Hip Hop artiste, Five Steez, is scheduled to release his ground-breaking debut album “War for Peace” via www.fivesteez.com on Tuesday, August 21, 2012. “This is real music to help people in the struggle find peace,” he says. “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.”
The release of “War for Peace” will mark the completion of a journey that took Five Steez over 3 years as he prepared the album as an independent artiste. Over time, he released a variety of singles such as “Yard Nigga Rap” and “Rebel Music”, which were put together for a free album sampler, which was released on February 17, 2012. Prior to the sampler, Five Steez released online mixtapes, including the ‘Momentum’ series with New York radio icon, DJ Ready Cee.
After appearing on Hip Hop tastemaker websites such as OkayPlayer, KevinNottingham.com and many others, he has made a name for himself amongst underground Hip Hop fans worldwide. Despite the fact that the genre goes largely unrecognized in Jamaica, Five Steez has defied the odds and appeared in leading Reggae magazines, Backayard and the German-published Riddim. Writers and critics alike have hailed his lyrical prowess, depth and honesty as well as his unwavering determination in pursuit of a genre that does not fit the Jamaican stereotype.
Both digital and physical copies of “War for Peace” will be sold through www.fivesteez.com while MP3 downloads will also be available on iTunes, Amazon and other online music outlets.
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