Monthly Archives: September 2015

IN HONOUR OF THE REGGAE/RAGGA/DANCEHALL ELDERS AND DISCIPLES

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by: michael eli dokosi/blakkpepper.com/ghana In any field, there is need for sacrifice so latter folks can find life more bearable. In the case of the sweet romance that dancehall is enjoying today, it is worthy to not that the journey has not been easy but the perseverance of the elders is now paying off. To refuse to acknowledge tedious work ...

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IN HONOUR OF KWAME NKRUMAH BY BLAKK RASTA

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Salaga soldier, historian and African rebel, Blakk Rasta has offered visuals for his Kwame Nkrumah song done in memory of Africa’s greatest man of the modern era. ‘Kwame Nkrumah’, released on the 16 track ‘Born Dread’ album further indicates where Blakk’s heart lies regarding the content of his music. With a beautiful chorus: //Kwame Nkrumah ei why did you leave ...

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WASN’T THE GABONESE EXPERIENCE NICE SHATTA WALE AND GURU?

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In interviews and songs, Ghanaian musicians have been heard saying that their grandest dream is to win a Grammy award. Even seasoned and highly decorated artistes have made such pronouncements. For years I for my part have reckoned that our Ghanaian artistes need not worry their heads over earning a Grammy so as to be acknowledged in America and Europe ...

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BRING BACK OUR OBOUR

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by: michael eli dokosi/blakkpepper.com/ghana Most musicians and especially those of the hiplife fraternity tend to be brash and daring in their first singles and even on the whole album. In a cluttered market, they must make noise to be heard and it perhaps explains why they throw challenges. For some, their first commercial music remains priceless and secures them occupancy ...

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MEET THE ‘MAD MAN’ WHOSE CANVASS IS THE STREET

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by: michael eli dokosi/blakkpepper.com/ghana On the main Awoshie-Ablekuma-Pokuase road specifically at Anyaa market lies a spectacle as baffling as it is gripping. For years, commuters in vehicles heading to settlements such as NIC, Fan Milk, Agape, Ablekuma and Pokuase from their duty post in Accra, Nkrumah Circle and other parts have beheld a mentally challenged fellow scribble down ‘things’ on ...

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BLAKK RASTA AND HIS ‘SERWAA AKOTO’ LOVE

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Legend has it that the Serwaa Akoto that highlife icon P.K Yamoah sung about was a real life figure whose beauty enchanted many healthy males despite being shy and coy by nature. And as if one music great singing about her beauty and virtues was not enough some 40 years ago, reggae presenter and Pan Africanist Blakk Rasta has offered ...

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REGGIE ROCKSTONE AND THE HIPLIFE GRAND DEBATE

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The history of Hiplife cannot be written without noting some names. For the most part, Reggie Rockstone has been mentioned as the grand papa of Hiplife but some names deserve credit and mentionHiplife is a fusion of hiphop and highlife; Ghana’s premier indigenous dance music. For a hiplife track to hold its own it needs two elements: A sample from ...

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