Veteran rapper, Reggie Rockstone aka “Grandpapa of Hiplife music” has taken a swipe at contemporary Ghanaian rappers for their failure to consult veteran musicians for guidance.
The veteran rapper in an interview with Mercury Quaye on Hitz FM’s “Cruise Control” lamented over why some Ghanaian rappers cannot paint images with lyrics when producing songs and yet call themselves creative act persons.
According to him, the current crop of musicians do not learn from the experienced musicians who through their hard work paved way in the Ghanaian music industry “that is why their songs don’t inspire him”.
“I don’t listen too much of the current hip-hop…a lot of the new music doesn’t inspire and does nothing to me. I don’t like the mumble rap. I like to feed my soul with good music so I don’t listen to junk music”, Reggie said.
Reggie, after the host, Mercury played a rap song he sampled from music legend Fela Kuti, said “If you can’t tell a story you can’t rap. These kids ain’t rapping no more. We were rocking these metaphors and similes…”
As a reminder, Reggie Rockstone is one of Ghana’s finest rappers who started rap music and hip-hop in Ghana. He is currently a member of the music group VVIP.