The recent face-off between, A King Without A Crown, Bossy, god mc, Kanta and Talk don’t bother by these rappers (M.anifest, EL and Sarkodie ), wanlov kuborlor vs D-black and currently Shata Wale And Yaa Pono is probably the most talked about topic in the rap community about sometime now, not forgetting the recent peace pipe Chris Waddle is trying to smoke with his long time brother showboy and Shata Wale.
The intensity of the altercation between these rap artists, trading heated words through numerous diss songs. The cloud of attention gathered by this duel has risen above the realm of the Nana Akuffo Addo, John Mahama & other political leaders, well at least for the moment. Most rap music followers have been dragged to pick sides, even though some of us would rather enjoy weighing the cold words of attack being traded. Honestly, if you’d ask me, I’d say it is good to shuffle the cards every now and then. It is even more pleasing to see a healthy competition amongst artists. The emotions, the intrigue, the weighty punchlines and relentless spill of secrets is entertaining. No doubt, the fans are loving it.
I decided to take a break from the Sarkodie Vs M.anifest, Yaa Pono Vs Shata Wale, Shata Wale Vs Cris Wadle and Wanlov Kuborlor and D-black face-off to look for similar form of entertainment amongst the female rappers in Ghana, but nothing of such can be found. The section for female rappers in the music industry in Ghana looks desolated, with only sparse activities going on. In fact, it is difficult to point out as few as one rap diva making influence-commanding music at the moment. As such, talking about a face-off or healthy competition among female rappers looks like a long shot. The right question to ask is, where are the female rappers in Ghana?While few of the female rappers of the golden era are still in the business, most appear to have changed jobs. It is even more saddening to realize that not many female rappers have sprung up in recent times.
It is looking more and more like the female rap category would grow deeper in its desolation.
Interestingly, the imprints of the era of Eno, Akosua Agyepong, Eazzy, Luosika and Itz Tiffany and the likes, is still very clear. The best chance of having a Remy Ma/Nicki-esque diss was in that era. In fact, most male rappers in that era had to tread carefully, because those girls were serious beef-eaters. At some point, new faces joined the female rap category, they came with raw talent and bursting energy. For instance, Abena, Esbee, Porsche, Eyirap, X Cot, Mila, all came with a lot of promise. They looked like the real deal and had the support of the almighty Mix Masta Garzy. Who would doubt such talent? But the way it looks now, it appears they have slowed down along with their peers.
It looks like quality entertainment, of the degree and intensity of the Remy Ma/Nicki face-off, cannot be gotten from the current crop of Ghanaian female rappers, except of course, the existing female rappers wake up from their slumber or a group of fire-spitting female rappers are introduced to the game. This, we hope would happen sooner rather than later.