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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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@KCharlzMusic Sends Spiteful Love Packing On “Move On”!


Florida based Recording Artist K. Charlz has been making a name for himself for quite a while. Recently, he fired off his latest single titled “Move On“. Produced by Lion Riddims, Charlz aims to throw a failed love out of his life. It’s the typical story of someone not having your back during your struggles, but claims to have been in your corner all along when things get better. After being there for her in every way and no appreciation was shown, the ex now feels the burn after Charlz gives her the walking papers. K. Charlz really commanded this smooth Reggae Production as he never misses a step with his delivery. A single that deserves numerous replays, it really is an enjoyable listen. Check out the track below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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NEW MUSIC: @MajorLazer x @PopcaanMusic x @Baauer – Talk ‘Bout Me


Major Lazer Strike Back Vol. 2

Today’s new music comes from Major Lazer and they brought along Popcaan and Baauer for the ride. Titled “Talk ‘Bout Me“, Popcaan here tries his hand at deejaying over an Electronic instrumental. He does a pretty decent job at it and doesn’t go offbeat either. Off the “Lazer Strikes Back Vol. 2EP, check out the song below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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OLDIES SUNDAY: ShineHead – Jamaican In New York (1993)


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Being a legal alien in New York, what do you know about that? How are your experiences so far? Today’s Oldies Sunday selection comes from ShineHead, who was signed to Elektra Records and heralded as one of the founding fathers of the Reggae Fusion where he incorporates Hip Hop music with Reggae lyrics. Titled “Jamaican In New York“, this is a Hiphop/Reggae cover of Sting’sEnglishman In New York“. This is one of ShineHead’s most memorable songs and reached #30 in the UK Singles Chart in April 1993. He went on to have many more hits and his latest effort was with legendary Hip Hop MC KRS One titled “Holiday Gift Style“. I don’t drink Coffee I drink Roots my dear…Check out the song and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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