Music of Friday, 30 January 2015
Koo Ntakra has finally voiced out his stance on the ongoing wrangles as to who has been the best rapper from the Akuapem range, stating he is the Best thing that has ever happened to that style of music in Ghana.
The 2013 MTN season 2 winner has made it clear in a report emerging from Koforidua where he started his music, to have been the Best thing that has ever happened to the style of rap with the Akuapem language.
The report carried out by iPromoGH, talks about the young artiste stating why he is considered the Best out of the lot of the Akuapem rappers in Ghana.
According to the young rapper, Akuapem rap in Ghana, has not seen a lot of stars rise to prominence ever since Pope Skinny first used the language in his introductory stage, but since winning the MTN Hitmaker, “within a year I released my first studio album, which featured not only Ghanaian artistes but went on to do an international collaboration with WondaBoy of Nigeria, not only that, within the same period i have had the opportunity to perform alongside the best artistes not only from Ghana, but on the continent as well, including our very own Sarkodie who has won several international awards, and is highly regarded by many, Samini, Shatta Wale, Edem, DBlack, WizBoy, Davido who is the current winner of BET Awards Best Africa Art, as well as legendary AB Crentsil among many others”.
The rapper went on, stating that, he has given the younger ones on the mountains of Akuapem and the entire Koforidua who do street rap battle the edge and inspiration that they can also go on to becoming the future stars of their trade with their own rap style.
“I have used all available channels and through my music to project the Akuapem language, its traditions and history just within one year of doing commercial music, and I think no one has been able to do what I have done thus far”, he added.
Koo Ntakra is known for his storytelling poetic rap lyrics in his music with his deep Akuapem ascent that marvelled a lot including the judges during his time on the MTN Hitmaker reality show for which ultimately won him the prize.
The Powase Music Group artiste in November 2014 released his first studio album titled ‘Akuaba’ (Priceless), he also released an official video with YaaPono for his ‘Move Back’ sound and has hinted of working on a new mixtape album to be released later this year to be titled ‘My Story’.
Watch Koo Ntakra featuring Yaa Pono on ‘Move Back’: