Kabaka Pyramid is a conscious revolutionary lyricist with a unique musical style; blending the power, energy and melody of Reggae with the lyricism of Hip hop. Hailing from Kingston, Jamaica this Bebble Rock Music artist uses his liquid and hypnotizing delivery to spread positive messages of spiritual evolution that forces you to listen.
The name "Kabaka" is Ugandan for "King" and the long lasting survival of the Pyramids of ancient Africa represent his desire for longevity in the music and deep connection to Kemetic roots; leaving messages for generations to come.
This Award winning artist has developed a solid global fan-base that connects deeply with the messages in his music, touring extensively over the past 8 years to the largest of Reggae stages around the world. Aided by his excellent “Bebble Rockers” band; he has brought his message and power to tens of thousands of people in North America, Europe, Central America and the Caribbean. Hitting stages such as “Reggae on the River” (US), Rebel Salute (JA), Sierra Nevada World Music Festival (US), “Rototom Sunsplash” (Spain), Musa (Portugal), SummerJam (Germany), Reggae Sumfest (JA), Reggae Sundance (NE), Reggae Sun Ska Festival (FRA), South by South West (US), BoomTown (UK) as well as headlining multiple 20+ multi-city club tours. Kabaka is well known for delivering an electrifying and entertaining live performance.
Kabaka has been charting worldwide in recent times with the release of singles such as “Nice Up the Dance, “Trample Dem”, “Believe”, “Ready” and “Babylon Fallin” all off his Fall 2020 “Immaculate Mixtape” with Max Glazer and the Federation Sound. Always maintaining a firm presence in the local and international space; he’s also been collaborating with celebrated artists such as UB40, Damian Marley, Method Man, Chronixx and Bounty Killer.
In 2018 following the global success of impactful hit singles, EPs and mixtapes over the previous 7 years; Kabaka released his debut album "Kontraband" to tremendous critical acclaim and rave reviews. The project; executively produced by Damian “Jr Gong” Marley is a joint release with Bebble Rock Music and Ghetto Youths International and has been a top ten main stay on reggae charts worldwide. Featuring artists such as Chronixx, Protoje, Pressure Buss Pipe, Akon and of course Damian Marley as well as singles like "Reggae Music” "Kontraband", "Natural Woman", and the anthems “Well Done” and "Can't Breathe" which both topped the global reggae charts; the album is considered a modern day classic.
The Pyramid has released a powerful catalogue over the years including the “Immaculate” and "Accurate" mixtapes. The latter presented by music superpower Major Lazer and Walshy Fire and both released to tremendous reception with the mixtapes proving to be a hit amongst both reggae and hip hop fans. He has also completed the perennial "Rebel Music EP" and the Billboard top 10 charting "Lead the Way EP". With singles such as, Never Gonna Be A Slave”, “No Capitalist”, “Mi Alright” with Chronixx, and “Free From Chains” as well as music videos for the popular "Reggae Music", “Warrior” featuring Protoje, “World Wide Love, “Liberal Opposer” and “High and Windy” with Sara Lugo; he has achieved regular rotation on local and international airwaves. Kabaka Pyramid is touted by many as a leader in powerful reggae artists coming out of Jamaica.
Kabaka has achieved recognition both locally and overseas, placing #1 on the BILLBOARD Next Big Sound Charts and also featured by the popular music conglomerates, The Fader, The Source, MTV, Okayplayer, Reggaeville, Vogue, Billboard, BET amongst many others in the media landscape. In 2013 he was awarded breakthrough artist of the year by the Jamaica Reggae Industry Association. He is also a three (3) time nominee for Song of the year 2013, 2014 and 2015 for the tracks “No Capitalist”, "Mi Alright" and "Well Done" respectively. The lyricist has in addition won the award for best reggae recording by Canada’s highly respected Juno Awards with Exco Levi.
With a mission to steer future generations towards harmony and unity Kabaka Pyramid is primed and focused on
bringing a righteous and conscious way of thinking to the masses through Reggae Music.
“An unprecedented blend of Hop Hop and Reggae to deliver songs of social commentary and black pride” Mojo
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Listen to Kabaka’s debut album ‘Kontraband’: www.kabakapmusic.com