Uprising Ghanaian Rapper – Introducing: Young Ice
Young Ice, hailing from both Ghanaian parents, was born as Amon Ogyiri. However he uses the stage name Young Ice, due to Ice being his nickname. The 23 year old was born in Accra, GHANA, but is currently based in New York USA.
MeFiRi GHANA meets the man himself, an up and coming rapper who tells us a little about himself and what he has to offer Ghana…
1. MeFiRi GHANA: What Are You About?
Young Ice: I am an unsigned artist, currently pushing my movement GMH (Ghana Made Hustlers) which promotes the culture of Ghana through entertainment. I have a strong passion for what I do as at the end of the day, it’s beyond music. My passion for music, entertainment and the Ghanaian culture will hopefully help develop Ghana into a better country.
2. MeFiRi GHANA: What influenced you to start rapping?
Young Ice: I am Ghanaian Hip-hop artist, the influence to my rapping was in fact, my love and passion with poetry from an early age. Writing poetry helped me release my emotions and thoughts onto paper, and transferring poetry on to a beat simply made it music.
I would say the likes of Maya Angelou and 2pac Shakur inspired me to write.
3. MeFiRi GHANA: Which Ghanaian Artists Are You Currently FEELING?
Young Ice: I tell you I’m feeling a lot of GH artists out there, there is huge talent coming out of GH, which is being recognized over in the states. At the moment I am feeling music coming from El, Sarkodie, and Efya just to name a few.
I would like to work with many of the talents out of GH. If to choose, I artists such as E.L, Efya, Sarkodie, Edem, Raquel, Blitz the Ambassador, just to name a few. They are very innovative and creative when it comes to music and I am the same way.
4. MeFiRi Ghana: Has Our Culture Influenced Your Talents?
Young Ice: Yes indeed, I would say my culture has influenced my talents in many ways. Being exposed to African music has helped me to be very versatile, it has also given me the ability to story tell which is very familiar in the African culture.
5. MeFiRi GHANA: What Have You To Offer GHANA?
Young Ice: I have a lot to offer to Ghana. For starters I recently designed a bracelet called Ashanti Beads. This bracelet was designed to help bring change & help to Africa. A percentage from the sales of the Ashanti Bracelets will be donated to the Youth Icons of Ghana, a Non Profit foundation; hopefully this will bring better understanding and the importance of education.
I don’t want to let you guys know all the details so I guess Ghana will have to wait and see what I have in store for us, Knowing that Ghanaians are hard to impress, I have a great deal ahead of. (Chuckle)
6. MeFiRi GHANA: ‘WO DOR GHANA’- (Do You Love GHANA)??
Young Ice: Of Course, I strongly love Ghana as it is my place of origin.
I enjoy everything within our Ghanaian culture, our music, our food, our child hood games, stories told by the elders and it being passed are all elements of the Ghanaian culture that I love.
7. MeFiRi GHANA: Have You Heard Of US Before?
Young Ice: Yes of course, through Twitter
8. MeFiRi GHANA: Where Can we catch up with you, On updates & latest movements
Young Ice: Check Me Out Below;
A Huge thank to Young Ice, a true Rep of a Ghanaian Rising Black Star, We Welcome you warmly on board.
MeFiRi GHANA Love the Ghanaianism you bring to the community, both to GHANA as well as in the States. We love the act of sheer kindness you create in helping our Country through charitable creative ideas.
We can already see you shooting off like a black star, with sprinkles of success showering you.
With yet more success to follow, we wish you the best.
By: Trey’ C