In the face of stiff competition in the budding Ghana Music Industry, it’s rare for a talented rapper to eulogize another rapper and say all the good things about him when the person in the picture is considered as a competitor in the game too.
For E.L., real name Elorm Adablah, he feels Okyeame Kwame is arguably the most serious rapper that he has ever worked with. In fact, he did not mince words that, he relished working with him due to his honesty as a rapper and two; his penchant to make sure his song comes out nicely.
Even though he is relatively new in the music business in Ghana, E.L. can boast of a tall list of musicians that he has worked with. The list includes both new and established musicians.
This means, he has gotten lots of experience not only as a rapper but as a music producer too, with the rap doctor as the latest artiste to work with the BBNZ Live artiste.
E.L. worked on Okyeame Kwame’s highly anticipated inspiration song titled “Try (One More Time” featuring Nigeria’s singing sensation, J Martins which was released yesterday Monday October 28, 2013.
This is what E.L. has to say about Okyeame Kwame, “I have worked with many artistes as you may know but Okyeame Kwame is different”, he said with a serious face.
He paused for a few seconds to attend to his dog called Selassie, who was barking as a result of my presence in the studio. He continued after the rude interruption, “Okyeame is very detailed”.
According to information, Okyeame Kwame on countless occasions visited the Ring Road based BBNZ Live Studio to have several changes done to the song “Try”.
Unlike other rappers, E.L. said “Okyeame Kwame knows what he wanted from day one, which makes working with him trouble-free” and that explains why he constantly called on him concerning the song.
Even though he failed to mention the specific amount he charges for producing a single song, he answered “E.L. is very expensive”, when asked how much he charges as a producer. He was however economical with words concerning how much was paid for the song.
He said he sees Okyeame Kwame as a true brother, so he didn’t charge him but was satisfied with the appreciation he (Okyeame) shown him.
E.L. believes “Try” will inspire people whenever they listen to it. He thanked Okyeame for allowing him to work on the project.
He said “Try” is about people who have tried, who are trying, we are telling them to try another time. No matter how hard you have tried, if you have not seen what you need to see, try another time.”
Listen to “Try” by Okyeame Kwame featuring J Martins
By Ebenezer Anangfio