Jamaican Hip Hop Here to Takeover
Kingston, Jamaica: The Hip Hop community in Jamaica is making a powerful statement as its front runners are uniting for “The Takeover”, a stage-show to be held at Funky Munky, 17 Holborn Road, on Saturday, December 15, 2012. The event, which begins at 8PM, will feature The Sickest Drama, Nomad Carlos, Five Steez and Kabaka Pyramid.
The show’s admission is $500 and $300 for college students with identification cards. Showtime is 10PM and refreshments will be available at the bar.
In spite of Hip Hop lacking local mainstream acceptance, a few Hip Hop artistes and others with Hip Hop influences have been steadily rising and attracting both local and international attention. Five Steez is defying the odds and has been receiving great reviews locally and globally since the independent release of his debut album, “War for Peace”, in August 2012. Nomad Carlos has also begun creating a stir on urban music websites with November’s release of his “Me Against the Grain” mixtape, his 2nd project for the year. The Sickest Drama is now poised to follow-up on this line of ground-breaking Hip Hop releases with a project entitled “Legend in the Making”, to be announced later. Additionally, Kabaka Pyramid is capturing Reggae audiences worldwide with his conscious Reggae/Hip Hop fusion since the release of his free “Rebel Music” EP in the summer of 2011.
Spokesperson for “The Takeover”, Dan says, “Hip Hop has its roots here in the Jamaican sound system culture through DJ Kool Herc, a Jamaican immigrant to the Bronx, who is recognized as the father of the culture. The genre is destined to come full circle with the emergence of this new movement of artistes who use and fuse Hip Hop right here in Jamaica.”
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