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Music of Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Source: Ebenezer Donkoh

Sarkodie vindicated; proves why some Gh rappers are lazy

Multiple award winning Ghanaian rap artist and CEO of SarkCess Music, Sarkodie has indeed proven most Ghanaian rappers are lazy.

Couple of weeks back, the BET Award winner dropped a single titled Take It Back in which he addressed the falling standards of rap music in Ghana. Aside the many things he said in the song, he referred to some rappers without mentioning names as “lazy ass rappers”. This line seemed not have sat well many but a few weeks down the line, his line in the song seem to have been justified.

After dropping an amazing cover to E-40‘s 2014 hit single Choices (Yup), the song has suddenly gained such popularity in Ghana that almost every artist has or is considering a cover. It is not surprising that he says in the 2 minutes 40 seconds song Take It Back,” Dabia na mo hw3 me cos I’m up to something” (You are always looking up to me cos I’m up to something).

The first to have done a cover was music duo Gallaxy. Their version seemed very nice and quite cool to follow as they addressed the recently held Vodafone Ghana Music Awards. This made the song pretty interesting and creative.

However, since the covers seem to be flowing in with very little or no substance.

Some of the artists to have done covers so far include Stonebwoy, Yaa Pono, Nakie, Papi, Ayes3m and Criss Waddle.

This, however, leaves one to think if none of these artists knew such a song ever existed till Sarkodie dropped his own cover. Anyway, it’s not wrong to have covers but what about the very poor content? Perhaps, it’s just the lazy copycat culture among some Ghanaian artists.

Anyway, I’m tempted to think Sarkodie knew exactly what he talked about when he referred to some rappers as “lazy ass rappers”. Lead and they’ll follow.