Hip Hop artiste, Five Steez, has released a free EP of remixes of songs from his groundbreaking debut album, “War for Peace”, at http://www.fivesteez.com.
The free EP features 6 tracks, including remixes of fan favourites, ‘Yard Nigga Rap’, ‘Rebel Music’ & ‘Slaving on the Plantation’. It also has a bonus track available only via a Bandcamp / FiveSteez.com download.
“I’m not usually a fan of remixes but I had multiple versions of the song ‘Growing Pains’… so I always knew some sort of remix project for the album could manifest,” says Five Steez. “After the album was out, Zitro reached out, to me, to remix ‘Yard Nigga Rap’ and I liked what he sent back. From there, I put the word out that I was doing a free remix EP. Over a few months, I got dozens of remixes, some from producers already on the album and others from those who never had the chance to make it. I ended up choosing the best remixes that gave the tracks a different but natural feel. New beats, same boom-bap.”
Since its August 2012 release, “War for Peace” has received excellent reviews from iTunes as well as some underground Hip Hop blogs and even Reggae journalists in Europe and Jamaica. “This is real music to help people in the struggle find peace,” says Five Steez. “It is new millennium boom-bap Hip Hop with soulful production, heavily themed with a lot of commentary, storytelling, introspection and raw lyricism on display.”
Since 2010, Five Steez has been making a name for himself among underground Hip Hop fans worldwide through features on various Hip Hop blogs and websites. Despite the fact that local artistes of the genre go largely unrecognized in Jamaica, he is seen as one of the leaders of an emerging Hip Hop movement in Kingston.
“War for Peace” is available at http://www.fivesteez.com, iTunes, Amazon and other online music outlets.