Recording Artist Kvlar is becoming one of those Singers that will hit you with some amazing vocals out of nowhere. Having delivered with tracks like “Formula” and “It’s Yours“, you either get that R&B, or some message music from him. Today, he brings forth a message with his new single, “Purpose“. Produced by the combination of Kvlar, J.L.L., and RiddimBoss, Kvlar protects his soul from evil forces, and will not sell it for anything. While there are many who are unaware of their roles in life, we hope “Purpose” gives them that much needed spark to finding their purpose. Do your best out there folks.
You call them when you want to want a fire beat to go with your lyrics, they help you turn that song into the greatest thing someone has ever heard, they spend hours creating a masterpiece that sounds so good you’re not allowed to add your vocals to it. They are called Beatmakers, Riddim Gods, and more commonly, Producers! Artists can’t live without these people, and at times they don’t get a lot of respect. We at 13th Street Promotions recognize these creatives, and today you’ll get to know 15. Watch this space!
*These Producers are not ranked in any way.
1. Wavy Jones
Wavy Jones is a play on the name “Davy Jones”, but he also owns a locker filled with some dope beats! Whether flipping samples on “Locker 1 & 2” or dropping the bass on the Jeeby Lyricist, Blvk H3ro and Kione Zaire featured “100LBS”, Jones is a Producer to check for! Catch him on the next Hidden Fvces or Alpine Compound project!
Whether playing guitar as a part of “Di Vibe” or crafting beats, Kone (Koh Neh) should not be taken lightly. Having produced newcomer Yanah’s single, “The Cycle” and her “Believe In You” Freestyle, delivered the right Riddim with fellow Producer BoomDraw for Blvk H3ro & Leno Banton’s “Sky Dive”, expect to hear more of this creative this year!
He doesn’t call himself a “Riddim God” for nothing. You’ve enjoyed many of his productions that have been complimented with the vocals of Jamar McNaughton, and he has an arsenal ready to go toe to toe with the best of Producers. Having recently released the “Dub Policy EP”, he’s busy preparing his compilation project titled “Top Works Vol. 1” which will feature his ZincFence Records members Ulo, Jane Macgizmo, and Inezi. You can also hear his work on Chronixx’s “Chronology” album. Get familiar!
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!
It is not unusual for an Artist’s offspring to follow in their footsteps, but today I introduce you to Lord Leno, son of Legendary Dancehall Artist, Burro Banton. With his single “Don L“, Leno commands the RiddimBoss production to show why he’s a mix of Al Capone and Pablo Escobar on tracks, and you should pay attention to him. The “Young Banton” has been on the scene for a while but after listening to “Don L“, you will want to hear more of his work. Artwork by Khari Kamau. Get familiar by listening to the track below and share your thoughts in the comments section.