NEW MUSIC: @SOL_Music – SOL 2014 Cypher

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SOL is that gang man! With King Biggs’XXII” dropping tonight, the members of Sons Of Liberty got together and created the “2014 Cypher“. Produced by The Defenders and J Chris Beats, each member came with their part to form Ā Voltron on this production that chants, “SOL is that gang man!“. Speaking on how dope they are to what they’re going through outside the booth, this entry requires keen ears. I feel a video will be out for this. Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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NEW MUSIC: @KingBiggsSOL – Black Mark II

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Dropping the first single off his upcoming “XXII” project is Sons Of Liberty member King Biggs. Titled “Black Mark II“, he speaks on hustling to make that money, surviving the current economy, and the other struggles facedĀ from the perspective ofĀ an everyday hard worker. Take this track a motivation to achieve all that you need in these difficult times. Get money like Bankay. King Biggs’XXII” will be available on July 22. Check out the track 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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PICS: @PayAttentionJA – January 25, 2014 at @SouthBeachCafeJ

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1525382_549659631790282_1654291219_nJamaican Hip Hop saw a new year over the weekend thanks to the first staging of Pay Attention. Held at Club Indulge and hosted by The Sickest Drama, patrons were treated to the musical endeavors of The Rush, K John, Five Steez and Kabaka Pyramid. The night began with a mix of new and old school Hip Hop provided by Fatalic, Inztinkz and Deadline for the patrons followed by Break Dancers showing another element to the Hip Hop culture. First up to perform was The Rush. Accompanied by a guitarist for his introduction, Rush kicked off his set with verses from his songs along with feature verses from Sons of Liberty songs. Accompanied by his Sons of Liberty brethren later, they all showed that #DatGang was there to make noise and get the people moving. After raising the energry levels, The Rush made way for the next performer, K John of the Gamblino Money Gang. Starting off his set with the National Anthem, he dropped lyrics about Kingston life and what you can find in Jamaica. K John, who was accompanied by his GMG brother for a song, also dropped lyrics about his love for marijuana and requesting its legalization, and the Gamblino life all while having the patrons paying full attention and following every command.

Starting his performance in the crowd was the next performer, Five Steez. Steez ran through a couple of his singles from his “War For Peace” album including a remix of “Slaving On The Plantation“. In respect to those who’ve followed his music for years, Steez also performed one of his songs off his “Momentum Vol. 1” mixtape to much delight from the audience. Before closing his set, Five Steez performed a song that will be featured on his upcoming project, “These Kingston Times“. The final performance of the night came from Bebble Rock founder, Kabaka Pyramid. With an arsenal of lyrics, Kabaka ran through many of his songs before letting the people know that he grew up on Hip Hop music and respected lyricism. Acknowledging Canibus, Wu-Tang Clan, Mobb Deep, and Spragga Benz as influences, Kabaka continued his set with some of his songs over old school hip hop instrumentals which had the crowd in a frenzy. With appearances by Koro Fyah and Shanique Marie, Kabaka had the audience’s attention until the final minute where he recited a very lyrical verse and demanded someone to challenge it. Challengers included The Sickest Drama who performed an unknown amount of bars (Let’s say 200 bars), King Biggs from Sons Of Liberty, Femcee Ice Creame, and Rseenal who have all impressed with their lyrical prowess. Highlights of the night? The Sickest Drama’s performances between sets, Rseenal’s performances, SOL bringing energy to the stage, Breakdancers, Five Steez’s “5 4 3 2 1″, and Kabaka throwing up the Wu-Tang ClanW” before performing over old school Hip Hop beats and reciting some of the original lyrics to the beats. Check out pics and videos from the event below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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

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It’s time to PayAttention in 2014! On January 25, Club Indulge will come alive to the sound of Jamaican Hip Hop. Located at 2 Brompton Road, Kingston and hosted by The Sickest Drama, you’ll be treated to performances by Five Steez, The Rush, K John, and Kabaka Pyramid. Check out the Hype TV promo by The Rush of Sons Of Liberty by checking out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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