Ever met someone who instantly got you in your feelings? Always looking for love in the wrong way? Well maybe you can relate with Jamaican newcomers Djavan and Damani a.k.a. Friday Night Cru as they present to you their debut single and video. Titled “Monáe“, the single was produced by Austin Marc, while the visual was directed by Adam Armond. The single is a blend of Dancehall, Hip Hop, and Pop influences and finds the Artists (including collaborator LEO. who wasn’t present in the video) meeting the girl that embodies the swagger of the beautiful Janelle Monáe (whom the single draws inspiration from), and making moves. To hear them say it, she’s a “lil bad thing“! The new wave of Artists in Jamaica show respect to those before them, but draw influences from every genre out now to make their own unique sound. Friday Night Cru is the duo you should look out for more from. Check out the video below, and follow us on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
Mobay’s own Karma Crew showcases how dope he is in his recently released video for “Karma’s Interlude“. Directed by 876 Media Ent., Karma goes into complete revolutions in this one to show you that you’re too much of a square to spar in his circle. Try not to get too dizzy here as Karma keeps it short, and to the point. With a project on the way, you’ll be hearing more of the Rapper in the coming months. If you think you can go bar for bar with him, call him up and shoot the fair one. Check out the video below, and follow us on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
Today we present to you the sounds of the Artist named Sekani. Based in New York, he took his Jamaican sound and influences to what many know as the birthplace of Hip Hop, and created his own fire. With that in mind, he recently released his latest project, “Fragmented“. Featuring 13 tracks, he shares his stories about his experiences and journey from Jamaica to the US, and drops some consciousness throughout. He aims to grab more ears thanks to his unique blend of Hip Hop, Dancehall, and Jazz sounds with assistance from Warren Xclnce, DA, 4Real, Canis Major, and more. Joining him on his musical journey are the likes of Roe Summerz, Royal Blu, and Kapital Stone. For those who need to give the trendy things a break, “Fragmented” is a project to pick up and put in rotation. A wonderful listening experience here.
Weeks ago, Hip Hop Artist A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie posted a photo on Instagram which featured the Vendetta Boss, Alkaline. In the caption, Boogie asked for 50,000 likes as permission to collaborate with the Dancehall Artist. A couple hundred thousand likes (and a deleted post) later, the collab came in the form of the single, “Nonchalant“! Speaking on the lifestyles they live, they warn the ladies that they’re not Romeos so don’t expect any exclusivity. Blending both of their signature sounds, you’ll find yourself rocking to this collaboration, and wanting to hear more from them. Maybe they have more in store, would be interesting if they made an EP together as well. What do you think? Check out the track below, and follow us on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
Stay away from all fire prone objects, this one is too hot! When Dancehall meets Trap, “Sparta Boss” Tommy Lee Sparta teamed up with the “Topman” Baker Steez for the UIM Records produced “Propane“. Today, they finally released the visual for the song. Directed by RuptionDiBoss of RD Studios with assistance from ShotByDeth, we get a gritty visual filled with lots of fire, gasoline, hostages, ladies, and a whole heap of “badness“! Keep the extinguisher near just in case, and get rid of the flammable clothes. Watch the “Propane” video below.
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Are there any Logic fans here? Known for dropping stand out lyrics in the modern era of Hip Hop, he continues to expand his brand with the release of his latest Mixtape, “Bobby Tarantino 2“. Comprised of 13 tracks, he tackles various issues, brings along some of his friends, and makes listeners know he’s still sharp with the bars. Starting off track 11 however, listeners may hear some familiar vocals. Previously heard on Kanye West’s 2012 track “Mercy“, Dancehall/Reggae Artist Reggie Stepper’s “Cu Oonuh” was sampled on the Big Sean featured, “Wassup“! “Cu Oonuh” was produced by the late Winton Riley on the Stalag Riddim, and released on the Techniques label in 1993. “Wassup”, which was produced by 6ix, borrows the legendary intro of the track which was done by Fuzzy Jones. “Cu Oonuh” was also sampled on Lil Wayne and Drake’s “Believe Me“, and The Roots’ “Push Up Ya Lighter“. Logic is no stranger to performing on Dancehall/Reggae samples as Barrington Levy’s “The Vibes Is Right” was sampled on his 2016 track, “44 Bars“.
Logic’s “Bobby Tarantino 2” is now available on all major streaming services. Hear the tracks below.