Yet another MC has popped up on hip-hop radar in Ghana and this time the forecast is a hopeful one.
Relax, all Stacks fans. All Ghana Music.com is trying to say is that Stacks has got something nice going. He spits sweet mellow raps into the ears of millions with a voice identical to Royce Da 5'9 (minus the recent funny accent).
Hailing from the suburbs of Accra, Stacks has already won the hearts of hiphop fans with a brand of rap that is unique.
Just last week, his new mixtape, "The Come Up", was released for free download on the internet.
One thing you gotta love about this young MC, he's accessible. You can find Stacks on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and here, working on music videos.You will admire his grind. All aspiring MCs should follow his lead. Read on to know more about Stacks and what he thinks of hiphop in Ghana.
Ghana Music.com: Who is Stacks?
Stacks: My name is Crystal Stacks, born in Accra, Ghana and live in Dansoman. I enjoy making my music. I do music right from my heart, the way I feel is what comes out.
Ghana Music.com: Your mixtape is coming at a time when azonto and hiplife music is ruling the GH music industry. What do you have to say about that?
Stacks: It’s funny, I kinda of have this theory nowadays that anybody that’s in this scene that’s my age went one of two routes — you were either more of a punk kid or nu-metal kid. And I was definitely a nu-metal kid and this is what influenced my music.
Ghana Music.com: How would you rate your skills?
Stacks: Everyone has skills and abilities. Some are your unique aptitudes and talents, which may include musical abilities (singing, playing an instrument, composing music) and that I rate mine as the best.
Ghana Music.com: What’s 2012 going to look like for you after this mixtape?
Stacks: To me 2012 holds a lot for the Ghana Music industry. 2011 introduced azonto and replaced GH rap. Up tempo Afro rhyme with infectious hooks and choruses. I foresee the spotlight on myself (CRYSTAL STACKS) taking center stage and drawing lots of crowds.
Ghana Music.com: So who produced your mixtape and who did you collaborated with you?
Stacks: I produce my own music and have collaborations with Chymny Cranes alone.
Ghana Music.com: How do you feel about the state of hip-hop right now? You know, Nas said hip-hop is dead?
Stacks: I support what Nas said, the state of hiphop in Ghana is dead but will say some musicians have not toned the line of the masses that’s why I admire Obrafour as the best rapper because of his dynamism in music and always listen to Lil Wayne, Ace Hood and Rick Ross a lot.
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