If you’ve been unaware, Reggae/Dancehall Icon Buju Banton is finally a free man! Having done his time in Federal Prison, Friday December 7 became a day to remember when word got out that he would be making his triumphant return to Jamaica, and return to freedom. Today on Oldies Sunday, we salute the Gargamel’s return with one of our favourites, “Me Too Bad” (o/c “Too Bad“)! Produced by Leftside & Esco on the “Throwback Giggy Riddim“, Buju effortlessly rides the riddim as he flexes his rather uncanny ability to drive the ladies crazy and requesting his presence ever so often. With lyrics like “Outta road, nuff gyal a mad ova me“, and “Mi Babymada seh mi bad, mi too bad…“, you know Buju has a way with the ladies. The single was released through VP Records and quickly became a hot track in the streets. It was also featured on his 2006 album, “Too Bad“, and became his first #1 hit in years. With Gargamel’s newfound freedom, many fans are awaiting his return to the booth to unleash the tracks that will have the place in a frenzy, but for now we wish he takes as much time to rejuvenate himself and reconnect with society and loved ones. If you want to check out more Buju content, check out our Buju Samples article we did on his Birthday, the throwback “Love Sponge” for the lovers, and Lila Ike wanting to work with Buju as he’s an inspiration in an Interview with us. Check out the track below, and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
“Bruk out, bruk out gyal yuh body nuh crawny...”
Sean Paul has been enjoying a successful Dancehall career for over 20 years, and we salute him. Showing that he has longevity (and a great team), he continues to make hits. Recently he surprised the world with a collab with renowned Recording Artist Jhene Aiko, and today we get the visual for “Naked Truth“. Directed by Michael Garcia, we see Sean and a leading lady battling it out via a Dance Off between their respective teams in a warehouse setting. While Jhene was noticeably absent in the video (bummer), the video will have some of pretending to know all the moves and ready to battle anyone. Shout out to the Choreographer responsible for this. Here’s to Sean Paul making more hits for years to come. Check out the video below and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
The Gang is back to close the year off with some dope music. While we got some tunes from HTG (Heights To Greatness) members Daley and Kans earlier this year, we get a new visual featuring everybody for the track “Big Body Benz“. From the poolside as the Mansion with friends, to hitting the road, everyone is having fun while the Gang drop bars on this 300Shotta directed video. For those looking for eye candy, this video has you covered, and for those familiar with HTG we see the return of OG member Bird Don who delivers a few bars. Are we seeing a new HTG project for 2019? Stay tuned! For now, check out the visual below and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
Recording Artist/Internet Personality DyDy is back with another anthem for the ladies! The “Pineapple Queen” has been on a roll since the release of the single, “2 Can“, and is aiming to rack up more fans. While she had ladies quoting “Pineapple Fi Di Pum Pum“, she now wants them to be more empowered on the single, “Stress Free“. Produced by Track Starr Music, DyDy isn’t here for the “f*** boys“, is all about her marriage to the dollars, and is determined to stay progressive no matter what or who comes her way. DyDy also paid homage to the former Dancehall Artist Queen Lady Saw (now Minister Marion Hall) as she quoted a couple lines from the hit, “Man Is Di Least“. Let this one blaze many trails as it will empower the ladies and encourage them to stay on top of things. Keep your heads high ladies, life is about making great things happen. Check out the track below, and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
In life, it’s the journey that makes the destination more worthwhile. Celebrating her Birthday yesterday (Happy Belated BDay!), Singer Rhiya Luna offers a dose of motivation with her latest single, “Be Ok“. Produced by Nuh Response Production, Rhiya offers those who are down and out a spark to help keep our desires and ambitions continually blazing. Depression is one of those silent killers that pop up in our lives, but at times a few words of encouragement can help chase the bad vibes away, and a loving embrace can push you to be great. Fret not if you’re going through it, for greatness is just around the corner. Every step you take will be better than the last. Trust GOD. Rhiya Luna has plans to release a project soon, but in the meantime check out the track below, and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
Don’t you just love hearing a Reggae cover version of a popular song? Well you’ll love our selection today on “Oldies Sunday“! Today we go back to the 80’s with UK Reggae Band, Aswad with the track, “Don’t Turn Around“. Produced by Chris Porter, this was released through the Mango Label and Island Records in 1988. The song was originally a Tina Turner B-Side written by Diane Warren and Albert Hammond and released in 1986, but gained the attention of Aswad when they heard Luther Ingram’s 1987 cover version. The Reggae version turned out to be a hit for the Band as it was the #1 single in New Zealand and UK (with a Silver certification), and a top ten hit in Norway, Ireland, Netherlands, and Belgium. It also influenced Swedish Pop group Ace of Base’s cover version which the Band helped to produce.
Aswad went on to release over 21 albums and scored a couple more hits, but “Don’t Turn Around” is still a crowd favourite. Nice up your Sunday by checking out the track below, and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.