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Jeremy Harding’s “Playground Riddim” Gets Sampled On @Mahalia & @BurnaBoy’s “Simmer”!


The season’s pretty hot, but you’re gonna need to cool down when UK Recording Artist/Actress Mahalia’s new tune drops! Teaming up with Nigeria Afrobeats Artist Burna Boy, they release “Simmer“! Produced by Jonah Christian and Felix Joseph, the Artists get into some relationship talk over a very familiar sample. Taking its place as an instantly recognizable sound is Jamaican Producer Jeremy Harding’s 1997Playground Riddim“! Released through the 2 Hard label, the Riddim featured Sean Paul’sInfiltrate“, Cobra’sPet and Pamper“, Mr. Vegas’Nike Air“, and Beenie Man’sWho Am I” a.k.a. “Sim Simma“! This isn’t the first time that the “Playground Riddim” has been sampled by Krept & Konan, and Bizzy Bone. Stay tuned to the Blog for a follow Article on this Riddim.

“Simmer” will appear on Mahalia’s debut album, “Love and Compromise” which will hit the streets in September. Sim Simma! 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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OLDIES SUNDAY: Frighty & Colonel Mite – Life (Is What You Make It) (1988)


Enjoying your Easter weekend? How about a throwback? Today’s Oldies Sunday selection comes from the duo of Recording Artists Frighty and Colonel Mite. Going back to the year 1988, we check out “Life (Is What You Make It)“! Produced and released by Y&D (with releases through Mogul Records and Profile Records in 1989), the duo expressed their desire to give the ladies that “Raggamuffin Love“, and gave us that feel good vibes throughout the song. The single was very popular since its release in the UK and Jamaica, and even made its way onto the US Billboard Charts in the early ’90s.

Since the single’s release, Frighty and Colonel Mite went on to produce more music together and as solo Artists with Colonel’s last being in the early 2000s, while Frighty’s was in 2016. “Life (Is What You Make It)” is still being played to this day. Check out the track below, and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.

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OLDIES SUNDAY: Ginger Williams – I Can’t Resist Your Tenderness (1972)


In recognition of March being “Women’s History Month“, Oldies Sunday will be highlighting a few women who have made their contribution to the Jamaican music landscape in the early years. Today’s selection comes from a lady who is considered “The 1st Lady of Lover’s Rock“, Ginger Williams! We look at her single, “I Can’t Resist Your Tenderness“. Produced by Ronnie Williams, this was released in 1972 through UK Records (1975 through Paradise Records), and was one of the earliest Lover’s Rock releases. It was also featured on her 1977 debut album, “Strange World“.

Having started out as a member of the British group Green Mango, “Tenderness (or “Tenderly” on her Greatest Hits album)” became a hit for Ginger Williams as a solo Artist having topped the British Reggae Charts. She went on to release more singles and albums, scoring a few more hits over the years, and recently released a new single titled “Can’t Get You Out Of My Mind“. “Tenderness” remains however, her biggest hit.

We hope you enjoy our selection today. Be sure to check out the track and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.

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.@WileyUpdates @DuttyPaul @StefflonDon & @IdrisElba Keep It “Boasty” On New Track!


This is not your regular link up, this is the UK/JA connection as Wiley, Sean Paul, Stefflon Don, and Idris Elba bring the vibes on “Boasty“! Produced by Thomas Mackenzie Bell, we get a fun song here as “The Godfather of Grime” chops it up with “Dutty Paul“, Steff, and “The Black James Bond” over a bouncy beat. Dancing will happen, so prepare to break out your best moves to this one. If you’re having a crappy day, let this one lift up your spirits. Press play on the track below, and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.

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OLDIES SUNDAY: Aswad – Don’t Turn Around (1988)


Don’t you just love hearing a Reggae cover version of a popular song? Well you’ll love our selection today on “Oldies Sunday“! Today we go back to the 80’s with UK Reggae Band, Aswad with the track, “Don’t Turn Around“. Produced by Chris Porter, this was released through the Mango Label and Island Records in 1988. The song was originally a Tina Turner B-Side written by Diane Warren and Albert Hammond and released in 1986, but gained the attention of Aswad when they heard Luther Ingram’s 1987 cover version. The Reggae version turned out to be a hit for the Band as it was the #1 single in New Zealand and UK (with a Silver certification), and a top ten hit in Norway, Ireland, Netherlands, and Belgium. It also influenced Swedish Pop group Ace of Base’s cover version which the Band helped to produce.

Aswad went on to release over 21 albums and scored a couple more hits, but “Don’t Turn Around” is still a crowd favourite. Nice up your Sunday by checking out the track below, and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.

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.@ChronixxMusic Joins @MrEazi’s “Lagos To London” Trip On “She Loves Me”!


In case you didn’t know, popular Afrobeat Recording Artist Mr. Eazi released the 2nd volume in his “Life Is Eazi” mixtape series. With a blend of new sounds and familiar names, this project is one to keep on repeat. One of the familiar names that appears on the project is Jamaica’s own Chronixx on the track “She Loves Me“. With a rather upbeat production, the duo speak on the roller coaster loving they each experience with their respective love interests. A song many can relate to as mixed signals can be a detriment to a budding relationship, and then there are those who have ulterior motives. Be careful as to not let another person misuse your love. Mr. Eazi’s project is out now, but you can check out “She Loves Me” below (be sure to share with a friend). Show us some love on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.

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* Thanks to the geniuses at Vydia for not allowing Jamaicans to hear the official track on Youtube. Smh.

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