Two years after joining forces for HeatRockz EP, Five Steez and producer, Mordecai return with a new collaboration titled “True Original.” On the hypnotic track, Steez fills us in on some of the challenges he faces as an indie lyricist
“I need management handling my bookings and appearances, getting sample clearances,” he raps. “So I can be a lyricist, instead I’m running businesses.”
Despite the setbacks, the Kingston native remains optimistic. “I know my rhymes will sell/ on tour, getting encores, pushing merch,” Steez continues. “I’ll soon be everywhere, no need to look or search/ that’s sure, ’cause all I do is put in work.
“This song is the opening salvo, but it is far from the typical single,” says Steez about the track. “Minus where I let the beat breathe, I went in for 60 bars, without a chorus, bringing people into my current mindset.”
True Original is the first single from his upcoming collaborative album with Mordecai Life N Art due next year, which he describes as his most honest and personal project thus far. “It is also soulful and full of jazz,” he says. “The content and the sound is not really new for me, but, on this album, we zoned in on a specific vibe we knew people would relate to and be moved by.”
Stream “True Original” below via Bandcamp.