The Federation Sound

Kabaka Pyramid

120 minsFirst aired 18 Apr 2018Next The Federation Sound Wed at 4:00pm EST
Maxwell Schiano

Bars on bars: From Ronny P to “Kabaka vs. Pyramid,” the Jamaican MC defines his alter egos and drops a literally breathtaking freestyle.

Kingston-born lyricist Kabaka Pyramid has one foot in Jamaica’s burgeoning reggae revival movement, and the other firmly in the hip-hop world. On 2016’s Accurate mixtape with Major Lazer’s Walshy Fire, for example, Kabaka throws down over classic instrumentals from the two genres, hosting both Raekwon and Chronixx. In advance of his forthcoming album Contraband, tentatively out in May, Kabaka joins host Max Glazer to revisit pre-BET Jamaica, appreciate old-school New York rap and hit us with a couple of unforgettable freestyles.


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