The struggle over who is the originator of the Rap seems to be settled once and for all, with the deciding blow coming from the Rap Doctor, Okyeame Kwame; we couldn’t just sit down, fold our arms and watch the bragging rights escalate into another world war, thus, decided to make clarifications out of this whole fuse.
Okyeame Kwame in a recent interview made it explicitly clear on who gave birth to the genre in that way paying obeisance to both Gyedu Blay Ambulley and Reggie Rockstone, in essence he silenced the whole issue.
I went on to pinch him a little to clarify the puzzle, and he busted out, ‘It’s time the whole world comes to understand that Gyedu Blay Ambulley should be recognized. He remains the Great Grand Papa of Rap, Reggie Rockstone is the Grand Papa of Rap and I am the Papa of Rap; that settles it’.
Before now, it sounded squeaky when Gyedu Blay Ambulley tried to correct the wrongs done to him by the Guinness Book of Records for not according the deserved respect in line with his achievement as the Originator of Rap in the world.
Did I say ‘the world’? Yes you got me right. Ambulley’s argument is that, ‘who the cap fits, let him wear it’, thus, his claim of originator of the genre stands.
However, eyebrows in that direction have risen ever since he made that comment.
But before then, it is an established fact that Reggie Rockstone is the originator of hip life music in Ghana and to add to that, he has never denied the fact that Gyedu Blay Ambulley is the discoverer of Rap.
In due course of all these revelations, we shall unveil more at your feet. But for now we shall leave you to be the jury of who really should be accorded the title: Originator of Rap.
Source: Adeyemi Adebayo Victor
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