“Afrobeats LOL” Stands As FOKN Bois’ Most Commercial Album (Thus Far)

The FOKN Bois are your quintessential agent provocateurs. Their music tend to speak truth to power and also tackle issues that afflict humanity, especially those society  refuses to address despite their debilitating impact. So, themes like corruption- be it political or economic, social inequality, religious exploitation,lawlessness and indiscipline are the linchpins of most of their musical or cinematic creations. Take […]

Watch Video: M3NSA Waves His Socio-Political Memo On “Eyes But No Eyes”

M3NSA is a creative genius and remains one of the most politically observant artists of our time. On singles like “How Far” and “Gidigidi” and full length projects – either singularly or jointly (with fellow RedRed act, DJ Elo) or his friend and collaborator, Wanlov (one-half of FOKN Bois, a group M3NSA belongs), the two have frequently touched on social […]

Everybody Dey Suffer: M.anifest Remind Us On “Suffer”

In 2011, M.anifest released his debut album to critical acclaim. ‘Immigrant Chronicles: Coming To America’. As the title suggest, the album was a narrative about his decade long stay in the US and his experiences following his relocation to Ghana. Made up of 16 songs, the album is truly hip hop in tone: sharp lyrics, well crafted beats, genre incorporating […]

Interview: Yung Pabi Discusses ”BushMan” And Why Honest Lyrics Matter

Ask Yung Pabi what music means to him and his answer is as direct as the lyrics he shares on his songs: “Music is the art of sound in time that expresses ideas and emotions by using rhythms and melody”. Since the release of his socially conscious song ‘’BushMan’’, the rapper has seen his stock steadily rising. His name is becoming recognizable […]

Concert Review: M3nsa thrilled at ‘Accra Hip Hop Festival’

One can easily tell an experienced artist from an amateur by how they carry themselves on stage when performing. Their stage movement, sequencing of songs and overall act- ability to find balance between performance and audience interaction. This divide becomes more apparent when they are performing with a live band. These were on display last night when rapper, producer, singer, […]

How Sisimbo by Red Red touches on love, water and identity

One of the beauties of music is that, it helps you construct a comprehensive narrative about an artiste through the scrutinization of their catalogs. One could deduce their life stories, fears, socio-political views and lifestyle through their lyrics. Genius, the lyrics annotation site has on occasions written, from the volumes of lyrics available, the biographies of some hip-hop artistes. https://youtu.be/Fm_zYMxNibI […]

THROW BACK : REGGIE ROCKSTONE feat M3NSA & LORD LUST – MAPOUKA

    One interesting feeling music provokes is the stirring up of memories. These memories could be good or otherwise. However, the scale of these nostalgic feelings remain priceless. Music has the magic to transport you to a time and place with ease. That was exactly my experience hearing ‘Mapouka’, one of the many memorable tunes from Reggie Rockstone, when […]

VIDEO REVIEW: RED RED – HOW FAR FEAT. MENSA

Finally, Mensa has released visuals for his political and socially correct single HOW FAR, off his up-coming collaborative album with Hungarian DJ/Producer ELO of Irie Mafia. The album, Red Red is more of an experimental album-it explores different musical influences but is primarily driven by electronic sounds. Shot by filmmaker/documentarian Jareth Merz-known for his ‘African Election’ documentary, the video opens […]

THE CUT

M3NSA – GHETTO FEAT SARKODIE It was a few months ago that M3nsa announced during a performance with Sena Dagadu at Republic Bar, Osu of his yet to be released album RED RED. RED RED is a collaborative album between one half of the FOKN Bois-Mensa and ELO, a producer and multi instrumentalist from Budapest. The first single, Ghetto which […]