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GET TO KNOW: The Council (@FiveSteez x @Inztinkz x @TheSickestDrama x @NomadCarlos)


What do you get when you enlist Jamaican Rappers Five Steez, Nomad Carlos, The Sickest Drama with Inztinkz who boasts Production and Rapping skills? The super group called “The Council” of course! Since their debut single “Council Arts” in 2015, listeners have been eager to hear what these Artists can do over more production on a mixtape, EP, or album format. Though seasoned members in the “First Coast” movement, The Council aims to bring more listeners to where Hip Hop came from, and of course show them that they’re nice with the flow when they form like Voltron.

Interview by: @Sef_Jo
Photos by: @TheTherapistSOL

1. I just finished listening to soundcloud.com/proeraradio/jo… and heard that Joey Bada$$ was in the Island recently. Did any of you meet with him? That would certainly have been a “PRO” move by The Council.

Inztinkz: Nah I didn’t get the chance to meet him actually, I guess it was just a matter of our circles not crossing.
Five Steez: I didn’t meet Joey when he was here but I respect his work. I really liked his album, B4da$$.
Nomad Carlos: What’s good? Nah I wasn’t in JA when that went down. I probably wouldn’t have met with him anyway due to the circles of interest on his part.
TSD: Nah, we didn’t meet with him, but I’m aware of other First Coast affiliates who did, and I hope something positive comes out of it.
2. Pretend this is a phone call I made to acquire just the right amount of insight about the rap game from the only comrades who actually know the direction of authentic Jamaican emceeing. Fill me in on as much details as possible.
Inztinkz: Jamaican emceeing had always been in a weird place. Right now I think because of the diversity of influences in rap in general, Jamaican emceeing can’t be pinned down to one particular style per-se. Its really an amalgamation of the the Jamaican experience and all that influences it done via the medium of Hip Hop.
TSD: Jamaican Hip Hop is an underground phenomenon that’s bubbling in local scene waiting for the right avenues and spotlight to emerge. There are many rappers scattered across the island, although ‎the fraternity seems more insular in remote parts of the country. There’s a diverse range in terms of influence and sound, but the common denominator is re arranging the yard experience through the prism of Hip Hop culture as its become to be known internationally. It’s a post-modern aesthetic.
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NEW MUSIC: @NomadCarlos x @MrSosa_Arkhouse – Game 6


Aiming for big rings this season is Rapper Nomad Carlos with “Game 6“. Joining the cast with a high field goal % is SOSA who also produced the track. Here they drop Basketball references, and hitting trick shots on a sample based production. Artwork done by David DaCosta. Did they hit a buzzer beater? Or did it bounce off the rim? Check out the track below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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NEW VIDEO: @NomadCarlos – One Way Route


It’s all about the mystery package in Nomad Carlos’ new video off his “Distants EP“. Titled “One Way Route” and directed by David DaCosta, we see Nomad heading into the town with a package when he suddenly met in a car crash that resulted in someone retrieving the mentioned package and taking off before being shot in the back by an unknown assailant. Given the various points in the video, Nomad’s package has something to do with the kidnapping of a young lady he was having a conversation with in the beginning. While the video may slightly confuse a few, this could be one piece to Nomad’s vision in future videos. Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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NEW MUSIC: @FiveSteez x @NomadCarlos x @TheSickestDrama x @Inztinkz – Council Arts


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Forming like Voltron with each member having their own lethal dose of bars are the likes of Five Steez, The Sickest Drama, Nomad Carlos and Inztinkz a.k.a. The Council. Titled “Council Arts” and produced by Inztinkz, the members of the newly formed clique reintroduce themselves in the best way they know how effortlessly over a hard hitting production. Having heard their solo works prior, this collaboration screams “Get a EP/Mixtape out now!”. Fortunately they’re working on one so get ready. Jamaican Hip Hop is still on the rise, pay attention! Check out the track below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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PRESS RELEASE: @NomadCarlos Releases “Los Pollos Hermanos” (L.P.H.)


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“The finest ingredients are brought together with love and care, then slow cooked to perfection. Yes, the old ways are still best at Los Pollos Hermanos. But don’t take my word for it. One taste, and you’ll know.”—Gustavo Fring

Thanks to benchmark releases from Kendrick Lamar, Drake, and Kanye West, hip-hop has restored its once prominent ties to the music of Jamaica. Nomad Carlos is one of the only hip-hop artist from Jamaica, creating music fused with the cultures of Reggae and Dancehall. “What’s more authentic than me doing it?” offers the veteran artist, “Not to sound cocky, but I’m truly from there”.

Listening, let alone making hip-hop is not the norm in Kingston. At the age of five, when the Miami, Florida-born MC named Damon (“Nomad” spelled backwards) moved back to his parents’ homeland, he absorbed the world around him. Living in the capital city’s uptown section, and schooled in one its poorest ghettos of Downtown Kingston, Nomad Carlos was a student of the game; both in and out the classroom—merging Jamaican’s own Reggae and Dancehall compositions with the American art form and applying it to his very unique surroundings.

As one of the only working hip-hop artists from Jamaica, a decade later (and with several projects already under his belt) Nomad Carlos has proved that his vision was in fact crazy innovative.

Now focused on his new upcoming full-length LP, Distants (which will be released on 4-28-15), Nomad Carlos releases the first-single, “L.P.H.” (Los Pollos Hermanos) from the project; which takes a concept from “Breaking Bad” and cleverly flips it on its head.

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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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