Mister Kali
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Mister Kali

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2003 | SELF

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2003
Band World Reggae




"Mister Kali & Dub Gideon-Hungry"

Mister Kali, a household name in New Mexico's reggae scene for years now, for the occasion joined forces with Texan production company Dub Gideon, and also called on local buddies Dre Estrada aka Dre Z Melodi and Ras Elijah Tafari for some vocal support. 'Hungry' is conceived as a showcase album, with 5 vocal cuts followed by a version (although you don't necessarily have to imagine pure dub). The most striking tracks are title track 'Hungry', a tune over the classic Mr. Bassie riddim in which Kali fulminates against the dubious quality of the food multinationals produce and as a solution points to the self-sufficiency Marcus Garvey also advocated, and even more 'True Wealth', which, thanks to the contributions of Dre Z Melodi and especially Ras Elijah Tafari, is given somewhat of a Virgin Islands vibe. A bit of a quirky, but intriguing release; pity they opted for that naïve somewhat kitschy sleeve design though. - Rebel Base


2023-"Father of the Fatherless" single
2021-"Code Red" single
2021-Re-release of HUNGRY on vinyl
2020-"Fiyahand" single **NMMA Winner-Best Reggae
2019-HUNGRY Album with Dub Gideon("Stand Strong" feat Dre Z Melodi **NMMA Winner-Best Reggae)
2012-Boomroots Collective-CEREMONY SESSIONS EP
2010-STEP FAST Album
2003-"Weed Fi Smoke Up" single
2003-"Shake Weh" single



Mister Kali has spent his career defying simple explanation and shedding labels. Simply, he is a force of nature. In reality, his music is born of and lives in contradictions.  
His new single 'Father of the Fatherless" kicks off what will be a banner year for this "young veteran" of southwestern reggae music. The recent vinyl release of 2019's "Hungry", collaboration with Texas based reggae production house Dub Gideon has helped forward Mister Kali's name worldwide. "Hungry" is the culmination of decades of Mister Kali refining his craft and sharpening his lyrics to live on a razor's edge of awakening, activism, respect and love. Don't miss this chance to experience some of New Mexico's best reggae alongside the most foundational reggae dub music out of TX with Dub Gideon.Awarded the New Music Music Award for Best Reggae Song two years in a row, with 2019's "Stand Strong" alongside Dre Z Melodi and 2020's "Fiyahand". 
Collaborating with and touring with well known acts such as General Smiley, Rocker T, Ken Serious, Khari Kill, Mystic Vision and Dre Z, as well as founding NM reggae/hip hop group Boomroots Collective, Mister Kali has made a name for himself with soulful, thoughtful and piercing lyrics, laid on a foundation of modern reggae and dancehall. He has toured throughout the U.S. on the strength of albums like his 2010 Step Fast, contributions to 2012's compilation Reggae Souljahs Worldwide Vol. 1 and early dancehall hits like 2008's "Shake Weh" & "Weed Fi Smoke Up".
Born in Santa Fe, NM, Mister Kali has become one of New Mexico's most respected reggae songwriters and producers, immersing himself in a music founded far from his high d

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