Entertainment of Friday, 6 April 2018
Ghanaian sound engineer and producer, Ephraim Beats seems embittered as he poured his sentiments regarding popular artistes he’s helped but have refused to pay for productions.
The CEO of SpeedUp Music has chided Ruff N Smooth and Stonebwoy for not showing appreciation and most importantly, not paying for the productions that make their songs hit.
He told Sammy Flex on Zylofon FM, he produced the hit single,’Sex Machine’ for Ruff n Smooth and provided essential support for Stonebwoy when he was unpopular.
“I produced couple of songs on Stone’s first album for free… He’s my cousin and he was very cool when he was rising. We did support each other when Stone was still an underground artiste and when he came to the limelight, we were all happy. The first time he went to Europe for a show, I contacted some colleagues there and they organized a show for him. The organizers gave Stone a blackberry phone to be given to me but I got the phone after nine months after trying all means to meet up with Stonebwoy to get the phone. The brand new phone was now a slightly used phone. The money I spent before getting the phone could have bought four of the Blackberry.
“Stonebwoy kept adjourning our meetings whenever we scheduled to meet. He always refuses to pick up calls too so it got to a point I sent him a message that ‘this is how you pay me back for being so nice to you’ and he even went to talk to our uncle who sat us down to solve the issues but I knew he was not real. I reported him to Dakay before he returned the phone.”
When asked if he is on good terms with Stonebwoy, Ephraim replied, “No not at all, we aren’t on talking terms. I wouldn’t want to pretend to you that between us everything is fine. For me to pick my phone to call Stone, I wouldn’t do that.”
Ephraim has worked with virtually every big artist in Ghana but the producer has also turned to singing, releasing one single after another.