Koffee names Alkaline as one of his musical influences
Koffee names fellow dancehall star Alkaline as one of his biggest musical influences.
It’s not often that one great artist admits to being a fan of another, but at 21, reggae artist Koffee is still young and honest enough to show her admiration to fellow artist Alkaline, to whom she credits a huge musical impact on her throughout her life. career. The “Harder They Fall” singer praised him for being one of his favorite lyrical influences, and of course the official Alka fan page wasted no time reposting Koffee’s tribute. , which the fans appreciated. They expressed their gratitude to Koffee for showing Yung Lawd a well-deserved respect.
Speaking on the BBC’s ‘1xtra’s Influence’, she spoke about the versatility of the artist and how he is able to blend her and present his different life experiences through his music. None of her songs that she rated are the same, as it keeps it fresh and leaves fans guessing with a plethora of hits such as “Suave”, “Extra Lesson”, “Conquer the World”, “Beat and Teach “and” My Side of the Story. “
The Grammy winner also told her that Alkaline feels like family, as the two artists went to the same school, Ardenne High, and started in the industry at around the same age.
“Go to the same school and see him be older than me and drop out of high school and achieve a certain level of achievement. I looked up at him and thought “wow, I would like that for myself someday” and then I actually processed the thought and thought maybe it was possible. Go hard for my thing, drop my music, keep my vibe, keep my fire lit, and now be able to speak on such a renowned platform from an artist that I really love and who comes from a similar and close space. , is huge. I feel great so this episode means a lot to me for that reason, ”she explained.
“1xtra Influence” is a program presented on BBC Radio 1Xtra, a contemporary urban and black music digital radio station owned and operated by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). Launched in August 2002, the station broadcasts from the original Broadcast Building in London and is commonly referred to as “1 Xtra BBC”. The show itself aims to interview chart-topping artists and famous artists to learn more about their musical DNA and influences from their own perspective.
In the show’s audio clips, fans can listen to Koffee talk about Alkaline’s enormous influence on her because he’s real and her music always has a message. “Whenever you hear my voice, I can’t avoid the subject of Alkaline’s versatility.”
The song you just heard, “‘Wey We Ago Do” is similar to my song “Pressure” in that it is about wrestling and what is beyond the benefits of life. and just feel happy the whole artist. There are struggles we all go through in life, but growing up in a third world country I think our travels are unique as Jamaicans and Alkaline is able to harness that a bit and show some more. of vulnerability in a different direction. So you have to appreciate it for that and for bringing to light some of our struggles as a people, ”she added.
The 60-minute episode, which airs on December 6, 2021, notes that Alkaline is one of Jamaica’s most exciting performers. At the end of the post on the website, you will find a tracklist of 18 of his songs and the links for you to listen to the tracks.
Songs include “Conquer The World”, “City”, “Direction”, “One Life”, “My Side Of The Story”, “Formula”, “Suave”, “Extra Leson”, “Gyalis Pro” (feat. Sean Paul), “Ocean Wave”, “Weh We Ago Do”, “Impact, Mama Pray”, “Nah Fi Like”, “Real Dawgs”, “Champion Boy”, “ATM” and “Top Prize”.