TOPPA TOP 10: THE BEST REGGAE SINGLES OF 2017*

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December 21, 2017

9. Kabaka Pyramid, โ€œCanโ€™t Breatheโ€


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โ€œCanโ€™t Breathe,โ€ produced by Genis Nadal, is the first single release from Kabaka Pyramidโ€™s forthcoming album, Contraband. Notably, the artist conceived the idea for the track after watching Lauryn Hillโ€™s Unplugged. Impressed by the emotion she expresses in her music, he wanted to replicate her passion. The song is dedicated to people around the world who feel the pressure when their bills and taxes rise, but their paycheck doesnโ€™t. Something many of us can relate to. It is one of Kabakaโ€™s best singles to date, and leaves fans eagerly waiting for his Damian Marley-produced debut to arrive. โ€”ย Gibbo