Posts tagged "Kabaka Pyramid"

Will There Be A Distant Relatives Reunion at This Year’s 9Mile Music Festival?

Will There Be A Distant Relatives Reunion at This Year's 9Mile Music Festival?

If The Stars Align This Weekend In Miami, Anything Can Happen

The 9 Mile Music Festival was established in 1993 as the brainchild of Cedella Marley Booker in honor of her son, Robert Nesta Marley. Formerly known as Marley Fest and The Caribbean Music Festival, the event has been renamed 9 Mile after Bob’s birthplace as well as his final resting place—the little village in St. Ann Parish that lies at the heart of the Marley legacy. More than a concert,  the 9 Mile Music Festival provides millions of canned goods to local homeless shelters and domestic centers throughout Miami; feeding families in need for months after the show is over. For 22 years, the concert has required canned goods in addition to the price of admission, and it always will. Given its strong ties to the Marley family, the show is always packed with reggae royalty, and this year is no exception, with Stephen “Ragga” Marley, Julian “JuJu Royal” Marley, and their nephew Skip Marley all scheduled to perform this Saturday, February 27th. In addition, both Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley and Nas are billed—and while each of these living legends will be performing his own set, anticipation is in the air that the two lyrical giants may join forces on stage to recreate the magic of their 2010 album Distant RelativesFull Details After The Jump… Read more »

HEAR THIS: Raekwon x Kabaka Pyramid “Be Inspired”

HEAR THIS: Raekwon x Kabaka Pyramid "Be Inspired"

The Chef Connects With Baka Over Walshy Fire’s Production— Accurate!

Any time you can get two of the world’s greatest living lyricists on one track for the first time, that’s a win. On “Skew It On the Bar-B” Andre 3000 and Raekwon brought A-Town and Shaolin together and the result was historic. On the fresh cut “Be Inspired,” Raekwon the Chef trades bars with Kabaka Pyramid over a hard-driving breakbeat. (Shout out to our peoples over at egotripland for the link.) If you can’t picture the Wu God kicking it with a dancehall reggae artist, perhaps you forgot about his Clarks game—not to mention that Wu-Tang “One Blood” joint.  Let’s just say the homie Walshy Fire has made history with this one.  Audio After The Jump… Read more »

HEAR THIS: Kabaka Pyramid “Well Done”

HEAR THIS: Kabaka Pyramid "Well Done"

Accurate! As Riverton Dump Blazes, Kabaka Buns Out Overpopulation & Waste Mismanagement.

“Music is the Weapon of the Future,” Fela Kuti once declared, and he used his power as an artist to bring about immediate political change for the good of the people. Kabaka Pyramid follows in that proud tradition with his latest song, the sarcastically titled “Well Done,” which was produced by Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley. In the tune, Kabaka blazes a fire on Jamaica’s political leaders for selling out the people and leaving the island nation in a serious predicament. “I don’t want it to look like I’m on a all-out attack against the government, but I want people to be aware that they have a say in the governance of the country,” the prolific lyricist said when asked by the Jamaica Observer newspaper. “It might be a harsh statement but I see no inclination that politicians are interested wholeheartedly in the welfare of the people.” The song makes mention of the IMF debt as well as lopsided development deals with Spanish and Chinese interests that Kabaka blames for shortchanging Jamaica. But since smoke from the Riverton dump fire began fouling the air, the waste management debacle has given the song fresh meaning. Kabaka took to Instagram today to make the connection. Audio After The Jump… Read more »

HEAR THIS: Kabaka Pyramid ft. Chronixx “Ghetto Blues” PREMIERE

HEAR THIS: Kabaka Pyramid ft. Chronixx "Ghetto Blues" PREMIERE

Let Them Sing A Sweet Song For You

Livity Movements titled their new Kabaka mixtape “The Lyricist” for a reason. His rapid-fire flow is jam-packed with gems of wisdom, knowledge, and over standing on this crucial compilation, spearheaded by the Parris Agency and Destine Media. Here he joins forces with long-time sparring partner Chronixx on an exclusive track from “The Lyricist,” which drops next week. The song is called “Ghetto Blues” and Kabaka really blacks out on this one. As the roots revival continues. Audio After The Jump… Read more »

A Love We Can Feel: Respect To John Holt

A Love We Can Feel: Respect To John Holt

Early Sunday morning, Reggae Legend, John Kenneth Holt, died at the age of 67 in London. Even after collapsing onstage during a performance at this summer’s One Love Festival in the UK, he insisted that his health was fine and said “I’ll be back.” Born in Kingston, Jamaica in 1947, he entered talent competitions at an early age, throughout the island. Holt recorded his first single, “I Cried A Tear,” a song about lies and heartbreak, in London, 1963. This melancholy first tune, foreshadowed numerous follow up hits. More After The Jump…

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WATCH THIS: Kabaka Pyramid “Never Gonna Be A Slave” Official Music Video

WATCH THIS: Kabaka Pyramid "Never Gonna Be A Slave" Official Music Video

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In comes the original rootsman chanter Kabaka Pyramid with some brand new musical sounds to make you jump & rave called “Never Gonna Be a Slave.” Kabaka spits hot fire pon the warm & easy Can River Riddim produced by the man called DJ Frass the bigga boss. Zeen? Video courtesy of DJ Frass and the man dem from Royalty Productions and Bebble Rock Music said speed—an Eric Christian King film. Way up an’ stay up—Uzeet! Video After The Jump… Read more »

WATCH THIS: Jahdan Blakkamoore & Kabaka Pyramid “For The Children (Official Video)”

WATCH THIS: Jahdan Blakkamoore & Kabaka Pyramid "For The Children (Official Video)"

This One Is For The Children

Jahdan Blakkamoore teams up with Kabaka Pyramid on this roots reggae banger. “For The Children” is a positive reggae anthem encouraging the ghetto youths to rise up and take a stand while charging them with the responsibility for self-reliance and awareness. Shot on location in California last Summer while both artists were performing at The NW World Reggae festival and Reggae on the River. Video After The Jump… Read more »

HEAR THIS: Rough Road Riddim Mega Mix By Green Lion Crew & VA

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Green Lion Crew unveils their innovative reggae dubstep project entitled the Rough Road Riddim. The mega mix features reggae’s up and coming youngsters like Jahdan Blakkamoore (iTunes Reggae Album of the Year award winner in 2008 and 2009), Chronixx, Kabaka Pyramid (Billboard Magazine’s #1 Next Big Sound – May 2013), Dre Island, Zamunda and Cron Syncro. The Rough Road Riddim successfully links hip hop, dancehall, dub and dubstep for a subtly complete, and undeniably catchy, up-to-the-time musical experience. The Rough Road Riddim will be  available worldwide July 16, 2013 on iTunes and all vendors July 30, in the mean time Hit The Jump To Hear The Mega Mix… Read more »