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Is Dancehall Dying? (13th Street Rants Ep. 2)


You frowned or scratched your head when you saw the title. It’s ok (lol). With Dancehall Music seeing a lot of gimmicks, beef, drama (most of them unnecessary) over the years, it hasn’t really been seeing favourable returns. Instead, we have outsiders enjoying our musical styles with most not paying homage, or even helping out some of the talent here. While they can’t shoulder majority of the blame, many Artists, Producers, DJs and Industry folk are the culprits as they failed to innovate, hold back many promising opportunities, and failed to give the music that needed “push”.

Today, we speak on a few things that turn us (and many others) off about this genre that has the potential to do even more, but is being held back. Respect to all the Artists and DJs who are trying in the meantime. We love Dancehall, but it has a tendency to be a little stubborn in thinking. Check out our rant below. You can hear our 1st episode here.

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@JimmyQJA Is On The “NxtL3vl” On New Mixtape!


Today on the Blog you’re gonna party on a new level, or rather a “next level” thanks to popular DJ, Jimmy Q. Presenting the #NxtL3vl Mixtape, we’re treated to an entertaining mix of popular and exclusive Hip Hop and Dancehall tracks! From some of your favourites to upcoming Artists, Jimmy Q has it all for your ears so it is advised to clear your schedule for this. If you need a break from all the stress, or even to knock off some of that Easter weight, this mix is your perfect party and workout partner! Be sure to keep up with Jimmy Q to find out where he’ll be playing next. What you waiting for? Get ready to turn this up at ignorant levels by pressing play below.

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@TheKhxos Changes Name, Sets To Release Debut Album.


Khxos (previously Khaos) is one of the more versatile new Artists to surface onto the scene. A Songwriter who fuses Reggae and Dancehall with a hint of R&B and Pop mixed with a unique voice, Khxos’ vocals alternate between rugged boasts and smooth tones with such lyrical and melodious prowess not seen from the average Reggae Artist. Khxos has made strides in 2016 towards mainstream with his debut EP, “Deception”, guest appearances, and a slew of videos by Videographer, Sean Alaric.

Khxos spent parts of his early life in St. Elizabeth, Jamaica where he learned to love music from his family and surroundings before moving to the States in his teenage years. Although he is regarded as a new artist, Khxos has been underground for the last 4 years creating a fan base from Jamaica, the United States, UK, and Canada to name a few. He has made some of his biggest strides in 2016 with the “One Dance (Remix)” that featured Recording Artist/Comedian Andrew Trabass which amassed over 3 million views on YouTube. Earlier that year, Khxos released the “Deception” EP which was produced by Class One Music and featured Khxos’ single “One Touch” which spread like wildfire throughout the mainstream airwaves last year.

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@TheScribz Presents: “The Struggles Of An Upcoming DJ” (A Rant)


Through my years of being a Disk Jockey (DJ), I have gone through a lot. From being criticized for my DJ skills, to embarrassing myself by not knowing how to properly handle the equipment, I’ve dealt with hypocrites i.e. those who support me but never want to see me better myself, Promoters who don’t want to pay me because I don’t have the big name yet and more. Nevertheless, this is a short synopsis of my struggle to make it to where I am now.

Words by DJ Scribz

I started out making simple Mixtapes (CDs) and playing on Online Radio Stations. This is how I’ve managed to get my name out there, and develop my craft. Through Online Radio, I was able to play on a number of Stations live, and with that I’ve gained fans. From there I’ve worked on building a fan base who’ve supported my Mixtapes no matter what I’ve released. Although this was helping me to get my name out, I was not making anything from it but with the help of a few fans who’ve held “Drink Ups”, I would get a few bookings. While these bookings were mainly utilizing my name to get a buzz for the “Drink Up”, they were deemed profitable in the end and I was never paid for my time, not even given a stipend to get me back home. From this point on I’ve started to realize how hypocritical and selfish people are as they moved on to having more successful events, and never reaching out to me to be a part of them. I’ve helped them in their start, now I’m a non factor to them once they’ve made it. Life goes on though, there are those who can properly pay me for my time and effort or help get my name out there, but would rather use “friendship” as a reason to not do so.

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Dwayne Rose Previews “Bring Yuh Body” Music Video With @MzPhoenix305_


Recording Artist Dwayne Rose recently released “Bring Yuh Body” and is busy finalizing the Music Video. The JayCrazie Records & Taffari Coke (Alpha Phi DaFraturnity Muzik Group) produced single has been making its rounds and getting a steady buzz thanks to its lyrics. Delivering something for the lovers, the production blends well with the song’s catchy hook which promotes extended Radio play, and sexually charged lyrics that will be a guilty pleasure for those who hear the explicit version.

To hold listeners over, he also released a preview video. Directed by Strugu Films with assistance from Papii Dino, and Creative Direction by Lady E, the video features Miami based Model Amelia Banks who oozes sex appeal in this 1 minute visual. Dwayne Rose’s single promises to be a hit in 2017, and the video will turn up the temperature! Check out the video and single below.

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The Sky’s The Limit For @MoshanMusic As New Video Release Nears!


Dancehall Singjay Moshan, born Ryan Housen, has been receiving a lot of love recently for his single,”Bad Gal”, and is set to release a Music Video in the coming days!

Produced by Troyton Music on the “Dancehall Bully Riddim”, Moshan recalls working on a concept for the single. Given that it was a hardcore Riddim, he noticed the other songs were catered to the male demographic so he sought out to represent for the ladies. “Bad Gal” was made for the women who were always on point with their beauty, but when it came down to being tough and defending themselves, they’re always ready. The video for “Bad Gal” was directed by Dameon Gayle of Warrior Films and is set to premiere in a few days. The single is currently distributed by 21st Hapilos and is available on iTunes.

Moshan started his music career in 2012 with Down Sound Records, and has since performed on events such as GT Extravaganza, Summer Fest, and Kingston Music Week. He has also recorded with Mr. Easy, Danielle D.I., MBR Records, and is currently managed by Troyton Hinds of Troyton Music. Moshan has also seen success with the singles “Social Media”, and “Jealousy”. When asked about his future in music, he is quoted saying, “The sky is the limit!”.