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OLDIES SUNDAY: Born Jamericans – Yardcore (1996)


On Oldies Sunday, we highlight and celebrate those who have made their contributions into pushing Jamaica’s music culture worldwide over the decades, whether they’re natives of the Island or not. Today’s selection comes from the Hip Hop/Reggae/Dancehall duo, Born Jamericans (Edley Shine and Notch) with their single, “Yardcore“! Produced by Rahiem and Notch, this was released in 1996 through the Delicious Vinyl label. On the track, despite being born in the US to Jamaican Immigrants, they both celebrate their Caribbean heritage and share how it has influenced their life and music. With that said, they came crashing in from the “heart of Babylon” with their “Yardcore” slang and style of music to rock the world.

“Yardcore” was the first single off their 2nd and final studio album of the same name which was released in 1997. Since its release it has enjoyed significant airplay, enjoying a top ten entry on the U.S. Rap charts, and entering the U.S. R&B charts in the top 50 slot. The single was also remixed a few times including one from top Jamaican Producer Dave Kelly. While they followed up with more music, the duo parted ways in 1999. Both being solo acts, they went on to release their own type of music as Notch dabbled in Reggaeton, and Edley kept it Hip Hop and Dancehall (and even tried his hand in acting). They got back together as a duo in 2015, and have been performing their classics wherever they can.

Having played a part in bringing the Caribbean influences to mainstream Hip Hop, Born Jamericans will always be remembered for “Yardcore”! Check out the selection below, and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.

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.@ToryLanez Remixes @OriginalKoffee’s “Toast” On New Mixtape!


Gwaan wid it, gwaan wid it…

Some call him a “Remix God“, but Tory Lanez continues his run of remixes with the release of his latest mixtape, “International Fargo“! While folks are waiting for “Chixtape 5“, he holds over fans with this one. One track that stands out on this however is his remix of Jamaican Recording Artist on the rise, Koffee’sToast“! Produced by Walshy Fire and Izy Beats, Tory borrows the original and adds a few bars on it but left Koffee’s original parts on it. Tory also remixed the massively popular “Touchdown (Remix)” on his project which was originally done by UK Dancehall Artist Stylo G, Rapper Nicki Minaj, and Dancehall Icon Vybz Kartel, and dropped some lines on his remix to Dancehall/Afrobeats Artist Davido’sFall“.

With “Toast” cracking the 23 million mark on Youtube and showing up on Jordan Peele’s “US” movie, Koffee has a lot to give thanks for. We need a proper remix of “Toast” out here too featuring some of the established and upcoming names. “International Fargo” is out now, Koffee’s Rapture EP is out now, and you can check out the “Toast (Remix)” below. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.

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We Highlight @TheRoyalBlu’s Feature Killing In Our Latest Playlist!


First off, bless up to Royal Blu as he celebrates his birthday today. Make the new year count! Secondly, we’re back with another Playlist for your head top! While he has been name dropped for his guest appearances and collaborations, today we’re highlighting the many times Royal Blu did some damage in the “Royal Blu a.k.a. Feature Killa” Playlist! An Artist who has been on the rise for many years, we believe he’ll be covering more ground in 2019 and beyond. If you’re not up to speed, check out our posts on him, and discover El Fuego!  Respects to KokaBZD for her original Royal Blu Artwork. Check out the Playlists below, and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.

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.@FreddieGibbs & @MadLib Link Up With @AgentSasco On “Bandana”!


“Maad sumn!”

US Rapper Freddie Gibbs has recently teamed up with Producer/Rapper Madlib to release new music. While he has been enjoying a great 2018, Gibbs aims to go harder for the 2019. One of his latest offerings is the tough talking filled, “Bandana“, and it features one of Jamaica’s elite Artists, Agent Sasco a.k.a. Assassin! Sasco is no stranger to performing with Hip Hop acts here as he’s previously worked with Royce Da 5’9″, with Kendrick Lamar on his Grammy winning “To Pimp A Butterfly” album (“The Blacker The Berry“), with Kardinal Offishall on “OG” and “Legacy“, and with Kanye West on the “Yeezus” track “I’m In It“. The collaborative effort on “Bandana” might be a sign that Agent Sasco will be making his presence felt on many more International releases this year along with pushing his “Hope River” album. This isn’t the first time Freddie Gibbs has made the Jamaican link however as he’s collaborated with Popcaan on “Born Bad“, and has travelled to the Island to be a part of a currently untitled Independent Film. Off Gibbs and Madlib’s upcoming album “Bandana“, check out the track below, and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.

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.@FiveSteez & @Mordecai876 Drop “Love N Art” Just In Time For Valentine’s Day!


Love is in the air for many. While there will be those stocking up on Candy and Flowers, Rapper Five Steez will be doing what he loves all year…rap. Teaming up with Producer Mordecai, he drops “Love N Art“! Consisting of 9 tracks, Steez pens lyrics that continues his musical journey in being one of the best out there. While you won’t hear him doing his best Brian McKnight or Luther Vandross renditions, Steez delivers and will keep the Hip Hop head entertained. The project also features Shaq The MC who appears on two tracks (Dreamer & The Message). Artwork by Scotty Dreamkiller. If you and yours aren’t into the traditional VDay activities, put this project in rotation. Check out “Love N Art” below and share with a friend. Be sure to show some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.

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Producer @SOSDynamikz Launches “The Sinister Freestyle Challenge”!


Are you master Lyricist? Can you hold your own on any Riddim/Beat? Well recently, Mandeville based Producer SOS Dynamikz launched “The Sinister Freestyle Challenge“! Known for holding his own as a Rapper, the “Make Me Feel” Producer felt it was time for fans of his work to show off their skills on one of his productions. To enter, entrants should follow his Instagram at @SOSDynamikz, visit Soundcloud.com/SOSDynamikz, download the track “Sinister – Freestyle Challenge“, record your best verse lasting up to 1 minute, and post on Instagram tagging @SOSDynamikz and #SinisterChallenge. If the recording is longer, then the entrant may direct listeners to their respective platforms. While no prize has been announced, you’ll never know what can happen with the Grammy-Nominated Producer when he decides his favourite(s). Think you can step up to the challenge? Check out the Instrumental below. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.

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