The artiste Kappa was born Courtney Linton to Jamaican parents in Brooklyn, NY on July 2, 1991. As a child, Kappa lived in Jamaica for a period of time. It was there he grew a love for reggae music. At a young age he was influenced by artists like Super Cat, Buju Banton, Megah Banton and Ninja Man. At the age of 10 Kappa tragically lost his father to cancer.
Music was his source of strength during this rough time. Kappa began writing his own music and soon discovered he wanted to make music a career. His mother showed her support by purchasing him a karaoke machine which allowed Kappa to practice and rehearse his craft on a daily basis. In recent years Kappa has began working with multi-genre producer KheilStone, better known as the creator of Cook Hennessy Riddim and Disorda Riddims. Kappa is now set to take over the music scene with his upcoming releases from KheilStoneMusic, sure to be a crowd pleaser!