First off, Happy Labour Day Jamaica! While many will be contributing their energies to various projects today, there will be others who choose to rest and relax, and others who just work like it’s just another day. Regardless, you need music, and we have DJ Shone Alcapone from Belgrade, Serbia with his new Afrobeats mixtape titled, “Shape Nice“! Featuring over an hour of hits from the likes of Burna Boy, Timaya, Mr. Eazi, Afro B, and many others, nothing’s wrong with dancing while you work today.
While everyone was going crazy over Shenseea’s Instagram post last week, she has been staying busy with new music and being the best (best, best, best, best…). For those who had headaches over it (or shedding tears lol), the post was a screenshot from her upcoming video with US Rapper Tyga, “Blessed“! With production from Rvssian and the video shot by Arrad in Montego Bay, we’re in for another Shen Yeng summer as this sounds like a track that will be heard everywhere! With word that Shenseea has inked a deal with a Interscope Records/Rich Immigrants, she will be crossing over in a big way. This isn’t Tyga’s first time getting into some Dancehall as he made an attempt on the single, “1 of 1“. This may be the one to do numbers since his return with “Taste” and “Dip“, and redeem his Jamaican side a lil.
Have you been watching any films lately? If so, have you seen the new Netflix movie, “See You Yesterday“? Directed by Stefon Bristol and produced by Spike Lee, the movie finds two best friends, CJ and Sebastian, (Eden Duncan-Smith and Dante Crichlow respectively) building Time Machines in an effort to reverse the unjustly death of CJ’s brother. While the Film aims to give you a lil Sci Fi fun, you might hear some familiar music in it. As a part of the Film’s soundtrack, the late Tenor Saw’s 1985 hit, “Ring The Alarm“, and Dawn Penn’s 1994 hit, “You Don’t Love Me (No No No)” were featured! “Ring The Alarm” was featured on the “Stalag Riddim” and released through Winston Riley’s Techniques label while “You Don’t Love Me” was a Dancehall remake of Dawn Penn’s 1967 single.
The soundtrack choices wouldn’t be the first time a Spike Lee production featured Caribbean music as his Netflix series “She’s Gotta Have It” featured Dancehall, Reggae, and Soca music (more on that here). “See You Yesterday” is now playing on Netflix, but you can check out the Trailer below and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
In recognition of May being “Child’s Month“, Oldies Sunday will be highlighting a few child stars who made some noise in music. Today we go back to the 80’s with Teenage Recording Artist White Mice with his single, “True Love“! Produced by Junior Delgado on the Far East Riddim and released through Incredible Music in 1987, White Mice shares his testimony that Jah always comes through for him, and blesses him. The single was later featured on Mice’s debut album of the same name.
White Mice started his career in his birth Parish of St. James, but moved to Kingston for better opportunities. He was a member of the late Sugar Minott’s “Youthman Promotions” camp, and with the help of his Brother Courtney Crichton, he found success with “True Love“. Since the song’s release, he has went on to release more music, and made the move to Europe to further his ambitions as he became a Sound System owner there.
It’s the weekend, and you need to build some vibes with friends. Luckily, DJ Scribz has that covered as he presents the 5th volume in his “Cruise Control” Mixtape series! Featuring over an hour of Dancehall hits from some of your favourite Artists, this is the fix you need to kick away those bad vibes. Whether you hit the road or stay at home, this mix will be a joy to listen from start to finish! If you love what Scribz is offering, be sure to book him at your next event! Check out the Mixtape below, and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
DJ Khaled is back with a brand new album! Titled “Father of Asahd“, he finally got together all the surprise collaborations and anthems in one package to present to the world. If you’ve been following up with the DJ, you know he’s about his “Yaad man tings“, and with the release of his album comes Jamaican collaborations. One that kicks off the album is “Holy Mountain” which features Sizzla Kalonji, Mavado, and the “Gargamel” himself, Buju Banton! Recording Artist 070 Shake joins them for a solid opener filled with some proper delivery from the Artists over a sample of former Dancehall Child star, the late Billy Boyo with his hit “One Spliff A Day“.
While Buju joins Khaled on the closer “Holy Ground“, fans are treated to an anthem featuring some greats in Dancehall and Reggae. Big up Asahd the Executive Producer. Check out the track below, and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.