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Yami Bolo, Tenor Saw, & Joe Lickshot Sampled On New @FreddieGibbs & @MadLib Album!


Recently, US Rapper Freddie Gibbs and Producer Madlib teamed up to release their latest collab project, “Bandana“. Following up on the “Piñata” project, the they blend various sounds with gritty lyrics for all to enjoy. While many samples grace this project, track 5 a.k.a. “Massage Seats” features a sample from Reggae/Dancehall Artist Yami Bolo, the late Dancehall Artist Tenor Saw, and Reggae Artist Joe Lickshot. The sample comes from the trio’s contribution to the 1991 project, “Radio, Dance Hall Live” which later became known as “Tenor Saw Lives On: A Tribute To Tenor Saw” which was released by the Sky High label. The sample can be heard various times throughout the project.

Yami Bolo, Tenor Saw, and Joe Lickshot join the likes of Producer Danny Browne, and the late Billy Boyo who had their works sampled by Hip Hop acts this year. Tenor Saw’s music was recently featured in the Netflix film, “See You Yesterday” which was co-directed by Spike LeeFreddie Gibbs and Madlib’s “Bandana” is out now, but you can check out the featured tracks below. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.

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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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