What a Bam Bam! With one of the most sampled Dancehall singles to date, Sister Nancy’s “Bam Bam” continues to make more noise all over the world! Adding to the list of Artists who have blessed the sample is US Recording Artist, Tamar Braxton! With her new Album, “Blue Bird Of Happiness“, she recently announced that it will be her final Album as she’ll be focusing on her family. “Bam Bam” received the sample treatment on the track, “Run Run” which was produced by Troy Taylor and Bridgetown, and appears as track 3 on the Album. “Bam Bam” was released in 1982, produced by Winston Riley, and has been sampled/featured on tracks by the likes of Jay Z, Kanye West, Guerilla Black, Lauryn Hill, Kat DeLuna. The single was even featured in a Reebok Commercial.
Dancehall/Reggae Producer Don Corleonie is also featured on Tamar’s Album. He is credited as a Writer on the final track, “Empty Boxes“. Check out “Run Run” below, “Blue Bird Of Happiness” is available here.
Dutty yeah! Jamaican music continues to find itself in every nook and cranny of this Earth! While Popcaan enjoyed play time on the 2K16 edition, Recording Artist Sean Paul joins the line up for the Soundtrack for NBA 2K18! Featuring his 2016 “No Lie” collaboration with UK Artist Dua Lipa, players can rock to the soundtrack which also adds old school Hip Hop, Rock, and some of the more recent hit songs out there. “No Lie” was released last November on Island Records, and has since been certified Gold in the UK, Platinum in France, and has peaked to #2 in Hungary and the Czech Republic music charts. NBA 2K18 hits stores in September but you can hear the full soundtrack now on Spotify, and watch the video for the single below.
The “Trelawny Son” Charly Black continues to make his star shine even brighter with no dimming anytime soon! From scoring hit songs and collecting plaques, he now adds performing on one of America’s biggest Daytime Talk Shows to his list. Touching the stage on the Wendy Williams Show, Charly performed his monster single, the DJ Kurt Riley produced “Party Animal“. The single, which was released in 2015 on the Jambe-An Riddim, has managed to score 100 Million streams on Spotify recently, a milestone for the Dancehall Artist. With his name continuing to make marks Internationally, Charly will be keeping busy this Summer as he’ll be performing at Hot 97’s Summer Jam 2017, and recording numerous International collaborations. Unstoppable! Check out the performance below.
Recently, we at 13thStreetPromotions had the opportunity to listen to an early copy of Dancehall Artist Khaos’ “Deception EP”. With today being the day of the project’s release, we present to you the review! – SwadeDaVillain
Words By @Sef_Jo
Let me start by saying this, I sincerely appreciate Khaos for keeping 13thStreetPromotions in the loop where Deception is concerned. Very professional looks especially where promotion is concerned and I must say that I’ve definitely learnt a lot through working with him. The graphics, pics, audio, videos etc. are A1!
I notice that the theme “One Fuck” is prevalent throughout the entirety of the 5-track extended play. This keeps the theme relevant! Very good job.
- One Fuck
The original. Khaos made this into a household name and it continues to beat the streets hard. As a true “trapskull”, I have to admit that I wasn’t 100% sold on “One Fuck” after its initial release. Worse, when I heard “Make Love” [after One Fuck was released as a single] and even more recently, “Don’t Remix”. What had me completely stunned though was the reception of “One Fuck” by Khaos’ core fan base. The Deception EP’s leading single is literally a social sensation that has had much of its impact on and throughout the Jamaican Twitter community. There are threads upon threads related to the hashtag #OneFuck and for that reason, I have come to understand what makes “One Fuck” successful as a single, in and of itself. With a clean version available, Khaos has been able to market the track to hardcore fans as well as to DJs [local + international] for radio spins.
- Search Fi Love
Now this… connected with me on a more personal level and just like with “One Fuck” it took me a good couple listens to fully wrap my head around the concept. I am not unfamiliar with the actual “Search For Love” but let’s discuss the immediate switch up; though the drum kit [rhythm] remains similar to the previous track, there is the sound of a harp that strikingly contrasts the way Khaos lets us know that he is in no way, shape or form interested in falling for his “One Fuck”. The contrast here depicts how sweet her touch was/is but Khaos shakes us [listeners] back to reality, this is Deception!
Releasing another single off his debut, “The Initiative” is Rapper Slim I.D. Titled “Black Supremacy” and produced by Javi, Slim speaks on his dreams to achieve plenty as a black man, reflecting on what black people went through, and his ambitions to be “Black and Rich“. Slim I.D. has been bringing his product to the world and you can own a piece of it by purchasing “The Initiative” off iTunes, Amazon, Google Music, and keeping the project on repeat on Spotify and Tidal. Check out the track below and share your thoughts in the comments section.