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We Show Love To @TheAlkaline’s Career In Our Latest Playlist!


Today, we highlight a Dancehall Artist who has been doing his part in boosting the culture. Some love him, some hate him, but he has still managed to develop a ever growing fanbase, and keep the hits coming for nearly 10 years. His mama knows him as Earlan Bartley, but the world knows him as Alkaline! Recently, he released his highlight anticipated sophomore album, “Top Prize“. In recognition of the album and his successful career, we present to you, “From Di Baddest To The Detta Boss: The Alkaline Playlist“!

Featuring 93 (from his birth year of 1993) tracks which include hit songs, collaborations, and early singles, Alkaline has come a long way from being a very controversial Artist who stayed in beef, to being one of the most streamed Dancehall Artists ever. If you’re not doing much on Labour Day, we encourage all the Alkaline fans to press play on this Playlist, and build a vibe. What’s your favourite songs from the Vendetta Boss? If you’re new here, get familiar with Alkaline, and the rest of our Playlists here.

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We Celebrate The Iconic Sizzla With Our Latest Playlist!


On April 17, the world celebrates one of Jamaica’s greatest artists. Some know him as Miguel Collins, but others know him as the legendary Sizzla! With a career spanning nearly 30 years, his music still connects with many from all walks of life. Today, we show love on his birthday with our latest Playlist titled, “Kalonji Classics: The Sizzla Playlist“.

With nearly 5 hours worth of music, this is just a small piece of Sizzla’s catalogue as he released almost 100 albums to date. We look back at some of his timeless tracks, and some of his collaborations locally and Internationally. What’s your favourite Sizzla song? Too many to name? Well let us know some of your faves on our Twitter and/or Instagram at @13thStreetPromo. Big up Sizzla anyweh him deh!

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We Pay Tribute To The Great U-Roy With Our Latest Playlist!


On February 17, 2021, the world lost a legend, the great Ewart “U-Roy” Beckford. A man who is the Daddy, the Father, the King, and the Originator of what you know as toasting/deejaying/rapping, he has left behind a great legacy for many others to follow and be inspired by. He may be gone physically, but we know he’s gearing up to nice up every session in the afterlife. Today, we pay tribute to his greatness with the “Sampling U-RoyPlaylist!

The “Sampling U-Roy” Playlist features some of his classics, and some of the tracks that sampled them. With artists like Dennis Brown, Def Jef, IDK, Dawn Penn, and Talib Kweli borrowing from the great Daddy U-Roy, you’re in for an enjoyable and informative listen. May we continue to honour our greats and give them their flowers while they’re still here. All hail the original King of Dancehall! Walk good U-Roy.

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Get Into Some Tracks That Sampled Dennis Brown In Our Latest Playlist!


On February 1st, the world celebrates the legend, the Icon, THE CROWN PRINCE OF REGGAE Dennis Emmanuel Brown’s birthday. This year marks his 64th birthday, and fans around the world keep his timeless hits in heavy rotation. February 1 also marks the beginning of Reggae Month celebrations in Jamaica. For those who have experienced Dennis Brown through speakers, headphones, or even live, it is truly an out of the world experience. While many can recall the hits, today we look back at some, and the songs that have sampled them in the “Sampling Dennis BrownPlaylist!

For nearly 2 hours, you not only hear some of Dennis Brown’s greatest tracks, but you get to hear artists from Naughty By Nature, to Damian Marley, to Richie Spice, to Protoje, to Kranium sampling them. What’s your favourite Dennis Brown song? Share your favourite or favourites below, and enjoy!

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We Honour The Great NinjaMan In Our Latest Playlist!


Today we salute one of Dancehall’s greatest Deejays. Some know him as Desmond Ballentine and Brother Desmond, but most know him as the “Original Front Teet, Gold Teet, Gun Pon Teet Don GorgonNinjaMan! The Deejay that is full of lyrics, and is not the one to step to in a clash! Today he celebrates his 55th birthday (others say he was born on January 20 🤷🏽‍♂️), and though he’s currently incarcerated, he still has an influence on many artists, and still holds the role as a music Icon. Today we honour his greatness with our latest Playlist titled, “Ninja Mi Ninja“!

With 45 tracks (on the Spotify version) loaded, get to know the Original Don as he has given the world great music over the years. Though many miss him in the streets, we can always look back at the times he has made us laugh, kept us entertained, and showed why he’s a Dancehall giant. What are your favourite NinjaMan tracks? Let us know.

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We Look Back At Some Of The Times Sister Nancy Was Sampled In Our Latest Playlist!


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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