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GET TO KNOW: Reggae Artist @BlvkH3ro


The magical quality of the music indigenous to the island of Jamaica, is experienced through the infectious effect it has on the world. This electricity is often witnessed when music lovers gather, rocking to thumping drums and heavy basslines. Over the past few months the “Bussweh” brand has energized the live music scene with productions that make you appreciate their alternative approach to the traditional Jamaican sound. Infusing a soulfulness to the Reggae sound is Blvk H3ro, an Important component of the “Bussweh” movement. He recently shared his insights about his journey through the industry to date.

Words by @SwadeDaVillain x @Sef_Jo

13thStreetPromotions: Blvk H3ro the Weed Connoisseur, the poster child for “Bussweh”, thanks for making the time to connect with 13th Street Promotions! For the people who are still unaware, tell us a little about Blvk H3ro and how you got your start.

Blvk H3ro: Ahh, firstly blessed love the 13th Street Promotions family for this moment in time. You guys have been there from the start so a huge “Bussweh” to the team. “Poster child of “Bussweh””? (Haha) I don’t know about that, but I guess you could say that because for many, I was the first face they saw on a stage representing the “Bussweh” movement. Honestly I’m just a youthful energy from Portmore, Jamaica that grew up around music and arts from Church to School, to just being in the streets and surfing the Web finding sounds. I connected with sound and its power and this connection turned into love, like mi legit love music like cooked food. I need it to survive (haha)! This love then turned into a musical career now spanning about 3 years.

13thSP: You already have had a ton of interaction with the Press recently, so it is apparent that you are making all the right musical moves in 2016. Describe the way your sound, termed “ReggaeSoul”, has been growing and expanding since you started pursuing music.

Blvk H3ro: 2016 has been a great year! A big shout out to all aspects of the Press from Radio, to Print, Television, and Blogs , your support is seriously appreciated. Well for those who don’t know, I call my sound “Reggaesoul” which is really a collage of sounds with our Jamaican musical dialect at its base as well as influence from all its offsprings (Hip Hop, EDM, Reggaeton, Dubstep, Tropical House, etc.). 2 years ago I released a playlist on Soundcloud called #Reggaesoul with 8 songs, one of which was officially featured on Major Lazer’s Remixes of the popular “Get Free” Riddim. Once they pushed the song, it immediately garnered over 500,000 plays and to me this was the moment where my sound was truly born. Fast forward a year later, and the sound has grown even more now with the addition of the Reggae Soul Band to add the crucial live element which helps me to convey the the right energy to the audience during performances.

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@ItzTheo Is All About “Her Body” In New Video!


Recording Artist OneLoveTheo has been enjoying a favourable buzz since the release of his “LOVE & Good Vibes” project this past summer. Since then, he has been busy working on giving fans visuals to accompany the songs. Today he drops one for “Her Body“. Directed by Fredrivk Ali, Theo is accompanied by dancing and DJing women as he spews lyrics about admiring the female physique, and how she moves it. With a Production that encourages you to move, the single is made for the sexy ladies who know how to work those curves. If they haven’t mastered all the moves however, they can learn a thing or two by watching Theo’s dancing ladies on screen. OneLoveTheo’s new project is available on onelovetheo.com. Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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@IAmRaytid Aims To “Make It” With New Single


Within a year since releasing his hot single, “My Day”, Dancehall Artist Raytid has recently released a follow up single titled, “Make It”. Written by the Artist, the single is featured on Blaqk Sheep Music’s “Grass Yard Riddim” and speaks about the struggles faced by a person who is fully determined to be successful in life. Just as his previous “My Day”, which is condsidered a Street Anthem, “Make It” is a song many people will relate as it pertains to those who are determined to be successful despite their challenges. “Even though it hard, I’m gonna make it,” says Raytid, quoting a line of his song. The Artist is positive that “Make It” will be a favourite among many, and a highly played song for many year to come.

Raytid is also promoting his other Dancehall songs such as “Prove Yourself”, “Caribbean Girls” and “Wah Fi Know”. “Make It” is now available on iTunes and you can connect with the Artist through his Social Media at @IAmRaytid for updates.

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@LenoBanton Shares His Imprint Experience On “Da MEDz: Ep. 1”


In every young Artist’s life, there comes that time where they put in a lot of work on their rise to the top. Leno Banton is one of those Artists who stepped on the scene with a brand and a crew to match, and all he wants now is to be seen and heard worldwide. Recently, he was booked to perform at the Imprint event in Kingston, Jamaica. In the first episode of his “Da MEDzVlog series, he shares his thoughts and visuals before and after the event. We got a chance to see him prepare for his appearance, solo performance, and meeting with Recording Artist Protoje who he deems as an Influence in his career. Leno’s REMSZN project is available here for those who aren’t familiar with his music. Shot by Jordan Morris, check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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OLDIES SUNDAY: Black Uhuru – General Penitentiary (1979)


Today’s Oldies Sunday comes from legendary Grammy winning Reggae group, Black Uhuru! Titled “General Penitentiary“, this was produced by Sly & Robbie for the Taxi Label in 1979 and features vocals from members Derek “Duckie” Simpson, Michael Rose (Mykal Rose), and the late Sandra “Puma” Jones. The single speaks on the experiences of someone who is serving time in Prison, the conditions they live in, and warns “Don’t do the crime if you can’t do the time“.

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@SwingTing Adds Fuel To @AlexxAGame’s Blazing “A-Game Everyday”!


Recording Artist Alexx A-Game has been pretty busy in recent times, but he had his moments where he surprises us with new music. Recently, he teamed up with Manchester, UK based DJ/Production Collective Swing Ting and it resulted in a remix to his very popular single, “A-Game Everyday“. A song that has been an anthem for the Blog and our affiliate Blaze 876 Radio, Swing Ting took A-Game’s vocals and brought their unique sound which was provided by members DJ Platt and DJ Samrai, and lifted the track up on another level! If you love the original, you’ll definitely love the remix! Check out the track below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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