After finding his footing and creating music that have been mainstays in the playlists of many in recent years, Recording Artist Khxos continues his mission with the release of his latest EP, “Melanin“. Following up to his 2018 debut album “Dopamine“, Khxos doesn’t change much in the formula, but ensures that there’s an anthem or fave for everyone. Featuring 6 tracks, Khxos hopes this project will make an even greater impact on the scene as each track promotes and celebrates that “melanin love“. With contributions from Blvk H3ro, Konshens, Zagga, Kim Gebriel, Royal Blu, and Dehshh, this EP promises high replay value. Check out the EP below, and share with a friend. Be sure to show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
Recording Artist DeeWunn had many listeners moving when he dropped “Mek It Bunx Up” a few years ago, but soon he’ll make them “Back It Up, Drop It“. The upcoming single, which features Brazilian Producer Leo Justi (of Heavy Baile) and released through Waxploitation Records, has recently found its way in Commercials before being available online. Thanks to Electronics giant Samsung, the single was featured in a 30 second promotional spot for the recently unveiled Samsung Galaxy S10 Smartphone series. The BassHall single provided the soundtrack as the company celebrated 10 years of “Pioneering Mobile Firsts“, and their latest creation.
DeeWunn & Leo Justi’s “Back It Up, Drop It” will be available on all Digital Streaming Providers on March 22. Check out the video below, and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
“GodFather, man a OG…“
Earlier this year, the Quartet of “Godfather of Grime” Wiley, Dancehall Icon Sean Paul, UK Bad Gyal Stefflon Don, and “The Black James Bond” Idris Elba released their collaborative single titled, “Boasty“. As they joined forces to give us a bassy track to keep us feeling swaggy, it was only right they followed up with a music video. Directed by Henry Scholfield, we get a dope performance of the track by the four Artists (except Wiley part was replaced by Child Actor, Brooklyn Appiah) in four different locations (they don’t meet up in the end though). While the track is steadily gaining steam, the video is a nice touch and will get you in the mood to be flashy. Check out the video below, and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
US Rapper Freddie Gibbs has recently teamed up with Producer/Rapper Madlib to release new music. While he has been enjoying a great 2018, Gibbs aims to go harder for the 2019. One of his latest offerings is the tough talking filled, “Bandana“, and it features one of Jamaica’s elite Artists, Agent Sasco a.k.a. Assassin! Sasco is no stranger to performing with Hip Hop acts here as he’s previously worked with Royce Da 5’9″, with Kendrick Lamar on his Grammy winning “To Pimp A Butterfly” album (“The Blacker The Berry“), with Kardinal Offishall on “OG” and “Legacy“, and with Kanye West on the “Yeezus” track “I’m In It“. The collaborative effort on “Bandana” might be a sign that Agent Sasco will be making his presence felt on many more International releases this year along with pushing his “Hope River” album. This isn’t the first time Freddie Gibbs has made the Jamaican link however as he’s collaborated with Popcaan on “Born Bad“, and has travelled to the Island to be a part of a currently untitled Independent Film. Off Gibbs and Madlib’s upcoming album “Bandana“, check out the track below, and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
The 2019 Carnival season is officially on its way, and Dancehall artists are teaming up with Soca’s finest stars for various collaborations. It’s definitely a good look for the genres as it gives them more leverage to different markets, even after the seasons is done. Carnival is an International brand with different cities and countries around the world hosting their own. With more interest in the Caribbean culture over the years, it’s a pivotal moment for Dancehall and Soca to make a greater push for the International market with these collaborations. For those unfamiliar, the Jamaican love affair with Soca and Carnival dates back to the 1940s at the University of the West Indies (Mona Campus), and the collaborations over time are just great moments in this ever growing union. With their feel good vibes and ability to bring people together, the collaborations will continue. Today we’re featuring a few of the Dancehall x Soca crossovers that are currently making waves on the scene.
Words By: @KingDavidJWill
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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. Our first entry comes from a person who was once considered the “Billie Holiday of Reggae Music“, and was a part of the 2nd wave of Reggae Artists in the 1970s, the late Barbara Jones. Today we look back at her single, “Walk Through This World With Me“. Produced by Alvin Ranglin, the single was released through the Producer’s GG’s Records in 1974,and is a cover of the late Country Music Artist George Jones’ 1967 hit.
Known for covering hit singles, “Walk Through” became one of Barbara’s popular songs to perform. While she has enjoyed delivering good music through the 1970s and 1980s, and toured with Jimmy Cliff, she made the move to performing Gospel Music since converting to Christianity in the 1990s. Jones continued the bless many with her music until she passed away in December 2014.