Music of Thursday, 30 December 2010
Source: Nii Atakora Mensah/ghanamusic.com
The concert that was expected to have an eclectic collection of popular Ghanaian faces and time-tested music of the hip-hop music scene came off with Rick Ross rather performing very early, taking the stage before 8pm.
Rick Ross, born William Leonard Roberts II emerged on stage with his 15 man crew, greeted with the loudest cheers from the crowd.
Fantasy Entertainment is rumoured to have paid Rick Ross $170, 000. It wouldn't have changed anything, if they announced that Rick Ross was catching an early flight to south Africa so would perform early just to avoid the angry crowd.
Tickets prices were 75Ghc for Regular Tickets , 105 Ghc for V.I.P and 150 Ghc for V.V.I.P. Rick Ross tackled songs from his old albums to the current ones from his platinum-selling album, “Teflon Don” album though out the 60 minutes he was on stage.
The moment the beat of BMF was dropped, the whole auditorium started rapping along “I think I'm big meech Larry Hoover//, whipping work, hallelujah,one nation under god real niggas getting money from the fucking start".
The new Ghanaian rendition of Rick Ross BMF (Blow Money Fast) goes like “I think am big meat, ma chi mu mugu...Ghanaians, conference centre..... hallelujah fada Christmas. Performing Veri Fast (PVF= BMF). The show opened around 6pm with J-Town's performance followed by label mate EL dishing out good GH hiphop music.
Kwaw Kese stayed true to his words and came down from USA purposely for the Rick Ross concert and was right up next after Rick Ross left stage.
Tiffany does her best to kindle the energy of the crowd; a daunting task for the only female act on the bill. She was later joined by Sarkodie to do the remix of "Fake London".
Coming from UK and label mate of Sarkodie and Akon, Sway's performance on stage was so good that he had the crowd shouting along with him. His fans helped out on party favorites like "F Ur Ex," "Intoxicated” and more. You could feel the bass deep down in your chest and rattling your head around when he took it to the UK level with his 'grimey' songs.
Trigmatic seemed to be having fun and he shared that joy of performing with the audience, who were on their feet the entire time and sang along with him.
D-Black rolled out next on stage with an intro boasting about his 15 music nominations. His performance was accompanied by Dr Cryme and his young hype boy, Dee-Money.
Tinny "Aletse" was next on stage and delivered a humble and heartfelt acknowledgment to his fans present. During his performance, DJ-Black, the official DJ and MC for the nite signaled him to cut his performance short to which Aletse Tinny wasn't too pleased with. He left the stage with his fans yearning for more of his music.
Asem took the stage next after a short intermission. Asem’s performance was centered around creating this jokes from his songs. “2011 Fylla. "Rick Ross come perform early and go”, were some of his new lines. The fine boy rapper clanked out a dozen crowd-pleasing hits that had the house on its feet for most of his time on stage.
There were so many things that will always make Charter House be the leaders of event organising in Ghana. Things that amounted to them was poor publicity, bad security, not willing to release all the 'charged fees' to the local artistes before they mounted the stage and more.