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Be At Your Freshest With “The CLEANEST Playlist” Out There!


It’s Friday, and you want to be at your best. You want to be the freshest and flyest person out there, but it starts at being clean. Today, we’re gonna help you increase your levels of “Drip” with “The CLEANEST Playlist“! Inspired by our Interview with upcoming Recording Artist Jaz Elise, we want to make sure you stay “fresh and clean” with various musical selections from the likes of Spice, Popcaan, Red Dragon, Shabba Ranks, Teejay, Demarco, Vybz Kartel, Govana, and many more! It’s all about being “cleeeean” and “fresh like wata“!

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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.

Nicki’s doing “Barbie Tingz“. Check out the video below, and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.

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OLDIES SUNDAY: Deborahe Glasgow – Don’t Test Me (1989)


In recognition of March being “Women’s History Month“, Oldies Sunday will be highlighting a few women who have made their contribution to the Jamaican music landscape in the early years. Today’s selection comes from the late English born Lovers Rock/Reggae Artist Deborahe Glasgow who, despite a short music career, developed a following, and contributed to a few classic tunes. We check out her 1989 single, “Don’t Test Me“. Produced by Augustus “Gussie” Clarke, this single was featured on her 1989 self titled debut album. It was also released as a single and a duet version with Dancehall Artist Shabba Ranks in 1990. With lyrics about not being a pushover and being confident in one’s self, the single was a rather motivating one back in the day. It got bigger with the addition of Shabba’s contribution, and was sampled by the late Notorious B.I.G. on Hip Hop group Junior M.A.F.I.A.’s remix to their “Get Money” single in 1995.

Having started her career in her teens, she stepped out of the scene to devote more time to her family. Sadly she passed away in 1994, but is still remembered for her contributions to Lovers Rock, Reggae, and Dancehall.

We hope you enjoy our selection today. Be sure to check out the track and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.

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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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Road To The Reggae Grammy: We Look Back At The Nominations Of 1992!


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. Today we’ll look at the year 1992.

Words By: @SwadeDaVillain 

Nominees

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1. Black Uhuru – Iron Storm

To kick off the newly named “Best Reggae Album” category of the 1992 Grammy Awards, Reggae Band Black Uhuru were nominated for their 1991 Album, “Iron Storm”. This Album came during one of their many group changes, and it featured the singles “Trouble”, “Dance Hall Vibes”, and the title track.

 

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2. Bunny Wailer – Gumption

 The original Wailer Bunny Wailer received his 2nd Grammy nomination with his 1990 Album, “Gumption”. The Album consisted of 10 tracks, and featured his versions of singles like “Buss Dem Shut” (Bob Marley), “Dog War” (Toots And The Maytals), and “See And Blind” (Neville Livingston).

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NEW VIDEO: @Shotti48 x @TMO_Real – Rankins


Dropping a new visual today is Jamaican Hip Hop Artist, Imije. Titled “Rankins” and directed by Kemstyle Studios and featuring T.M.O., the two Rappers kicked the flow up a notch and drop commanding lyrics over a hard hitting Mordecai Beats production that was blessed with a Shabba RanksRespect” sample. Respect the Red Block hustle. Off Imije’sImmortals EP” (available here), check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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