Album Watch this week follows Bebble Rock Music’s very own Kabaka Pyramid’s “The Kalling“. The Kalling follows Kontraband released in 2018 and stands as Kabaka’s second studio album. Released on 30 September 2022, the album was produced by Damian Marley. In addition, it boasts 15 vibrant tracks with notable collaborations with the likes of Jesse Royal, Protoje, Stephen Marley, Jemere Morgan, Peter Tosh and Buju Banton.
Kabaka Pyramid whose real name is Keron Salmon is a revolutionary conscious lyricist who has solidified his presence on the reggae scene. With past hits like Kontraband and Kaught Up in 2018. Kabaka is back with a noteworthy album. Tracks to look out for on The Kalling are Grateful featuring Jemere Morgan, Red Gold and Green with Damian Marley, Fade Away and title track The Kalling.
KABAKA PYRAMID – THE KALLING ALBUM 2022
- Mystik Man
- Red Gold and Green (feat. Damian Marley)
- Make Things Work
- Grateful (feat. Jemere Morgan )
- Stand Up (feat. Nathalia)
- Safe Right Here
- Rastaman (feat. Tifa)
- The Kalling (feat. Stephen Marley, Jesse Royal & Protoje)
- Faded away (feat. Buju Banton)
- Energy (feat. Jemere Morgan)
- Mary Jane (feat. Black-Am-I)
- EZ Ride
- Life Is Everything (feat. Answele)
- Kontraband Pt. 2 (feat. Damian Marley)
The album sold 620 units in sales and streaming in the US after the first week. This included 280 in pure album sales and 423,700 in on-demand audio and video streaming according to Luminate. Time will tell if the album charts on the Billboard charts following the success of Kontraband which peaked at No.3, spending 3 weeks on the charts in 2018.
For those reggae fans who are not in tune with Kabaka this is your chance to get with the program. The Kalling is one of those albums that will keep you in the mood and provides insight into a wide range of social issues. With a star-studded line-up to go with, the album is very entertaining and will leave you satisfied.
“The Kalling is really about my journey in music being for a higher purpose, not just to get rich or popular, but to inspire a higher vibration in whoever listens” says Kabaka Pyramid. “While the majority seek pleasure and sense gratification, there are a few who the Most High kall [sic] upon to keep the balance inna [sic] earth. Music is what I use to answer the kall and you can feel it throughout this album.”