Five Steez

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Five Steez is an independent underground Hip Hop artiste from Kingston, Jamaica.[1] He began making a name for himself with the release of his mixtape, "The Momentum: Volume One", with Bronx, New York-based DJ Ready Cee, in December 2010.[2] He then followed up with "The Momentum: Volume Two" in October 2011 [3] and finally released his debut album, "War for Peace", in August 2012.[4] Since its release, the album has been well received by Hip Hop websites [5] as well as the Jamaican print media,[2] which has labelled it an unexpected landmark release from Jamaica.[6] In October 2014, he released his EP, 'These Kingston Times', to equally rave reviews,[7] followed by 2016's EP, 'HeatRockz'. He also organized Kingston, Jamaica's premier Hip Hop event, Pay Attention,[8] in the past, and is one-fourth of the local Hip Hop collective, The Council.[9]

Discography[edit]

Albums

  • 2012: War for Peace

EPs

  • 2013: War for Peace (Remix EP)
  • 2014: These Kingston Times
  • 2016: HeatRockz (w/ Mordecai)

Mixtapes

  • 2010: The Momentum: Volume One (w/ DJ Ready Cee)
  • 2011: Yard Rebel (w/ DJ MadLogic)
  • 2011: The Momentum: Volume Two (w/ DJ Ready Cee)
  • 2016: The Momentum: Volume Three (w/ DJ Ready Cee)

with The Council

  • 2016: Forgotten Parables (EP)
  • 2017: Nothing Else Matters (Album)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "iTunes - Music - War for Peace by Five Steez", iTunes, 22 October 2012. Retrieved on 7 December 2012.
  2. ^ Gayle, Sheena. "On the 'Wright' Track", The Gleaner, Jamaica, 22 October 2011. Retrieved on 7 December 2012.
  3. ^ "Five Steez releases 'War for Peace' album" Archived August 27, 2012, at the Wayback Machine., The Jamaica Star, Jamaica, 23 August 2012. Retrieved on 7 December 2012.
  4. ^ Itkoff, Adam. "Five Steez - War for Peace", Nomadic Wax, New York, 5 September 2012. Retrieved on 7 December 2012.
  5. ^ "Gray Owl Reviews", JAE Magazine, Jamaica, 26 November 2012. Retrieved on 7 December 2012.
  6. ^ Delahaye, Jordan. "Five Steez holds back no punches in 'These Kingston Times'". Jamaicansmusic.com. Retrieved 20 March 2015. 
  7. ^ "Who is Five Steez?". FiveSteez.com. Retrieved 20 March 2015. 
  8. ^ "Internet-tional music". The Gleaner. Retrieved 9 November 2017. 

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