Colombia Records signee and Grammy winner has just unlocked the release of her remix for “Pressure” and it features dancehall lord, Buju Banton. Speaking of the song, she said: My people, as we witness the constant injustice towards our brothers and sisters, we must stand together. I may be young, but I can fully feel the weight of the decades of oppression and abuse towards not only Black Americans, but Black people all over the world. We cannot let all the lives lost be in vain. We must fight for freedom and fight against injustice. We are all in this together. None of us are free until all of us are free.”
Known by her nickname Koffee, Mikayla Simpson is a Jamaican singer, rapper, DJ, and guitarist whose vibrant mix of dancehall, reggae, and rap earned her international attention and a major-label deal with Columbia U.K., which issued her debut EP, Rapture, in 2019. At the 62nd Grammy Awards, Koffee took home the trophy for “Best Reggae Album” for Rapture. This achievement made her the youngest person and first woman to ever receive this award. As a result of this, there’s been a sort of attention on the 20 year old. On her latest remix, she tagged along Buju who is not only a lord in the dancehall business but also a legend in the Jamaican musical space.
The single “Pressure” which was launched over the summer has achieved over 3.1 million combined streams already. Her debut album entitled “Rapture” is a well calculated piece of work which strikes and transcends various cultural structures alongside the modern description. The project appeared in multiple album of the year credits across the likes of Complex, Pitchfork, Billboard and The Guardian. The new decade kickstarted with a historic Grammy win where she took home Best Reggae album breaking the record for the first woman and youngest person to do so.