The collision of two music legends will always lead to something magical and this has proven to be true as frequent collaborators and longtime friends, Larry Gaaga (Vice President A&R, DefJam Africa) and multi award-winning superstar 2Baba announced that they’re joining forces to form a new super duo called “The Kabal” which has just released Mad Over Hills.
In making the announcement, Larry Gaaga said: “We always knew this collaboration was going to happen, it was only a matter of time. This is part of the fulfilment of the promises I made to elevate African music as Vice President, A&R at Def Jam Africa.” 2Baba sharing his excitement stated: “I couldn’t be happier and more excited to be doing this with my brother and friend, Larry Gaaga, and with a label as iconic as Def Jam.”
Sipho Dlamini, CEO, South Africa & Sub-Saharan Africa, Universal Music also spoke about the partnership. “It is exciting to see two legendary true African talents like Larry Gaaga and 2Baba come together to create a super duo this iconic. This is the stamp of excellence in black music Def Jam is known for,” he said.
As their first act after the announcement of their formation, The Kabal has released its first single titled Mad Over Hills which features superstar rapper Falz the Bhad Guy. On the Marvio-produced track, 2Baba and Falz tell the stories of conditional love, passionate desire and heartbreak.
In 2023, the duo is set to release its first project titled The Birth under Def Jam Recordings Africa. The Birth is the amalgamation of sounds, stories and cultures from across the continent, and it features the biggest stars the continent has ever produced.
Listen to Mad Over Hills by The Kabal, featuring Falz below: