Steezy is that brother grinding day and night, just commas, no fullstops.
“We had fun doing this. We took on some characters, but we were just being ourselves on camera. When you watch it, you’ll basically take a ride with us. But you will have more questions than answers at the end.” – Five Steez
When others are debating between West Coast and East Coast, Steez stays First Coast. And when it’s about Old Skool or Nu Skul, Five brings the True School. The truth doesn’t exist in bits, even if equally, but in wholeness and for that, we’ve got to agree with Steez’s take on things. It’s hard to go against a true brother, harder if he’s resting in heaven blazing the best, that western Jamaican. I wanna be neighbours with King Steezy, for obvious reasons, hehee!
Late last year, we highlighted his Heatrockkz EP as part of our week-long feature on the Kingston Hip Hop activist and MC. The fourth offering from the 5 track project was True School, a dedication to all the dealers and fly women – the ballers and shot-callers. True School was one of Steez’s best lyrical moment coupled with a delivery and flow radiating with confidence. For an artist still representing Hip Hop in it’s essence, we’ve learnt to expect nothing but fire from Five.
“my pen is amazing, yours went on a vacation… It’s the best that I’m blazin, that western Jamaican, distressing the nation. still these whack artists busy testing my patience”
The visual – directed by Scotty Dreamkiller with assistance from Jay Mani – is a mini action-suspense thriller, featuring the rapper and female sidekick, Kemi, driving around, collecting mysterious packages. Jamaica has very beautiful streets, even the Sun is kind as it’s rays embrace Kingston with a warm ambiance. The video brings to life the song’s anthem-like chorus, shouting out the people “in the streets / and all the fly women in they jeeps”. While the hook acknowledges the listeners, Five Steez’s verses challenge his so-called competition with clever bravado.
“We had fun doing this. We took on some characters, but we were just being ourselves on camera. When you watch it, you’ll basically take a ride with us. But you will have more questions than answers at the end.” Steez said, adding that, “It’s really me flexing my skill and making high-energy music,”
This mini action-suspense thriller is the second music video from HeatRockz, with the first being for the EP’s opening track, Dirty Couch. The 5-track HeatRockz is Five Steez’s most aggressive project to date and features ‘true school’ bangers that keep heads nodding. The EP is available for free download and is also on iTunes, Spotify and other digital outlets. Expect more from Five Steez this year as he is set to follow up HeatRockz with another body of work produced by Mordecai, as well as the release of Nothing Else Matters, the album by The Council, of which he is one fourth, alongside fellow MCs, Nomad Carlos, The Sickest Drama (who makes a cameo on the visuals) and Inztinkz.