Kabaka Pyramid is gearing up for the release of his debut album, Contraband, set to drop later this year. While there’s no release date for the record, as of this writing, he has released the albums leading single with “Can’t Breathe.”
From the streets of Kingston, Jamaica, Keron Salmon, better known as Kabaka Pyramid, is a rising artist and producer known for his reggae melodies and hip hop lyricism. He’s released a slew of singles, two mix-tapes and a 10-track EP in 2013 called Lead The Way. Apart from that, he’s also a regular guest vocalist as being featured on new albums this year by Nattali Rize with the song “Generations Will Rise” and Morgan Heritage with “We Are” in addition to collaborations with Wu-Tang Clan’s Raekwon and Major Lazer’s Walshy Fire with “Be Inspired”, as well as Chronixx on “Chalice and Roots” and Protoje’s “Warrior.”
His body of work has been building momentum for the release of his official debut album, Contraband. Little is known about the record other than its anticipation to be released later this year via Bebble Rock and Ghetto Youths. Not sure if and who will be guest featured on Contrabrand but we do have a taste of the records sound with the albums leading single, “Can’t Breathe.” The track, along with the album, was Produced by Genis Nadal along with Executive Producer Damian Marley.
In describing the track, we were told that it was inspired by Lauryn Hill, while rhythmically paying homage to Fatis Burrel of Exterminator. “I was watching Lauryn Hill Unplugged and I was struck by the emotions she put in her songs and I wanted the people that listen to this song, get that same feeling,” says Kabaka Pyramid. “The stress and strain of the system and the mental pollution we are fed day to day reminds me of feeling claustrophobic and suffocated.”
Listen to the song below and find it available for purchase on iTunes by clicking HERE!
Kabaka Pyramid on Tour:
Kabaka Pyramid will be busy all summer long touring the U.K., Jamaica and the U.S. He arrives in America for his first show on July 27th at Los Globos in Los Angeles, CA before performing a few music festivals with North West World Reggae Festival in Oregon on July 29th, Reggae on the River August 3rd and 4th as well as the Rhode Island Reggae Festival in East Providence, RI and a RastaFest Reggae Festival in Toronto, Canada on August 19th! Stay tuned as I’m sure fall dates will be announced soon but you can find all upcoming dates below.
Article By: Mike Patti
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