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We Remember Lee “Scratch” Perry & Songs That Sampled His Work In Our Latest Playlist!


On August 29, 2021, the world lost the ICONIC Lee “Scratch” Perry. Though he may be gone physically, his music and influence continues to live on through many. We salute the man who never believed in being boxed in, and has paved the way for how many of us make and consume music today. In tribute to his work, we highlight him in “Sampling Lee “Scratch” Perry: A Playlist“!

From Bob Marley, to Lil Wayne, to Busta Rhymes, to Alborosie, to Sizzla, to UB40, and from Reggae, to Electronica, Lee “Scratch” Perry’s work has connected with many of what we enjoy. The man created genres, and created ways to manipulate the sound to our liking. We hope the Playlist has done him justice, and has encouraged you to deep dive into his work. Be prepared to enjoy, and learn something. Walk good Upsetter! Check out the Playlist below, and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.

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We Pay Tribute To The Great U-Roy With Our Latest Playlist!


On February 17, 2021, the world lost a legend, the great Ewart “U-Roy” Beckford. A man who is the Daddy, the Father, the King, and the Originator of what you know as toasting/deejaying/rapping, he has left behind a great legacy for many others to follow and be inspired by. He may be gone physically, but we know he’s gearing up to nice up every session in the afterlife. Today, we pay tribute to his greatness with the “Sampling U-RoyPlaylist!

The “Sampling U-Roy” Playlist features some of his classics, and some of the tracks that sampled them. With artists like Dennis Brown, Def Jef, IDK, Dawn Penn, and Talib Kweli borrowing from the great Daddy U-Roy, you’re in for an enjoyable and informative listen. May we continue to honour our greats and give them their flowers while they’re still here. All hail the original King of Dancehall! Walk good U-Roy.

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Yami Bolo, Tenor Saw, & Joe Lickshot Sampled On New @FreddieGibbs & @MadLib Album!


Recently, US Rapper Freddie Gibbs and Producer Madlib teamed up to release their latest collab project, “Bandana“. Following up on the “Piñata” project, the they blend various sounds with gritty lyrics for all to enjoy. While many samples grace this project, track 5 a.k.a. “Massage Seats” features a sample from Reggae/Dancehall Artist Yami Bolo, the late Dancehall Artist Tenor Saw, and Reggae Artist Joe Lickshot. The sample comes from the trio’s contribution to the 1991 project, “Radio, Dance Hall Live” which later became known as “Tenor Saw Lives On: A Tribute To Tenor Saw” which was released by the Sky High label. The sample can be heard various times throughout the project.

Yami Bolo, Tenor Saw, and Joe Lickshot join the likes of Producer Danny Browne, and the late Billy Boyo who had their works sampled by Hip Hop acts this year. Tenor Saw’s music was recently featured in the Netflix film, “See You Yesterday” which was co-directed by Spike LeeFreddie Gibbs and Madlib’s “Bandana” is out now, but you can check out the featured tracks below. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.

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.@NickiMinaj Samples Danny Browne’s “Filthy Riddim” On New Banger, “Megatron”!


Nicki Minaj is looking to cause problems with new music! While she has been enjoying the success of her “Queen” album, and promoting it worldwide, she’s looking to take over this summer with the new single, “Megatron“! While she kicks things off with a Mike Ho directed video, a familiar Jamaican Riddim can be heard throughout the Pop Wansel and NOVA Wav production. It is none other than Jamaican Producer Danny Browne’sFilthy Riddim“! Released in 1998 through his Mainstreet Records, it is one of the latest Dancehall Riddims to have enjoyed sampling by a huge International Artist (In 2016, Richie Stephens’ “Sail Away Riddim” was sampled on Rihanna’s hit, “Work“!).

Deejay Shabba Ranks’Ting A Ling” was also sampled on “Megatron”. The track was released in 1992, and produced by Production duo Steely & Clevie (Who is Danny’s brother by the way) on the “Gi-Gi Riddim“. Knowing Nicki Minaj’s pull, expect “Megatron” to be streamed millions of times. Danny Browne’s “Filthy Riddim” featured the hits, “Heads High” by Mr. Vegas, “Breeze Off” by Lady G., and General Degree’sTraffic Blocking“. Stay tuned to the Blog for a follow up Article.

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Marcus Garvey Gets Sampled On @KanyeWest @KidCudi’s “KIDS SEE GHOSTS”!


As promised, Kanye West kicked off a weekly roll out of albums released under the G.O.O.D Music label. This week, he released the long awaited collaborative album, “KIDS SEE GHOSTS” featuring Recording Artist Kid Cudi. While the album featured 7 tracks, there was one that caught many off guard. On track 4 titled “Freeee” a.k.a. “Ghost Town Pt. 2“, it starts off with the words of the late Jamaican Scholar, Activist, Teacher, and National Hero, The Rt. Excellent Marcus Mosiah Garvey. Produced by Kanye, vocals from a speech and Interview Garvey was a part of in the early 1920’s about his trial and persecution for Mail Fraud was used in the first few seconds of the track.

Marcus Garvey’s influence and his teachings continue to reach many all over the world. If you wish to know more about this great man, check this out. Last year in celebration of his birthday, we featured a few songs that paid tribute to Marcus Garvey, you can check them out here. Know yourself. Kanye West and Kid Cudi’s album is now available online. Check out the track and speech below, and follow us on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.

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Barrington Levy Gets Sampled On @MeganRyte’s “On & On”!


If you’re familiar with Hot 97, you’re aware of one of their personalities, DJ Megan Ryte. Recently she announced that she has signed with Interscope Records, and in celebration of her achievement, she released her debut single, “On & On“! Produced by MyBoyRoach, this blends some Caribbean vibes thanks to Tory Lanez, Hood Celebrityy, and the legendary Barrington Levy who appears as a sample. The song, which aims to prep listeners for the Summer fun and love, sampled Levy’s 1994 single “Be Strong“. Produced by Levy and released through the Lipstic Label, “Be Strong” was featured on his 1993 project, “Barrington“, and given the acoustic treatment on his Album “Acousticalevy” which was released in 2015. The song finds Levy trying to do right with his lady, but is bombarded with a lot of trials throughout. The Artwork for “On & On” was also inspired by Levy’s 2008 Album, “Teach The Youth: Barrington Levy & Friends At Joe Gibbs (1980-85)“.

While the temperature’s going up, why not give this tune a listen and get ready for Summer! Listen below, and follow us on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.

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