On Thursday rapper Lyrical Wanzam released a song titled WTFH to seemingly question the existence and meaning of Hiplife, a Ghanaian music genre officially started by Reggie Rockstone.
Lyrical Wanzam raised lots of points he deemed valid in WTFH including “You rap like Hiphop, your beat like Hiphop, dress like Hiphop, swag saf Hiphop, slanging like Hiphop, what is hip about this kind life”...
“Dear Reggie, long lost fan you broke my heart like Eminem on Stan, last I heard you took from the Promzy table, still can’t believe at your age a n***a able”
WTFH was creating some buzz by Friday leading to Outerlane EP artist, Worlasi, to start a conversation on social media website Twitter on what really is Hiplife; and Reggie Rockstone joined in.
The conversation was proving to be an enlightening one up until Lyrical Wanzam decided to take it personal for a reason that still looks unclear.
Being the OG that he is, Reggie Rockstone went back into his files to pull up some Rocky Stone archives that had Lyrical Wanzam using some foul abbreviations.
Later on, Panji Anoff and M3nsa weighed in on the Hiplife/Hiphop debate with both re-emphasing Reggie Rockstone’s earlier submissions of Hiplife being our own identity and culture.
In describing the song on his Soundcloud page Lyrical Wanzam states that WTFH questions the Hip life genre in Ghana which is simply Hip hop in vernacular.
Listen to WTFH below.