Ghana has seen many rap talents over the years, especially since the advent of Hiplife in the middle of the 1990s. Talk of Reggie Rockstone, the originator himself; Obrafour; Lord Kenya; Okyeame Kwame, M.anifest, et al. have popped up here and there and have thrilled fans with their music.
Despite the contributions of the many rappers to the music industry in Ghana, rapper Teephlow is of the view that Sarkodie should be given the maximum respect for keeping Ghana rap alive. Thus, Ghanaian rappers owe Sarkodie a big gratitude for sustaining the rap industry.
The Fante rapper in a recent interview with Joy News’ MzGee posited that;
“I Believe That The Industry, Especially The Rap Music, Owes Him (Sarkodie) A Lot. Most Of Us Got Good Platforms Through Him. It Is Not That He Makes Us Write What We Write, Neither Does He Try To Make Us Be Like Him; But He Gives You An Audience To Listen To How Good You Are. I Feel Like He Is Doing The Most For Rap Music In The Country. We All Need To Imitate Him And Try And Support Others The Best Way We Can,” He Added.
“I Believe Music Is Not Only About Us Artistes, But Also What People Are Going Through. I Have Personally Had My Fair Share Of Relationship Issues And I Feel Like The Best Tool That Can Actually Drive These Things Is To Ensure You Have A Heart Of Forgiveness,” He Said.