To those who argue that hiplife music is dead, Grandpapa, Reggie Rockstone says the genre is still much alive .
Reggie Rockstone was having a Q & A session on Twitter, and when asked whether he agrees that Hiplife is fading because of the emergence Afrobeat,
” NOPE JUS A NATURAL EVOLUTION AND BECOS ALL ARE AFRICAN IT ALL BECOMES SEAMLESS! (Hip life is not dead. It’s under the radar. The Hip Hop beat structure and the Highlife Rhythm cadence lyrically or percussive-wise is hella Ghanaian very powerful and respected)35
On whether Afrobeat originated from Ghana and should be patented as such, Reggie Rockstone said,
” AFROBEAT HAS ITS ROOTS AND ORIGINS EXACTLY FROM WHERE THE TERM “AFRO” COMES FROM! A SLANG FOR AFRICA! IT COMES FROM AFRICA BY AFRICANS! UNCLE FELA IS AS AFRICAN AS YAW ASANTE! HE CAME TO GH MUCH AND SUM BAND MEMBERS WERE GH! PANAFRICAN TO THE BONE!