For numerous years, lovers of ‘good/concious music’ surely have heard the works of Shatta Rako.
I had the chance to be at his Preface album launch which happened at the Plush Lounge inside KNUST (although I wasn’t invited).
After giving the platform to young talents like Kwame Baah, Ratty Ghana, Ben Gee, Primping, among others, Shatta Rako grabbed the microphone and performed all the songs on the album.
For the legend ROOT EYE to be featured on the album, then that’s surely a hint Kojo Legend is doing indigenous music. And He passionately performed with the live band which was truly an eyesore.
CEO of Obibini Blackman distilleries, Dr. Thomas Aboagye Dompem and Osei Owusu Erasmus (Osewus Ventures) bought the first and second copies for a GHC20,000 whilst morning show host for Abusua FM, Kwame Adinkra bought the third copy for GHC5,000.
THIS IS WHERE I FIND FAULT IN HIM:
On numerous occasions, Shatta Rako in interviews have always blamed Shatta Wale for paraphrasing his name.
According to Shatta Rako, the name ‘Shatta’ was something he coined out of the Jamaican word ‘Shotta’ so as to distinct himself from the lot.
He goes on to complain that the self-acclaimed dancehall king paraphrased the name making him a faker.
On most of these platforms, the conversation will changed its course from knowing more about Shatta Rako to him explaining things I see ‘irrelevant’.
For an artiste who has been able to make Root Eye take time off his busy schedule for his album launch, why waste time on just ‘name-claiming’ when you have beautiful music for listeners?
It’s about time Kojo Legend puts a stop to the explanation of who is original and who is fake, and focus that energy on promoting his beautiful work of art.
I urge all readers to try as much as possible to grab a copy of the Preface album and witness the talent this genius has.
[By: GhBlogger – MediaHomeGh.Com]