Music producer, Edward Nana Poku Osei, popularly known as Hammer of the Last Two fame has asked Ghanaians to stop comparing the achievements of Sarkodie to Obrafuor.
Hammer’s comment follows the release of DJ Black’s top 50 Ghanaian emcees which saw Obrafuor topping the chart with Sarkodie placing number two, ABC News can report.
The list by the award winning DJ has come under the radar with several expressing misgivings about some of the names that featured in the Top 50 list.
Reacting on the Super Morning Show on Joy FM, Hammer stated that it is out of place to compare the music prowess of Sarkodie to Obrafour because Obrafuor motivated Sarkodie to do music.
“All these young rappers coming out and as we are comparing them to the old ones, I don’t think that is smart. There will be no Obrafuor if Reggie didn’t break the rules. If Reggie didn’t come from America to change the red trick from one-sidedness to the youth too can make money and make music so he was inspired by what Reggie did and that is why he existed in the rap game ”
“Sarkodie wouldn’t have become a rapper if it wasn’t for Obrafuor because he was listening to Obrafuor day and night. He can rap almost every Obrafuor’s song so to compare Sarkodie and Obrafuor is not fair because one created the platform for the other to even exist in the game,” Hammer said.
Award-winning media personality, Sammy Forson who was also a guest on the show said it’s high time Ghanaians celebrated the contributions of some veteran artistes to the development of the music industry in Ghana rather than comparing their achievements to new acts.
“I think that a lot of people should just realise one thing that there are those that laid the foundation for all the new rappers to come through. From the likes of Obrafour, Tinny, they all laid down a certain foundation for all these rappers to come and thrive on and that is something we should not overlook because certain pillars have to be put in place,” he opined