Independent Hip Hop artist Five Steez is sharing music from a project which could manifest as a full-length album next year. In doing so, he 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.
“Little did I know, this music would be mine / I grew up over time and knew I would be signed / but not quite,” he rhymes.
Steez tells his story with just as much honesty as braggadocio, never wasting a line – not even in the song’s hypnotic chorus.
“I’ve had this record for a while,” says Five Steez. “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”.
This unannounced release aside, Five Steez is slated to put out the ‘Momentum Vol.3’ mixtape with DJ Ready Cee this year, as well as two EPs. “This year, I’m dropping the most music I ever have in one year,” he says.
Five Steez 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 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.