“Pain Interlude,” Kwesi Arthur’s Criticism of Police
The Hip Hop African » Ghana
by mfischer26gwuedu
1d ago
Though he’s enjoyed considerable success since the release of his first album Live from Nkrumah Krom in 2017, Ghanaian rapper Kwesi Arthur reminds his fans that he came from quite humble beginnings. Arthur was a dedicated scholar in his youth in Tema, about 15 miles away from the bustling capital of Accra. He even began Read More ..read more
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HHAP 94: Hip Hop’s Political Footprints
The Hip Hop African » Ghana
by Msia Kibona Clark
1w ago
Political protest in Senegal and South Africa, Unkut Awards, events in Cali & South Africa, and new releases from Egypt, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Nigeria, and Zimbabwe. Find links to the events and albums in our “Announcements“ The beat for the podcast intro is by Modenine If you have any questions, let us know. feedback@hiphopafrican.com Follow Read More ..read more
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Kofi Jamar
The Hip Hop African » Ghana
by victoriaodegbami
1w ago
Victoria Odegbami February 6, 2024 Born as Derrick Osei Kuffour Prempeh. Kofi Jamar was born in Kumasi, Ghana. Jamar is from Bantama in the Ashanti region of Ghana. His genre of music includes Drill music, rap, and hip hop. Concerts he has performed in were 17th Ghana Party in the Park UK concert and the Read More ..read more
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“My Way,” Smallgod’s Autobiography and Move into Rap
The Hip Hop African » Ghana
by mfischer26gwuedu
2w ago
Ghanaian singer Smallgod, who started out in the music industry as a producer and manager has been making quite a successful transition into artistry since 2021 with popular releases like “Holy F4k” and his most recent release “Fallen Angel.” His collaborations with artists such as Black Sherif and Tory Lanez along with his roots in Read More ..read more
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“January 9th,” Black Sherif’s Celebration of Success
The Hip Hop African » Ghana
by mfischer26gwuedu
1M ago
Popular Ghanaian hip-hop artist Black Sherif, known for his unique mix of traditional rap, drill music, and reggae recently released a new single “January 9th.” The single, which dropped on the artist’s 22nd birthday, is an assertion of his resolve to survive in the music industry despite any criticism of his artistry. Black Sherif’s wants Read More ..read more
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Lyrical Joe Marks His Territory With the 7th Edition of “5th August”
The Hip Hop African » Ghana
by l1qu1dswords
1M ago
Ghanian rapper, Lyrical Joe, lives up to his name with his 11-minute and 27-second single “5th August 7.” In the seventh edition of his 5th August series, Lyrical Joe lets it be known with his witty wordplay and appropriately aggressive tone that he is among the best when it comes to lyricism, rap flow, and Read More ..read more
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HHAP 92: Lots of Awards and New Releases from Nigeria
The Hip Hop African » Ghana
by Msia Kibona Clark
1M ago
News & Events Submissions for the 2024 Ghana Music Awards To qualify for nomination, songs entered must have been released between 1 January and 31 December 2023. The deadline for filing nominations is 31 January. Trinity International Hip Hop Festival The 18th annual Trinity International Hip-Hop Festival will take place April 5-7, 2024 at Trinity Read More ..read more
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The Last Supper by Ghana’s Kwame Yesu (Album Review)
The Hip Hop African » Ghana
by Msia Kibona Clark
2M ago
THE LAST SUPPER by Kwame Yesu is an EP released on October 12, 2023. Even though it is only six songs and 14 minutes long, it does a good job of celebrating Yesu’s friends and family who have supported him since the early days of his career. The hip-hop EP features Kwame Yesu rapping in ..read more
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HHAP 90: News, Events, and Rap Joint Lagos
The Hip Hop African » Ghana
by Msia Kibona Clark
3M ago
Apple Music’s Hip Hop DNA | The Sound of Freedom: The Evolution of SA Hip-Hop Apple Music is celebrating the 50th anniversary of hip-hop with the “Hip Hop DNA” series. One episode is focused on South Africa. The Hip Hop DNA series shows the diversity of hip-hop sounds, histories, and communities worldwide through radio episodes ..read more
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HHAP 89: Hip Hop Conferences & New Releases
The Hip Hop African » Ghana
by Msia Kibona Clark
4M ago
Links and information discussed in the episode A Huis Clos, a play by French rapper Kerry James. 15 November – 3 December at Théâtre du Rond-Point in Paris France A new play by French rap legend, Kery James and French director and writer Marc Lainé. In À huis clos, Kery James plays Soulaymaan, a lawyer whose brother Read More ..read more
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