Artist of The Moment: Koffee – Toast

Can I say how impressed I am with this young lady!
Mikayla “Koffee” Simpson. 17 years old and blessed with talent. Coming from the beautiful island that produced my parents, Jamaica.
Koffee has really caught my ear.
Once again, if you didn’t know, I’m a music junkie and an artist as well. I don’t discriminate when it comes to music, I have a diverse ear. I listen to everything from Rock to Reggae.  Music heals, and this girl is bringing something back to the culture of Reggae that I haven’t seen in awhile.
Recently, I’ve been complaining about how our current era of music [hip hop mainly] has got me really NOT wanting to listen to music these days. For a music junkie to say that, there must be a problem with the current state of music, and there is.
These days, music is just so repetitive. Everybody is talking about the same thing. It’s one thing when the mainstream music world is repetitive, but even the untouchable underground music world has even become repetitive. Literally, all you have to do is pose with some chicks, pose with some money, pose with some liquor, have a tight beat, and BOOM, you have a hit! Music has lost it’s creativity. Music isn’t dead, but it definitely isn’t alive at its fullest. So it’s a beautiful sight to see some creativity brought back to the music world, especially one with a message.
Kulture music has been put on the back burner for awhile since Dancehall really took over the scene. If you’re not familiar with the Reggae culture, then these terms may seem new to you. Think of it like this, Kulture is the conscious/meditative music and Dancehall is the party music. I feel that’s the simplest way to explain it.
Koffee has brought some flavor to Kulture music. Lyrics are on point, beats are good, and the passion this girl sings with is more than anyone can ask for within this current state of music. You can actually feel this sistren’s music hit the soul. This is why I have chosen Koffee as my Artist of the Moment. She brings a different vibe, but most of all, she brings a message with the music. You can tell she’s in it for the love of the music, which I feel a lot of artist aren’t these days.
I’ve listened to quite a bit of her music and am happy that Koffee is on the scene. I can really see this sistren going far in the music world. She seems rather ambitious and intelligent for her age. I would’ve never guessed this was a 17 year old girl bussin’ off lyrics like this. Here’s Koffee’s hit song “Toast”.