Beatbopper congratulates Kabaka Pyramid
Congratulations continue to shower on conscious reggae artiste Kabaka Pyramid for winning Best Reggae album for his sophomore album “The Kalling.”
This was one of five albums nominated in the Best Reggae album category at the 65th Annual Grammy awards; the other four being Koffee’s “Gifted,” Protoje’s “Third Time’s The Charm,” Sean Paul”s “Scorcha,” and Shaggy’s “Come Fly Wid Mi.”
The “Kalling” album tracks include “Kalling” feat. Stephen Marley, Protoje, and Jessie Royal; “Mystik Man” feat. Peter Tosh; “Red, Gold and Green,” feat. Damian Marley; “Faded Away” feat. Buju Banton.
The 15-track album is produced by Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley.
US-based record producer Michael “Beatbopper” Hudgins, in adding his spice to the congrats dish, says, “hats off to you my artiste. Well deserved; a job well done brings rewards. Your win comes as no surprise.”
“Ever since the nominees were announced, I expressed my position in an article published on the Reggae-Vibes website. I recalled saying his (Kabaka) conscious music was one which is not seasonal; that the issues explored were important to human lives.”
“I have been listening to his catalogue of songs and I keep telling myself that his music is well worth listening to. Many years to come Kabaka’s music will be still alive.”
Hudgins explains that Kabaka Pyramid appears on two of his albums. “The track “Prayer” feat. Third World Don is on my “Miungu Ya Muziki” album and also on my “Certified Gold” album.”
“The “Miungu Ya Muziki” album went number one on the Amazon Cuba Caribbean charts and stayed on that platform (charts) for over three months. It also went number two on the US sales-driven Itunes charts,” Hudgins added.
“I heard about Kabaka Pyramid on various reggae outlets. The opportunity finally came through Third World Don, a multi-talented Jamaican.”
Hudgins is hoping to do some serious work with Kabaka Pyramid and Third World Don, among other projects in the coming months. Details of which will be soon announced.
(Photo is still taken from Kabaka Pyramid’s acceptance speech)