While many rappers in Ghana now claim to move away from the traditional hiplife genre, 212 a new group on the music scene is proud to do hiplife and they say it is the real future for Ghanaian music.
The group, made up of Richie Rich and King Palma, draws its name from the uniqueness of their individual personalities coming together as one to make fresh and exciting music. They rap, sing and do ragga; and their music is often a combination of these elements to create hiphop and R&B that stays true to Ghanaian beats and rhythms. Watch Eye Wude Anaa by 212
Their 14-track debut album is targeting a September release and the lead single, 'Eye Wu De Anaa?'is already enjoying a massive following across the country. They recently stormed TV3's Music Music and they audience showed a lot of appreciation for 'My Baby Don Lef Me', another track from the album. The duo has shot videos for 'My Baby Don Lef Me' and 'Bokor Bokor' and the two music videos may be released soon before the group releases their 6-video VCD later in the year.
The album, 'Papaye', can boast of productions by top Ghanaian engineers like Roro and JQ but the duo didn't feature many artists apart from Ampluto because they believe in performances and they don't want to feature people who may not show up for shows. Richie Rich who is based in the US says that Ghanaian music is doing well in the US but Nigerian music is very big there because the Nigerian acts have distinct sounds which are Nigerian in nature.
They called on their fellow musicians to keep to hiplife and improve on it instead of doing hiphop which cannot be better than what is done is America.
“We represent hiplife to the fullest…we are going all the way to the top and very soon 212 is going to be the talk of Ghana”, the duo concludes.
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