It’s been a while, but we’re back with a new Playlist. More importantly, a #13thStreetThrowback Playlist! On May 21, Jamaica lost one of its greatest Producers, Robert Dixon a.k.a. “Bobby Digital”. A man who conquered a unique style of production and is a founding father of the global Dancehall movement, Bobby Digital and his Digital B label blessed the likes of Shabba Ranks, Morgan Heritage, Buju Banton, Admiral Tibet, Sizzla, Bounty Killa, Beenie Man, Garnett Silk, and many others with the sounds that scored chart topping success, Grammy wins, and various certifications. Today, we pay homage to this great man with a new Throwback Playlist. From the 80s to the 90s and beyond, we give you some of the classics, and a few songs that sampled those classics. If you have a favourite on there, let us know! Walk good, Bobby Digital!
Today’s Valentine’s Day! While many couples will be color coordinating and sharing gifts and quality time, there will be a lot of loners today. While reasons vary for the loners, it’s gonna be a long day. With that said, we’ve released “The Lonely Valentine Playlist“!
Featuring 14 classic sad songs from Alton Ellis to Vybz Kartel, we’re going with the theme as we’ve previously catered to the couples (even the Dancehall ones), and even the sidechicks (click the linked text for the Playlists.). Hang in there loners, things might turn around in a crazy way today, or soon. To those who miss their love, we hope they give things another chance. It’s still all about love. Shout out the couples on VDay.
DJ Khaled is back with a brand new album! Titled “Father of Asahd“, he finally got together all the surprise collaborations and anthems in one package to present to the world. If you’ve been following up with the DJ, you know he’s about his “Yaad man tings“, and with the release of his album comes Jamaican collaborations. One that kicks off the album is “Holy Mountain” which features Sizzla Kalonji, Mavado, and the “Gargamel” himself, Buju Banton! Recording Artist 070 Shake joins them for a solid opener filled with some proper delivery from the Artists over a sample of former Dancehall Child star, the late Billy Boyo with his hit “One Spliff A Day“.
While Buju joins Khaled on the closer “Holy Ground“, fans are treated to an anthem featuring some greats in Dancehall and Reggae. Big up Asahd the Executive Producer. Check out the track below, and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
Yesterday, we let you in on a new remix to Sizzla’s “My Girl” featuring Rapper XXXtentacion, today we give you another. Featuring the Florida based Rapper and Ghanaian vocalist Mz Vee, we present to you the remix for “I’m Yours“! With JonFX handling business again, we get some lovely vocals from Mz Vee while some familiar lines from XXX show up. With new production, this paired with the original calls for a very enjoyable listening session! Get your lady for this one, and fulljoy di ride! Sizzla’s “I’m Yours” Album is out now. Check out the track below.
If you didn’t know, legendary Reggae/Dancehall Artist Sizzla Kalonji recently released his latest Album, “I’m Yours“. With Billboard charting Producer JonFX handling the Album’s sound, many wouldn’t expect this: US Rapper XXXTentacion on a track! Featuring JonFX, the “Look At Me!” Rapper hopped on Sizzla’s “My Girl“! Getting into a lil patois, XXX shares lyrics on admiring the beautiful features of a woman, and making that gun bust like the 90’s while we hear Sizzla get into his love for the black woman. A collaboration we never expected to happen, but it sounds good! Sizzla’s “I’m Yours” is now available online, check out the track below.
“Oh she cute eeh?” are the opening words to Reggae Artist Sizzla’s “Woman I Need You” single from his critically acclaimed 2002 album, “Da Real Thing (Get It Here)“. At the time, Sizzla was on a blazing trail thanks to his “One Of Those Days (Dry Cry) single, but today he has another high point in his career. Today marks the release of DJ Khaled’s 10th studio album, “Grateful“, and Sizzla is both featured and has his 2002 single sampled on the album. “Woman I Need You” was produced by Bobby “Digital” Dixon for Digital-B Records on the “Dem Gone Riddim“. The sample appears on the track, “It’s Secured” which features Rapper/Producer Travis Scott, and Hip Hop Icon Nas, and produced by DJ Khaled, Cool & Dre, and 808-Ray. This marks the second time the track has been sampled as it first appeared on Rapper Cam’Ron’s 2004 “More Gangsta Music” which featured fellow Rapper Juelz Santana. Digital-B Records has been a part of many successful singles from the likes of Shabba Ranks, Coco Tea, Morgan Heritage, his son Giark, the late Garnet Silk, and was the Producer of Sizzla’s “Black Woman and Child” album. DJ Khaled’s “Grateful” album also features Dancehall Artist Mavado with production from Jamaican Producer Troyton. The album is now available on iTunes, and all streaming services. Check out the tracks below.