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7 Reasons Why STN EP By Strongman Is The Hottest Album Right Now!

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Finally, it’s here! Strongman’s highly anticipated EP “Still That Ni99a” is here.

The project delivers on its name and reminds us of why Strong Gee was signed to Sarkcess Music in the first place.

Over the course of a little over 20 minutes, he does a great job of reminding us he is Still That Ni99a, the rapid, quick fire dropping MCee we have all come to love.

But despite being a show of lyrical force, it is also a tribute to the realities of the struggle, the hope of success and a testimony that no matter where you are from, your dreams are valid.

The project features label mate Akwaboah along with the dynamic Kwesi Arthur, B4Bonah, Shaker, Worlasi and Sarkcess CEO Sarkodie. It is clear that he basically enlisted these artistes for the quality of their hooks, with Sarkodie being the notable exception.

The 7 song EP opens with “Vision” featuring Akwaboah. The soulful melody recounts Strongman’s struggles, the hate from haters and calls out those who doubted him. But at the same time he emphasizes his vision and aspirations for the rap game and shows his desire for greatness.

He employs complex rhymes and in rhymes that will put any poet to shame, with powerful allusions to Chinua Achebe and Ola Rotimi.  Akwaboah stresses the seriousness of the song with his characteristic voice, hitting the high notes and transforming a good rap song into an extraordinary delight for the ears.

Strongman raps about the struggle, poverty and crime and when he says “Oseikrom boy aa mete Nkran, joe matra be careful”, all I could think of was my friend Boakye Dankwah who left Krofrom with only the shirt on his back, but is now living large in another continent. It was easy to relate.

Just when you think he is about to relax, he comes back with a hard hitting verse, still with the same theme of struggle, hope and greatness on “My Vibe” ft. Kwesi Arthur. The Tema boy delivers a memorable chorus and a verse addressing haters and those who want to kill “his vibe”.

Even though Strongman raps that he is the best and doesn’t need equations to prove it, it is clear that the whole EP is about proving a point that he is the hottest rapper right now.

Strongman takes his game to a whole new level on “Still That Ni99a”, which is not surprising as that is the headline for the EP itself. It’s metaphor season on this one. He just went crazy, stacking metaphors while rhyming irregular words to a bass heavy beat, with a smooth flow.

This is the highlight of the EP: a solo effort filled with brags, punches and a reaffirmation that he is still that flashy, fast paced, proverb spitting, punch heavy lyricist. Yes, he is still that ni99a!

Sarkodie hops on the Monster Remix with enthusiasm, and unleashes the typical flow we have come to expect. He delivers a resounding endorsement for Strongman and Strong responds with a verse in equal measure. B4Bonah’s hook is a good listen on any day.

Keeping with the theme of hope and aspiration for riches, on “Paper” he enlists Shaker a.k.a king of hooks to deliver a smooth singing chorus to re-echo the struggle for the bread and better.

Anytime you feel down under the hustle, this song will lift you up. The beat with the easy going and laid back flow is sure to remind you of Sarkodie and JaySo’s “We no dey fear”.

“Dose” is a refreshing and upbeat tune to shake off the seriousness and sobriety of “Paper”. He has a lot of pointed bars for people who criticize his style and those who value so called “deep lines”. The sheer force and energy he brings is appropriate for this song and DJs will have a field day mixing it up.

The project ends on virtually the same theme it started, but with a very different note and tone. While he started in a mood of reflection on his life and how far he has come, weighing up success, failure and the larger pursuits of life, on “Paid My Dues” he enlists Worlasi and makes a definitive declaration that he is the best rapper alive with no contenders right now.

In fact, he starts with “paddy, cut the crap” and goes ahead to show why he deserves to dominate conversations about Ghana’s best rappers. It is a fitting outro for the project, and an overt statement that he is not a new rapper on the scene.

The whole project is also peppered with many shots at You-know-who, with the last song having the most lyrical attacks and shade.

Overall, this EP is an excellent listen. “NaaSei” puts in a lot of effort and leans heavily on his own style but he is plagued by the conscious effort to infuse more word play and experiment with other styles. Strongman may have a bigger audience, a larger fan base and access to better production than when he started (and definitely a lot richer) but he is Still That Ni99a! A Ni99a blazing his own trail. This VGMA’s rap and hip hop categories will be interesting.

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gh/album/stn-still-that-ni99a/1444818036?app=itunes&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

AfTown: https://aftown.com/listing/2963/stn-ep—strongman-%28digital-album%29

[Written By Daasebrε – daasebregold@gmail.com]

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Shatta Wale to Headline WatsUp TV 67th Legon Hall week Artiste Night Concert

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Ghana’s dancehall legend, Shatta Wale, has being confirmed the headline act for the biggest campus hall week concert in Ghana dubbed the Mega WatsUp TV Legon Hall Week Artiste Night slated for March 16th 2019.

The concert also known as the Artiste Night which would be the second edition organised by WatsUp TV in Partnership with the Legon Hall of the University of Ghana is to mark the 67th anniversary of the hall and climax its weeklong activities.

With last year performances from Nigeria’s Mayourkun, Kidi, Epixode etc, performances for this year’s concert will be from resident students and other top musicians hosted at the forecourt of the Legon Hall at the University of Ghana from 6PM.

Key among other artists to join Shatta Wale on stage are: Sista Afia, S3fa, Kwamz & Flava,Dope Nation ,Rudebwoy Ranking, Freda Rhymez, Danny Beatz, Lil  Shaker, Article Wan, Lord Paper,Dahlin Gage, Kobla  Jnr , Adepa

A1 Raceway will also entertained with Go Kart activities from 9am till the  start of the concert at 6PM. 

The event which is also the official Artiste night with WatsUp TV is supported by SHOB Group, itel Mobile , Endowed Entertainment, Aftown, 369 Live & Mega Campus Concert

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Patapaa Breaks Silence On Why His Italy Show Was Cancelled

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On the 10th of March, Patapaa was meant to perform for his pa2pa soldiers in Italy.

Unfortunately the event had to be cancelled. 

The One Corner Hitmaker had an interview on Y Xtra Reloaded in Italy and had his say on the issue.

Watch the interview and in-depth details on why event was cancelled here: 

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FlyBoy Geesus Threatens To Sue Movie Producer For Copyright Infringement

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Copyright Infringement is a whole different ballgame in the Ghanaian music industry.

You will find content of artistes, musicians, producers song writers and many others being used without their permission.

FlyBoy Geesus is the latest receipient of such issues and he has vented his anger out on social media.

The rapper in a Facebook live video spoke about a movie director using his hit single Kisses For Breakfast which featured Stonebwoy without his permission.

He went of further to talk about how he funds his own career and feels dissrespected by the actions of the movie director for not consulting him before using his content for his production.

A court suit is presumed to be in place to get justice served. Watch his live video here.

We did our own investigaion and we found the tv production as Devil Under My Pillow and the producer is known as Samuel Degraft Yeboah.

We tried contacting him for further responses but none was returned. Updates on this issue will be provided later.

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Bra Dea Foundation Pledges To Donate 5000 Maths Sets; 1170 Pieces Already Donated

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According to the pupils who spoke toNimde3 news, the maths set came at the time when they needed it most.

They have therefore called on benevolent institutions to also adopt the government schools and help them in the way they can since government cannot do it all.

Speaking to the CEO of Bra Dea Foundation, Micheal Marcus Edwards, he said his foundation’s target is to distribute 5000 pieces of maths sets, they have so far shared 1170 and hope they will be able to share the rest before the year ends.

“So far communities who have had their share of the maths sets are Ayakomaso, Mantukwa, Fiapre, Sunyani , Abesim, Tanoso, Susuanso, Odumase , Kwatire and Adantia all in the Sunyani East, West and Tano North Districts”.

Mr. Edwards said, their next stop will be Nanketewa, Wawasua and Kyeremehkrom in the Sunyani East Municipality.

He further mentioned that, the foundation will like to visit 50 communities each in the Sunyani East and West Constituency.

The CEO Of Bra Dea Foundation has therefore pleaded with anyone who can support them with the maths sets to contact the Foundation on 0248693833.

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