On Friday we premiered Trini Recording Artist Sarkastik Ambassador’s “SDF” single with the promise that a music video was on the way. That promise was kept as today we present to you the visual! Directed by Rhyjell Ellis of Millennial Studios and shot at the famed Idlewood Bespoke in Port of Spain, Trinidad, Sark gets decked out in a nice suit and is accompanied by the lovely Ashly Suite. From there, Sark can be seen firing off his new single while both talents deliver an aura of flyness in every angle. We get that interactive fashion magazine vibe here, and in Sarkastik style the video ends with him playing Chess with a Rhyjell over a Queen sampled production thanks to Lumonest. If you love the track, remember to stream it now on Apple Music. Check out the video below, and share with a friend. Show us some love on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
Today’s Sunday, and that means it’s another “Oldies Sunday“! for today’s selection, we go back to the year 1994 and check out Andru Donalds’ “Mishale“! Produced by Eric Foster White, this was released through Metro Blue Records (a subsidiary of Capitol Records), and song finds Andru expressing how much he misses this woman despite breaking her heart, and the pain he feels for being separated from her. With a unique sound, this Reggae track that was made for International airplay. The song was featured on Andru Donalds’ self titled debut album which was released in 1994.
(Editor’s note: I remember when the video for this premiered on Jamaica’s “Entertainment Report”, and became a fixture on local TV for a while.)
“Mishale” became a hit for Donalds as it received a great amount of radio play in Jamaica, and made it to #38 on the US Billboard Hot 100. The single was also remixed by Ben Chapman, Eric Kupper and Richie Jones, and Luv Dup. Since “Mishale”, Donalds has went on to release 5 more albums including a “Best of” in 2006, found a couple more hits, got his music featured in two Films (Good Will Hunting and Barefoot), and became a lead Singer in the German musical project, Enigma. He is currently touring and spreading the music all over the world, and you can check for his next performance on his website.
(Editor’s note 2: I think he also recorded for a D&G Malta commercial too. I could be wrong.)
Check out “Mishale” below, and share with a friend. Show us some love on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
“Ambition yuh fi have ambition…“
They usually say “a child shall lead the way“, and today young Recording Artist Layla-Rei will do just that with her new single. While she showed us that you have to aim high and put in the work on her debut single, she now encourages us to have “Ambition“! Released through her Mother Raine Seville’s Seville Records, Layla borrows the legendary Bam Bam Riddim from Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare and drops some words that we all need to hear with her proud Mama helping out throughout the song. Whether you’re 2 months or 99 years old, ambition is something that we should all have in order to achieve greatness in life. Layla-Rei gets to work in the video playing various roles, and this was made possible through the efforts of Michael McLeish, and Rockwildaz who handled directing and editing duties. Share this message with everyone today. Check out the video below, and share with a friend. Show us some love on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
Shout it out from the hills and every house top that Mavado is here with some heat! Since his debut in the 2000’s, the “Gully Gad” has been working hard to seal his place as one of the best Dancehall Artists to touch the mic. While there were feuds and many detractors, he puts his foot on the speaker box and unleashes the “Dancehall Prophecy“! With Justus Arison controlling the production on the soon to be released Time Machine Riddim, Mavado puts his heart into this song as he speaks on some of his trials and rising above the adversities, coming from nothing and seeing success on another level, doing a lot for Dancehall, and staying on top of his game despite those who wish his demise and try to stop him from taking care of his family. The video accompanying the track shows Mavado linking with some of the best including performing with DJ Khaled, seeing fans from a various parts of the world enjoy his music, and highlighting the loved ones he puts his all for. You can’t deny Mavado’s impact, and despite setbacks, he has a lot more gas in the tank. Gullyside can’t flop! Check out the track below, and share with a friend. Show us some love on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
“Dem a go tired fi see mi face, and dem caan get I out of the race…“
If you’ve been a follower of Dancehall Artist Tifa’s career, you’d know she has received her share of oppression. Despite all that has happened, she is still here smiling. Today, she unleashed the visual for the song that has been getting a lot of attention lately, “Overcome” off Lee Milla’s “Legacy Riddim“. Directed by BiggzShip for MALESS Films, Tifa belts out lyrics about her trials and tribulations, and encourages listeners to trust in GOD as he’ll take care of everything. Go get your refund from the Obeah man, and cancel all your plans of evil, it’s not gonna work. Who Jah bless, no man can curse. This song should’ve been a bonus track on Tifa’s “Curry Goat & Champagne” album, but if you haven’t yet, cop both of them on iTunes (here and here) and make it the bonus. Check out the video below, and share with a friend. Show us some love on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
How about some Trap Dancehall vibes today? This sub-genre quickly grew thanks to its influence from the new “Trap Music” wave from the US. With some of your favourite upcoming and established Artists embracing the new sound, Recording Artist Popeye Caution is another one that’s taking a crack at it. Teaming up with Recording Artist Kev Cameron, they’re all about the “New Money” on their new single. Produced by Konsequence Muzik, the Artists take turns letting listeners know how they’re living, and the new dinero is opening more doors for them in life. Don’t find time to hate, get money and be great! They also gave us a visual which captures them performing the track in the club which was shot by Noorez “Nunu” Rhemtulla. Yuh neva know seh a Yaadman ting? Check out the video below, and share with a friend. Show us some love on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.