Closing out Black History Month and Reggae Month, one of our favourite Recording Artists Yanah emerges with new music for 2019! A song that’ll wake you up, she releases “The Root“! Produced by Kone, Yanah celebrates Melanin and the Mother Divine, reminds us all that we are Kings and Queens, and we should always remember where we’re coming from. Know yourself and your history, never let them white wash your brain! Accompanying the new music is a visual brought to us by C. Mills Art with Creative Direction by Kimberley Irons (will update you on that later). With so many having identity crises and those facing terrible situations because of their skin colour, you need songs like this to bring folks together and enforce a new level of consciousness. Artwork provided by Mikhail DeGale, check out “The Root” below, and share with a friend. Show us some love on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
New York based Gospel Recording Artist Paul Nembhard a.k.a. Yannick Paul has experienced a lot in his life, and he has a story to tell the world. Formerly a Dancehall Artist who performed under the names “Don Snypa” and “Dynasty General“, his music was an outlet for the many trials he and many others have faced. Influenced by Vybz Kartel, he released tracks like “God Nah Sleep” and “Who I Am“, and even performed in a Bronx based group named “Muzik Dynasty“.
The years that followed since his stint as a Dancehall Artist found him dealing with various personal issues, and through some soul searching he gave his life to the Lord. Now deep in his Christian faith, the love of music never left his side and in 2015 he released an EP as a member of the Agape Brothers titled “Organic Theology“.
Nearly 4 years since giving his life to the Lord, Yannick Paul wants to spread the Gospel with his debut single, “Any Situation“. Produced by StrateG Music Group, Yannick sits with the listener and lets them know that no matter the current situation they’re facing, GOD will come through when you believe and wait on Him. The song also encourages the listener to know their worth and don’t succumb to the temptations out there. He also shares pieces of his journey, and expresses how thankful he is to have made the changes in his life. A song that is needed, and is definitely one to share with powerful messages embedded. Be on the look out for more from Yannick Paul!
Where are the Anime lovers? Were you one of those folks who subscribed to CrunchyRoll and tuned in to Cartoon Network’s “Toonami” segment? What were your go to Anime shows? Inspired by the production of the late Japanese Producer Jun Seba a.k.a. “Nujabes“, Jamaican Producer BoomDraw steps out with his first Dancehall Riddim in over 3 years titled, “Jamaican Nujabes“.
A Riddim that you can really deliver some thought provoking lyrics on, BoomDraw shared that the melodies were inspired by the works of Nujabes as he produced the soundtrack for one of his go to Anime shows, “Samurai Champloo“. One of Boomdraw’s favourite Producers, he wanted to channel the Nujabes’ eclectic approach to putting together sounds, and inject into his Dancehall creations. Boomdraw went on to say, “I wanted the track to feel very vibrant and transport the listener into a carefully constructed soundscape that would bring feelings of euphoria. I feel very satisfied with how the final product turned out and I’m very excited to share it with the listeners.” This production is a follow up to BoomDraw’s “Juss Beats” compilation he released in January.
Think you can drop a song on the beat? The Riddim can be found below, and will be available on popular Streaming platforms on Friday February 8.
Are you master Lyricist? Can you hold your own on any Riddim/Beat? Well recently, Mandeville based Producer SOS Dynamikz launched “The Sinister Freestyle Challenge“! Known for holding his own as a Rapper, the “Make Me Feel” Producer felt it was time for fans of his work to show off their skills on one of his productions. To enter, entrants should follow his Instagram at @SOSDynamikz, visit Soundcloud.com/SOSDynamikz, download the track “Sinister – Freestyle Challenge“, record your best verse lasting up to 1 minute, and post on Instagram tagging @SOSDynamikz and #SinisterChallenge. If the recording is longer, then the entrant may direct listeners to their respective platforms. While no prize has been announced, you’ll never know what can happen with the Grammy-Nominated Producer when he decides his favourite(s). Think you can step up to the challenge? Check out the Instrumental below. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
It’s a new year, and that means a lot more music is coming your way. While we gave you some Artists to check out in Summer 2017, Producers to work with, a list of lovely ladies you need to get familiar with, and a few more Artists to keep on your musical radars, we’re gonna put you on to even more who made moves in 2018 so 2019 could welcome them with open arms.
*These Artists are not ranked in any way, so nuh badda wid di mixup!
Matt Dewar has been working his way up to be heard. Armed with a melodic delivery and ability to adjust no matter the subject matter, Matt could be the next Artist you keep on repeat. Having performed at “New Breath” last year and “Imprint” recently, be sure to catch him performing sometime soon. Get familiar with “I Get Lonely Too” with Sara Bloom, “Slow Whine” with Sara and Jeeby Lyricist, and “We$t Island” below.
Jaz Elise definitely made some noise in 2018. Having made her debut on the scene with the singles “Forever Guide” and “For You“, she has brought a vibe that made everyone rock wherever she goes. From performing at “Jam We A Jam” and being called up by Lila Ike at “Live From KGN”, 2019 will find Jaz everywhere.
This year, Florida based Recording Artist/Event Promoter Daley will be speaking his mind a lot. With just hours before his birthday, he decided to unleash his first offering of 2019 titled, “Jan. 26th“. To hear him tell it, Daley stated that this new year will find him approaching things and people differently. In his music, he also stated that he’ll be sharing more, trying out different styles, and staying sharper with every song. On “Jan. 26th”, he aims to keep going, even when they sleep on his skills or try to be an obstacle in him moving forward. If you’re new here, click here to check out some of his previous offerings. In the meantime, check out the track below and share with a friend. Show us some love on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.