For days now that Ghanaians have been enjoying the feud between two of Ghana’s best rappers, Sarkodie and Manifest, some key industry players have been taciturn on the issue.
A lot have been heard from musicians, entertainment critics and social media commentators on the saga but one person who many have been craving to hear his voice on the issue is legendary record producer and boss of The Last 2 music group, Edward Nana Poku Osei aka Hammer.
After days of not uttering a word, Hammer has finally broken his silence. The man known for grooming some of the best artists in the country did not judge the winner nor attacked the two musicians for starting the beef but hailed them. He said the bicker is an event many have been expecting in the Ghanaian music industry for long.
In a Facebook post Wednesday evening, Hammer expressed joy over the issue stating that the Sarkodie-Manifest clash has made most Ghanaians focus on the content of music than always jamming to the chorus. He called on other rappers to show their rap prowess in the era since Sarkodie and Manifest have paved the way.
Hammer wrote, “This beef may have just answered our prayers… Its finally cast a keen interest by the masses on lyrics and content in songs whom prior to this only focused on choruses and hooks. Rappers, this is ur time… Pls drop that knowledge. I just heard a non rap lover ask me “hammer did u hear Gemini Orleans’ lyrics?” Very interesting.. Especially when Gemini has always been seen as a Gh mainstream impossible becos eye open no dey Gh. The time is now guys!!”