Conscious reggae artist Kabaka Pyramid teams up with Damian ‘Jr Gong’ Marley to release a lyrical ode to Rastafarian culture.
Juno Award-winning artist Kabaka Pyramid (alongside Canadian reggae artist Exco Levi who won the Reggae Record of the Year in 2014) is back with a sweet tune to add to your playlist.
Backed by one of the most common reggae chord progressions, “Red, Gold and Green” is a three-and-a-half-minute history lesson.
Both lyrically conscious assassins and positive message purveyors, Pyramid and Marley don’t hold back with this one.
Whether Kabaka is lacing you with his prowess about his expertise on the mic or Marley is in the midst of schooling the masses, together, they capture the essence and knowledge of Rastafarianism.
The visuals are simple yet pack a powerful statement. Using the symbolic colours on monochromatic shots allows for accents throughout the video to stand out among the artists, people and props.
Kabaka, Ugandan for ‘king,’ approaches his music with the lyricism of a hip-hop artist while drawing from the soul of reggae. The single is right on the mark with Pyramid’s work over the years.
Consistent, cerebral, and harmonious. Now, if only we could get a full-length album from these two.
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