The young Ghanaian hip-Hop duo known as Sons of Kings are making a name for themselves below the surface and now about to blow up. Comprised of Kay D, Skidopac, Shinobi, Mad Man, Guy Jesus and OT are starting to make headway with their music video – “Ghana”. Watch Ghana by Sons of Kings.
With their single, ‘Ghana’ recorded on a DJ Khaled’s “Out Here Grindin” beat, their video is having heaving rotation on OBE TV and other TV networks in UK not forgetting about the audio which is also doing well in clubs, spots and radio stations.
Ghana Music.com caught up with Sons Of Kings to discuss their lyrical strength, shows, upcoming album and the Ghanaian music industry.
Ghana has a long history of giving birth to musical acts like Presha J, Sway, Tinchy Stryder, Anda Fire who are raising high the flag of Ghana. But Ghana Music.com’s radar has fallen on sons of Kings; the name alone rings a bell.
Ghana Music.com: What's good guys, how you guys doin'?
Sons of Kings: We doing very good by God’s grace.
Ghana Music.com: So tell us, what was life like for Sons of Kings?
Sons of Kings: Sons of Kings has been like fixing a puzzle together. That’s because we got so many different people who do so many different things but we have a common interest which is sending the African vibe worldwide.
Ghana Music.com: How did you guys get into rap music?
Sons of Kings: Well, we’re just a group of guys who have loved music for a long time, going clubbing, and the sound of a beat always got us bumping our heads.Kay D has always been doing poetry, Skidopac rapping, Shinobi also has his own mixtape, Mad Man has always been doing rap and a dancer as well, Guy Jesus does beats, and sings and OT also does good singing. In fact there’s so many of us doing different things about music. We have DJs, MCs, dancers and others. The good thing is that we are all friends and we decided to form a rap group that reflects where we come from even if we do it the western style, thus the group - Sons of Kings was formed.
Ghana Music.com: What projects can we expect to see from you guys in the future?
Sons of Kings: We got a few projects coming up at the moment. These include the group album, and individual albums in which we plan to feature some of the big names in the industry. We also plan to organize some raves here and there. Collaborations with some of the big DJs in London like French Kiss, Invisible, MosCamp, Specialist Crew and more.
Ghana Music.com: Do you have any favorite spots yet or any not so favorite spots that you guys perform at in the UK?
Sons of Kings: Our favourite spots to perform can be anywhere or any anyone who loves music and love the African vibe that comes with it. We don’t really have any favourite or unfavoured spots because. Let’s just say we like everywhere. If there are people on Mars, we will perform there.
Ghana Music.com: Why do you think Ghanaian musicians based n the UK has been slept on for so long though?
Sons of Kings: The difference between Ghanaian musicians in the UK and those in Ghana is that in Ghana you can get more time to do your music unlike here. Everyone is doing some sort of other job apart from the music so time is usually a hard thing to balance between normal work and studio work. It all however comes down to one thing, determination. The artistes just have to make more effort to cross the ocean more often to be heard back home. Trust me those based in Ghana have the edge over those of us in the UK because they can reach that market first but we have to blend both worlds together and it makes it harder but we see it as a challenge which is not impossible to overcome.
Ghana Music.com: In your opinion, do you ever think we’ll see a multi platinum, mainstream artist come out of UK?
Sons of Kings: The Ghanaian artists here are coming up now. Sway, Tinchy Stryder, Anda Fire, and Sons of Kings are already there.
Ghana Music.com: Would you say there’s a big difference between performing overseas and performing here?
Sons Of Kings: There is one very clear difference in performing here and Ghana. In Ghana people are already in the vibe from birth so they easily get bored of a song or a performance but over here they are all hungry to hear something African because they are surrounded by another culture and it’s difficult to hear something from your own country. It makes the shows more interesting because if you got a hit song here you are bound to get some of the most exciting responses from the crowd here unlike back home in Ghana where people might just be standing and watching without a reaction. In the UK people go to a show to enjoy it and they always make sure they make the most of it unlike Ghana.
Ghana Music.com: All right you guys give us the rundown, what do you have coming up?
Sons of Kings: Like we said before watch out for albums from the group - Sons of Kings, individual albums and more.
Ghana Music.com: Anything you'd like to say to the fans at Ghana Music.com?
Sons of Kings: Keep the Ghanaian spirit and don’t hesitate to tell people where you’re from because our country is respected. Keep visiting Ghana Music.com for the hottest and best videos from the motherland. Peace.
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