Many debates on who owns the hiplife Genre of music in Ghana has been held on various entertainment review shows for many years. Pundits in various submissions declare owner’s of the said genre.
However, Legendary rapper Michael Elliot Kwabena Okyere Darko popularly known as Obrafour has revealed that Reggie Rockstone is the originator of hip life music.
The “Pae Mu Ka” lyricist disclosed , there were some rappers like Pangy and others in the industry but the genre of music they pursued was hip hop and not hiplife.
Speaking to host of highlife paradise Fiifi Pratt in an exclusive interview on the airwaves rainbow radio , the rap legend openly mentioned Reggie Rockstone has his source of inspiration in the 90’s.
“Hiplife as a genre came into existence in the late 90s through Reggie Rockstone and it’s a mixture of highlife and hip-hop, basically songs with chorus and rap” , Obrafour Explained
Obrafour in his submission argued the fact that if there’s any award to that effect in the music industry is should be awarded to no other than the hip life grand papa Reggie Rockstone.
The inception of Hip Life by Reggie Rockstone sprouted up other acts like Obrafuor, Kwaw Kese,Edem, Sarkodie and many others.
Credit: Christopher Agbodo Ranson