The Jamaican hip-hop scene is gaining momentum

Five Steez at ManifestoJamaica Festival 2011.

Five Steez at ManifestoJamaica Festival 2011.

Jamaican hip-hop has recently started to get attention with several notable releases from the likes of Five Steez and Nomad Carlos along with some successful events in Kingston.

The scene is still however deeply underground and there are strong forces standing in the way of increasing the presence of hip-hop in Jamaica.

On behalf of United Reggae I interviewed Five Steez, Nomad Carlos and Inztinkz to find out more about the roots of Jamaican hip-hop, its future and why rap artists are feared by the local Jamaican music industry. Check this thorough story here.

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