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.@TootsMaytals, @BujuBanton, @SkipMarley & More Nominated For 2021 Reggae GRAMMYs


Earlier, the Recording Academy announced their many nominations for the 2021 GRAMMYs. From Pop to Bluegrass to Hip Hop, the world got a chance to see if their faves would be called up to possibly snag the golden award come January 2021. The “Best Reggae Album” category saw an interesting lineup this time around, and while there was celebration, there was some disappointed. The “Best Reggae Album” nominations are:

While many were hoping for acts like Protoje, Lila Ike, and Popcaan getting called up this year with their respective projects, Chronixx scored a nom for his appearance of Free Nationals’ 2019 self-titled album, Producer Stephen “Di Genius” McGregor and Koffee grab another one for their contributions on John Legend’sBigger Love” album, Noah Powa, Shaggy, Inner Circle, and Bounty Killa score noms for their appearance on Maxi Priest’s album while Skip Marley adds two more nominations for his H.E.R. featured single “Slow Down“, and his appearance on The Wailers’ “One World” album. We wish them all the best on January 31, 2021. Will you be watching The GRAMMYs?

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.@ShenYeng @BusySignal_Turf & @SkipMarley Featured On New @MajorLazer Album


The trio known as Major Lazer has been tapped into the Caribbean since the beginning. Whether they’re sampling Reggae/Dancehall classics, or putting a modern spin on some of the genres, or collaborating with future Caribbean legends, they have opened up a lane for a wider audience. Returning to the scene with a new member Ape Drums (Trinidad’s Jillionaire left the group in 2019 to pursue a solo career), Major Lazer gives us the new album, “Music Is The Weapon” which finds Shenseea, Busy Signal, and Skip Marley as featured guests on the tracks “Tiny“, “Sun Comes Up“, and “Can’t Take It From Me” respectively.

Shenseea, Busy Signal, and Skip Marley are no strangers to International collabs, and Busy Signal has been racking up appearances on Major Lazer projects for a long time. Major Lazer continues to blend genres together and make the whole world dance, and the featured artists help to bring even more vibes. “Music Is The Weapon” is out now! Check out the tracks below, and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.

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We Look Back At Some Summer 2020 Releases On The “Las’ Lick Playlist Vol. 2”


The Summer holidays are over, but in this Covid 19 world, everyone’s stuck inside. With Schools and jobs handling (most) things the online way, we’re seeing the “new norm” everyday. Nonetheless, creators create, and many of them released music in time for Summer 2020 in Jamaica. Today, we look back at a few tracks that were released in the 2nd Volume of the “Las’ Lick Playlist“!

Following up the 2018 Playlist, this 2020 edition features 32 tracks from Jamaican artists. Whether your taste is Dancehall, Reggae, Pop, or Hip Hop, you get dope offerings from emerging artists like Royal Blu, Leno Banton, Blvk H3ro, and Skillibeng, to established acts like ProtojeBeenie Man, Aidonia, Vybz Kartel, and Popcaan, to new acts like Marcilli, Prizal, Nyne 11, and GyalKapone. Check out songs that may have missed your radar, or ones that got you hype during the past few months. Don’t forget to share!

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.@SkipMarley Links Up With @RickRoss & @AriLennox On “Make Me Feel”


The new generation of the Marley family continues to wave the flag for making great music, and ensuring that Bob Marley and the previous generation’s talent they’ve inherited never dies. Skip Marley climbs further up the ladder to success with his brand of music. Having made a lot of noise with his collaboration with H.E.R. called “Slow Down”, today we get to hear his latest single titled, “Make Me Feel“!

Featuring “The biggest BossRick Ross and Dreamville songstress Ari Lennox, Skip finds himself in a groove as he glides over some smooth production by Rykeyz, and drops lyrics revealing moments of uncertainty, but finding hope through that special someone where you get to enjoy life to the fullest, and create good vibes with the one who has had your back through good and bad times. The world can get crazy, but having the right person there with you can do a world of good. With the addition of Ari’s soothing vocals and the Rozay’s signature sound (there are two versions of the track, one sans Ross, the other with an Ari verse), this track sounds like another hit! “Make Me Feel” should be on your Playlist today, and let the lyrics be a mood all year!

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Chip Off The Old Block: Meet The New Kids Of Dancehall x Reggae (Pt. 2)


First they started out as the youth of the Dancehall/Reggae culture, now they’re parents with growing kids. It isn’t unusual for the child of an Entertainer to follow in their parent’s footsteps one way or the other as at times they bring a modern take on their parent’s creations, or create their own lane. Some of the most famous off springs include Stephen, Ziggy, and Damian “Junior Gong” Marley (Sons of Bob Marley), Chino and Di Genius (Sons of Freddie McGregor), Junior Tucker (Son of Jimmy Tucker), Morgan Heritage (Children of Denroy Morgan), Tarrus Riley (Son of Jimmy Riley), Queen Ifrica (Daughter of Derrick Morgan), Protoje (Son of Lorna Bennett), Chronixx (Son of Chronicle) and many more. In part 2 of a few part series, I feature more of the new set of kids on the scene whose parents have covered much ground in their respective careers.

Eon Smit1. Eon Smit

Famous Parent: Garnett Silk

Occupation: Rapper/Songwriter

Twitter/IG: @EonSmit

Single(s): Wyser, Ole Hoes

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2. Shiah Coore

Famous Parent: Stephen “Cat” Coore (Third World Band)

Occupation: Producer/Musician

Twitter/IG: @ShiahCoore

Single(s): Out Deh – Chronixx (Producer), Gyal Yuh Good – Busy Signal (Producer)

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PRESS RELEASE: New Artists Added To @ParadiseLostJam


Grammy winning international recording artiste Sean Paul will join Bassnectar and Tiesto in headlining Jamaica’s first ever EDM Festival, Paradise Lost Jamaica. Grammy nominee Jah Cure and Busy Signal who invaded the EDM scene with the mega hit “Watch Out Fi Dis” produced by Major Lazer also adds to the impressive line-up of over 45 top acts. Paradise Lost will take place at Grizzly’s Plantation Cove in Ocho Rios, Jamaica from March 10-12, 2016. Pre-sale tickets were sold out in just three days, with ticket purchases coming from over twenty countries. This three-day festival is already seen as the rebirth of the global Spring Break destination this year and for years to come!

Paradise Lost Jamaica announces its second round of acts, joining previously announced headliners Big Gigantic (March 10th, Bassnectar (March 11th), Tiesto (March 12th) and recording artist Sean Paul (March 10th).  Additional performers include: KD Rose, Skip Marley 4B, Alrick & Boyd, Arif Cooper, Bella Blair, Bit Funk, Busy signal, Chrycee, D!Y, Deluka, Diva Danielle, DJ Byzzy, DJ Dan, DJ Jeremiah Red, DJ Wizard, ZJ Elektra, Fyah Starter, Guidance, I Candy, iDr, Jah Cure, Kamal Bankay, Killer Whales, LZ7, Oliver Lord, Plaid Brix, Qualiatik, Saynts, and Titans Of Sound,  joining previously announced Aluna George, Audien, Big Gigantic, Felix Jaehn, King Jammys, Lance Herbstrong, Natalli Rize, and Zion I! Casablanca Records will curate a luxurious beach front stage, which will feature; Caroline D’Amore, Gazzo and Prince Fox amongst other Casablanca recording artists.

“I’m truly thrilled to be playing at the inaugural Paradise Lost Festival.  I’ll be bringing the feels to Jamaica, where our genre has many significant roots, and I expect the crowd to go absolutely coconuts.” -Audien

Fyah Startah, one of Jamaica’s top Electronic DJ says, “This is a dream come true, we love electronic music, it is a part of us. I plan to drop the bass so hard Cuba will feel it. This is my shot we finally have a festival at home and we need it. I think I can speak for all the DJs in Jamaica. We are ready to take on the world and Paradise Lost will be our foundation. This is our event, our country and I will make Jamaica proud on Thursday March 10.”

Paradise Lost Jamaica has teamed up with the Jamaica Tourist Board and other partners to create the ultimate Spring Break and Festival experience. CTM has partnered with the top hotels, restaurants and excursion companies to make the festival going experience one of a kind. The natural beauty and landscape of Jamaica along with hospitality and tourism provides a fun environment for festival goers. Transportation and Safety Authorities along with Law Enforcement Officers have put the necessary plans in place to make getting around the island safe and easy, Ocho Rios will host the best Spring Break experience in the world! We are ready to reintroduce Jamaica to music lovers around the globe and it starts with Paradise Lost Music Festival experience.” states Jason Newman, Director of Marketing and Revenue Development for Caribbean Trans Media Limited.

The pristine beach front 135 acres at Grizzly’s Plantation Cove will form the backdrop of Paradise Lost while offering camping and glamping in Tent City (which will be opened March 8-13, at $99 for 5 days for those who would like to bring their own tent, patrons will also have the option to rent 2-4 person tents for an additional fee.) The location was chosen because of the natural beauty of the land, but more significantly its rich cultural history. St. Ann is the birthplace of Bob Marley, Marcus Garvey, Burning Spear, and Shabba Ranks. It was there that Lee Scratch Perry discovered the Wailers (giving prominence to Marley and Peter Tosh). St. Ann is also the burial place of Marley – who was laid to rest there in his family’s mausoleum. Paradise Lost will be the ultimate EDM Festival in Jamaica – the unforgettable destination, featuring electrifying music, enriching Jamaican experiences hosted in a highly secured and friendly environment.

Well known DJs and local Jamaican radio hosts, duo “Alric and Boyd” said, “We have been waiting for this for over 20 years, finally the big stage is here. Jamaica and the Caribbean know who we are but on Thursday March 10 the world will know who we are as we prepare to head out on tour. Paradise Lost Music Festival is like a dream come true. We will leave it all on the stage. Electronic music in Jamaica is making its way back to the top and we played our role. We salute King Jammy’s this year for his role in inspiring the electronic sound we hear around the round the world today and will pay tribute. For people coming to Jamaica for the first time this experience is one of a life time. We love music and our sound is so unique, we come from sound system culture so our sound and bass are big and undeniable. We can’t wait as the excitement builds around the world. We are ready to welcome them all.”

Jamaica Tourist Board, Trends Media, Jagermeister, and Sprint Financial are the leading sponsors of Paradise Lost Jamaica while others include: Transcel Technologies, Digicel, Hype TV, Onstage, Kroq, Casablanca Records, Grizzly’s Plantation Cove, Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association, Zip 103 FM, Cardiff Hotel, Sprint Financials, The Jamaica Travel Channel, Jamaica Villa Life, Yard ticket, RIU, The Gleaner, Grand Palladium, Iberostar Hotel, Suncity Radio, Timeless Herbal Care, Iprint Digital, Middlesex Holding and Smokin Acez Media Consultants.

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