Sometimes It’s a battle when an Artist has to switch up the styles to be placed on a bigger platform. Today, Reggae Artist Kabaka Pyramid battles with his Hip Hop side on another level in “Kabaka Vs Pyramid“. Shot by JussBuss TV and features the late Notorious B.I.G.’s “Gimme The Loot” Instrumental, it’s Reggae Vs Hip Hop as the twos sides of Kabaka try to justify the better and more successful one. With cameo appearances from Five Steez, The Sickest Drama, Runkus, Koro Fyah, Royal Blu and more, this is a battle to see and replay many times. Featured on Kabaka and Walshy Fire’s “Accurate Mixtape“, check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
“Nuh judge me true mi eyes red!” – @KoroFyah
Within 24 hours much can be accomplished. Believe it or not, a day from now #PayAttention goes live again and further establishes itself a milestone within the Jamaican entertainment diaspora. I have nothing further to say on this topic; come show your support.
Introducing the Mogul, Koro Fyah
A: I expect a receptive crowd, a high energy, some solid music and heavy bass!
Q: With a fresh track bouncing around on the airwaves and a solid project to come, what should patrons AND fans look forward to from Koro Fyah on stage?
“It.. just.. It was fate, it had to happen” – @iAmVinDon
Do you disdain Jamaica? How do you feel about Hip-Hop generally? I’d cleverly advise you to close your browser if you come across this page not willing to #PayAttention. Eutopia is the place to be March 28th & even though the event is Kingston-based, i’m about to prove that some of the island’s most talented rappers do not solely only originate from the nation’s capital.
VinDon of BluRok is present.
Q: Welcome to the #PayAttention line up! You ready to hit the stage and deliver a killer performance
A: Respect! No doubt, it’s what I do.
Bonus: I caught wind that you’re the son of Ninja Man, can you confirm this?
Kingston, Jamaica’s premier Hip Hop party and artiste showcase series, Pay Attention, is set to take things up a notch with its next staging on Saturday, March 28, at its new venue – Eutopia, above Burger King, on Knutsford Boulevard in New Kingston.
This upcoming staging of Pay Attention will be its 18th since its inception in April 2012. “We’re all grown up now,” says host and organiser, TSD. “We’ve entered into a marriage with Eutopia because they respect our vision and have the ideal venue for our audience.”
Among the improvements noted by TSD are increased space, more reasonably priced drinks and a dedicated smokers’ deck. As per usual, recorded music will be played by Inztinkz and Deadline Sound, while the featured performers are Koro Fyah, Vindon, Imije and Scotty & The Dreamkillers.
Admission is $1,000 at the gate, while presold tickets are $600. Ladies will be granted 2-for-1 entry until showtime at 10:30 p.m and gates open at 9 p.m.
For more details, follow @PayAttentionJA on Twitter or ‘like’ the event’s Facebook fan page at http://www.facebook.com/PayAttentionJA.
As Heroes’ Day comes to a close, remember that today is a gift, that’s why it’s called the “Present“. With that said, Koro Fyah is here with a new song to let listeners know it’s a “New Day“. Produced by Kabaka Pyramid, Koro gives thanks to the almighty for another day of life and encourages others to do the same. He also urges listeners to make the most out of the new day despite the circumstances and keep Jah close. Great effort here from the Bebble Rock member. Something to listen to in the mornings before heading out to work or otherwise. Check out the track below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
Jamaican Hip Hop saw a new year over the weekend thanks to the first staging of Pay Attention. Held at Club Indulge and hosted by The Sickest Drama, patrons were treated to the musical endeavors of The Rush, K John, Five Steez and Kabaka Pyramid. The night began with a mix of new and old school Hip Hop provided by Fatalic, Inztinkz and Deadline for the patrons followed by Break Dancers showing another element to the Hip Hop culture. First up to perform was The Rush. Accompanied by a guitarist for his introduction, Rush kicked off his set with verses from his songs along with feature verses from Sons of Liberty songs. Accompanied by his Sons of Liberty brethren later, they all showed that #DatGang was there to make noise and get the people moving. After raising the energry levels, The Rush made way for the next performer, K John of the Gamblino Money Gang. Starting off his set with the National Anthem, he dropped lyrics about Kingston life and what you can find in Jamaica. K John, who was accompanied by his GMG brother for a song, also dropped lyrics about his love for marijuana and requesting its legalization, and the Gamblino life all while having the patrons paying full attention and following every command.
Starting his performance in the crowd was the next performer, Five Steez. Steez ran through a couple of his singles from his “War For Peace” album including a remix of “Slaving On The Plantation“. In respect to those who’ve followed his music for years, Steez also performed one of his songs off his “Momentum Vol. 1” mixtape to much delight from the audience. Before closing his set, Five Steez performed a song that will be featured on his upcoming project, “These Kingston Times“. The final performance of the night came from Bebble Rock founder, Kabaka Pyramid. With an arsenal of lyrics, Kabaka ran through many of his songs before letting the people know that he grew up on Hip Hop music and respected lyricism. Acknowledging Canibus, Wu-Tang Clan, Mobb Deep, and Spragga Benz as influences, Kabaka continued his set with some of his songs over old school hip hop instrumentals which had the crowd in a frenzy. With appearances by Koro Fyah and Shanique Marie, Kabaka had the audience’s attention until the final minute where he recited a very lyrical verse and demanded someone to challenge it. Challengers included The Sickest Drama who performed an unknown amount of bars (Let’s say 200 bars), King Biggs from Sons Of Liberty, Femcee Ice Creame, and Rseenal who have all impressed with their lyrical prowess. Highlights of the night? The Sickest Drama’s performances between sets, Rseenal’s performances, SOL bringing energy to the stage, Breakdancers, Five Steez’s “5 4 3 2 1”, and Kabaka throwing up the Wu-Tang Clan “W” before performing over old school Hip Hop beats and reciting some of the original lyrics to the beats. Check out pics and videos from the event below and share your thoughts in the comments section.