August 31, 2010
5th Floor - Right To Left
Some 5th floor music to get you acquainted with their sounds before Sunday.
Plus here is some information on the group and their vibe.
5th Floor is a 12 strong Cape Town hip-hop outfit that was assembled in 1996. '04/'05 saw the crew release their debut album called Attention To Detail. 5th Floor then independently launched a second album called “Sex & Revolution” in March '09 through So Treal Music.
Sex & Revolution is Camo & Kasual T accompanied by a 4 piece band.
The crew performs and produces hip-hop music, as well as providing platforms for urban-art expression within their immediate community.
5th Floor is a proud product of their environment and to reflect their heritage they have chosen poetry & live music as their medium. Their lyrics reveal meaning in everyday life while drawing on lessons from our common ancestry.
In keeping with the ethics of real music the 5th Floor encourages Knowledge-Of-Self. This is an element that has motivated and inspired the crew in many ways. The relevance of universal concepts apply to the local and abroad underprivileged communities where there is a large hip hop audience.
Collectively the Fifth Floor Unit has shared platforms with artist world wide. The caliber ranges from poets like Sarah Jones, Timbuktu, Loop Troop to Lesego Rampoalekeng, artists like Tumi & the Volume to Black Thought of The Roots, Zaki Ibrahim, John Robinson, People Under The Stairs, Slum Village, Talip Kweli through to outfits like Blk Sonshine, MXO and Bongo Muffin.
The presence of 5th Floor has been felt globally. Their work appeared in the award- winning graffiti documentary “Over Spray” & they have shared platforms with artist in all elements of the culture. Dj’s like South Africa’s no. 1 Ready-D & Mr Len of Company Flow (NY) & Black Noise & Even POC (Prophet of da City)
5th Floor featured on the Harambe Dope Sessions Compilation, MK89(DSTV), Hype Magazine(Oct ‘09), Merge Magazine Compilation, Sunday Sun, Channel O(DSTV), Latitude(SABC), Street Journal(SABC), Whats On Cape Town(CTV).
The 5th Floor has been felt in venues nationally Like The Assembly Cape Town, Car Fax & Roka Bar Gauteng, Tings & Times Pretoria & Oppikopi & Synergy Music Fest, Artscape Theatre Hip hop Connected ‘09 & Cape Town Fest ‘10 to name a few.
“Hip-Hop artistic/ original- we don’t bite/ From b-boys to DJ’s to graff work we stay tight!” – 5th Floor 2005