Music of Thursday, 24 January 2013

Source: Bruno Denise

Ghana rap is about to take a new face with El Hardy

The cycle of Ghanaian music keeps changing and currently rap tunes are taking over the industry. Rap as it is, is a popular type of music with a fast strong rhythm and words which are spoken fast not sung.

In Ghana today, rap has shortly made its way through the industry and is being loved by all music lovers if am not exaggerating with artist like our own Sarkodie, Paedae and the rest who are bent on taking rap music in Ghana to a higher level.

Currently in Ghana everyday sees the birth of a new act in the industry and it’s with this that I would like to outdoor a new young talented and determined rap artist to be seen in the industry today.

El Hardy born Hardy Salim was born on the 26th of October 1994 in the Upper West region of Ghana. El Hardy started rap in primary school but started writing his own lyrics while in junior high school. In the year 2011 he came together with a couple of friends and formed the group Stax on Deck entertainment (S.O.D.), and had a few performances as a group.

Also in the year 2013 he hooked up with a music label (Arizonal Music Group, AMG) which he was later signed unto. As a young growing artist he looks up to some artist like Kanye West, Big Sean, Diggy Simons, who are already making hits in the industry, but mostly listen’s to the YMCMB member Drake.

I must say rap music is about to have a feel of this young act who is determined to help in moving Ghana’s rap music to another level by impacting his creativity as well as his well structured lyrics to the music industry. His incredible lyrical dexterity comic and creative rap style is what is needed in our air play today.

Though in the recent years there has been an upsurge of true Hip Hop music on the Ghanaian music market, seeing most acts take on the genre with grace and finesse that at times challenges the western rappers is an encouraging sight in our industry.

Also with the rise of these new acts with the likes of El hardy from the undergrowth of Hiplife comes the awareness that Ghana’s rap has a future. El Hardy’s skill and skill is about to grace the streets of Ghana in no time.