Straight out of Kingston, Jamaica comes an epic body of work from a group of lyricists who have upheld the essence of Hip Hop in their city for many years. The Council, formed in 2015 by long-time collaborators Inztinkz, Five Steez, Nomad Carlos and The Sickest Drama, has finally released their 16-track album — “Nothing Else Matters”.
“Nothing Else Matters”, which is produced and mixed by Inztinkz, with art direction by Jomé Anderson and Warren Buckle, features hard-hitting, neck-snapping drums and cinematic instrumentation, matched by superb rapping, articulating an unheard ‘third world’ perspective, but a narrative similar to other cities globally.
The four man crew deliver some of the dopest material in a while with this project as they tackle a myriad of subject matters while kicking that good old verbal calisthenics over face smashing backdrops. Keeping to tradition, the album stays true to its Hip Hop background alongside the Jamaican influences in terms of themes and motifs. Features include rising underground emcee Tha God Fahim, J Militia, Koro Fyah, Massy the Creator, Kabaka Pyramid and more.
“Nothing Else Matters” goes only a few minutes past the one-hour mark. The project showcases a variety of sounds and topics, tied in sonically and thematically, with a Jamaican perspective being the common thread. An album with such depth and diversity is rare in Hip Hop today, and is ground-breaking coming from Kingston. With this effort, The Council has proven its place in the upper echelon of MCs and has represented its city in a new and creative way.
“Nothing Else Matters” hits digital outlets such as iTunes, Spotify etc on Friday, October 27, and CDs will become available on Friday, November 24, via Bandcamp.
The Council is Kingston, Jamaica’s champion team for the Hip Hop culture, consistently releasing music as solo artists over the past decade and staging events in their city.
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