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REVIEW: @Protoje’s “For The Culture” Event + Highlights


The Hope Gardens Shell Bandstand served as the perfect backdrop to showcase some of Reggae’s young royals to an eager audience of Locals and Tourists all with one thing in common…a love for the Culture. I personally gave up on Music in Jamaica until I came across these new school of Reggae Royals who through their socially conscious offerings, give honour to the many men and women who preceded them in the genre…

Words By ShannyDeLioness

Video By SwadeDaVillain x Usheen Ewbanks

Photos By Samantha Singh

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The gates opened at 7:30 Pm and the DJ for the night Yaadcore kept the early patrons entertained on the turntables, and DJ Jimmy Q of NewsTalk 93 FM handled hosting duties. By 9 Pm, the venue was almost full and the show kicked off with the opening act Sevana. Featuring cuts off her Sevana EP and even debuting a new song and a remix to Protoje’s “Love Gone Cold” (she was featured on the original), she had the audience mesmerized as she belted out tune after tune. I still refused to believe she did all that on a sore throat (Editor’s Note: She’s my Hero!!). By the time ZJ Sparks gave Protoje & The Indiggnation the greatest introduction ever, the venue was packed with patrons who were eager to sing and dance along with them.

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@Protoje Puts A Red Alert On Injustice With “Blood Money”!


Protoje really had our attention in 2016.

With the release of his “Royalty Free EP”, appearances at Coachella, his launch of the “New Wave” concert series, and other various happenings, people are still asking if he’s dropping a follow up to the outstanding “Ancient Future” album anytime soon. While no word on that yet, Protoje has been feeling a lil on the crimson side late last year and it now manifests itself as his 2017 debut single, “Blood Money“.

Words by @Sef_Jo x @SwadeDaVillain

As Winta James did profoundly handling production of this extremely new track, Protoje sees BLXXD in his eye as he lifts the covers off of Corruption, Classism and the Injustice in Jamaica. On the Island, certain names can get you very far. Whilst on the flipside those very names could have been a part of illicit activities back in the day. It is so very important that we have someone like Diggy who understands the root cause of all this injustice that faces Jamaica and is able to express it so well musically. The revolution is nigh!
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GET TO KNOW: @LenoBanton


 A new wave of Roots Reggae and Reggae Fusion Artists has been popping up in Jamaica in recent years, making a change in the playing field and pleasing listeners. With the Reggae Revival introducing us to Artists like Protoje, Jesse Royal and Jah9, not only are we listening to some great music, but we have new platforms to enjoy them. One member of the new wave, Leno Banton, has been leaving a mark at every point in his journey as an Artist. 13th Street Promotions recently reached out to Leno to know more about his musical journey, the REM Collective, meeting Protoje, and how his legendary Father influenced his sound.

Words by @SwadeDaVillain

13thStreetPromotions: We’ve finally met up and got an Interview! A 13th Street Promotions x Leno Banton link took too long to happen. Bless up! For those who are new here, who is the Artist known as Leno Banton?

13thSP: Even though you’re a newcomer, the journey to getting here must’ve been a long one. Tell us about how you got your start.

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@LenoBanton Shares His Imprint Experience On “Da MEDz: Ep. 1”


In every young Artist’s life, there comes that time where they put in a lot of work on their rise to the top. Leno Banton is one of those Artists who stepped on the scene with a brand and a crew to match, and all he wants now is to be seen and heard worldwide. Recently, he was booked to perform at the Imprint event in Kingston, Jamaica. In the first episode of his “Da MEDzVlog series, he shares his thoughts and visuals before and after the event. We got a chance to see him prepare for his appearance, solo performance, and meeting with Recording Artist Protoje who he deems as an Influence in his career. Leno’s REMSZN project is available here for those who aren’t familiar with his music. Shot by Jordan Morris, check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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@Protoje Takes “Can’t Feel No Way” On The Road In New Video!


Protoje is hitting the road! With his “Ancient Future North America Tour” in effect, he has brought along his “Royalty Free” project. Today, he fires off the visuals for what may be the biggest song off the project, “Can’t Feel No Way“. Directed by Yannick Reid, Diggy British kicks off the rhymes fresh off his Tour Bus and shows that no matter where he is, he will bring the power of Reggae with him. Perform dabs with Proto as he shows off some fancy dance moves with Paris Lamont. If you haven’t already, be sure to listen to the “Royalty Free” project and get your Protoje fix! With the hard hitting Production and a fun video, you “Can’t Fee No Way” about it! Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

LEARN YOUR SAMPLES

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@Protoje Offers “Royalty Free” Free EP!


While fans of Protoje still can’t get over the widely popular “Ancient Future” album, the Artist believed it was time to give them something more. Recently he offered up two new releases in “Can’t Feel No Way” and “Glad You’re Home“, but now he ups the ante with “Royalty Free: Side B“. The 5 track EP gives listeners another music side to Protoje as he experiments with fresh sounds and tests out newer flows. With Taj Francis adding beautiful pieces for the EP’s Artwork, Producers like Winta James, The Drum Keys, Tracker John HD, and 8 Track add beautiful backdrops to Protoje, Runkus, and Lila Ike’s vocals. If you’re familiar with the first two offerings, you will be in for a huge surprise with this project as Protoje further extends his musical reach. Happy Birthday Protoje from 13thStreetPromotions! Have a listen to the EP below, and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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ALL TRACKS

https://indiggnationcollective1.box.com/shared/static/yonvnp2w16gijc3yechcsif5loo6f311.zip

SINGLES

https://indiggnationcollective1.box.com/s/3dkp11juijplhvmk0iiiu6ko5ar1lj2p

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