The Belizean born veteran Reggae music artiste Pupa Curly has released his long-awaited full-length album GRIOT and new single “Gone Away” available now on all digital outlets, featuring an incredible supporting cast, including Eljai, Sweet Tea and E-Dee.
The album is produced by Carl McGregor of Diamond Mine Studio in Los Angeles. The album is the first full-length project from the artist in over two decades. Released on the Tuff Kruffy Entertainment label, the album is distributed worldwide by Gorilla Status Records. The hit single “Money” released last year, distributed by Tuff Gong International is among the fifteen solid tracks on this album.
The origin for “Gone Away” is a serious reflection on this year of many challenges and personal loses. “This song was inspired by the untimely passing of loved ones and friends over the past year due to COVID-19,”Pupa Curly shared.
About Pupa Curly
After break-out hits like “You Must Wake Up” & “Crack is a Killa,”Pupa Curly, the socially and politically conscious ‘Dancehall Edutainer’ resumes his musical journey.
Pupa Curly has performed at many of Southern California’s elite music festivals including: Santa Monica Pier’s Twilight Concert Series; Kangal California Reggae Splash; Bob Marley Day; Seabreeze Festival; and UCLA’s Jazz/Reggae Festival to name a few. Other notable performances include performing recently for King Nadiope IV of Busoga Kingdom in Uganda.
The Belizean act was a guest collaborator on George Clinton’s “Paint the White House Black” single on Paisley Park Records, which also featured a host of ‘A-List’ Hip-Hop recording artists, including Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Kam, The Red Hot Chili Peppers and many others.
In the tradition of GRIOTS from West Africa, the teaching continues, as this veteran California Educator cements today’s important social and political issues ‘digitally’ for the unforeseeable future.
“Just as Politicians and great leaders have a responsibility to inform and lead their people, so do musicians and artists. I believe music is a significant element in communicating to the people – positive and uplifting thoughts.” – Pupa CurlyGRIOT
1. Everything Yo Want
2. She Was Sixteen feat. Eljai, Sweet Tea
3. Back In Love feat. Eljai, Delly
4. Love How Yo
5. Watch Weh Yo Post
7. Can’t Breathe
8. Watch We feat. Angelica
9. Hey Baby feat. Eljai
10. Democracy Weh
11. Gone Away
12. War War War feat. E-Dee, PB
13. Lives R Not Games
14. Hey Baby Dubstrumental
15. Money Dubstrumental
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