Now I am reinventing and relaunching my career as a rapper. My stage name shall be the rebel rapper. One that will rebel against all other forms of music in Ghana. Genre of music, rebel-life...or reb-life? Better still Hop-life music. Yea, that sounds right. Hop-life music it is. Introducing the Originator, the Grandmama, the Founder and CEO of Hop-life music....Yeah mehn. While y'all are fighting over who started hip-life and all that, Imma just start my own.
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Be warned, I shall soon quit my day time job and start this 'rapperdelic' lifestyle real soon that will ensure that I become famous in a matter of days, appear on Music Music and it's cousin Sounds Splash, get signed by some telecom giant in Ghana and start my own Facebook Fan Page. I knew it was only a matter of time before my talent was recognized and now, my dear people, is the time!!!
This means a total wardrobe change, change in walk and of talk. In fact looking back, I should have quit school way back when I discovered this talent. If I'd quit school and stayed in the studio where all rappers live, I'd be one of the largest illest rappers in the game by now. But its never too late. In the 90's we didn't have MTV Base or any of those things to promote Ghanaian artists such as myself. But now there's Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and so many more. That's the reason why I believe that this is the right time to relaunch my career. In this present climate, if you're a woman and you can do something small like the men do, just play the women empowerment card and that right there, is your claim to fame. Soon I'll be doing songs sponsored by the UN, NATO, NADMO, MOWAC, Zoom Lion,
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You see, I've been watching this game from the sidelines for a decade and a half now and I've mastered my game plan. For my single, I go sample some foreign beat (hopefully I'll remember to give them credit and pay royalties), I'll beg Wanlov to cough on the beat for me, then I'll get Apietus to mumble incoherently for my chorus and finally I'll find PSquare or some other well known Nigerian artist to feature on the track. And that right there my dear people is now you make an international hit that is ready to break all the records in music on the western part of this continent. Soon enough, I'll be signed unto DefJam, Universal Studios, BMI, EMG or better still Konvict Records, and then there'll be some controversy about the deal, which all the media houses in Ghana will pick on. And before you know it, the whole Ghana will be talking about me.
When it comes to dropping an album, the game plan is a little complicated, but I'm still on top of things. For that I may have to represent Ghana on Big Brother Africa. Try not to be the first person to be eliminated; I'll stay on till at least half the time for the duration in the house. At every given chance, I'll rap some of my songs into the mirrors. Through that, I'll make a few links across the continent. Then when I'm evicted, I'll come home and feature Kwaku T, Sammy B and even, yes, even Mimi all on one track. That track will be called the Big Brother Connection. Oh, I have a lot of ways and means to succeed in this game. So you better watch out.
Now the last thing I need to do to top this all off is to develop a slang. Yup. It is very essential in this game. I for go see some one or two people who have perfected the art of acquiring foreign accents locally to tutor me for a few weeks. I'm a fast learner so that won't be a problem. It's a challenge, but if I must survive in this game, this I must do.
I'm currently accepting applications to fill any role imaginable on this career path. Help make my dream come true; by so doing, your dream will come true too.