Kabaka Pyramid – Can’t Breathe
First single off Kabaka Pyramid’s upcoming “Contraband” Album
Produced by Genis Nadal
Written by Kabaka Pyramid
Mixed by Marc Lee and Genis Nadal
Executive Produced by Damian Marley
After many singles, two mixtapes and his breakout EPs Rebel Music and Lead The Way, Kabaka Pyramid is ready to release his first full album, titled Contraband. With media and fans buzzing about the highly anticipated album, Kabaka Pyramid / Bebble Rock and the Ghetto Youths team has released the first single – ‘Cant Breathe’. Produced by Genis Nadal and Executive Producer Damian Marley, ‘Cant Breathe’ is surely one of Kabaka’s greatest pieces of art to date.
During a period where society is so superficially driven it takes a mental strength to deliver the potent lyrical message, which Kabaka Pyramid delivered in Cant Breathe. Inspired by Lauryn Hill, while rhythmically paying homage to Fatis Burrel of Exterminator, Kabaka Pyramid was filled with a solid foundation prior to laying down this lyrical track.
“I was watching Lauryn Hill Unplugged and I was struck by the emotions she put in her songs and I wanted the people that listen to this song, get that same feeling. The stress and strain of the system and the mental pollution we are fed day to day reminds me of feeling claustrophobic and suffocated” says Kabaka Pyramid.
Cant Breathe, depicts a painful and stressful situation many face living in a polluted system, which suffocates the betterment of the people. Kabaka Pyramid lyrically connects with the listeners throughout the single making sure the pain of residing in such a system resonates within the listener. With a powerful message throughout the song, Kabaka Pyramid made sure the lyrics in the chorus struck our heart.
“Feel like me cyaa breathe/ inna this yah suffocation/The people living inna sufferation / Mi Cyaa Breathe / Me feel claustrophobic/ In a system where no economic growth is/ Feel like me cyaa breathe / Inna this yah suffocation/ The people living inna sufferation/ Mi cyah breathe Mi cyah breathe/ When the youths dem cyaa write and cyaa read