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Shabba Ranks’ “Ting-A-Ling” Sampled On @Wale’s “Folarin II” Album!


Recently, US Rapper Wale released his much anticipated album, “Folarin II“. The album is the sequel to his 2012 “Folarin” Mixtape, and finds him showing growth in his over 15 year career. The album features collaborations with J. Cole, Chris Brown, Rick Ross, Jamie Foxx, and many others. While he is known for clever wordplay and songs for the ladies, a familiar sound popped up on this album. Knowing how Jamaicans can pop up in anything, Dancehall legend Shabba Ranks makes an appearance on “Folarin II”!

On track 2 titled “Name Ring Bell“, Shabba Ranks’ classic single, “Ting-A-Ling” was sampled. Produced by Tr!zzy Track, “Name Ring Bell” features the signature “Ting a ling a ling” throughout the track while Wale raps about why his name rings bells. “Ting-A-Ling” was produced by Steely & Clevie on the “Gigi Riddim” and released in 1992 through the Shang label, and it finds Shabba Ranks belting out clever Dancehall lyrics. The song became one of Shabba’s biggest hits, and has been sampled by Vybz Kartel, A$AP Rocky and A$AP Ferg, and Drake.

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We Highlight The Dave & Ansell Collins Classic, “Double Barrel” In Our Throwback Playlist!


In 1970, the duo known as Dave Barker and Ansell Collins a.k.a. Dave & Ansell Collins released their single, “Double Barrel“. Produced by Winston Riley, the song went on to become the second Jamaican produced track to top the UK music charts. From there it went on to sell numerous records, charted in the US, and introduced the world to a young Sly Dunbar, who played drums on the record. It became a classic, and was immortalized by many Artists through the technique of sampling. Today, for our latest #13thStreetThrowback Playlist, we highlight “Double Barrel”.

Featuring 50 tracks, the “Double Barrel” Playlist highlights a few covers, and songs that sampled the 1970 hit. From Special Ed’s infamous “I’m The Magnificent“, to Kanye West’sThe One“, and from Hip Hop to Electronic Music, “Double Barrel” has traveled near and far. When you hear “I’m…the magnificent!” on a track, just remember where it came from. Salute the great duo known as Dave & Ansell Collins!

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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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