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New hiplife track…

Nubian Stunnaz – PumPapa


It’s fair to say that to say that azonto has taken over Ghanaian music to the extent that some music genres such as hiplife have been forced to take a backseat. But there are still the few musicians out there that are flying the hiplife banner.

Hiplife duo Nubian Stunnaz, made up of Kwame Species and Jay Mettler have released a hot video to their brand new single ‘PumPapa’. Hailing from Dansoman, the boys take it old school by making a track reminiscent of 1990s/early 2000 hiplife heard from the likes of Obrafour.

A quite homourous video, ‘PumPapa’ was shot on real locations in Dansoman. The boys mix it up by rapping in English as well as other Ghanaian local dialects – Kwame Species switches from Twi to Pidgin English whilst Jay Mettler raps in Ga and Pidgin. With funny lyrics that will definitely raise a smile or two, ‘PumPapa’ is definitely an enjoyable video to watch.

Check it out below!


By Yaa Nyarko

BIG TUNE & VIDEO: M.anifest – ‘Makaa Maka’

M.anifest – ‘Makaa Maka’

M.anifest, who is undoubtedly one of the most gifted emcees flying the flag for Ghanaian hip hop has released a video to his new single Makaa Maka, which roughly translates to ‘If I said it I said it’.

Sporting his trademark full beard, traditional top and colourful beads in the video, M.anifest is featured in the gritty streets of Madina and other parts of Accra doing what he does best – spitting conscious and intelligent bars over hip hop beats.

Directed by Isaac Offei Awuah of RGB Studios, the video shows the Ghanaian emcee paying homage to Hiplife greats Reggie Rockstone and Obrafour, with the former making a cameo in the video. M.anifest’s ability to effortless switch from Pidgin and English to Twi in the same breath is truly stunning, asserting himself as a master in his own right. He unapologetically states his lyrical prowess while berating rappers who are content to rap about nothing instead of the issues that affect people.

With such thought provoking lyrics that draws in the listener, it’s not hard to understand why M.anifest has made quite an impact in the international hip hop scene. Just last month the emcee was tipped by BBC arts programme The Strand as one of 5 to watch in 2012, with Ghanaian rapper M3nsa also making the list.

M.anifest who has shared stages with Damon Albarn of Gorillaz, Femi Kuti, Mick Jones of the Clash, Amadou and Miriam and Tony Allen among others, recently released his sophomore album Immigrant Chronicles: Coming to America, an exceptional album that draws the best from his native Ghanaian roots and international experiences. If Makaa Maka is anything to go by, then it’s a pretty good indicator of things to expect from the emcee this year.

By Yaa Nyarko