After releasing Council Arts a year ago, Kingston, Jamaica’s super group of MCs, The Council, has finally released another single from its upcoming album titled Nothing Else Matters. The new track, The Final Countdown, features Nomad Carlos, Inztinkz and The Sickest Drama (TSD) welcoming a new era over a suspenseful musical backdrop.
With a post-apocalyptic feel, reminiscent of the 1999 New Year’s Eve, Nomad Carlos, in the chorus, asks,
“Could this be the year that our minds are free?”
He later declares: “The time has begun / Either live long or you gon’ die young”.
The song’s verses from Nomad Carlos, Inztinkz and TSD describe different New Year celebrations in New York and Kingston, while paying tribute to various Reggae legends.
The Council is the four-member crew (including Five Steez who does not appear on this track) behind Kingston’s premier Hip Hop event which ran from 2012 to 2015. It is also part of the management of Gambling House Recording Studio, the Mecca of Hip Hop in Kingston.
The Council took a break from staging events to create an album together, after many years of collaborating as solo rappers. The release date for The Council’s album, Nothing Else Matters, is still yet to be announced.