Indie Jamaican artist Five Steez has recently dropped a new single titled Deadly, produced by DJ Crooks.
‘Deadly’ is the first single from the forthcoming Five Steez digital EP, ‘These Kingston Times’.
The track, produced by DJ Crooks, features a classic Hip Hop breakbeat mixed with a vintage Reggae sound and a signature Dancehall chant. Equipped with sharp verses as well as a hypnotic hook and bridge, Five Steez makes this one a sure crowd pleaser.
Listen to Deadly by Five Steez.
Five Steez is an independent rapper from Kingston, Jamaica who began capturing attention in 2010 with his ‘Momentum’ mixtape series alongside Bronx-based DJ Ready Cee, and later his 2012 debut album, ‘War for Peace’, which received great reviews from various outlets, including digital store, iTunes.
Steez has since gone on to organizing Kingston’s premier Hip Hop event, Pay Attention, and operating out of the city’s most revered space for the genre, Gambling House Recording Studio.
Despite Jamaica being known mostly for Reggae and Dancehall, and its local industry dominated by the two, he has built a name for himself through grassroots organization and online promotion, raising the profile of the local Hip Hop community and challenging expectations of what music from the country should sound like and how far it can go.
Now, Five Steez is welcoming the world to ‘These Kingston Times’, a new EP to be released in the last quarter of 2014. The project is said to be the modern tale of the Jamaican capital.
Steez says, “It’s a new perspective in Hip Hop, and music, in general, but parallel to urban environments worldwide.”