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Which City Got The Best Rappers - Kumasi or Tema?

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When we talk about artistes who made rap music popular in Ghana, we mention people like Okyeame Kwame, Lord Kenya, Kontihene and Joe Frazier.

These old guards were very talented rappers who were based in Kumasi.

In recent times, new school acts like Strongman, Amerado and Kofi Jamar still represent Kumasi in their music and always love to portray Kumasi as the home of Ghana's most talented rappers.

Interestingly, from 2006 - 2010 a new school of rappers emerged from Tema, with Sarkodie (Ghana's most influential rapper) becoming its face.

Artistes like Yaa Pono, Omar Sterling, Dadie Opanka and more recently Kwesi Arthur have proven Tema too got it when we talk about about the artistry of rap as a genre of music.

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Let's critically analyze this debate by comparing 4 rappers from Kumasi to that of Tema and judge for ourselves, the city we think produces the most talented rappers in Ghana.


KUMASI


1. Flowking Stone

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He has been the face of rap music in Kumasi ever since his elder brother, Okyeame Kwame moved to Accra.

He is one gifted rapper who combines almost all the elements of rap in his songs. He has won 2 awards at the Ghana Music Awards, in 2009 as a group (Bradez) and in 2017 as a solo artiste.

3 of his biggest rap songs are: Fire Born Dem Remix, Go Low and Best Rapper Africa (Bra)


2. Strongman

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Aside being lyrically good, Strongman has won every rap battle in his career including the famous battle between Medikal and himself.

Strongman has been able to get nationwide recognition with rap music and he is currently working on his newest album, '10AM'.

3 of his biggest rap songs are: Immortal, Don't Try and Big Boy.


3. Kofi Mole

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His official commercial song, 'Mensah' was a massive hit in 2018 since then he has gone ahead to release other good songs to stay relevant in the game.

He surprised many when he released 'Don't be late' in 2019. Sarkodie also featured him in 'Bibiba' collaborative song with 9 other upcoming rap artistes.

3 of his biggest rap songs are: Mensah, Atwei and Show.


4. Kojo Cue

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He shot to prominence when he released 'Lavender' a song he featured E.L on.

He has moved on after that to entertain music lovers with many hit songs.

His joint album with record label mate, Shaker - 'Pen and Paper' was a masterpiece. He is currently one of the most talented rappers in Ghana.

3 of his biggest rap songs are: Lavender, Up N Awake and Woke.


TEMA


1. Sarkodie

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He needs no introduction. He is the biggest brand in rap music in Ghana. Sarkodie is one artiste every underground rapper looks up to.

Personally, Sarkodie feels the only thing left for him to achieve in his music career is to win a Grammy with Twi rap.

3 of his biggest rap songs are: RNS, Return of the Spartan and Oofeetso.


2. Kwesi Arthur

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Another talented act from Tema who has the style of Canadian rapper, Drake.

Kwesi Arthur has been nominated at the BET Awards and has also been featured in Billboard Live At Home Performance.

3 of his biggest rap songs are: Grind Day Remix, Anthem and Zombie.


3. Yaa Pono

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He is one talented 'freestylist' from Tema. He comes from the era of Sarkodie, Omar Sterling and Criss Waddle and has so many hit songs in Ghana.

One of his biggest songs till date is 'Obia Wone Master' a song he released in 2018.

He sees himself as a street rapper and is one of the best rap 'freestylists' in Ghana.

3 of his best rap songs are: Amen, Obia Wone Master and No. 1 in Africa.


4. Omar Sterling

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He is a good English rapper who has been in music with Mugeez as a duo since 2007.

Ever though he doesn't exhibit his great rapping skills in most songs, Omar Sterling is tagged as one of the deepest rappers we have in Ghana currently.

3 of his best rap songs are: Bayla Trap, Nineteen Ninety and Bob Marley.


So with this, which city can boost of producing the best talent in rap music, is it Kumasi or Tema?


By: Eben Owurachy

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Top Comments
KwadwoAgyeiAtakora · 06/26/2020
flowking shouldn't consider himself as a rapper
EmmanuelOwusu_42 · 06/27/2020
all of them are Asante s .kumasi is their capital town of Ashanti region so the answer is kumasi
GUEST_9LE5pOD1k · 06/27/2020
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