The Colombian and Jamaican flags were flying high last night when Recording Artists Sean Paul and J Balvin touched the “Late Late Show With James Corden” stage to perform “Contra La Pared“! With over 40 Million plays on Youtube since the release of the music video last month, these two Artists have proven that they can do no wrong when putting out music. With its blend of Reggaeton and Dancehall, you can’t help but perform a few dance steps when it plays. If you missed out on seeing them perform, don’t worry for we have that here ready for you. Check out the video below, and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
“GodFather, man a OG…“
Earlier this year, the Quartet of “Godfather of Grime” Wiley, Dancehall Icon Sean Paul, UK Bad Gyal Stefflon Don, and “The Black James Bond” Idris Elba released their collaborative single titled, “Boasty“. As they joined forces to give us a bassy track to keep us feeling swaggy, it was only right they followed up with a music video. Directed by Henry Scholfield, we get a dope performance of the track by the four Artists (except Wiley part was replaced by Child Actor, Brooklyn Appiah) in four different locations (they don’t meet up in the end though). While the track is steadily gaining steam, the video is a nice touch and will get you in the mood to be flashy. Check out the video below, and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
This is not your regular link up, this is the UK/JA connection as Wiley, Sean Paul, Stefflon Don, and Idris Elba bring the vibes on “Boasty“! Produced by Thomas Mackenzie Bell, we get a fun song here as “The Godfather of Grime” chops it up with “Dutty Paul“, Steff, and “The Black James Bond” over a bouncy beat. Dancing will happen, so prepare to break out your best moves to this one. If you’re having a crappy day, let this one lift up your spirits. Press play on the track below, and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
He’s locally known, Internationally respected, and his name is Sean Paul! With over 20 years in music, Sean has made an impact with his music and gave Jamaica many more fans. While January 9 marked his 43rd birthday, we wanted to further show love to the Icon with the “Sean Paul Appreciation” Playlist! Featuring his chart topping hits, we also threw in his unique collaborations and tracks you’ve either never heard before or haven’t heard in a long time. Catering to Spotify and Tidal listeners, we hope you have hours of fun with this one. A Dutty Yeah! Check out the Playlist below, and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
“Bruk out, bruk out gyal yuh body nuh crawny...”
Sean Paul has been enjoying a successful Dancehall career for over 20 years, and we salute him. Showing that he has longevity (and a great team), he continues to make hits. Recently he surprised the world with a collab with renowned Recording Artist Jhene Aiko, and today we get the visual for “Naked Truth“. Directed by Michael Garcia, we see Sean and a leading lady battling it out via a Dance Off between their respective teams in a warehouse setting. While Jhene was noticeably absent in the video (bummer), the video will have some of pretending to know all the moves and ready to battle anyone. Shout out to the Choreographer responsible for this. Here’s to Sean Paul making more hits for years to come. Check out the video below and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
With the staging of the 60th Grammy Awards drawing near, we thought we’d look back at some of years where the Reggae Grammy was won. While many know of the winners, we also want to look back at some of the nominees. To close off our series, today we’ll look at the year 2004.
The early 2000’s saw a wave of Dancehall/Reggae Music crossing over on to the American music scene. Buju Banton was one of the Artists recognized during that time when his 2003 Album “Friends For Life” received a Grammy nomination. Featuring a whopping 19 tracks, it included the Nadine Sutherland assisted “What Am I Gonna Do”, “Sha La La”, and “Mr. Nine”.
The legendary Burning Spear brought along his message music in the 2000s and it showed people were receiving it when his 2003 Album “Freeman” got a Grammy nomination. Consisting of 12 tracks, it included “Hey Dready”, “Old School”, and “We Feel It”.