On the 22nd of September this year, Ghana Music TV uploaded an interview featuring Shatta Wale, one of Ghana’s top, wherein he talks about the problems with musicians in Ghana — the country’s music industry as a whole.
He wonders why so many of the artists never moved past self-appraisals like ‘King of the Street’, et al. ‘What do you do with it…?’
He laments also about musicians fighting him for the six years he’s been in the industry, realising hits. He advises, however, doing business rather than dissing him. And to address that he asks: ‘…don’t you want to do business… don’t you wanna buy a house for your mother, your wife…?’
And before he takes the last question he hints that Sarkodie, one of the continent’s favourite ‘is very poor…’. But he doesn’t want to talk more about that because it ‘makes him angry, sometimes’. He could go on and on to mention names but decides against it.
During the beef sometime this year between Drake and Kanye’s record label, a user on Twitter asked how many days it takes to respond to a diss. Well, it took Sarkodie 18 days to address Shatta Wale’s claim: the freestyle is delivered in an exceptional manner that he leaves listeners wowing. While never forgetting to drop lines for Shatta Wale:
‘…being on this beat e go cost you some damages…
who gives a fuck about your chicken change property…
if being poor like me abeg fada bless me with poverty.’
He admits, however, having a tough time last year but it was just so he could take Ghana’s music industry forward, to take it to the next level so the future ones would cash some dollars.
‘Confidence is when you compliment people without feeling insecure…
Five years in the game you are still scared…’
In his words ‘time is running out’, he’d have raised the bars. Could this be the end of Shatta Wale’s career? The internet is going wild!