After releasing four singles, the album Love N Art by emcee and producer duo Five Steez & Mordecai is now available for purchase and streaming on all digital platforms. The project features 9 tracks of jazzy and soulful boom-bap Hip Hop meant to inspire hope.
“This is my most honest and personal project yet,” says Five Steez. “I believe it is my best body of work thus far and the music is very universal because of the sound and the message.”
Mordecai, who produced the entire album, says, “Five Steez has easily been one of the most consistent Hip Hop acts in Jamaica and it was a joy to help in adding on to the discography. This is an album for Hip Hop heads, but also anyone that appreciates good music with meaning and substance.”
Love N Art opens up with the song “Give Thanks” followed by the Shaq the MC-assisted “Dreamer”, which was released as the third single. Steez then speaks to some ladies he encounters on “All I Need” and gets back to business after on Work.
The song which began the album campaign in September, “True Original”, appears fifth on the project, and Shaq the MC returns as a guest on “The Message”, a powerful song about redemption and being one’s best self.
The theme of hope continues as the album progresses to “Some Day” and “Days N Times”, the last single released in January. Love N Art then closes with the title track – “Love N Art (What I Feel)” – where Five Steez emphasises the importance of knowing one’s purpose and worth.
With the album now available, fans can look forward to the upcoming “True Original” music video in March as well as more content online. A physical roll-out of limited edition CDs will also occur in April. All of the visuals and all Five Steez branding are handled by Jome Anderson aka Scotty Dreamkiller.
Since 2010, Five Steez has released mixtapes, albums and EPs, including the three-volume Momentum mixtape series with DJ Ready Cee, 2012’s War for Peace, 2014’s These Kingston Times and 2016’s HeatRockz, which was also produced by Mordecai. In 2017, he featured heavily on the album Nothing Else Matters as part of the four-member Kingston and New York-based collective, The Council, which also comprises Nomad Carlos, The Sickest Drama and Inztinkz.