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.@BlvkH3ro & @OfficialWayneJ Give Us The “Original” Formula On New Track!


Kicking off the Friday with new music from Blvk H3ro and Wayne J with the track, “Original“! This marks the first release from the duo through the Delicious Vinyl Island Imprint. Produced by Kraiggi BadRasta for Bad Art Music, Blvk and Wayne tackle the Riddim like it was the Villain in a Kung Fu flick. Throughout the track, they pay homage to foundation Artists like Super Cat, Sugar Minott, Papa San, and many more.

Wayne J, who has been in the music business since a Toddler, is looking to cover more ground, and shake up the scene as a Teen Recording Artist. Be on the look out for more releases from him. Blvk H3ro on the other hand, is looking to celebrate 1 year since the release of his debut album, “The Immortal Steppa” come February 15, and has plans to release more tracks in the coming weeks. You can also catch him on the road as a part of The Wailers Trio.

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@OfficialWayneJ Shines As Ambassador At United Nations Conference In Germany!


Recording Artist Wayne J may have gained a buzz thanks to being one of the brightest youngest Deejays in the past few years, but he also wants to make a positive change in the world. Recently, the Youth Ambassador of the Alligator Head Foundation represented Jamaica as a member of the COP23 Jamaica Delegation at the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) Conference in Bonn, Germany. Invited through a collaboration between the United Nations and Australia’s TBA21 Academy, Wayne J served as the youngest member at the Conference which gathered over 30,000 people from all over the world to share and develop new ideas in order to meet the goals of the Paris Climate Change Agreement.

During his visit and presentation, Wayne J delivered great points and make it clear that in moving forward “Everyone should have an understanding in how to approach the changes in our Planet”. The Ambassador added the importance of Conservation, and encouraged all in attendance to create more strategies in preserving and protecting the Earth. He is set to visit the Fiji Islands and other parts of the World as a part of his duties as Ambassador in the coming weeks.

While Wayne J has released a few singles this year and made a few appearances locally, he is set to continue making his Artist side be heard in 2018 with the singles “TOM” and “Better Days”. He is also working on an EP to drop sometime later next year.

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Today’s Youth, Tomorrow’s Future: 8 Artists Who Started Out Young


In recognition of May being Child’s Month, 13th Street Promotions is dedicating this Oldies Sunday post to the youth. Many of us can look back at our own childhood when we’d imitate our favourite Artists and pretend we are established stars. What many may or may not know is that some of our favourites started out or even got discovered in their early stages. While we know that acts like the late US Pop Star Michael Jackson and Jamaican Singer Jimmy Tucker started out very young (Jimmy was Jamaica’s 1st Child Prodigy in the 1950s), we’d like to inform you or refresh your memory on some of our Caribbean acts who started out young.

1. Machel Montano (Debut Age: 9) – Too Young To Soca

2. Beenie Man (Debut Age: 8) – Too Fancy

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@OfficialWayneJ Calls Out The “Murderer” On New Track!


Crime and violence continue to run rampant in not only Jamaica, but all over the world. While there have been various measures in attempts to cut down on them, many turn to their beliefs in hopes that they or anyone close to them never become a statistic. Recently, Recording Artist Wayne J called out those who took pride in taking someone’s life in “Murderer“. Produced by Barcelona, Spain based King Horror Productions on the 67 Riddim, Wayne speaks on Crime and Violence activities in various communities, and warns the Murderers that what goes around, comes around if they don’t change their ways. Wayne continues to drop good music with subject matter that makes people think, and stay entertained. Be sure to catch him at an event near you. A Wayne J enuh! Check out the track below.

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REVIEW: @Protoje’s “For The Culture” Event + Highlights


The Hope Gardens Shell Bandstand served as the perfect backdrop to showcase some of Reggae’s young royals to an eager audience of Locals and Tourists all with one thing in common…a love for the Culture. I personally gave up on Music in Jamaica until I came across these new school of Reggae Royals who through their socially conscious offerings, give honour to the many men and women who preceded them in the genre…

Words By ShannyDeLioness

Video By SwadeDaVillain x Usheen Ewbanks

Photos By Samantha Singh

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The gates opened at 7:30 Pm and the DJ for the night Yaadcore kept the early patrons entertained on the turntables, and DJ Jimmy Q of NewsTalk 93 FM handled hosting duties. By 9 Pm, the venue was almost full and the show kicked off with the opening act Sevana. Featuring cuts off her Sevana EP and even debuting a new song and a remix to Protoje’s “Love Gone Cold” (she was featured on the original), she had the audience mesmerized as she belted out tune after tune. I still refused to believe she did all that on a sore throat (Editor’s Note: She’s my Hero!!). By the time ZJ Sparks gave Protoje & The Indiggnation the greatest introduction ever, the venue was packed with patrons who were eager to sing and dance along with them.

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@OfficialWayneJ Becomes Ambassador For Alligator Head Foundation, Promotes New Single.


Teenage Recording Artist Wayne J was recently recruited by Portland based Alligator Head Foundation to be their Youth Ambassador to raise environmental awareness, increase Ocean conservation, and promote the decrease in the usage of single use plastic products. Wayne’s involvement kicked off with the release of the single and music video for “Plastic Bottles”. Produced by Diztroy and AppleJuiceKid, Wayne J spreads the message of conservation as the Foundation aims to develop a Fish Sanctuary and rehabilitate the local communities that make fishing their source of income and sustenance.

About Alligator Head Foundation

Alligator Head Foundation supports the conservation of coastal resources with passion and the rehabilitation of local communities that depend on fishing as a livelihood. We deliver research, education, outreach and training to empower communities to adopt the tools needed to build a more sustainable relationship with their ocean.

Initiative Background

The AHF has partnered with the Wayne J camp to raise environmental awareness, increase ocean conservation and promote the reduction in the use of single use plastics through the promotion of the Wayne J “Plastic Bottles” song. We are developing creative and exciting public education programs to encourage the proper disposal of solid waste; working with local Schools, Colleges and Communities to change behaviour and incite local action. Our efforts include beach clean-ups, presentations and Incentive-driven campaigns to encourage best practice and environmental stewardship. We are also working with Parley for the Oceans, and Adidas to reuse ocean plastics in new and innovative ways through Footwear, Apparel, and Sports Kits.

www.alligatorheadfoundation.org

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