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.
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 Wutang Clan is for the children, while Five Steez, Inztinkz, Nomad Carlos, and The Sickest Drama who make up “The Council” are for the Hip Hop heads. Today 3/4 of the group hop on the Clan’s “Triumph” Instrumental for a quick freestyle. Here they shed light on fake Rappers, show how sharp they are when it comes to the bars, and how their upcoming projects (Five Steez – Momentum Vol. 3 and The Council’s “Nothing Else Matters“) will separate them from the common folk and will be what you need to hear. I bomb atomically, check out the track below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
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.
It was a night of excellence at the 1st staging of Pay Attention for 2015. Featuring Five Steez, Jane Macgizmo, Rseenal and Gully Cash, patrons were entertained by the talent showcased and witnessed another rise in Jamaican Hip Hop. Held at the C&C South Beach, we get concert footage courtesy of Vision High Filmz. Stayed tuned for the next staging! Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
It’s time to PayAttention! On July 19, Club Indulge patrons will gather round and enjoy some great JamaicanHip Hop. Located at 2 Brompton Road, Kingston and hosted by The Sickest Drama, you’ll be treated to performances by Massy The Creator, Wayne Hevy, Gamble G, and Kash Kapri. Check out the Hype TV promo by The Sickest Drama by checking out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
On March 8, 2014, Kingston’s Club Indulge paid homage to the late great Notorious B.I.G. and celebrated the elevation of Jamaican Hip Hop. Hosted by The Sickest Drama, patrons were treated to big performances by Reazonz, Shanique Marie, Monopoly King, Tristan of Sons Of Liberty and a few special guests. Brought to you by Vision High Filmz, check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.