If you don’t know by now, Complex Ricki is creative AF! With a singing style that has you within its clutches, she can also paint some works of Art, and strike a pose that some models may envy. She has been featured as a Female Artist You Need To Watch, and today, you have no choice but to pay attention as we feature a double dose of EPs from her. With “22 Captive” and “Free Space“, Complex Ricki flexes over various productions, tackles different topics, and gives us some smooth and soothing vocals. She might pull a Medusa on you and have you set in stone with the sound of her voice.
Armed with great vocals, Recording Artist Delando Colley has come a long way since his Digicel Rising Stars days as a Teenager. Having built his catalogue over the years, he has been working his way up to being one of the greats in Jamaican music. He continues his journey today with the release of his latest single, “Island Girl“! Produced by Dale “Dizzle” Virgo of DZL Records, Delando croons his way into the hearts of the Island girls whether they’re from Jamaica, Trinidad, St. Lucia, or even Haiti. He makes it clear that he needs one in his life to not only rock his world, but he wants that love only an Island girl can issue to him.
Has Delando Colley found a hit with this one? We believe this track will be a Playlist favourite for many Women from the Islands, and those who are Island minded. The love starts when you press “Play“!
That sweet Reggae music continues to seep through some of your favourite shows, and it won’t stop anytime soon. Recently, the 3rd season of the FOX TV show “9-1-1” premiered, and fans of the show were overjoyed. With stars like Angela Bassett and Jennifer Love Hewitt, the series follows the lives of Los Angeles first responders: Police Officers, Paramedics, Firefighters, and Dispatchers. On the premiere episode, viewers got a double dose of Reggae as Jamaican Band Toots & The Maytals and UK Band The English Beat’s music were featured.
Toots and The Maytals were the first to bat as their classic track, “54-46 Was My Number” was featured in a scene, then The English Beat’s “Doors Of Your Heart” followed soon after in another. “54-46” was released in 1968 and 1969, and produced by Leslie Kong. It has been sampled by Rapper Foxy Brown, Major Lazer, and Christiana Aguilera. “Doors Of Your Heart” was released in 1981, and was featured on the Band’s Sophomore album, “Wha’ppen?“.
(Special thanks to Genelle Golding for the find 😉)
Jamaican Producer Izy Beats is on a roll. Having lent his sound to Artists like Tarrus Riley, Koffee, Popeye Caution, and David Lyn, he has been enjoying quite the buzz in the past few months as a result of that. Recently, he along with UK Producer Cadenza, teamed up with Pop Artist Jorja Smith and Afrobeats Artist Burna Boy for the hit, “Be Honest“. While it’s enjoying its run on various music charts, Izy Beats got in front of the camera to give viewers his beat breakdown. Presented by Universal Music Publishing Group, Izy gave us the BTS look at the many elements that make that sweet production.
We look forward to Izy Beats making more music, and creating historic hits as well. Izy, are you kidding me? Check out the video below, and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
They have been touring together this year, but Daniel Caesar and Koffee finally made a song together! While “Cyanide” has been making its rounds since its release, Koffee now adds her flair to the remix! Produced by Matthew Burnett and Jordan Evans, it’s the Jamaica/Canada link up that you need! With Kardinal Offishall and River Tiber’s original contribution intact, the whole track feels like a chill Sunday afternoon after having that good ole Jamaican dinner that consists of Rice and Peas, Brown Stew Chicken, and a glass of fresh fruit juice.
Daniel Caesar continues his rounds with material from his latest project, “Case Study 01“, and shows off his Jamaican influences in everything he does. Koffee on the other hand, continues her amazing run by performing at various events, and giving people that good music. We look forward to more collabs from them. Check out “Cyanide Remix” below, and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
Recently, Dancehall Artist Konshens dropped a new single titled, “Bad Man“. Off his latest “BadMan vs Nice Guy” project, he recruited the classic “Bookshelf Riddim” for the track and gave listeners a dose of the Konz’ sound. Released in 1998, this was produced by legendary Producer Tony “CD” Kelly and released through his K-Licious label. The Riddim featured the hits, “Bookshelf” by Beenie Man, “Deport Them” by Sean Paul, and was sampled by the likes of Ape Drums, Khalia, and Sneakbo.
We’re highlighting the “Bookshelf Riddim” in the latest Playlist in our #13thStreetThrowback series! It’s time to learn a thing or few. Check it out below, and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.