Hip Hop act, C Real was on YFM’s #RyseNShyne with Akosua Hanson to promote his new tune Shine. Currently working on his sophomore album The Reality, he wants to show the world where it started.
“I have been here for a minute and I have seen a lot of people who came up and fell off. I can list like ten rappers who were here but are now working on a 9 to 5 job. So this is a song for me and the people who are still sticking to Hip Hop. EL just won Best Rapper and M.anifest did it last year. The change is here. The wave is high.”
C Real opined that Reggie Rockstone and Obrafour didn’t realize they were creating a new wave of music with what they had started.
“It started with the likes of Reggie Rockstone and Obrafour who didn’t know at the time they were creating Hiphop. They were doing Hiplife but their lyricism, their tracks, beat choices and sampling methods were all Hiphop based. What they did was give a passion to those of us who wanted to rap in English. So we had groups like Navy Blue, Skillions, Shaolin Munfunk and all the others trying to put what they saw from international acts and local acts together. Some people do LAFA and sometimes you realize some of them are forced. It’s not like we in Ghana want to rap in English, we speak English and so why can’t we rap in English.”
Coming from the Volta Region, C Real believes Edem is doing great with the Ewe language and he believes fusing other languages will separate his brand from what’s already there.
“I think it’s the way you blend your craft, I use a lot of Pidgin and Akan. I’m Ewe but I rap in Akan a lot in my music than I do in Ewe because I don’t have the musical diction of the Ewe language. And we have Edem doing that.
“Hiphop is slow but it’s growing. Everyone said it was Azonto, but Azonto is dead, Akayida came and it didn’t blow up.
“When I finished SSS I was listening to Skillions. Shout outs to Jayso, he has been a strong force in keeping Hip Hop alive with his productions, hooks, verses and everything.”
Influenced by greats including Busta Rhymes, DMX, Jay Z and Big Pun, the Hewale rapper reacting to DJ Vision’s assertion that Kendrick Lamar was going too deep with his rap said;
“I think Kendrick is good but what Vision is saying is true… The last few tracks he kind of over played on it small. Part of the reason why Sarkodie is huge is because he does a blend of both. And he talks to the mechanic, the trotro mate, the guy in the office, the guy lazying at home. Anyone who listens to him has a connection to what he is saying. Sarkodie can go deeper than he is going but when he goes in too deep he will lose a lot of his following.”