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15 Artists To Watch Out For In Summer 2017!


It’s another Summer, and it’s time for the Pool Parties, new fashion, new destinations, and for those in School, freedom from the books for a while. For others, it’s a time to discover new music, and we’ll gladly help you in discovering new Artists. We advise you to get proper headphones, great speakers, money for tickets and audio purchases, and the mindset to fully enjoy the music. Here are 15 Artists to watch out for this Summer!

*These Artists are not ranked in any way

1. Khxos

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With a few years in the game, Florida based Recording Artist Khxos (formerly Khaos) has been releasing Dancehall tunes and gaining attention thanks to Social Media. He received a buzz that started to bubble in Summer 2015 thanks to the release of “One Touch”. Summer 2016 kept the ball rolling with his debut EP “Deception”, but collaborations with Andrew Trabass, Chargii, and Lincoln 3Dot helped to keep it blazing for the rest of the year. Early 2017 however saw his name change, and the release of “So Loud” and “BOMM” propelled him as one to watch this Summer as he prepares to release his debut Album, “Dopamine”.

2. Royal Blu

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They don’t call him “El Fuego” for nothing, his music keeps you on your toes, and his lyrics hit like the hot oil from frying Plantains. This Artist has been quietly making his way onto the scene and has made appearances from “New Wave” to “Live From Kingston: Class 2016”, to “Imprint” to Protoje’s “For The Culture” event. His collaborations with the likes of Lila Ike, Runkus, and Leno Banton have received numerous hits on Soundcloud, and he hits the road (or Air) with Runkus as a part of the “Class Is In” European Tour and a stop at the German Summerjam this Summer!

3. Yanah

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This Songstress came as a surprise this year with the release of her debut single, “So Shy”. Known as “The First Lady Of REM”, she followed up with a freestyle (Believe In You), and a follow up single titled “The Cycle”. She has also made appearances on “Smile Jamaica”, “New Wave”, “Speak”, and “7 am In Kingston”. Yanah is currently working follow up singles, and makes an appearance near you this Summer!

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@LenoBanton Is Spellbound in @WavyWavyJones Produced, “Gypsy”!


The “REMperorLeno Banton promised new music for 2017, and he has stuck to his word so far. Teaming up with Producer Wavy Jones, he fires off something for the Summer titled, “Gypsy“. Here he speaks on how a Black Queen has managed to mesmerize him with her magical moves. From wanting to give her a “Bxxxxxxxxt ring“, to creating life with her, it’s amazing how the right woman can captivate your mind, body and soul. Jones’ production on this can put you in a trance, stay woke! Artwork by the combo of Khari Kamau and Tiny Sunthing! Check out the track below.

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.@Yanah_I Is “So Shy” On Debut Single!


Today we introduce to you an Artist that you’ll be hearing a lot from this year. Her name is Hanay Lawrence a.k.a. Yanah (Irie Girl), and today she brings to you, “So Shy“. Featuring Production from Mck Supreme, Yanah gives you “more tune fi yuh head top” as she speaks on how she feels when her love interest is around. This song relates to many when it comes to having a crush as they want to get closer, but hesitate on making the move. A part of the REM Collective, new music will be “Well Rapid” so be sure to ride the wave! Art work by the talented Kidding Art! Check out the track below.

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@LenoBanton Purifies His “Mind, Heart, Soul” With New Single!


StiddilyBongSkeng! Leno Banton continues his spiritual ascent as he unleashes the new tune named, “Mind, Heart, Soul (MHS)“. With RiddimBoss handling Production, the “Student of Love” encourages everyone to have a clean heart, be pure in thought and action, walk more with God, all while riding the Riddim like a Cyclist through heavy traffic. If you still aren’t familiar with the Young Banton, check out our Interview with him here. Even if your heart’s bitter, the Most High’s grace will wash it clean, so ring his bell today! Leno’s currently working on a follow up to his 2016 “REM SZN” project so stay tuned. Artwork by Khari Kamau, photo by Destinee Condison. Check out the track below!

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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.

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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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@JoshEra_ & @DJ_Kelly_ Entertain Your Ears On “Current Situation” Mixtape!


It’s 2017, and people need a Mixtape to vibe to. To fix this, DJ Kelly and Josh Era jumped in their Delorean and go Back Into The Future to present to you their “Current Situation” Mixtape! Featuring a mix of Dancehall and Hip Hop tunes,  JoshEra and DJ Kelly aim to have you throwing up money, spilling liquor, and having a good time…even in the comfort of your home. This a REM Entertainment Well Rapid release so keep the volume up on high, and have a party! Artwork by KxrlyMiyagi (Ask him about 13Bit)! Welcome 2017 with JoshEra and DJ Kelly by listening to the Mixtape below and sharing your thoughts in the comments section.

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