Kabaka Pyramid

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Kabaka Pyramid
Birth nameKeron Salmon
OriginKingston, Jamaica
GenresDub, Reggae, Reggae fusion, Rap
Occupation(s)Musician, Songwriter, Deejay
Years active2003 - present
  • Bebble Rock Music
  • Chimney Records
Associated actsProtoje, Chronixx

Keron Salmon, better known as Kabaka Pyramid, is a contemporary Reggae singer and songwriter from Kingston, Jamaica. The name "Kabaka" is Ugandan for "King". Kabaka Pyramid, alongside artists like Alborosie, Chronixx, Irie Souljah, Jah9, Kelissa and Protoje, is considered to be part of the "Reggae Revival" movement.

Music career[edit]

On 25 July 2011 Kabaka Pyramid released his first EP called "Rebel Music EP". The EP contained his previously released single "Free from Chains" and also the song "Warrior" featuring Protoje. The EP truly was the start of his musical career.

On 5 November 2013 Kabaka Pyramid released his first full album under the title "Lead the Way". The album was a steady progression since his previous work, showing his growth and lyrical ability around the microphone. The album includes songs like "Liberal Opposer", "No Cliché", "Fly Di Gate" and his most popular song to date "Lead the Way". With this album he truly is trying to "Lead the Way" for the next generations. It was this album that gave rise to the young Jamaican's popularity. In 2018, he released the album 'Kontraband', including the title song, 'Kontraband' featuring Grammy winning artist, Damian'Jr Gong' Marley. Other songs on the album include 'Everywhere I go' featuring Jamaican singer Protoje and 'Blessed is the man' featuring another Grammy nominated artist, Jamar McNaughton Jr. AKA Chronixx. He has featured in Protoje's album 'Ancient Future' on the song 'The Flame'. He featured alongside Romain Virgo and Protoje on DJ Frass's album 'Prime Time News Riddim'. He has released two mixtapes, 'The Lyricist' and 'Accurate', for Livity Movements and WalshyFire respectively. The Former featured a new song, Ghetto Blues, featuring Chronixx.

Personal Life[edit]

Salmon is a follower of Afro-centric religion Rastafari, and expresses his beliefs in many of his songs. He has previously expressed beliefs regarding reincarnation, notably in his song, 'Meaning of Life'. The name 'Kabaka' shows his view of Africa as the birthplace and 'Pyramid' is thought by Salmon as to contain the Mathematical proportions of Universal Laws that are eminent in the formation of this universe.



  • 2011: Rebel Music EP
  • 2013: Lead the Way
  • 2018: Kontraband


  • 2011: "Free from Chains"
  • 2012: "Lead the Way"
  • 2012: "Should I"
  • 2012: "King Kabaka"
  • 2012: "Pon di Wings"
  • 2012: "New Year"
  • 2012: "War & Crime and Violence"
  • 2012: "No Capitalist"
  • 2012: "Cyaa Study Me"
  • 2012: "WorldWide Love"
  • 2013: "Dash a Fire"
  • 2013: "Foundation"
  • 2013: "Strive"
  • 2013: "High & Windy"
  • 2013: "Choppingz"
  • 2013: "Pretty Like Flowers"
  • 2014: "For the Children"
  • 2015: "Well Done"
  • 2015: "Too Long"
  • 2015: "As the Keys Play"
  • 2016: "Be Inspired"
  • 2016: "Fire Caan Cool"
  • 2017: "Can't Breathe"
  • 2017: "Blue Sea"
  • 2017: "Revolution of the Mind"
  • 2018: "Borders"
  • 2018: "Kaught Up"
  • 2018: "Kontraband"
  • 2019: "Can't Breathe (Genius T Remix)"


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