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“You’re lame if you can’t tell a story with rap” – Reggie Rockstone tells rappers

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The Grandpapa of Hiplife, Reggie Rockstone has taken a swipe at the current crop of Ghanaian musicians who are not duly creative.

Speaking on Hitz FM’s “Cruise Control” show with host Mercury Quaye, the “Selfie” hitmaker said that he cannot fathom why one would label himself a creative act person when he can’t paint images with lyrics when doing songs.

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He maintained that, most of the hip-hop artistes don’t do enough research and also don’t learn from veteran artistes who paved the way in the music industry – “that is why their songs don’t inspire him”.

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“If you can’t tell a story you can’t rap. These kids ain’t rapping no more. We were rocking these metaphors and similes…” Reggie said after Mercury played a rap song he sampled from music legend, Fela Kuti.

Read: Why M.anifest thinks Ghanaian music industry is trash

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He continued that “I don’t listen too much of the current hip hop… a lot of the new music doesn’t inspire and does nothing to me. I don’t like the mumble rap. I like to feed my soul with good music so I don’t listen to junk music…” Reggie said.


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