Recently, International Recording Artist Jason Derulo released his latest single, “Too Hot“. While Jason has a great run with the pop hits, a familiar sound can be heard throughout the track, and it was the 1993 Dancehall classic, “Murder She Wrote” by Chaka Demus & Pliers! Produced by Sly & Robbie for the Taxi Label, this song is Chaka Demus & Pliers’ signature track, and sampled another classic, the 1966 Toots & The Maytals’ “Bam Bam” which was produced by the late Byron Lee! Today, we’re gonna highlight the classic samples, songs that sampled them, and the many variations of the “Bam Bam Riddim” in our new “#13thStreetThrowback” Playlist series! It’s time to learn something, and party away!
“Ambition yuh fi have ambition…“
They usually say “a child shall lead the way“, and today young Recording Artist Layla-Rei will do just that with her new single. While she showed us that you have to aim high and put in the work on her debut single, she now encourages us to have “Ambition“! Released through her Mother Raine Seville’s Seville Records, Layla borrows the legendary Bam Bam Riddim from Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare and drops some words that we all need to hear with her proud Mama helping out throughout the song. Whether you’re 2 months or 99 years old, ambition is something that we should all have in order to achieve greatness in life. Layla-Rei gets to work in the video playing various roles, and this was made possible through the efforts of Michael McLeish, and Rockwildaz who handled directing and editing duties. Share this message with everyone today. Check out the video below, and share with a friend. Show us some love on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
Whether or not you celebrate Halloween, DJ/Producer Kickraux just unleashed a dope new mix fi rule the nights! In his “Dub So Scary” Halloween Mix, Kickraux pays respect to the classic Reggae singles that fit the “Halloween” theme. Featuring hits from Ernie Smith, King Yellow Man, Peter Tosh, Bounty Killa, Lee “Scratch” Perry, Max Romeo and many more, this is for the the Duppy Conquerors, the Van Helsings, the Dub Students, the Reggae Fans, and music lovers! Check out the Mixtape below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
Today’s Oldies Sunday selection is dedicated to the hustlers. We go back to the early 80’s with the late Sugar Minott. Titled “Herbman Hustling” and produced by Sly & Robbie for the Taxi Records in 1984. The song speaks on the day to day experiences of the Marijuana merchant including dealing with the law, and sourcing the best product. Minott’s delivery in this single puts the listener in a first person perspective (and possibly catch a contact high) over the smooth Sly & Robbie production.