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Talk Bout Marcus: 8 Songs That Paid Tribute To Marcus Garvey


What do you know about Marcus? The Teacher, the Leader, the Philosopher, the Prophet, the 1st National Hero, the Journalist, and the Publisher? The Right Excellent, Marcus Mosiah Garvey has been an influence to many in various fields for generations with his ideas and teachings. Today marks his 130th Birthday, and we at 13th Street Promotions would like to highlight a few songs that paid tribute to this great man. A man of nobility!

1. Culture – Marcus

2. Burning Spear – Marcus Senior

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@TheScribz Brings Us Back To Hit Filled Times With His “Retrospect” Mixtape!


DJ Scribz has been spinning the Dancehall hits to keep you moving, but when was the last time you heard those Hip Hop/R&B hits? With the “Retrospect” Mixtape, we go back as far as the late 90s/early 2000s and party! With hits aplenty, you’ll recall the first times you’ve heard these tunes, and maybe want to call up a friend to share in the throwback vibe. If you’re loving the Mixes, be sure to tell DJ Scribz on Instagram, and book him for your next event! Have a listen below.

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OLDIES SUNDAY: Yes M’Dear: Miss Lou Live


As we head into a new month, and look forward to Jamaica’s Emancipation and Independence celebrations, we present to you a special Oldies Sunday selection.

This post however:

  • Is not for throwing shade (or “drop word”)
  • Is not attacking anyone (nor do we wish to mention anyone)
  • Is made for those who are knowledgeable of this Cultural Icon
  • Is for those who are fans, and are inspired by this Icon
  • Is for those who wish to know about this Icon’s works and legacy

Today, we look back at “Yes M’Dear“, a live performance by the Legendary Louise Bennett-Coverley O.D.

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OLDIES SUNDAY: Carlene Davis x Ken Boothe – Why Me Lord (1992)


I hope today’s Oldies Sunday selection inspires you. Today’s selection comes from Gospel Recording Artist and Minister Carlene Davis, and Recording Artist Ken Boothe. We go back to 1992 with “Why Me Lord” which was featured on Carlene’s Gospel Reggae album, “Jesus Is Only A Prayer Away“, released by VP Records. A cover of Country Singer/Actor Kris Kristofferson’s 1973 single, Carlene and Ken joined forces, and their powerful voices to deliver this inspirational tune. The song was also covered over the years by the late Elvis Presley, the late Johnny Cash, Cece Winans, and the late Conway Twitty.

If you’re reading this, I urge you to work on living a better life. At the end of the day, we believe in a higher power, and we should seek to give praise and honour. If this song hasn’t inspired you fully, check out Minister Carlene’s catalog. Give thanks to GOD, and check out the track below!

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We Look At The Samples Of @Protoje’s “Royalty Free: Side B” (1 Year Anniversary)


Time is moving fast, we were just enjoying the work of art that is “Royalty Free: Side B“. A project made by Recording Artist Protoje, this was released on his Birthday on June 14, 2016 via his Soundcloud page. Featuring 5 tracks and production from Tracker John MD, Winta James, The Drum Keys, 8 Track, and Protoje himself, the project was a hit among fans and newcomers, and had us all wanting the follow up. While we wait on “Royalty Free: Side A”, we look back at the year old project’s samples below. Happy Birthday Protoje and Side B!

1. Can’t Feel No Way – Protoje ft. Runkus

Sample: Don’t Feel No Way – Dennis Brown (1979)

2. Glad You’re Home – Protoje

Sample: Ring My Bell – Blood Sisters (1979)

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Summer Is Here As Jimmy Cliff & Bunny Wailer Classics Get Featured In New @CoronaExtraUSA Ads!


Beer and Reggae seem to go hand in hand, do they? Recently, the Mexican Beer Brand Corona unleashed another Summer campaign which includes limited edition Beer cans. In the new Commercials, which highlights Sun, Sea, Fun, and Beer, Reggae Artist Jimmy Cliff’s 1972 classic, “You Can Get It If You Really Want (Get It Here)“, and Bunny Wailer’s “Cool Runnings” are provided as the theme songs. “You Can Get It If You Really Want” was released by Island Records and featured on the soundtrack to the cult classic “The Harder They Come (Get It Here)“. It was originally sung by the late Desmond Dekker in 1970 but Cliff recorded his own version for the Film. The single is no stranger to being used commercially as it was featured in “Speed 2: Cruise Control (Rent/Watch Here)“, and was used during election times in Nicaragua and Britain. Bunny Wailer’s single was released in 1981 through the Solomonic Label and was featured on his 8th Studio Album, “Rock ‘n’ Groove“. An original member of “The Wailers” along with the late Bob Marley and Peter Tosh, “Jah B” (affectionately called) is also a 3 time Grammy winner and is considered one of the “Gatekeepers” of Reggae music.

Corona used the late Hopeton Lewis’ single “Take It Easy” in their previous campaign. Check out the new ads below.

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