New York, New York (February 5, 2018). "Each human being deserve a place to call their own, yet so many have to journey far from home, little children in the darkness all alone seeking freedom, it's about time we break those borders down, There's too much segregation we're all a part of one nation" (Opening of Borders)
Coming off of the release of his first single "Can't Breathe" from his soon to be released debut album 'Kontraband', Kabaka Pyramid is set to release his second single titled 'Borders'. Very often albums are released and viewed as a comprised body of work and a song for each mood but not necessarily a theme of any sort. With the second release from his debut album, one thing we can be sure of is Kabaka Pyramid will stay true to his art form and give us food for thought, lyrics with a message.
EAST PROVIDENCE, RI, July 20, 2017 – Waterfront Productions, LLC/Rhode Island Waterfront Events’ 8th annual Waterfront Reggae Festival, featuring Freddie McGregor, Anthony B, Junior Kelly, Kabaka Pyramid, Taj Weekes & Adowa and Natural Element, will kick-off the festival season at the new outdoor venue located at Bold Point Park on the East Providence, Rhode Island waterfront on Saturday, August 12th from noon to 10:00 p.m. Tickets for the Festival are $41 in advance and $51 the day of the show and are general admission. There are also exclusive $80 Rocksteady Passes still available in limited quantities that include all-day admission, access to a private lounge, cocktail service and a complimentary island cocktail or Red Stripe beer. Tickets can be purchased online at www.ticketmaster.com or www.riwaterfrontevents.com, by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 or by visiting Jordan’s Liquors at 199 Taunton Avenue in East Providence or Looney Tunes Records, 562 Kingstown Road in Wakefield, Rhode Island during regular store hours. On the day of the event, tickets will also be available at the RI Waterfront Events box office at Bold Point Park.
After many singles, two mixtapes and a 10 track EP called Lead The Way, Kabaka Pyramid is ready to release his first full album, titled Contraband. With media and fans buzzing about the highly anticipated album, Kabaka Pyramid / Bebble Rock and the Ghetto Youths team is set to release the first single titled 'Can't Breathe'. Produced by Genis Nadal and Executive Producer Damian Marley, 'Cant Breathe' is surely one of Kabaka's greatest piece of art to date.
During a period where society is so superficially driven it takes a mental strength to deliver the potent lyrical message, which Kabaka Pyramid delivered in 'Cant' Breathe'. Inspired by Lauryn Hill, while rhythmically paying homage to Fatis Burrel of Exterminator, Kabaka Pyramid was filled with a solid foundation prior to laying down this lyrical track.
"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. The stress and strain of the system and the mental pollution we are fed day to day reminds me of feeling claustrophobic and suffocated" says Kabaka Pyramid.
KING JAMMY PRESENTS NEW SOUNDS OF FREEDOM