Jamaican rapper Five Steez has released ‘My Life, My Craft’, a song in which he chronicles his love for music and his own artistic pursuit, over lush melodies provided by long-time collaborator, Bravo.
On the track, Five Steez takes the listener from his early childhood memories of Hip Hop through to his own endeavors, including successes and struggles as an independent artist.
“I’ve had this record for a while,” Five Steez explained.
“It’s on a project I’m working on called ‘The Story of The Underdog’, which I don’t imagine being released until 2017. I got tired of waiting and just wanted to share this with the people who have been on this journey with me.”
Listen to My Life, My Craft by Five Steez.
Five Steez is an independent rapper who began capturing attention in 2010 with his ‘Momentum’ mixtape series alongside DJ Ready Cee, and later his 2012 debut album, ‘War for Peace’, which received great reviews from various outlets, including digital store, iTunes.
In 2014, Five Steez followed up with the EP, ‘These Kingston Times’ – listed by World Hip Hop Market as one of the year’s best international Hip Hop releases. He is now returning in 2016 with the third and final volume of the ‘Momentum’ series and two EPs.
“This year, I’m dropping the most music I ever have in one year,” he said.
Steez began his musical pursuit in high school, recording music and then eventually forming The BP Army, a five-member group which released yearly mixtapes and performed at live music events in Kingston until 2008.
In 2010, Five Steez started organizing events, as part of Manifesto Jamaica, and in 2012, he became one of the founders of Pay Attention – Kingston’s premier Hip Hop event.
His contribution as an artist and organizer has resulted in him being described as a ‘pioneer’ and ‘visionary’.