@PayAttentionJa PROMO: @Sef_Jo Interviews @FiveSteez

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“Five Steez will never waste energy disputing the efficacy of Hip-Hop saturation, this apparent rap situation in Jamaica. Calmly (yet very firmly) he’ll say #PAYATTENTION” – SIRvival_ Tactics


After a seeming 4 month hiatus, the show is back, with an amazing line-up of artistes ready to take the stage on Saturday, January 31 at C&C South Beach, 2 Brompton Road.

Pay Attention - January 31 (Back)
Today, we take on the lyrical emcee, Five Steez
Q: As the opening acts for the 2015 #PayAttention line-up, how exactly does it feel to be hitting the stage after the short break? [July 19th being the last staging of the show]
A: I’m excited to hit the stage. I got to start the year in 2014 and that was an excellent show. So I’m only looking forward to an even better time for myself and the audience.
[Thing is, I know I have to deliver since #PayAttention has been on a short break, and also because many people may be seeing me perform my latest music for the first time.]

ALBUM: @FiveSteez – These Kingston Times

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Fresh out of the “First Coast” is Rapper Five Steez with his latest project, “These Kingston Times EP“. Featuring 8 tracks, Steez aims to further solidify his place as one of the best to do it and represent where he’s from. With a project that’s packed with great production from DJ Crooks, Bravo, OneMan Beats, and features from France Nooks, Kash Kapri, and others, it’s time to pay attention to Steez’s thought provoking lyrics as they capture his experiences and observations. Catch the EP and Press Release below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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PRESS RELEASE: @PayAttentionJA Submission Guidelines

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1926697_593705714052340_259948037_nPay Attention is a bi-monthly Hip Hop concert series that is held in Kingston Jamaica that promotes the Jamaican Hip Hop culture. This event featured many well known acts including Five Steez, Sly Rankin, Kabaka Pyramid and Acmatic. In efforts for upcoming or established acts to be a part of the movement there are certain guidelines that need to be met. Below and is a release that highlights all the requirements from a potential performer for the next and future Pay Attention events and activities including a cypher session and mixtape. Check out the release below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

Pay Attention Submission Guidelines

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NEW VIDEO: @PayAttentionJA x @HypeTVJamaica Promo: @FiveSteez

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It’s time to PayAttention! On March 8, Club Indulge patrons will gather round and enjoy some great Jamaican Hip Hop and to celebrate the life of Rapper Biggie Smalls. Located at 2 Brompton Road, Kingston and hosted by The Sickest Drama, you’ll be treated to performances by Makonnen, Tristan, Reazonz, and Shanique Marie. Check out the Hype TV promo by Five Steez by checking out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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VIDEO: @JamaicaGleaner x @PayAttentionJA: Underground HipHop Lifestyle

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KPOn January 25, 2014, Jamaicans were treated to the staging of “Pay Attention“, a Hip Hop concert series held at Club Indulge (South Beach Cafe). Hosted by The Sickest Drama, performances included The Rush, K John, Five Steez and Kabaka Pyramid. I’ve previously posted about the event but today The Gleaner has released a video of the event and interviewed the performers who spoke about the Hip Hop culture, Pay Attention, and how Jamaican Hip Hop is on the rise. Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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Me recording Kabaka Pyramid on my phone…ha!

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