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Keron "Kabaka Pyramid" Salmon is a multi-talented artist and producer hailing from the streets of Kingston, Jamaica with a unique musical style blending the power, energy and melody of Reggae with the lyricism of Hip hop. He is based out of the Bebble Rock Music camp and through his liquid and hypnotizing delivery spreads the positive messages of spirituality and conscious 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. He is an ever-evolving artist that has numerous ways of expressing his creativity.
The Award winning artist has developed a solid global fan-base that connects deeply with the messages in his music. Releasing a powerful catalogue including the critically acclaimed "Accurate" Mixtape, the underground hit debut EP "Rebel Music " and the Billboard top 10 charting "Lead the Way EP"; singles such as "Well Done", “No Capitalist”, “Mi Alright” with Chronixx, “Free from Chains” and “Never Gonna Be A Slave” as well as music videos for the popular “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 the new wave of powerful reggae artists coming out of Jamaica.
Following the global success of his imapctful hit single "Well Done" in 2015; Kabaka in 2016 released his "Accurate" mixtape presented by music superpower Major Lazer and Walshy Fire to tremendous reception with the mixtape proving to be an instant classic amongst reggae/hiphop fans.
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 additon won the award for best reggae recording in 2013 by Canada’s highly respected Juno Awards.
Kabaka has achieved recognition both locally and overseas, placing #1 on the BILLBOARD Next Big Sound Charts Worldwide and also featured by the popular music conglomerates Billboard.com, TheFader, MTV Iggy, Okayplayer, Reggaeville amongst many others in the media landscape.
Pyramid has toured extensively over the past 4 years; carrying his "Rebel Music" to the largest of Reggae stages around the world performing on major festivals spanning from the US West Coast to Europe. Aided by his excellent Bebble Rockers band; he has brought his message and power to thousands of people hitting stages such as “Reggae on the River” (US), Sierra Nevada World Music Festival (US), “Rototom Sunsplash” (Spain), Musa (Portugal), SummerJam (Germany), Reggae Sundance (NE) and the “Reggae Sun Ska Festival” (FRA), South by South West (US) amongst many more. He has also performed in Canada, Costa Rica and the Caribbean entertaining audiences hungry for high energy and high power conscious reggae music.
In 2015 alone Kabaka headlined a 24 show, 31 day tour of the United States and a 28 show, 11 country tour of Europe thrilling reggae lovers and further cementing himself as an ambassdor of the music he loves. A tradition continued further in 2016 with over 80 shows across North America, the United Kingdom, Europe and the Caribbean.
Locally; Pyramid has graced the stage of major local concerts such as Reggae Sumfest, Rebel Salute, Sting, Trench Town Rock and the Dennis Brown Tribute Concert as well as live national TV and radio performances to rave reviews.
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.
“With a solid list of skills not only in the booth but on the mixing board, and an array of lyrics that preach a message of love, self-awareness and African pride, Kabaka Pyramid is well on his way to a career that should not only lead to greatness but also lead a lot of fans to righteousness” Aesthetics Now Mag.