Happenings in 2021: Part 1

I remember vividly where I was on 1st Jan 2021. I also recall how a meeting with an executive of a global music company changed the career trajectory of a budding artist. more on that later. A lot happened in 2021 on the Ghanaian music and art scene, specifically with music.  The old legends kept their turf guarded while cultivating […]

YGA ( O’Kenneth ) – Until It’s All Said And Done REVIEW

Being the last to close the year on your label’s roster comes with some level of responsibility and anxiety.  You get the chance to make a claim by crafting something epic to cement your own status as well as the label you represent. After all, you are able to pick notes from the outcomes of earlier releases by your fellow […]

Watch M3NSA’s Latest Video For “Forward”

M3NSA continues to use his music to motivate and inspire. Despite the gloom that hovers around us, especially the ones within the adulting bracket, M3NSA’s lyrics, like the words of a sage, flows with a certain verve: one that rings of “there is still hope. Don’t despair”. Weeks after his crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to complete his album, M3NSA has […]

Review: Zed Ay Kay- ”Versatility” Album

In an industry where the perks of recognition does not often fall on the plate of some of the best talents, it would not be a surprise if the name of Zed Ay Kay does not register immediately. His music has not crossed over into the mainstream fold, not because the songs are not great. Rather, the songs do not […]

How Sarkodie, Kwesi Arthur, Kuami Eugene Use ‘Tricks’ In Their Art.

Tricks, when done well could propel one from the bottom to the top and keep those at the top floating. There is a pack of ‘tricks’ in every industry that the players within it know how to optimize to their advantage. A lot of the time, experience opens your eyes to them, either acquired through personal episodes or from observations. […]

EP Review: Mike Akox – Patience

Mike Akox’s African background as a Ghanaian, West African affords him the advantage at shaping his sound along the dominant Afrobeat sound. As an artist based in Australia, he is able to infuse some of the oceanic influences to create a sonic palette that appeals to his fans on each side of the continents. The musical journey of Mike Akox […]

Paapa’s “Technical Difficulties” – A Dive into Empathy

Guest Post by: Paul Azumah-Ayitey (@kojoayitey) On his humanity-themed capsular project, “Technical Difficulties”, multi-talented Ghanaian singer, songwriter, rapper, and producer, Paapa, offers empathy to troubled hearts. “Technical Difficulties” surfs the currents of the world and provides instant consolation to humanity albeit douched intricately in alluring sonics, and coloured in a manner that seeks to spread hope in the end. The […]

Evolution of Hip Hop And The DIY Acumen of Ghanaian Acts

Armed with DIY (Do It Yourself) spirit, hip hop artists in Ghana are finding ways beyond their talents to evolve with the times as they sell their creativity to the rest of the world In the aught of 1994, Reggie Rockstone and DJ Rab Bakari randomly met and together changed the face of Ghana music for the better. Reggie Rockstone, […]

Is Life Living Records the Most Influential Label of 2020?

2020 might have been a fucked up year, globally. The COVID-19 pandemic, which engulfed the world from the aught of January 2020 had left in its trail devastating consequences. The vermin has devoured almost everything on its path. The human casualties are in the millions, global economic gains have been eroded, jobs have been lost, and businesses have shut down. […]

THE CUTS: EP 06 VOL. 12

THE CUTS is a weekly review of newly released songs and videos. The songs and videos covered are not genre or region-specific. Once we find it dope, we’ll share our thoughts on it here. Jay Bahd – Condemn Life Living Record artist, JAY BAHD is here fanning the flame the Kumericans have launched in this last quarter of the year with […]