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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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Marcia Aitken’s “I’m Still In Love” Featured In @Beyonce x Jay Z’s “OTR II” Ad!


Jamaica’s music continues to leave an impression on many worldwide, and today’s no different. Hours ago, Power couple Beyonce and Jay Z announced their “On The Run 2” Tour. While fans all over get their things ready to see their Idols perform live, music heads heard a familiar classic playing throughout the 45 second ad. Straight out of 1977 comes Marcia Aitken’s cover of “I’m Still In Love (With You Boy)“! Produced by Joe Gibbs, it gave the young Aitkens (who was a student at the Excelsior High School at the time) her first #1 hit in Jamaica, with high chartings in the US and UK. The single was featured on her 1981 debut, “Reggae Impact“, and was a cover of the late Alton Ellis 1967 Sir Coxsone Dodd produced hit (his version focused on “girl” as hers the opposite gender). “I’m Still In Love” has been sampled by Sean Paul, Beres Hammond, Trinity, and Althea & Donna.

For those wanting to attend OTR II, visit Beyonce.com. For those who want to dabble in Music History, check out the tracks below.

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Reggie Stepper’s “Cu Oonuh” Sampled On @Logic301’s “Bobby Tarantino 2”!


Are there any Logic fans here? Known for dropping stand out lyrics in the modern era of Hip Hop, he continues to expand his brand with the release of his latest Mixtape, “Bobby Tarantino 2“. Comprised of 13 tracks, he tackles various issues, brings along some of his friends, and makes listeners know he’s still sharp with the bars. Starting off track 11 however, listeners may hear some familiar vocals. Previously heard on Kanye West’s 2012 track “Mercy“, Dancehall/Reggae Artist Reggie Stepper’sCu Oonuh” was sampled on the Big Sean featured, “Wassup“! “Cu Oonuh” was produced by the late Winton Riley on the Stalag Riddim, and released on the Techniques label in 1993. “Wassup”, which was produced by 6ix, borrows the legendary intro of the track which was done by Fuzzy Jones. “Cu Oonuh” was also sampled on Lil Wayne and Drake’s “Believe Me“, and The Roots’ “Push Up Ya Lighter“. Logic is no stranger to performing on Dancehall/Reggae samples as Barrington Levy’s “The Vibes Is Right” was sampled on his 2016 track, “44 Bars“.

Logic’s “Bobby Tarantino 2” is now available on all major streaming services. Hear the tracks below.

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Third World Meets Tuff Gong: Songs That Sampled @BobMarley & @ThirdWorldBand


February 6 marks the day two Reggae legends were born, Bob Marley, and Bunny Rugs. Bob Marley started out in Trench Town, and became a larger than life Icon while Bunny Rugs made his mark as a Solo Artist, and Lead Vocalist for one of Reggae’s most successful Bands, Third World. While many pay respects to them today, we’d like to look back at a few songs that further immortalized them through samples. Samples will come from Bob Marley’s solo singles, or with The Wailers, and from Third World Band during Rugs’ time. Enjoy!

1. Bob Marley & The Wailers – Johnny Was (1976)

Sampled on: Notorious B.I.G. – Hold Ya Head (2005)

 

2. Third World – Got To Get Along (1976)

Sampled on: Little Brother ft. Mos Def – Let It Go (2006)

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Shabba Ranks Sampled Track Featured In Awkward New @DietCoke Commercial


It’s that time again (for those who watch it), for the NFL Super Bowl! In it’s 52nd presentation, fans witness the duel between the New England Patriots, and the Philadelphia Eagles. There are also those who tune in for the moneymaker, the Commercials! One Commercial that popped up was an awkward one by Beverage giant Coca Cola as they presented their latest flavours in their Diet Coke line. Featuring the Mango flavour, ears perked up as a familiar voice was heard in the ad’s music, Dancehall legend Shabba Ranks! The Deejay appears as a sample from Scottish DJ/Producer Sam Gellaitry’s 2015 single, “Long Distance“. The track is featured on the DJ’s debut project, “Escapism” and samples Shabba Ranks’ vocals from his 1988 single “Telephone Love Deh Pon Mi Mind“, a remix to Singer JC Lodge’s hugely popular “Telephone Love“. While the Commercial was not the greatest way to promote a drink, we enjoyed the music. Check out the Commercial below!

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