African music has great impact over the world. It proves to be also helpful for shaping jazz, rock and merengue. In 1970s hip-hop music first started in Ghana by an artist Gyedu Blay Ambolley who invented highlife, guitar based style, a densely rhythmic released as country’s first semi-rap songs named as Simigwado. He spoke both languages English and Fante, also include traditional languages of local Akan people. From two decades artists of highlife did many experiments of different styles with recording from reggae to gospel music. It wasn’t continued till the 1990s because a new style was introduced name as hiplife.
An exceptional mix of high life and hip hop, hiplife emerged as a meaningful platform for the adult artists. Ghanaian rapper Reggie Rockstone got the title of the Godfather of hiplife, during early days of hiplife, while Ghana’s first rap faction Chief G and The Tribe and some other artists including Native Funk Lords and Talking Drums also contributed.By uniting all the different dynamics and give name to the innovative sounds from hiplife in 2011 UK DJ Abrantee known as the famous music Afrobeats. It is derived from the old genre, it has diversity in styles. Afrobeats has engraved out a new path in music. Here are some true Afrobeats artists of Ghana.
He is in field since 2009 and took him to the top. He is the real tastemaker of new school of Afrobeats in Ghana. He has got killer talen. He speaks fluently English and local language. He won the BET Award for Best International Act Africa.
He dominated the Hiplife/hip-hop fusion for some years. By uniformity R2bees’ Paedae da Pralem holds down the rap rhyms while bandmate Mugeez gives songs the thrilling touch with his great vocals. R2Bees Entertainment have work together on tracks with Ghana and Nigeria’s top artists such as Sarkodie, Wizkid, and Stay Jay.
He makes best melodies but his negligent approach never being the reason behind any deficiency in the lyrical talent. He has a mindful flow. In his single his biggest hit is Tonga, it was a chill party song, which means charming women who leads men into trouble.
He is the true artist for his followers. He entered in the music industry eagerly representing his background. He is known as the MC raps of Ghanaian in his native language and bestow much credit to small towns and villages. He is known as the leader of hiplife and recently got nominated for Artist of the Year at the 2015 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards.
In 2015 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards, he is known as the biggest artist who took all the awards. He is different from the other Ghanain artists. He does not known as the hiplife artists but he is recognized as the Afropop. His songs are drenched with reggae and dancehall, providing the amazing dance tracks for Ghana’s people. He does not only involve in instrumental stray but he also raps in Jamaican Patois which adds many other elements to his music and audience.
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