“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
Kingston, Jamaica’s premier Hip Hop party and artiste showcase series, Pay Attention, returns for the New Year on Saturday, January 31 at C&C South Beach, 2 Brompton Road. The event will feature music by resident DJ, Inztinkz, and Deadline Sound; as well as performances by Hip Hop artistes, Five Steez and Gully Ca$h, Dancehall/Reggae artiste, Rseenal, and singer, Jane MacGizmo.
Five Steez is expected to deliver songs from his 2012 album ‘War for Peace’ and his ‘These Kingston Times’ EP, released last October. Additionally, Gully Ca$h, who also released his free mixtape, ‘Trillinayaad’, in October, is slated to perform his newest music.
Rseenal, who is known in underground Dancehall and live Reggae circles, will be performing a special Hip Hop-flavoured set, while Jane MacGizmo will treat listeners to her eclectic dubtronica sound as heard in her singles, ‘Babylon’ and ‘Black Skin’.
“Anyone who has attended Pay Attention before knows that we always bring the best underground talent that Jamaica has to offer and there is an energy that is unparalleled at our event,” says host and organiser, TSD. “As usual, we have that real Hip Hop, which is about dope beats and rhymes, and we mix it up with other genres, which are all a part of the same family, from acts who have that Hip Hop flair.”
Admission to Pay Attention is $1,000 and ladies are two-for-one until showtime at 10:30PM. Gates open at 9PM. Pre-sold tickets are $600 and persons may contact the organisers to purchase them via the event’s social media accounts. The event’s partners include Hype TV, JAE Magazine, Now Playing JA, Rebel by King, Electro-Tech and Follow @PayAttentionJA on Twitter or visit on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/PayAttentionJA for more info.
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.
Tonight, Rapper Five Steez welcomes one and all to his home with his new video, “Welcome“. Directed by Nathan Cowan of Caribbean Films with assistance from Bubbla G, Rocket Media and The Talent Inc., this was shot in Half Way Tree and Trench Town. Here Steez drops lyrics about his hometown, the activities that take place daily and of course give a history lesson on some of the children who grew up from there to play an influential part in the development of Hip Hop and the popularity of Reggae Music. We also get cameo appearances from some who play a part in the growth of the “First Coast” Hip Hop Movement. Great video here and I like the take on the black and white video with coloured accents. Five Steez’s “These Kingston Times” will hit the Internet on October 14 but you can preorder now here. Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
With his “These Kingston Times” project hitting the internet next month, Rapper Five Steez prepares to release the music video for his first single, “Welcome“. The video is slated to drop on Monday September 15 at 8PM but you can catch a preview of a few scenes below. Share your thoughts in the comments section.
With the days leading up to his “These Kingston Times” EP release coming to a close, Five Steez dropped off the 2nd single. Titled “Welcome” and produced by OneMan Beats, Steez plays host here as he introduces listeners to his hometown of Kingston. He speaks on the activities that happen there, what the residents go through, Jamaicans residing in various places overseas, hailing some great Jamaicans and of course repping the “First Coast“. A great listen here as OneMan provides great production to go with Steez’s commanding lyrics. “These Kingston Times” will be online in October! Check out the track below and share your thoughts in the comments section.