The Belizean born veteran Reggae music artiste Pupa Curly has released his new single “No Competitor” featuring Chris Penny UG. The single is the first release from the upcoming EP The Next Chapter. Released on Tuff Kruffy Entertainment label, the single is available now and distributed worldwide by Tuff Gong International.
After break-out hits like “You Must Wake Up,” & “Crack is a Killa”, Pupa Curly, a socially and politically conscious edutainer & social justice activist resumes his musical journey.
The Belizean born veteran music artiste has released his long-awaited full length album GRIOT featuring an incredible supporting cast, including Eljai, Sweet Tea and Edee in 2021. The album is produced by Carl McGregor of Diamond Mine Studio in Los Angeles.
Released on Tuff Kruffy Entertainment label, the album is available now and distributed worldwide on all digital platforms. The hit single “Money” released two years ago, distributed by Tuff Gong International is among thirteen solid tracks on this album.
Pupa Curly has performed at many of Southern California’s elite festivals including: Santa Monica Pier’s Twilight Concert Series; Kangal California Reggae Splash; Bob Marley Day Festival; Seabreeze Festival; and UCLA’s Jazz/Reggae Festival to name a few.
Other notable performances include performing recently for King William Gabula Nadiope IV of Busoga Kingdom in Uganda, East Africa. Pupa Curly has collaborated on George Clinton’s “Paint the White House Black” single, taken from the album Hey, Man, Smell My Finger released on Prince’s 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 others.
After listening to Pupa Curly’s “Wake Up Mama”, an upbeat Afro-Punta song, urging Africa’s leaders to unite for the sake of the children of the continent, Pupa Curly was tasked by the world renowned Pan-Africanist and Founder of the African Diaspora Development Institute (ADDI), H.E. Dr. Arikana Chihombori Quao to write the theme song for the ‘Wakanda One City of Return’ project in Cape Coast Ghana “Going Back Home.”
“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,” said Pupa Curly.
Pupa grew up listening to his mother’s American country and western and rhythm and blues collection. But by his teens, he discovered reggae through Bob Marley, Yellowman, and General Echo and they became a great influence on his musical style. In addition to reggae, Pupa Curly also released ‘Habinaha Whama’ an Afro-indigenous cultural vibes influenced by the Garifuna people originally from Saint Vincent – a blend of African and Arawak indians.
Over the years Pupa Curly has stayed true to his name ‘Pupa’ which is synonymous with mentor, teacher, father, and counselor. In the tradition of GRIOTS from West Africa, the teaching continues, as this veteran Edutainer cements today’s important social and political issues ‘digitally’ for the unforeseeable future.
Source: Tuff Kruffy Entertainment