Happy Monday everyone! While there are those who’ll be on some adventure today, others are starting off their work week. How about some music to ease the burden? Well Recording Artist Popeye Caution has just that with his single, “Work“! Produced by longtime collaborator Izy Beats, prepare to bust a few dance moves as this one will put some extra energy in your system! With a mix of Dancehall and some Latin flavour, start the day off on a good note and kill the groggy Office vibes. Popeye Caution has been enjoying a great 2018 thanks to giving listeners a lot of fun music, and providing the energy at select appearances. Watch him make even more moves this year as he preps to release his debut EP in the summer. Check out the track below, and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow on Instagram and Twitter at @13thStreetPromo.
The Music scene in the Caribbean is a huge pot filled with blends of various genres, cultures, and ideas. With its fair share of influence on the World, you can detect that on some of your favourite songs out in recent years. The Caribbean is also blessed to have given the World some talented folks who have went on to create huge followings, and churn out hits aplenty. One of the Artists who aims to make a name for himself is Jimmy October from the twin Islands of Trinidad & Tobago. Boasting a sound that stands out, and a swagger that lets you know he’s the next Caribbean Superstar, he has been on the radar of some of your favourites in recent times. After a few delays, we finally got a chance to have a convo with the Artist. From his sound, his latest project, to repping T&T, get to know him in our latest Interview below!
Words By: @SwadeDaVillain
Photos By: @KristonKK
13thStreetPromotions: Jimmy, thanks for having a chat with us at 13thStreetPromotions.com. We’ve finally made that Jamaica/Trinidad link up. For starters, tell us about the Artist named Jimmy October?
Jimmy October: The name was inspired by a couple things. Well firstly I was born on October 9 1994, and I’m pretty connected to the fact that I’m a Libra and the idea of not searching for perfection but for balance. That explains the October. The main reason for the Jimmy is the movie 8 Mile. Eminem played the character Jimmy “B-Rabbit” Smith Jr. The role of that character really resonated with me because I felt like he was a very regular guy, living a regular life but he had passion. He had raw talent and was determined to be something more. I’m also that regular guy that believes he can use his talents to be something more no matter how much people say its not possible. No matter how much people laughed at the fact that I was crazy for starting to follow this particular dream because they thought it made no sense. I’m Jimmy October.
13thSP: We’ve been hearing your music for quite a while, but tell us how did you get your start? What made you want to pursue a music career?
JO: As basic as this might sound. I’ve loved music from the jump and I’ve only grown to love more.
13thSP: You rap, deejay, sing, produce, and those have caught the attention of many out there. Who have been some of your influences when it comes to creating music?
It’s Sunday, and a new Vybz Kartel just dropped. Of course we gotta check this out! While this was scheduled to drop later, Producer Rvssian decided to unleash it to the world! Over the “Moscow Riddim“, Addi goes in on why he’ll forever be the best out there. No matter who’ll try to copy him, he’s the Prototype! No Election needed, call him the best. Still not sure? Check out the track below, and decide for yourself!
The Duppy/Ghost/Obeah culture is very much alive in Jamaica. While we don’t celebrate events like Halloween (though the Party goers and folks in certain Communities do), we are aware of the spirits, certain folklore, and the people who claim to have connections to the dead or possess skills in Witchcraft. Today, we bring you “Oldies Sunday” to fire off a selection from the late Recording Artist, Early B “The Doctor” which adds to the Ghost/Duppy theme. The tune we present is called, “Ghost Busters“!
“Ghost Busters” was produced by Nkrumah Manley “Jah” Thomas, and released in 1984 through the Midnight Rock Label on the “Stormy Weather Riddim“. The single was also the opening track to his 1985 Album of the same name. In the song, Early B speaks on his adventures as a Ghost Buster as he saves the community of Yallahs, St. Thomas from a ghostly threat. Fearing nobody but Jah, he gets to work on eradicating the threat.
It’s Friday, you’re on the job, and you’re dying for 5 O’ Clock. While we can’t get you off work earlier, Dancer/Recording Artist Popeye Caution wants to get the ladies productive on his new single, “Work“! With IzyBeats and Walshy Fire on Production, Popeye brings some energy to your workplace! Time to bruk out in the Cubicle, wine by the Cooler, but don’t let HR hear about this. Get ready for the end of the work day, and prep for the fun weekend by checking out the track below.
When was the last time you heard a Gully Bop tune? He was on top of the Dancehall scene for a while, but somewhat faded out. With some saying he’s working on his comeback, today’s new entry may just be a start. Recently his “Wuk Affa Mi” single was sampled by Ghanaian DJ/Producer Juls for the Nigerian Dancehall Artist Burna Boy assisted, “Gwarn“! A song for the ladies, Juls and Burna want them to know that they have the “good good loving” that they need! With Bop’s catchy lyrics that turned him into a viral sensation added, the single also gives the men a warning that if you don’t treat her right, another man will. With a really nice production that blends well with the lyrics, you can’t help but keep this one on repeat! Check out the track below, and don’t forget to share!