Ko-Jo Cue & Shaker Finally Drop “Pen & Paper” Album Tracklist

A day after releasing the second video off “Pen & Paper” album, the BBnZ Live acts, Ko-Jo Cue and Shaker have dropped the official tracklist. The 13-track rap album features “Odo” hitmaker KiDi, “Grind Day” crooner Kwesi Arthur, “My Baby” hitmaker Magnom, Cina Soul and Rumor, formerly of Skillions Records. The album is now up for pre-order here.

READ THIS: Ko-Jo Cue & Shaker To Launch “Pen & Paper” Album With Concert This Saturday

Check out the full tracklist with features and production credits from below:

1. Accra-Kumasi Rd. (Prod. By @prinxipappi)

2. Pen & Paper (Prod. By @lil_shaker)

3. Man Dey (Prod. By @vacsonit)

4. Uh Huh, Eh Heh (Prod. By @itskingjamal)

5. Pressure ft. @kidnamedru (Prod. By @itskingjamal)

6. High Me ft. Magnom (Prod. By @magnombeats)

7. Politics ft. Kwamena Boham (Prod. By @bedi_gh)

8. Up & Awake ft. @kwesiarthur_ (Prod. By @prinxipappi)

9. Me Ti Ate (Prod. By @k_wypa)

10. Just Know (Prod. By @prod.by.paq)

11. Things We Do 4 Love ft. @kidimusic (Prod. By @kojo_cue & @jaymera01)

12. Untitled (Prod. By @bedidrumkit)

13. Hmmmh ft. @cina_soul (Prod. By @jaymera01)

“Pen & Paper” Album Tracklist

 

Ice Box Releases “Like a Star 0.9” Cover Art & Tracklist

Ice Box announced his forthcoming project “Like a Star” on his social media platforms a couple of weeks ago and #LaS is the hashtag he has been using since. This project is set for release on 27th October. This is much expected because of his 2017 releases; “OvdaRoof” with Chief Kellz, “Is It Revenge… Best Served Cold EP”, “Free Smoke [B.O Mix]”, and a couple of features and performances on big platforms.

But before he drops the main project “Like a Star”, he’s decided to bless us with “Like a Star 0.9” to cool his audience because his last release was in May, and fans have starved too long for his art.

This is a 5-track EP and it features acts like Chief Kellz, Mr Jace, Kwesi Kevin and Jay Buzzles. Beats were produced by nORTHS, Trapgod and Southside. Apya mixed and mastered the project. All artworks were designed by Kweku Drew.

Follow Ice Box on his social media accounts to get all the updates on #LaS.
Facebook: Ice Box (http://www.facebook.com/ICEBOX.CNLSU/)
Twitter: icebox_cnlsu (http://www.twitter.com/icebox_cnlsu)
Instagram: icebox_cnlsu (http://www.instagram.com/icebox_cnlsu)
YouTube: Ice Box

Check out the cover art and tracklist below:

“Like a Star EP” Cover Art
“Like a Star EP” Tracklist

Watch Akan’s Mini Documentary Ahead of His Album “Onipa Akoma”

Ahead of his album release, the distinguished twi rapper, Akan has dropped a 15-minute documentary to give more insight to his yet-to-be-released album, “Onipa Akoma”, which directly translates to English as “human heart.” The video features short interviews with producers who worked project including MikeMillzOnEm, Yung Fly, Jayso, and other industry creatives who brought life to the album.

“Some two years after gaining ground with Akan EP, Akan is set to quench fans’ restless anticipation with the release of his debut album, ONIPA AKOMA. Akan’s continual growth and maturity is very evident on ONIPA AKOMA; which makes the music all the more enriching. This is food for thought; and more, food for the soul. Listen up!”

This documentary is brought to you by courtesy of Yoyotinz.

Birth of an Electronic Dance Music Community in Ghana

It’s been barely two months since the debut of Electric Vibez Carnival was held at the popular Chale Wote festival (an annual street art festival). The organisers of this carnival in association with EdmVibez.com and Level 8 Lounge have come up with another event to strengthen the Electronic Dance Music (EDM) community here in Ghana. This event, Networking in the sky : Electronic Dance Music community, is an event designed to bring producers, artistes, record labels, entertainment bloggers, graphic artistes, festival lovers, edm enthusiasts, etc. together to network, get to know each other, share ideas, and discuss the best ways to promote our African values in the Electronic Dance Music spectrum.

EDM is a broad range of percussive electronic music genres made largely for nightclubs, raves, and festivals. EDM is generally produced for playback by disc jockeys (DJs) who create seamless selections of tracks, called a mix, by segueing from one recording to another. EDM producers also perform their music live in a concert or festival setting.

The event will have Mr. Benjamin le Brave, founder off Akwaaba Music, and Mr. Green Gafacci (a renowned producer) as panelists to lead discussions on promoting EDM in our local music market and means to help develop the EDM community. Also representing will be the Excuse Our Music (EOM) Collective, with special performances from a number of talented artistes currently not publicised.

The list of guest appearances from the Ghanaian music industry and EDM industry as a whole is endless. In view of that this is a huge opportunity to network and build connections.

The event will be held at Level 8 lounge, located at the 8th floor of the Airport One Square Building, in Airport City on Wednesday, 4th October 2017, and it starts at 7 pm.

For more updates, stay glued to the social media accounts below:
EDM Vibez:
Twitter : Edm_vibez
Instagram: Edmvibezofficial
Facebook: Edmvibezofficial

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Review of Paapa’s “Technical Difficulties Vol. 1” EP by AlexRepGH

Paapa has not done any major work after releasing the highly acclaimed ‘Songs for Kukua’. All his fans were more than excited when he announced his new project, “Technical Difficulties” on his Twitter page.  I mean who wouldn’t be? In his new project, he releases them in installment, and the first one is a 5-track EP. Paapa does nothing but classical, soulful music, which touch the soul, reverb and leaves an everlasting impression. And I bet you, his new project is nothing different from his usual.

He starts off with a great love song. It’s very difficult, perhaps a technical difficulty, to find out who really loves you in today’s world, in which the clause ‘I love you’ means nothing anymore. On ‘How will I know’, Paapa tries to address this difficulty; he tries to solve it maybe. Today, love has turned to be mere lip service. This is what Paapa meant in the opening line of ‘How Will I Know’- ‘Oh I heard you say you love me.’ He goes further to warn that, those are very heavy words and that we should be ready to keep your words in difficult times. ‘Would you be ready to carry these heavy words when they start to hurt?’ This rhetorical sum up what real love is supposed to be. ‘How will I know’ addresses one difficulty. This is not the only difficulty Paapa addressed on his new project.

Another very popular one, which could be right in front of you, is also addressed. On ‘Infront Of You’, Paapa talks about how dreamers stay dreamers. Today’s world is made of millennials who keep wake, dreaming big enough to change the world. Some of them are kept busy with their dreams such that ‘their pillows have been kind to them, but their mind won’t let them be.’- They are sleepless, ‘anxiety [about the future] so loud’ that they ‘can’t hear GOD’s symphony’. This act of most millennials is changing the globe for the better, but Paapa warns the millennials, and all dreamers alike, that they should be careful of the dreams they dream. He implies the possibility of never achieving one’s dreams, probably due to lack of focus. The words of a wise man that ‘Don’t let dreams blind you’ ‘Cause you go miss what dey infront of you’, were just the perfect choice of words to get the warning across effectively.

Back in high school, there was a book which could literally solve all mathematics questions. On the third track of Technical Difficulties 1, Paapa wants someone to call Aki Ola to answer certain questions. The questions posed have nothing to do with mathematics however, but everything to do with broken homes resulting from wars. Domestic wars, civil wars have undoubtedly created more broken homes than fictional love has created broken hearts. For this, Paapa calls on Aki Ola, who’s the king that Paapa presumes knows everything to answer all his whys. Aki Ola could also be any father who leaves a mother helpless and a child fatherless. The latter is not uncommon in today’s world, and Paapa could technically be using Aki Ola to address this issue.

Even though ‘Losers’ sounds like the result of all the difficulties addressed by Paapa so far, it has another theme on its own, which likewise addresses another difficulty the globe is facing. In a world where everyone thinks they are right, no human value- respect, honesty, obedience, and others, is left. Everyone is trying to win, in the end we will all be losers. He addresses scorn and pride on this track. You know, I know. We know we both would lose everything if we all try to win, but we try still. We can solve this, definitely by being together.

This brings us to the last track on the EP, ‘Together’. So let’s sing it together. Let’s dance together. ‘Let’s do this life together’, ‘Eat cake and have icing together’. Paapa suggests on the last track of the first instalment of his new project that, unity does the impossible. He admonishes everyone to forgive and forget and break bread together. He believes that if we do everything together, the world would be better- perhaps he would not need to address all the difficulties the world is facing, as he has done in the first four tracks. The best place on this earth is together!!!!

Without any doubt, the first instalment of Technical Difficulties is a masterpiece. Talk of JaySo’s mastering and that Adomaa’s mellifluous voice on ‘Infront Of You’ completes the work as nothing but a classic. Hope you enjoy it too.

Please make it a point to cop it when it drops!

Written by: Alexander Kwakye

Ohemaa Mercy Celebrates 40th Birthday with Children at Christ Faith Foster Home

Ohemaa Mercy celebrated her 40th birthday celebration on Thursday, September 7 in a special way.

The “Aseda” composer on the day headed to Christ Faith Foster Home at Adenta Frafraha in Accra to commend the day with children at the place. Wearing all-white, Ohemaa Mercy together with administration group and Parliamentary Aspirant for the 2016 Weija-Gbawe body electorate, Obuobia Darko-Opoku engaged and prayed with the children.

The group gave to the home things like mats, basins, washing bowls, drinks, packs of rice, toiletries, a gallon of oil, washing powder and numerous others. Authorities of the home in the wake of accepting things from Ohemaa Mercy and the group expressed gratitude toward them for the treats and pleaded with people in general to aid them.

Ohemaa was born to Mr. and, Mrs. Amoah, both Fantis from Abakrapa and Elmina individually. She was conceived in Weija in Accra yet lived the greater part of her life in Koforidua. Ohemaa is married to Isaac Twum-Ampofo and they have three boys Nyamekye, Nhyira, and Aseda. Ohemaa Mercy commenced her basic education at St Peter’s Anglican Primary School in Koforidua and continued to Ghana Secondary School where she had her secondary school education. She proceeded to the Teachers’ Training College at S.D.A Teachers Training College, Asokore Koforidua where she acquired her Teachers Certificate ‘A’.

Ohemaa Mercy released her first album in the last piece of November 2004. Entitled Adamfo Papa, the album delighted in huge airplay after its release, which brought Ohemaa into the spotlight.

Credit: Zionfelix