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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: @YasusAfari – My Mother Who Fathered Me (1995) (Happy Mother’s Day)


Happy Mother’s Day! From the Mama to the Aunty, to the Grandma, to the Foster Mom, to the Step Mom, you are appreciated! To show some appreciation, we pulled up this selection from Dub Poet, Yasus Afari titled, “My Mother Who Fathered Me“. Produced by Yasus for the Fathers Africa and Senya-Cum Labels in 1995, the Dub Poet expresses his love for the one he calls, “Mama”. From his birth, to being a man, he speaks on the times his Mother was there for him and other siblings. He also mentions her qualities and the efforts she’s made to ensure the family is good. The single was also a part of his “Honour Crown H.I.M.” album that was released in 1997.

13th Street Promotions wishes every Mother out there a Happy Mother’s Day!

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