Canadian rapper, 23-year-old Kyriel “Pimpton” Roberts combines old-school hip-hop influences, experimental production, and thought-provoking lyrical flow to create a distinctive brand of hip-hop. Pimpton released two major albums in 2013 - The Deal Breaker: Manifest Destiny in February 2013, followed by Killa Call Me Killa Vol. 1 in September 2013, and will release Killa Call Me Killa Vol. 2 this fall of 2014.
Pimpton immigrated to Canada from the country island of Trinidad and Tobago in '94. He started listening to hip-hop when he was 12 years old and released his debut album, The Newer Testament while he was still in highschool in 2008. Pimpton has always been interested in social issues and classism. He tends to strongly identify with the struggles of the middle class, and those of visible minorities. Pimpton’s reflections on these problems are conveyed through his lyricism.
On TDBMD, Pimpton teamed up with Bay Area hip-hop legend Andre Nickatina for the track “Little Darrell.” By September 2013, “Little Darrell” had skyrocketed on to the MuchMusic charts, and currently remains in rotation on MuchVibe.
For KCMKV1 Pimpton, switched it up with a free download album that was Hosted by DJ PopDukez which has been downloaded over 25,750 times. The top Single “Pom Pom Wit Killa Inside” is currently in rotation on MuchVIBE.
Pimpton has performed at major festivals including SXSW, JunoFEST, Cannabis Cup and Canadian Music Week. He has shared the stage with big name hip-hop artists and icons such as Big Sean, Young Jeezy, BeenieMan, Andre Nickatina, Mistah F.A.B., EPMD (Eric Sermon and Parish Smith), UGK's Bun B, Cannabliss, Sweat Shop Union, RedMan & Method Man, Wu Tang Clan's Gza, Wu Tang Clan'sRaekwon, Bone Thugz N Harmony, Warren G, Waka Flocka Flame, Swollen Members and MadChild,Moka Only, JD Era, La Coka Nostra, and more.