Derrick Kwabena Safo Kantanka, popularly known on stage as Amerado (Amerado Burner) ‘The Beast’ is a Ghanaian hip-hop/hiplife rapper who basically preaches about everything concerning man and the universe.
This lyrical genius hails from Kumasi in the Ashanti Region of Ghana and his Flow, Energy and mature use of the Twi language has earned him the nickname “Twi Machine”.
The name Amerado literally means a governor and it stands for “A Master Every Rapper Always Dream Of”.
Discovered by Azee Ntwene in 2015 at the Solid FM Freestyle Saturday where he emerged the 2nd Runner-up, he was housed together with Strongman Burner, and later became the frontline act of MicBurnerz Music switching from his then Rap Pagez to Amerado after Strongman joined Sarkcess Music.
After several releases and featuring in 2016, Amerado released his first major song as a micburner in January, 2017.
The single titled I Am (Prod by Azee Ntwene himself) was rated as one of the best hip-hop/hiplife song to be released in the first quarter of 2017 with over 40,000 downloads across all music sites.
The song which shower praises on the pacesetters of the hiplife genre earned Amerado an applaud from senior musicians when names like Reggie Rockstone – The Hiplife Grandpapa, Edem, Okyeame Kwame, Stay Jay, etc took to their Twitter and Facebook pages to recommend him and also feature him in their songs.
Amerado is widely known as the rapper who always wears a black hoodie infused with a nice African print. He has several nicknames which include The Beast, The Hoodie Rapper, Twi Machine, Mogya Mono, Lyrical Bawumia, Beat Denkyem, amongst others.
Observing his hard work, fan base and the outstanding work from his team, the tagged king of pun Amerado is credited with popular songs like Save My Soul, I AM, At My Back, Beast Attitude, Fatality Flow, Inbox, Cellphone, Boys and Girls, Fane 10, etc.
He has already worked with producers like Possi Gee, Tubhani Muzik, Jo Kole, Lawrence Beat, Mix Master Garzy, Azee Ntwene, SmokeyBeatz, Snowbeatz, iTz CJBeatz, ProducedBy Awaga and Two Bars.
Amerado is currently with Micburnerz Music and is expected to make great waves in the music industry.