When the music hits you, you feel no pain, right? Reggae Music continues to win more hearts over the past few decades. With its many sub genres, fans are treated to all sorts of talent and we hear many songs that can stand the test of time. With Jamaican acts like Protoje, Morgan Heritage, Tarrus Riley, and many more touring the world and sharing our art, we can’t help but demand its sibling Dancehall to step up its game. Again, we love Dancehall, but we need to see it doing just as well as the big sibling. Tune in to our rant below, and share your thoughts!
13thStreetPromotions: Where does your talent come from? It resonates well with fans from what we’ve observed.
TheRoyalBlu: I’m the only one in my family that does music. The only one that I know of. So I’d like to believe that my talent is a direct gift from God. I’m just blessed to have people truly appreciate what I do.
13thSP: Have you gone through any voice training as an artiste?
TheRB: Yeah, I’ve done voice training up at Avant Acadamy of Music. Big up to Andrew Dixon for being my instructor. Although I skipped their end of year concert that they wanted me to perform at (haha). But yeah, apart from that, I just do my own personal warm-ups and stuff when I can.
Today marks the first in a new series on the Blog titled “Tune In Thursday“! Teaming up with “Views From 876” who highlights the beauty of our Island, Jamaica, we’re highlighting some of our top picks from some emerging Jamaican Artists from any genre. Whether Hip Hop, Dancehall, Pop, or Reggae, we’re doing this for the love of the culture! Check out the selections for this week and watch out for our next episode!
#TuneInThursday Week 1 – 20/10/2016
- Foresta x Royal Blu x Lila Ike – Believe
- IOTosh – Manana
- Shenseea – Jiggle Jiggle
- Slim I.D. – Pop Sh*t
- Khaos – Search Fi Love
- Chargii – Go Easy
Sometimes It’s a battle when an Artist has to switch up the styles to be placed on a bigger platform. Today, Reggae Artist Kabaka Pyramid battles with his Hip Hop side on another level in “Kabaka Vs Pyramid“. Shot by JussBuss TV and features the late Notorious B.I.G.’s “Gimme The Loot” Instrumental, it’s Reggae Vs Hip Hop as the twos sides of Kabaka try to justify the better and more successful one. With cameo appearances from Five Steez, The Sickest Drama, Runkus, Koro Fyah, Royal Blu and more, this is a battle to see and replay many times. Featured on Kabaka and Walshy Fire’s “Accurate Mixtape“, check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
You couldn’t deny the “Controlla” single in 2016. From what started as a leak has become a single that blew up everywhere! Created by Drake (duh!), this was a single to boost the anticipation of his 4th album, “Views”. Of course when it comes to hit songs, there will be remixes, covers, and clones (lol Tyga). While we won’t get into the other story/controversy with “Controlla” (maybe next time, Mr. Vegas), we’ll recruit 4 very popular versions in a Battle Royale! Up for Battle are Drake (Original), Popcaan (Featured on leak/suggested to be a Remix although edited versions created waves), Royal Blu (Who garnered an underground following for his version), and Tory Lanez (Who has recently revealed his own Canadian/Jamaican Dancehall styled version). Voting for the tracks are below, let’s get ready to battle!
Today I bring to you a musical selection from the one they call “El Fuego” a.k.a. Royal Blu. Titled “Jus Bill” and produced by J.L.L., we hear Blu flexing his lyrics and flows on a very laid back Jazzy Ella Fitzgerald sampled Production that will provide the soundtrack to you hopping in the car and taking that long cruise on the highway, or have you blasting it on the top of the highest elevation you have access to. Expect bouts of doing the “Dab” throughout the song, some “pull up” moments, and lots more feel good moments. This is what it sounds like when the sky is clear! Off his “Fuego Fridays” series, take a listen to the track below and share your thoughts in the comments section.