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War for Peace

Five Steez

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War for Peace is the 2012 debut album from Kingston, Jamaica’s underground emcee Five Steez. Three years in the making, his long-player opens strong with “Propheticz.” He and fellow Jamaican emcee Inztinkz kick out call-and-response rhymes before Five Steez takes the mic on “Rebel Music,” a standout jam built on soulful production and poignant phrasing; it yearns for peace and social justice in a time of deep struggle. Since hip-hop's a rare commodity in Five Steez's hometown, it’s only natural for hints of reggae to pepper some of the tracks on War for Peace. But he also mixes in old-school soul (“Slaving on the Plantation”), jazz (“Yard N***a Rap”), dub (“Crown Me King”), jazz (“Black Beauty”), blues (“I Am (feat. Kabaka Pyramid)”), and dancehall (“Blazing”). Five Steez’s debut LP is also strengthened by a grip of featured guests. Tara Harrison’s honeyed voice melts all over the hard-grooving closer, “Shining.” Nomad Carlos kicks down a quirky, stuttered rhyming style that recalls Posdnuos of De La Soul’s similarly stammered approach on 1991’s “Oodles of O's.”

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War For Peace

The movement is in full swing, SUPPORT JAMAICAN HIP HOP!

It's getting to a point

It has a point in the songs and tho they have that keep it up soon u can have be working w/ the top dogs on rap

New and fresh is always welcomed and appreciated....

I think the biggest problem with hp hop today is keeping it fresh, exploring new avenues not yet traveled..... This is exactly that, this is a new movement, a fresh face, ant a smooth stilo, I for one say good for you keep it up this IS REAL HIP HOP.

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