Black Kat Sound, Tony Matterhorn, Killamanjaro, King Jammys, Wha Dat Sound, Stone Love, Mighty Crown, Fire Links, Bass Odyssey, what do they have in common? They are some of the Selectors (DJs) and Sound Systems that have greatly contributed to the Sound Clash Culture in Jamaica over many decades. The Sound Clash Culture was also one of the influences for the Hip Hop Culture. Today, Genius released a short video highlighting the history of the Sound Clash Culture ahead of the Red Bull Culture Clash in Atlanta, Georgia next weekend. Learn something below!
What do you know about Marcus? The Teacher, the Leader, the Philosopher, the Prophet, the 1st National Hero, the Journalist, and the Publisher? The Right Excellent, Marcus Mosiah Garvey has been an influence to many in various fields for generations with his ideas and teachings. Today marks his 130th Birthday, and we at 13th Street Promotions would like to highlight a few songs that paid tribute to this great man. A man of nobility!
1. Culture – Marcus
2. Burning Spear – Marcus Senior
Amidst all the madness in the US this week, R&B/Pop Artist Chris Brown released a new single. Titled “Questions” (Get It Here), this was produced by A1 and Prince Chrishan and is a part of the Singer’s 40 track “Heartbreak On A Full Moon” Album which will be released later this year. For this track, Chris has drawn inspiration from the Caribbean in not only the Production, but in the lyrics. More notably, the song samples Soca Artist Kevin Lyttle’s 2003 smash hit, “Turn Me On” (Get It Here)! Hailing from Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Kevin Lyttle garnered International stardom with the lead single off his self-titled Debut Album. The song, which was produced by RedOne and Nely on one version, and Adrian Bailey on another which featured Dancehall Artist Spragga Benz, was also a top 10 hit in 15 different countries, saw Gold and Platinum certifications worldwide, covered/remixed numerous times, and was even re-recorded in 2008 for his second Album featuring Soca Artist Alison Hinds.
With Rihanna making headlines recently during Cropover in Barbados, was this Chris’ reaction? Check out the tracks below.
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There comes a time when we all have to leave this world, all that we’ve ever known is no longer with us, and we embark on the After life. While many are at peace with that, Comedian Kyng Tavii believes he’s not ready to go when the Grim Reaper comes in “The Grim Con“. Featuring fellow Comedian Kevin2WoKrayzee as the Grim Reaper, we see a hilarious skit where Tavii tries his best to escape the Reaper’s Scythe, and Kevin’s not having it. Will Tavii join him in the After life? Or will he see another day on Earth? You’d have to watch to find out! Shot by McDon Productions, check out the video below!
Those Mobay Rappers are at it again! As the 2nd City continues to make noise, two very active members Karma Crew and MoulaUE team up to deliver, “IZU“. Fresh out of the 876 Beats & Records Label, Karma fires off line after line while Moula plays the background like an Incognito Kingpin over some fun Hip Hop Production. Karma has no time for the mumble Rappers, and while they don’t have a secret Society, all they ask for is trust if you wanna be down with the crew. This is one to keep on repeat, and let the world know that Jamaican Hip Hop is still growing. Check out the track below.
DJ Scribz has been spinning the Dancehall hits to keep you moving, but when was the last time you heard those Hip Hop/R&B hits? With the “Retrospect” Mixtape, we go back as far as the late 90s/early 2000s and party! With hits aplenty, you’ll recall the first times you’ve heard these tunes, and maybe want to call up a friend to share in the throwback vibe. If you’re loving the Mixes, be sure to tell DJ Scribz on Instagram, and book him for your next event! Have a listen below.