Reggie Rockstone, a multi-award-winning rap genius and hiplife icon, has dispelled the myth that he introduced rap music to Ghana.
Reggie Rockstone is sometimes referred to as the rap god due to rumors that he brought the rap music to Ghana in the late 1990s.
When asked about accusations that he brought rap music to Ghana, Reggie Rockstone responded that the genre already existed there, but in a different form.
“It was when I came to Ghana then I realized the young boys here were doing exactly what we were doing back in London. The only difference was the language. They were using the English language to rap. So my idea was to change from English to the Twi language. So there came Twi rap”. Reggie Rockstone said this in an interview with TV XYZ.
However, there have been reports that the legendary Highlife musician Gyedu Blay Ambolley has the first rap style of music dubbed “Sumkwa Rap”.