Jamaica’s music culture boasts with a great abundance of talent. No matter the field, Creatives cover every sector and have no problem showcasing their work. While showcasing talented folks is nothing new on 13th Street Promotions, today we’d like to highlight a Jamaican Producer who steadily hones his craft. Though he hails from Portmore, Jahbariii currently resides in the US and blends Jamaican influences in his sound along with Hip Hop. What caught our attention, was his knack for recreating popular beats and coming up with some unique productions from sometimes odd places. Below are some of his recent recreations, and a few unique beats. Feel free to check out his Website if you want to work with him. Don’t forget to share our Articles with a friend, and show us some love on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
Overseas based Recording Artist Voiide has been on the scene for quite some time giving listeners a dose of his Dancehall and Hip Hop influenced sound. Recently he made some noise with his latest single, “JEFE“, and today he adds the official Music Video to the roll out. Directed by ShotByGod, Voiide speaks on his way of life in terms of how he handles friendships, business, confrontations, and the ladies, and he cannot be easily swayed to change as it’s in his genes. The track was also produced by Smitty Links. With his DMS Way (Different Mind State) movement, he seeks to make his presence felt even more in 2018 as he plans to release more music covering various themes. “JEFE” the single is now available on all Digital Music Retailers including Amazon Music, Spotify, and Apple Music. Not even Bleach can keep up with his dirty ways. Check out the video below.
You’ve seen him mix it up at events, and you’ve heard him play on one of the top Radio stations in Jamaica (Zip 103 FM), it’s all about ZJ West! We’ve worked with him over the years, and you can hear some of his work in the Mixtape section. Recently we got a chance to interview him and we spoke about his work, Yung Gunnerz, being a Dad, and much more. Without further ado, GET TO KNOW the Zipjock named West below!
Words By: @Swadedavillain
ZJ West’s Daughter makes an appearance at times (lol)
13thStreetPromotions: West! Give thanks for having a chat with me. We’ve been working together for a long time but we’re finally getting this Interview done. For starters, many have heard the ZJ, heard him play at events, but who is Zipjock named West?
13thSP: How long have you been DJing for? How did you get your start?
It’s Sunday, and a new Vybz Kartel just dropped. Of course we gotta check this out! While this was scheduled to drop later, Producer Rvssian decided to unleash it to the world! Over the “Moscow Riddim“, Addi goes in on why he’ll forever be the best out there. No matter who’ll try to copy him, he’s the Prototype! No Election needed, call him the best. Still not sure? Check out the track below, and decide for yourself!
This feels like Vacation music complete with fancy liquor and an exotic location! The last time we heard Rapper Busta Rhymes tap into his Jamaican side was when he collaborated with Spice was on “So Mi Like It (Remix)“, and with Vybz Kartel on “Twerk It (Remix)“. Well today, he teams up again with the latter and Canadian Recording Artist Tory Lanez on “Girlfriend”(Get your copy here). Produced by Rockwilder who tears roofs off with his beats, Busta shows us why his musical career has spanned 20 years as he fires off another banger! Adding Patois to his lyrics, and speaking on bringing his Girlfriend to meet his “Mada down a country“, Busta delivers effortlessly. With the “World Boss” and “Fargo” adding their brand of dopeness to the track, this promises to burn up the airwaves, and flow through every headphone and speaker for the rest of 2017 worldwide! Good to hear Vybz Kartel on another International track despite his current situation, and Tory using his Caribbean influences. This is for all the ladies with the sundresses, the short shorts, the mini skirts, and the leggings on now! Fawud babes! Bounce to this by checking out the track below.
Straight outta Portmore today is Dancehall Artist Hazard. Dropping “World Revolves Around Me“, Hazard borrows Desiigner’s “Panda” Instrumental and delivers some bars to keep his fans in the loop as he gears up to release more music. A part of the Lee Milla Productions camp, he was recently featured on Milla’s “Memory Lane Riddim” which also featured Vershon and Alkaline. Check out the track below and share your thoughts in the comments section.