Today (October 3), Recording Artist/Herb Connoisseur Blvk H3ro celebrates his birthday. An artist who has steadily worked his way up the ranks in the new generation of creatives, many are just getting familiar with his works. He has a lot more to conquer, so get onboard and witness his journey to the top. To help celebrate his birthday, we invite you to check out some of his many features/collaborations in the “Call Blvk H3ro” Playlist! If you’re not up to speed on him yet, check out some of our posts on him here. Respect to Jeana Lindo for the photo featured on our cover. Check out some of her work here. Check out the Playlist below, and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
The Summer holidays are over, but in this Covid 19 world, everyone’s stuck inside. With Schools and jobs handling (most) things the online way, we’re seeing the “new norm” everyday. Nonetheless, creators create, and many of them released music in time for Summer 2020 in Jamaica. Today, we look back at a few tracks that were released in the 2nd Volume of the “Las’ Lick Playlist“!
Following up the 2018 Playlist, this 2020 edition features 32 tracks from Jamaican artists. Whether your taste is Dancehall, Reggae, Pop, or Hip Hop, you get dope offerings from emerging artists like Royal Blu, Leno Banton, Blvk H3ro, and Skillibeng, to established acts like Protoje, Beenie Man, Aidonia, Vybz Kartel, and Popcaan, to new acts like Marcilli, Prizal, Nyne 11, and GyalKapone. Check out songs that may have missed your radar, or ones that got you hype during the past few months. Don’t forget to share!
In a world where a pandemic is forcing divisions, 5 artists made a move promoting unity. Repping St. James, St. Mary, Spanish Town, and Portmore, Runkus called up Kabaka Pyramid, Munga Honorable, Royal Blu, and Jesse Royal for “5Gs“! With a Mykal “Kush” Cushnie directed video, the quintet not only showed that they could join forces at this time, but display their prowess in the lyrical arts as they share social commentary on the happenings in the world today. This collaboration can only be described as one that’s “Badder than Covid 19“!
With each artist being dominant in their respective fields, this is just one of the few collaborations that we expect to see in the coming months. Covid 19 may have slowed things down, but nothing can overpower the strength and reach of the music. Spray Lysol on their lies, wash your hands so you don’t catch the corruption bug, hold the faith, and remember that “Black Lives Matter“! Check out the video below, and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
Hype unno want, hype unno a go get! Having given us the single and a stunning visualizer last year, Royal Blu returns with the official music video for his single, “Hype“! Directed/Animated by Ikem Smith, Royal Blu steps out in some bad Clarks to dominate this video game world as various villains attempt to annihilate him. They fail however, and throughout the video, it shows more and more that Royal Blu may just be too big/powerful for the scene he’s in, and needs to dominate in other lands. We also see him sharing with a Therapist his challenges, and in conclusion accepts what is laid out for him. In the end, he just has be himself, no matter what people think or say. Ikem Smith shows out in this visual, making way for more creative visuals in the Caribbean entertainment scene. It’s about time you give him a call.
Will Royal Blu drop a project this year? While we won’t give you any inside information, just know that much more music is on the way. Check out our Royal Blu Playlist featuring some of his features over the years. Check out the video below, and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
Slowing down is something that you can’t find rising Recording Artist Royal Blu doing anytime soon. While he has been making moves over recent years, 2019 has been very promising so far. Since we’ve featured him as an Artist to watch, he has been adding fuel to his “El Fuego” alias and dropping nothing but fire. While we finally got the long anticipated visual for “Meanwhile” with Leno Banton, he fed his hunger for more by popping up on various collabs, and dropping the “Style and Pattern” single and video (which boasts an all Jamaican production and raises the bar). Today, he goes up a few levels with the new track, “Hype“! Produced by longtime collaborator J.L.L. and released through Delicious Vinyl Island, Royal Blu fixes his crown and gets at naysayers who throw the term “hype” to his name as he’s more of a “hype with substance” type of person, and stays true to himself and those who know him. Many have stepped in his way to downplay his talent and determination, but frankly they’re not in his league, and he strives for quality and all that comes with it.
It’s a case of the “Damned if you do, damned if you don’t“, but Royal Blu doesn’t make much bother him as he sings to his own tune, and creates dope things. With an EP on the way to follow up his “sinG with God” project, if you didn’t know him before, now you know! With artwork provided by Ikem Smith, just stay tuned to see what else Royal Blu has rolled up his sleeve. For now, check out the track below and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
While this track scorched many playlists, melted speakers, and became one of our favourites in 2017, Leno Banton and Royal Blu finally give us the visual for their track, “Meanwhile“! With JRDN MARS handling the visual, the duo take turns hitting you with the lines that you’ve enjoyed over that JLL production. It’s the mixture of fuego and light speed that you can’t get enough of since the song’s release. A bit of a trippy visual here with the addition of performance clips, and MARS did a really great job here as they fit the song perfectly. It is recommended that you have some herb for an enhanced viewing effect. Dem a talk, and dem a pree, but we just want you to catch the premiere viewing below. Show us some love on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.