Okyeame Kwame, an award-winning rapper who is regarded as one of Ghana’s best rappers, has praised the industry’s newcomers.
Okyeame, who was named Artiste of the Year at the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards in 2009, believes that the new rappers are better than him (oldies).
“When we started rap, there were just a few rappers – Bright of Buk Bak, Exdoe, Chicago, Reggie Rockstone, VIP and Obrafour. We were just a few. Now, everyone knows how to rap and the world has become so small through the internet,” he stated.
“These guys are standing on the shoulders of giants like Reggie Rockstone, Lord Kenya; what people don’t know is these young rappers are way better than us. Kwame Yogot and the rest – they are much much better than us,” Okyeame Kwame declared.
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“There is competition from the United States, Nigeria, Kenya, and South Africa,” he added, “but these young rappers can still be heard.”