean, and Mixing Lab joins the list of Artists who have studied the art of Beatboxing like Biz Markie, Doug E. Fresh, and Rahzel.
Mixing Lab and RoRo Jammings’ “Mini-Stereo” is now available on Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, Amazon Music, Napster, and all other popular Music Streaming platforms. Hear the album first below, and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
Happy Sunday everyone! Inspired by our Popeye Caution article, today’s Oldies Sunday selection comes from Dancehall’s “Flossing King“, Flippa Mafia! It’s all about the fashion as we go back to 2009 to check out, “Clothes Haffi Repeat” a.k.a. “Repeat”! Produced by Christopher “Longman” Birchill of Birchill Records on the “Baddaz Riddim“, the track finds Flippa Mafia challenging those who said you shouldn’t repeat your outfits. Given the prices he has paid for his Designer branded clothes and where he purchased them from, he proclaims that he’ll wear them over and over again because he owns the clothes. Unlike some of his peers, Flippa threw shade at those who had to return their outfits to the store, or to the original owners which can be quite embarrassing.
“Clothes Haffi Repeat” became one of Flippa Mafia’s signature tracks, and he enjoyed quite a buzz for a few years until he was nabbed by the DEA in 2013 during a drug bust. He was sentenced to 25 years in Prison in 2016. Despite the hand he was dealt, many still remember Flippa Mafia for his “flossing personality” and his selection of songs.