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.
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.
“Thank you Father God fi lead di way…“
Sometimes in life, you have to just hold the faith and persevere through the all the roadblocks that fall at your path. In the end, all you have is yourself, and the Creator to guide you. Today, Recording Artist King Moses delivers a positive message with his new video, “Hold My Own“. Directed by Jon Cintron and shot in New York, Moses shares his life experiences where he had to be self sufficient. He also gives thanks to the Almighty for bringing him this far, and encourages more people to fend for self over the “Style Riddim” produced by WaveKing. We believe this one will motivate listeners as the days can be a struggle. While many have had bad experiences aligning themselves with others, sometimes it’s best to just go solo and avoid further conflict. What do you think of this? Check out the video below, and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
“GodFather, man a OG…“
Earlier this year, the Quartet of “Godfather of Grime” Wiley, Dancehall Icon Sean Paul, UK Bad Gyal Stefflon Don, and “The Black James Bond” Idris Elba released their collaborative single titled, “Boasty“. As they joined forces to give us a bassy track to keep us feeling swaggy, it was only right they followed up with a music video. Directed by Henry Scholfield, we get a dope performance of the track by the four Artists (except Wiley part was replaced by Child Actor, Brooklyn Appiah) in four different locations (they don’t meet up in the end though). While the track is steadily gaining steam, the video is a nice touch and will get you in the mood to be flashy. Check out the video below, and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
The 2019 Carnival season is officially on its way, and Dancehall artists are teaming up with Soca’s finest stars for various collaborations. It’s definitely a good look for the genres as it gives them more leverage to different markets, even after the seasons is done. Carnival is an International brand with different cities and countries around the world hosting their own. With more interest in the Caribbean culture over the years, it’s a pivotal moment for Dancehall and Soca to make a greater push for the International market with these collaborations. For those unfamiliar, the Jamaican love affair with Soca and Carnival dates back to the 1940s at the University of the West Indies (Mona Campus), and the collaborations over time are just great moments in this ever growing union. With their feel good vibes and ability to bring people together, the collaborations will continue. Today we’re featuring a few of the Dancehall x Soca crossovers that are currently making waves on the scene.
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The power of Reggae/Dancehall music continues spread and influence the world over, and it’s no surprise when many folks outside of Jamaica find themselves becoming Artists. Today we feature Orti, a French Recording Artist, with the music video for his single “Breaking Bad“. Bringing some Dancehall “bad man” vibes and a lil influence from the hit TV Series (“Breaking Bad“), Orti can be seen making boss moves throughout the video as he oversees his operations. We love the bilingual delivery on this as well, and the production will definitely have you keeping it on repeat. For those unfamiliar with Orti, he was featured on Singer Shav-A’s “I Need You (Remix)“! Off his upcoming “Golden Touch EP“, check out the video below and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.