Kabaka Pyramid, Serani deliver message of hope with ‘Gonna Be Alright’
Serani and Kabaka Pyramid have joined musical talents for a new song titled ‘Gonna Be Alright’, aimed at spreading a message of hope, unity and love.
The song is a part of the Spot On Riddim compilation album from Spot On Records and Element Music Group and was produced by Anthony Taylor and Giovanni Powell.
Both artistes are no strangers to the industry, each having an extensive catalogue under their belts with Kabaka being particularly known for his conscious music. The award-winning reggae artiste has a unique sound, blending hip hop, reggae and dancehall which has earned him recognition locally and internationally.
Serani, who got his start in the industry as a producer, is popularly known for his chart-topping single ‘No Games’, and others such as ‘Skip to Ma Lu’ and ‘Stinkin Rich’.
“I say equal rights and justice for all, I say love everyone, one love for all,” sings Serani in the opening lines which sets the tone for the positive song before continuing, “fight for your rights my people and show love”.
The uplifting song comes at a time when there is much turmoil in the world. With lyrics that speak to fighting for rights and seeking change, it highlights powerful activists throughout history such as Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr, Marcus Garvey and Nelson Mandela who all fought for social change.
In his verse, Kabaka starts by singing, “tell them say man ago alright please even though everyday man a RIP, likkle motivation that is all I need,” highlighting the possibility of hope despite the tragedies that surround us.
Complementing the positive message, the uplifting beat helps to reinforce the positive feeling they want to evoke from the listener.
The song also empowers through lines like “we can do anything we want to” and “stand tall we nah fall,” further encouraging and motivating the listeners to take action to bring about positive changes in society.
“We’ll be alright, tell them we’ll be alright” sings Kabaka in closing on a hopeful note.
SEAN PAUL RELEASE MONUMENTAL DANCEHALL ALBUM
‘LIVE N LIVIN’ HIGHLIGHTING COLLABORATION OVER CONFRONTATION
“Dancehall is alive and well. Check the pulse. This album is one I hold very dear to my heart for many reasons. It’s the first album of mine being released off my own label, Dutty Rock Productions, and a body of work which has allowed me to work so closely with artists I revere in my genre.”
Grammy® Award-winning global megastar, philanthropist, Sean Paul release his seventh studio album – LIVE N LIVIN – arriving on all platforms March 12th. LIVE N LIVIN is produced by Dutty Rock Productions and distributed by ONErpm.
LIVE N LIVIN is now available HERE
LIVE N LIVIN features some of reggae and dancehall powerhouses the likes of Buju Banton, Damian “Jr Gong” Marley, Agent Sasco, Mavado and newcomers such as Govana, Chi Ching Ching, Intence, and several other artists that play a pivotal role and whose sound remains a cornerstone of the genre. With a collection of traditional and fresh sound of dancehall Live N Livin captures the essence of dancehall and the unity, which exists within the culture.
Dancehall has recorded tremendous success over the years, with amazing fusion offered by the likes of Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Sam Smith, and genres like Reggaeton and Afro Beats. The genre has continued to impact the world and Sean Paul aims to highlight the significance of dancehall while collaborating with different talented artists.
The 16-track album was produced with a collaboration over confrontation undertone, 15 collabs and one single from Sean Paul. In the midst of this great body of work highlighting dancehall from Jamaica, Ghanian dancehall artist Stonebwoy is also featured on the album on “Guns of Navarone” remix.
“Stonebwoy, very talented artist from Ghana who always pay homage to the dancehall genre, and visits the island of Jamaica. It was clear to me when he stated he wanted to be a part of this project I could not say no” says Sean Paul.
“Live N Livin is loaded with collaborations demonstrating to the world the versatility and excellency of Jamaican dancehall music. And most important, it demonstrates that unity can be achieved. Sean Paul could easily leaned back and collect, but he chose to fight for the genre he loves and address important issues that have stopped dancehall from reaching the top – where it belongs” Riddim Magazine (Ellen Kohlings & Pete Lilly)
With over one year at home, due to the pandemic, like many artists, Sean Paul has been unable to hit the stage and tour vigorously as he is used to. Using his time to record two albums, ‘Live N Livin’ & ‘Scorcha’ Sean Paul has partnered with Dreamstage and is set to perform virtually for his fans Live from Jamaica. Fans are in luck as they will “get to teleport to the Caribbean for feel-good music through Dreamstage’s superior hi-def visual virtual concert stage that brings dancehall ambassador Sean Paul and surprise musical guests into homes where fans can dance like no one’s watching in unison with others. He will perform live from the sandy beaches of Jamaica on Saturday, April 10 at 4:00pm EST.”
ABOUT SEAN PAUL
Ryan Francis Henriques (born January 9, 1973), who performs under stage name Sean Paul, is a Jamaican Grammy winning reggae artist who is the former lead vocalist of the Dutty Cup Crew. Sean Paul broke through with “Gimme The Light,” the first single from his 2002 album, Dutty Rock, which peaked at No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100. Paul won his first GRAMMY for Best Reggae Album for Dutty Rock for 2003, the same year he was nominated for Best New Artist. To date he has released six studio albums including Dutty Rock, 2002; for which he won the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album, The Trinity, 2005; which was certified platinum in Europe and by the Recording Industry Association of America. He also went on to release Imperial Blaze, 2009; Tomahawk Technique, 2012, and most recently Full Frequency in 2014.
1. Buss A Bubble Remix – Sean Paul ft. Sotto Bless, Looga Man, Ras Ajai, Chi Ching
2. Boom – Sean Paul Ft. Busy Signal
3. Space Ship – Sean Paul ft Suku Ward
4. Real Steel – Sean Paul ft. Intence
5. The Plug – Sean Paul feat Chi Ching Ching
6. Dem Nuh Ready Yet – Sean Paul feat Left Side
7. Crazy – Sean Paul Ft Buju Banton
8. Schedule – Sean Paul ft Jr. Gong, Chi Ching Ching
9. Money Bags Sean Paul ft. Govana
10. Protect Me – Sean Paul ft. Serani
11. Lion Heart – Sean Paul
12. Guns of Navarone – Sean Paul ft. Jesse Royal, Mutabaruka & Stonebwoy (Remix)
13. Danger Zone – Sean Paul ft. Bugle, Sotto Bless
14. Life We Livin – Sean Paul feat Squash
15. I’m Sanctify – Sean Paul feat. Mavado & Agent Sasco (Remix)
16. Everest – Sean Paul ft. Masicka and Skillibeng
‘Live N Livin’ album – https://ffm.to/livenlivin.