Today, January 2, 2021, we celebrate the 59th birthday of the iconic Sister Nancy. An artist who broke barriers and paved the way for many female Dancehall artists, Sister Nancy is a legend through and through. In honour of her birthday, we feature her in our latest Playlist (and 1st Playlist of the year)!
Highlighting her 1982 classic, “Bam Bam“, we look back at some of the times the single was sampled. From Jay Z to Amara La Negra, from Logic to Tamar Braxton, “Bam Bam” has come a long way to becoming one of the most sampled tracks in music. Take a trip down memory lane and learn something. Big up the great Sister Nancy! Want to get some backstory on “Bam Bam”? Check out this Reggaeology Podcast episode.
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On October 6, Jamaica and the world lost another Icon, Producer Extraordinaire Bunny “Striker” Lee. Known as “The Gorgon“, Bunny Lee was man who has helped to shape music as we know it as he was an early adopter of Dub Music along with the late pioneer King Tubby. He was a pioneer of the Reggae Music market in the UK, and he was also the man who produced former child star now Dancehall Icon Beenie Man’s debut album. If you didn’t know, Bunny “Striker” Lee is one of the fathers of the Remix! Today, we pay tribute to his production work by highlighting some of his classics, and those who sampled him in our latest Playlist!
From Koffee, to Kardinal Offishall, to KRS-One, to Sister Nancy, to Sean Paul, learn a thing or few today, and enjoy some great music! He broke barriers, made stars, produced timeless music, and created a wave for many to follow. Walk good, Mr. Bunny “Striker” Lee O.D.! 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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Still tuned in to the final season of the Starz hit show, “Power“? Still wondering who shot Ghost? Anyway, while checking out episode 14, we noticed a familiar sound in the first scene. It was nothing but Jamaican Icon Sister Nancy’s 1982 classic, “Bam Bam“! Produced by Winston Riley, this song did so much for the music culture as Sister Nancy was regarded as the 1st Female Dancehall Artist, and the first to tour internationally as one. We’ve featured “Bam Bam” a few times on here, so check out this link for more content. Salute Sister Nancy!
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Singer/Actress/Reality TV Star Amara La Negra has been enjoying an enormous amount of buzz since crossing over to the US market thanks to her appearances on VH1’s “Love & Hip Hop: Miami“. Since then, she has signed record contracts, and made her brand spread everywhere. Making time for the studio however, she has released her latest single, “Insecure“. Produced by Theron Thomas of Rock City and Supa Dups (with Stephen “Di Genius” McGregor making a cameo appearance), Amara wants to get to the bottom of things as her intuition is tingling when it comes to matters of the heart.
This marks Amara’s first official single for her upcoming debut album, and her second release in recent weeks with the first being the Sister Nancy sampled, “What A Bam Bam“. What’s next for the Afro Latina bombshell? Stay tuned. Check out the track below.
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What a Bam Bam! With one of the most sampled Dancehall singles to date, Sister Nancy’s “Bam Bam” continues to make more noise all over the world! Adding to the list of Artists who have blessed the sample is US Recording Artist, Tamar Braxton! With her new Album, “Blue Bird Of Happiness“, she recently announced that it will be her final Album as she’ll be focusing on her family. “Bam Bam” received the sample treatment on the track, “Run Run” which was produced by Troy Taylor and Bridgetown, and appears as track 3 on the Album. “Bam Bam” was released in 1982, produced by Winston Riley, and has been sampled/featured on tracks by the likes of Jay Z, Kanye West, Guerilla Black, Lauryn Hill, Kat DeLuna. The single was even featured in a Reebok Commercial.
Dancehall/Reggae Producer Don Corleonie is also featured on Tamar’s Album. He is credited as a Writer on the final track, “Empty Boxes“. Check out “Run Run” below, “Blue Bird Of Happiness” is available here.
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Chantice Gervais is a UK based Youtuber who represents for the Caribbean, and those living the “Natural Hair Life“. One thing she highlights a lot more, is her love of Dance. Recently she teamed up with her friends Dancers Tina Omotosho and Jackie Kibukz, and Choreographer/Videographer Bismark Anobah for a dose of “Positive Vibrations“. Donned in African inspired garb, they performed to the tunes of Chronixx’s “Majesty” (Get it here), and the Sister Nancy classic, “Bam Bam” (Get it here). Showing off various styles, the video should inspire you to get on your feet, and learn a move or few. A nice clip for all to see, with songs that will sure to call for a gun finger salute. You can find Chantice at Youtube.com/Channice123. Check out the video below!
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