CanaryPod: Topple Uncaged meets… Kabaka Pyramid

Topple Uncaged meets... Kabaka Pyramid
Steve Topple

THIS PODCAST CONTAINS LANGUAGE AND CONTENT SOME PEOPLE MAY FIND OFFENSIVE. THE VIEWS EXPRESSED IN THIS EPISODE ARE THE OPINIONS OF THE HOST AND GUESTS.

Welcome to series two of #ToppleUncaged!

Every week, The Canary will be bringing you an innovative podcast for the media landscape; hosted by me, Steve Topple.

In a special episode, I got to meet one of the most talented artists on the planet: Kabaka Pyramid:

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Kabaka Pyramid and Mr Topple

Mr Topple x Kabaka Pyramid

Kabaka has been in the music industry for over a decade. But it was his 2018 album Kontraband which immediately propelled him into groundbreaking territory.  It fused reggae with hip-hop, afrobeat, soul and other genres. Lyrically, Kontraband was also one of the most important works of last year. But moreover, it was the combination of these elements coupled with top class production that made the album an instant classic. It showcased Kabaka’s unique talents exquisitely.

So, I caught up with him at the Market Place bar in central London for the #ToppleUncaged podcast. We discussed Kontraband, how reggae-based music has evolved over the decades, his views on politics, Africa and more.

Enjoy!

Listen on iTunes here.

CanaryPod: #ToppleUncaged meets… Kabaka Pyramid show notes:

Presented, produced and edited by Steve Topple.

Sound engineering by Gav Pauze.

Africans Arise by Kabaka Pyramid featuring Akon via Ghetto Youths International and Bebble Rock Music:

Read my full review of Kontraband here.

Watch Kabaka’s latest video, Natural Woman:

Download Kontraband on your preferred platform here.

Follow Kabaka on Insta and Facebook.

Read more about him.

Follow on Twitter:

Steve Topple @MrTopple; The Canary @TheCanaryUK; Kabaka Pyramid @Kabakapyramid; Nicola Jeffery @NicolaCJeffery; Gav Pauze @PauzeRadio; Rai Star Music @rai_star113

Use the hashtags #ToppleUncaged #CanaryPod

Find out more about Gav Pauze.

Topple Uncaged Theme Music: Lost Souls by Lee Wrizzle.

Reggae Music by Kabaka Pyramid via Ghetto Youths International and Bebble Rock Music.

Featured image via Steve Topple and Maurice – Wikimedia and additional image via Covered PR

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