Five Steez, Nomad Carlos, Inztinkz, The Sickest Drama, The Council, Hip Hop, 13thStreetPromotions

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.
The Sickest Drama
The Sickest Drama

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@PayAttentionJA PROMO: @Sef_Jo Interviews @Inztinkz


Inztinkz

“International expansion was in our plans from day one” – @Inztinkz

Less than a week away, #PayAttention patrons should expect a fully revamped show kick-started by a complete change of venue. Often times big changes like this can mean detrimental losses, however, the show subtly made their maneuvers and are once again back at it hosting Kingston’s premier Hip-Hop event. The only way forward is up, in my humble opinion.

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Producer Inztinkz is ready to show me what the new setup is all about

Q: I’d call you the technical audio director of #PayAttention; a long-standing organizer of the show. Briefly update me about the progression #PayAttention has been going through lately.

A: Lately, #PayAttention has been going through a lot; we recently decided to change venues.  The next staging of #PayAttention on March 28th will be held at our new venue Club Eutopia in New Kingston. We decided to try out a different vibe, open our doors to performers outside of Kingston that we have always wanted to feature.  Look out for continued progress from #PayAttention as we continue to achieve goals and shatter perceptions.

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@PayAttentionJA PROMO: @Sef_Jo Interviews @YoungIgnorance


Scotty
I make rebellious raw music that real people can feel. – @YoungIgnorance
Expression comes in various forms. For us, #PayAttention seeks to bring to the forefront what many fail to see on a day-to-day basis. No! I am not saying that you should be tuned in 24/7/365. But when we sound that gong & set charges to that stage, you’re going to seriously wish that you hadn’t waited to get involved. Enough programming, I’m looking forward to seeing you at Eutopia on March 28th.
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Scotty + The Dreamkillers has much to say.

Q
I been following you around on Soundcloud for many moons, it’s great to finally get a chance to see you make a display on the #PayAttention stage. Are you amped?
A: Much respect bro! Trust me I’ve been working so hard and I’m ready to kill the stage so I am definitely amped for March 28!
[Sidenote: Vote for my bro Five Steez in ‘Take Back the Mic’ on Amp.it… shameless plug!]

@PayAttentionJA PROMO: @SEF_JO Interviews @IAmVindon


Vinny

It.. just.. It was fate, it had to happen” – @iAmVinDon

Do you disdain Jamaica? How do you feel about Hip-Hop generally? I’d cleverly advise you to close your browser if you come across this page not willing to #PayAttention. Eutopia is the place to be March 28th & even though the event is Kingston-based, i’m about to prove that some of the island’s most talented rappers do not solely only originate from the nation’s capital.

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VinDon of BluRok is present.

Q: Welcome to the #PayAttention line up! You ready to hit the stage and deliver a killer performance

A: Respect! No doubt, it’s what I do.

Bonus: I caught wind that you’re the son of Ninja Man, can you confirm this?

@PayAttentionJA PROMO: @Sef_Jo Interviews @Shotti48


Imije Pay Attention

“I can’t do it alone. We.” – @shotti48

Not easing up off the exciting Hip-Hop buzz of 2015, we have artistes ready to hit the stage just under two months after Jan. 31! I once again have the privilege of sitting with all four & sharing with you precisely what to expect come March 28th when #PayAttention returns at new venue, Eutopia.

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Today, we hear from Imije.

Q: No stranger to the #PayAttention showcase, welcome back. What do you plan to do differently this time round? So patrons can know what to expect.

A: It’s no surprise really! I’m bringing that “Block” to the stage and basically showcasing my brand of entertainment.  I want my people to know #Immortals, we’re gonna party to that, nah mean?  Y’all can expect live collabs with the Red General (T.M.O.) and Kash Kapri for starters.

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PRESS RELEASE: @PayAttentionJA to host Hip Hop ‘Eutopia’ in New Venue


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Kingston, Jamaica’s premier Hip Hop party and artiste showcase series, Pay Attention, is set to take things up a notch with its next staging on Saturday, March 28, at its new venue – Eutopia, above Burger King, on Knutsford Boulevard in New Kingston.

This upcoming staging of Pay Attention will be its 18th since its inception in April 2012. “We’re all grown up now,” says host and organiser, TSD. “We’ve entered into a marriage with Eutopia because they respect our vision and have the ideal venue for our audience.”

Among the improvements noted by TSD are increased space, more reasonably priced drinks and a dedicated smokers’ deck. As per usual, recorded music will be played by Inztinkz and Deadline Sound, while the featured performers are Koro Fyah, Vindon, Imije and Scotty & The Dreamkillers.

Admission is $1,000 at the gate, while presold tickets are $600. Ladies will be granted 2-for-1 entry until showtime at 10:30 p.m and gates open at 9 p.m.

For more details, follow @PayAttentionJA on Twitter or ‘like’ the event’s Facebook fan page at http://www.facebook.com/PayAttentionJA.

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