Popularly known as Da Hammer, ace music producer and entrepreneur, Edward Nana Poku Osei, has disclosed how he cries during his beat making sessions in the studio.
In an interview on e. TV Ghana’s entertainment talk show, The Late Nite Celebrity Show, he stated a reputation of taking too long to record music he has acquired for himself over the years and this according to him is because he invests himself so much into his work that it causes him to cry just to come up with the best results.
“I have a reputation for taking too long to record, it’s because I bleed into the music. I sometimes weep in the studio, when those who know me very well, like Edem and the rest are with me in the studio, and I’m playing music and then it’s getting there, and I’m getting emotional, they sack everybody from the studio. Before I realize Edem will ask everybody to leave, then he knows I’m getting there,” he stated.
According to Da Hammer he derives motivation from emotionally painful experiences from his past and that is what drives him to bring out the best in him.
“I’ll break down because it’s my story, everything I play is part of me and pain is what motivates me, pain as in emotional…..so when I’m playing music, I normally remember everything bad that has happened to me or every sad moment I’ve experienced and that inspires me,” he revealed.
He added that the uniqueness of his work is as a result of telling his own story his own way and not having to copy from anyone.
“When you hear the trumpet it means I’m angry then the war for come, that’s why when you hear my sound you know its Hammer, it’s because there’s a vibe in all my songs that reminds you of me, that’s why I don’t sound like Appiah , I don’t sound like JQ, I don’t sound like anyone else. I sound like me because it’s just coming from inside,” he disclosed.
Da Hammer started off playing on tables. Musician Obrafuor believing in inexperienced Hammer risked his career by dragging him into the studio for the first time to record his first album, which came out as a huge success. Hammer delivered exceptionally well with his first album ‘Pae Mu Ka’ and has since produced nothing less than the best.
By: Susan Amoako Agyemang