The lyricist cemented himself as a major force in the music with standout performances at staple local festivals such as Rebel Salute and Reggae Sumfest. This consolidating his positon following an impressive Reggae Sting showing the previous year.
Internationally, Kabaka completed a number of successful tours with his band "The Bebble Rockers". Performing at the South by South West Music Festival in Austin, Texas was a ground-breaker for the artist as he represented reggae music on one of the largest industry platforms on the globe. Following SxSW, the "Young Lions" Tour took Kabaka Pyramid right across the United states, thrilling audiences on a 31 day, 24 show reggae experience alongside Iba Mahr. This in addition to a number of other major appearances in Florida, Oregon, Seattle and various provinces in Canada established a firm foundation on the North American continent.