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“Under Mi Sleng Teng” Sampled “Way In My Brain” Featured In New @Meta Commercial!


Recently, the company behind Social Media platform Facebook changed its name to Meta as a way to promote better online experiences, and change the way you see Social Media. While the platform has been a part of numerous controversies, only time will tell how things will turn out. As a part of Meta’s rollout, a series of promotional spots have been launched. For one of their latest Commercials, a sound from the home of Dancehall and Reggae has been easily identified.

In Meta’s latest Commercial called “The Tiger & The Buffalo“, the 1991 Electronic/Dance/Rave track “Way In My Brain” by Breakbeat Hardcore group SL2 was used for the soundtrack. Produced by Slipmatt & Lime and released through XL Recordings, the UK single sampled the Jamaican classic, “Under Mi Sleng Teng“. “Under Mi Sleng Teng” was done by Wayne Smith in 1984 (released in 1985), and produced by King Jammys on the “Sleng Teng Riddim“, which was considered one of the fully computerized Riddims. The “Sleng Teng Riddim” is also one of the most influential Riddims, giving birth to many versions, and producing many great Artists in the process.

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OLDIES SUNDAY: @MackaB – False Preacher (1988)


With Jamaica slowly being turned into a 20 season Mystery series shown on Netflix with the news of Kevin Smith and his cult, it’s only right that Oldies Sunday digs in the crates for a selection. This week, we stop in England to check out Reggae legend Macka B’sFalse Preacher“.

Produced by Mad Professor and released through Ariwa Sounds in 1988, Macka B plays the role of “Pastor Theodore Love Money” who makes a list of demands that his Church congregation should fulfill because “That’s what the Lord says!“. If the Pastor needs to wear new suits, let the Church goers provide for it. He needs a BMW? Let them pay for it! The single was featured on Macka B’s 1988 album, “We’ve Had Enough!“, which features plenty of commentary from the man himself. With the story of fake Preachers and Pastors being a very common one for many, Macka B has been calling those hustlers out for many years. Some have lead cults, some have made millions and are living better than their members, and some have claimed to have had the direct line to God. Many Church goers have been lied to, tricked, bamboozled, and lead astray, and many fake Pastors and false Prophets will have to answer for their crimes one day.

Since “False Preacher”, Macka B has released numerous albums, and has been a Youtube/Social Media favourite thanks to pairing a healthy lifestyle with his lyrical prowess. He has even been name dropped by popular Media Personality Desus Nice on his “Bodega Boys Podcast.

Thank You Macka B!

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OLDIES SUNDAY: Desmond Dekker & The Aces – 007 (Shanty Town) (1967)


With talks of protests happening in Jamaica in the past couple of days, and the upcoming release of the Film, “No Time To Die“, today’s Oldies Sunday seeks to blend the two. Today’s selection comes from the great Desmond Dekker with the track, “007 (Shanty Town)“.

Produced by Leslie Kong and released through the Pyramid label in 1967, Desmond Dekker with the help of The Aces shared some of his observations during that time. The song spoke about the “rude boys” of the time who continued their life of crime as soon as they’re released from Prison. The activities of the rude boys would cause a ruckus in certain communities, and the armed forces would be called to tackle the situation. “007 (Shanty Town)” was a hit for Desmond Dekker, a first for him really. Having achieved #1 status on the local music charts, and created history as being the first Jamaican-produced song to chart in the UK Top 20 peaking at #14. The song was also popular with the “rude boys” as well. There was an original version that made no reference to “Shanty Town”, which was also produced by Leslie Kong. The track was featured on Dekker’s debut album of the same name with The Aces, and on the soundtrack for the classic Film, “The Harder They Come“. It was also rerecorded for his 1980 album, “Black and Dekker“.

“007 (Shanty Town)” was inspired by a student demonstration that turned violent against the government’s decision to erect an Industrial Complex on a plot of land close to a beach in the mid 60s. The song also made references to Ian Fleming’sJames Bond” spy movie series, and the popular 1960’s “Ocean’s 11” heist Film. After “007”, Desmond Dekker went on to make more music, and rack up more hits along the way. Desmond Dekker passed away in 2006 at the age of 64, but his music continues to live on.

Thank You Desmond Dekker For This Classic!

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OLDIES SUNDAY: Don Campbell – See It In Your Eyes (1993)


All lovers get ready for this Oldies Sunday selection! In recognition of today being Valentine’s Day, we go back in time to check out UK Singer Don Campbell’sSee It In Your Eyes“!

Produced by Trevor T. with assistance from T. Phillips and Jazzwad and released through Juggling Records in 1993, Don Campbell is on a mission to retrieve a lost love after doing her wrong. Despite her rejections, he can see and feel that she still has a lot of love for him. With Valentine’s Day being a day for those who have strong love for each other, it can also be a day where the spark comes back in a relationship, or two hearts reconnect after being away from each other. Don Campbell’s “See It In Your Eyes” became a huge hit, and is listed as one of the greatest UK Lover’s Rock singles ever. The former member of the Undivided Roots Band struck gold when he made his first release as a solo artist as “See It In Your Eyes” quickly climbed the British Reggae Charts, and helped to gain him accolades at the 1994 British Reggae Industry Awards. The single was also featured on his successful 1994 debut album, “The Album” which was released through VP Records.

To all those celebrating Valentine’s Day, have a happy one. Check out our V-Day playlists, “Dancehall Love“, and “Dancehall Duets“! 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: Brown Sugar – Black Pride (1977)


February is recognized as “Black History Month“. While we recognize the Black man’s rise everyday, we continue to recognize some great Black people in music on Oldies Sunday. Today, we go back in time to check out UK group Brown Sugar with their classic single, “Black Pride“.

Produced by Brownie “T” for Dennis Harris Productions and released through the “Lover’s Rock” label in 1977, the song found members Caron Wheeler, Pauline Catlin, and Carol Simms celebrating Blackness during a time where racism and prejudice were still heavy problems in society. Being proud of the skin you’re in is what Brown Sugar emphasized throughout the Lover’s Rock single, but the message still falls on the deaf ears of many today. “Black Pride” become a successful single for Brown Sugar, and is still played to this day. Though the group broke up and reunited a few times over the years, former member Carol found success with a cover of the single when she embarked on a solo career under the name Kofi years later. Say it loud, “I’m Black and i’m Proud“.

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.@AlicaiHarley Does “Yard Gyal Inna Britain” Things On Debut EP!


It took a lot of work for UK based Recording Artist Alicaì Harley to get here. With a fire burning in her to make it, she “tek it to dem” over the years with good music. Having made her name cover various areas, she looks to make even more official moves with the release of her debut project, “The Red Room Intro: Yard Gyal Inna Britain EP“!

With 10 tracks loaded, Alicaì Harley comes through like the “God-blessed pickney” that she is, and deliver a world of styles over some heavy production. With “Bad Gyal” anthems, fun songs, relationship songs, Female Empowerment music, and motivational music, Alicaì makes her voice be heard on a higher level, and lets the world know that this Jamaican gem is here to stay, and make a shift in music. With guest features from Stefflon Don, Moelogo, Nadia Rose, Kojo Funds, and Tony Matterhorn, Alicaì ensures that she is well supported on her debut project. She also blends Dancehall, Pop, Hip Hop, and R&B sounds thanks to production from Beat Demons, Diztortion, AntiWave, “Clevie” Browne of the legendary Steely & Clevie, Seanizzle, Jah SnowCone, and others. We promise this EP is one you will be enjoying a whole lot this year. Alicaì Harley cooked up some fire here.

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