Sampling Sly & Robbie Playlist

We Look Back At Songs That Sampled Sly & Robbie In Our Latest Playlist!


First off, R.I.P. to the LEGENDARY Robbie Shakespeare, 1/2 of the “Riddim Twins” a.k.a. the production duo known as Sly & Robbie. May Robbie’s amazing basslines forever live on! We had plans to release a Playlist paying tribute to the legendary Sly & Robbie next year, but with the sad news that came this week, we had to put something together in the best way we know how. We present to you the “Sampling Sly & Robbie” Playlist!

Sly & Robbie made classics that have spanned generations, and helped to inspire many around the world. Our latest Playlist highlights not only some of the classics, but some of the known tracks that have sampled them. If you didn’t know about some of them, now you know, and we’re glad to have passed on some information to you.

Walk good Robbie Shakespeare, let his music play on!

Check out the Playlist below, and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.

Continue reading “We Look Back At Songs That Sampled Sly & Robbie In Our Latest Playlist!”

Dave & Ansell Collins' "Double Barrel" featured in a new Playlist on 13thStreetPromotions.com

We Highlight The Dave & Ansell Collins Classic, “Double Barrel” In Our Throwback Playlist!


In 1970, the duo known as Dave Barker and Ansell Collins a.k.a. Dave & Ansell Collins released their single, “Double Barrel“. Produced by Winston Riley, the song went on to become the second Jamaican produced track to top the UK music charts. From there it went on to sell numerous records, charted in the US, and introduced the world to a young Sly Dunbar, who played drums on the record. It became a classic, and was immortalized by many Artists through the technique of sampling. Today, for our latest #13thStreetThrowback Playlist, we highlight “Double Barrel”.

Featuring 50 tracks, the “Double Barrel” Playlist highlights a few covers, and songs that sampled the 1970 hit. From Special Ed’s infamous “I’m The Magnificent“, to Kanye West’sThe One“, and from Hip Hop to Electronic Music, “Double Barrel” has traveled near and far. When you hear “I’m…the magnificent!” on a track, just remember where it came from. Salute the great duo known as Dave & Ansell Collins!

Check out the Playlist below, and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.

Continue reading “We Highlight The Dave & Ansell Collins Classic, “Double Barrel” In Our Throwback Playlist!”

Sampling Lee "Scratch" Perry: A Playlist on 13thStreetPromotions.com #Jamaica #LeeScratchPerry #Music #Icon

We Remember Lee “Scratch” Perry & Songs That Sampled His Work In Our Latest Playlist!


On August 29, 2021, the world lost the ICONIC Lee “Scratch” Perry. Though he may be gone physically, his music and influence continues to live on through many. We salute the man who never believed in being boxed in, and has paved the way for how many of us make and consume music today. In tribute to his work, we highlight him in “Sampling Lee “Scratch” Perry: A Playlist“!

From Bob Marley, to Lil Wayne, to Busta Rhymes, to Alborosie, to Sizzla, to UB40, and from Reggae, to Electronica, Lee “Scratch” Perry’s work has connected with many of what we enjoy. The man created genres, and created ways to manipulate the sound to our liking. We hope the Playlist has done him justice, and has encouraged you to deep dive into his work. Be prepared to enjoy, and learn something. Walk good Upsetter! Check out the Playlist below, and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.

Continue reading “We Remember Lee “Scratch” Perry & Songs That Sampled His Work In Our Latest Playlist!”

New Beenie Man Playlist on 13thStreetPromotions.com Jamaica

We Pay Tribute To “Dancehall’s Greatest Entertainer” @KingBeenieMan In Our Latest Playlist!


Today (August 22) a Dancehall King celebrates another year of life, and while his family knows him as Moses Davis, the rest of the world knows him as Beenie Man! For over 40 years, he has been moved from child star, to a living legend. He commands stages, saved many events, and deserves to be called “Dancehall’s Greatest Entertainer“. Fittingly, that’s the title of our new Playlist made for Beenie Man!

For nearly 7 hours, you can tune into many songs that helped to build the legacy of Beenie Man. Whether you want to hear the “10 Year Old DJ Wonder“, 90s Beenie, his International collaborations, or the “King Of The Dancehall“, you will get more than your fill of hits from the man. Celebrate not only Beenie Man’s outstanding career, but his birthday! Let the tunes ring out! For more Playlists, check them out here.

Check out the Playlist below, and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.

Continue reading “We Pay Tribute To “Dancehall’s Greatest Entertainer” @KingBeenieMan In Our Latest Playlist!”

Jamaica Dancehall Music Blog 13thStreetPromo 13thStreetPromotions Alkaline TheAlkaline ManHimselff Top Prize Vendetta Caribbean Earlan Bartley Playlist

We Show Love To @TheAlkaline’s Career In Our Latest Playlist!


Today, we highlight a Dancehall Artist who has been doing his part in boosting the culture. Some love him, some hate him, but he has still managed to develop a ever growing fanbase, and keep the hits coming for nearly 10 years. His mama knows him as Earlan Bartley, but the world knows him as Alkaline! Recently, he released his highlight anticipated sophomore album, “Top Prize“. In recognition of the album and his successful career, we present to you, “From Di Baddest To The Detta Boss: The Alkaline Playlist“!

Featuring 93 (from his birth year of 1993) tracks which include hit songs, collaborations, and early singles, Alkaline has come a long way from being a very controversial Artist who stayed in beef, to being one of the most streamed Dancehall Artists ever. If you’re not doing much on Labour Day, we encourage all the Alkaline fans to press play on this Playlist, and build a vibe. What’s your favourite songs from the Vendetta Boss? If you’re new here, get familiar with Alkaline, and the rest of our Playlists here.

Check out the Playlist below, and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.

Continue reading “We Show Love To @TheAlkaline’s Career In Our Latest Playlist!”

Jamaica Dancehall Music Blog 13thStreetPromo 13thStreetPromotions Sizzla Kalonji Sizzla Playlist Judgement Yard Caribbean Rastafari Rasta Dancehall Reggae Africa

We Celebrate The Iconic Sizzla With Our Latest Playlist!


On April 17, the world celebrates one of Jamaica’s greatest artists. Some know him as Miguel Collins, but others know him as the legendary Sizzla! With a career spanning nearly 30 years, his music still connects with many from all walks of life. Today, we show love on his birthday with our latest Playlist titled, “Kalonji Classics: The Sizzla Playlist“.

With nearly 5 hours worth of music, this is just a small piece of Sizzla’s catalogue as he released almost 100 albums to date. We look back at some of his timeless tracks, and some of his collaborations locally and Internationally. What’s your favourite Sizzla song? Too many to name? Well let us know some of your faves on our Twitter and/or Instagram at @13thStreetPromo. Big up Sizzla anyweh him deh!

Check out the Playlist below, and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.

Continue reading “We Celebrate The Iconic Sizzla With Our Latest Playlist!”