The young lion from Kingston held his own, exhibiting star quality as well as proving that people were ready for his music. Couple that with recent moves—including an appearance this year at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas; his U.S. tour with a stop at New York City’s SOB’s; and an impressive European touring schedule—and there’s no question that Kabaka Pyramid is gunning for international stardom.
Kabaka, born Keron Salmon, began his musical journey around 2002. A fan of hip-hop, he would recite rap lyrics from the Kingston-born Canibus and Inspectah Deck of Wu-Tang Clan fame. He continued performing hip-hop when he moved to Orlando, Fla., finding some encouraging success by landing a track, “Dear Hip-Hop,” as Ronny Pyramid with fellow rapper Young Diction on the DJ Green Lantern mixtape Myspace Invasion Part 2 in 2007.