As a young man his mother would take him to the local theatre where his mother sang, danced and prayed. She would pray for the children, pray for the men who left their women with their children. People came from miles away to hear her sing and pray. One night, a police came in the theatre half way through the night with the good news. He said, “The neighbors are complaining. Your music is too low, turn it up!” Shortly after that night his mother past away. She returns to King Baba James in his dreams, whispering into his ears, singing, telling him to sing. King Baba James started writing and recording songs, as the box of memories he created about his mother came back to him.
King Baba James’ writing and singing truly comes from his heart’s passion and the inspirations gathered from his mother. His music style is a mix of contemporary, pop, reggae, rock and roll, and alternative music. KBJ spent the past 12 years performing with the Toby Foyeh Band among countless other endeavors. He’s shared the stage with well known singers like Nancy Wilson, Chaka Khan, Dionne Warwick, MC Lyte, Daddy Kane, Keyshia Cole and Ray J, at the African American Festival. He performed at the Syracuse Jazzfest in June 2003, Festival Town Point Park in Norfolk, Virginia in 2008. King Baba James’ career as a solo artist and recording artist is thriving. Listening to his lyrics will make you feel Irie. He does it for the love and for one divine love, for all humanity.