Flowking Stone needs no introduction. From the days of Bradez to been a solo artiste, Flowking Stone has been prominent in the music scene. When Bradez were ushered into the game by their senior brother Okyeame Kwame, they were doing the then Hiplife genre. I loved “One Gallon” to bits. Then what we called ‘GH Crunk’ came into the scene, introduced by Asem.
Bradez adapted to it so easily as though they were actually meant to do that genre. Just when we were expecting them to do more from that genre they gave us the everlasting classic, “Simple.” After one half of the duo, Kunta Kinte got diseased, Stone had to keep the legacy alive. He would release a song each month, starting with “Stronger” which featured Luta (then Luther) and Ryan Korsah.
Song after song, the emcee was able to position himself back into the music front, landing him the award for Hiplife Song of the Year at 2016 VGMA, and the most talked about Hip-Hop song in 2016, “Fire Bon Dem (Remix). Listening to his album “Gifted”, you’d realize the versatility of Flowking. He’s a strong contender for the best African rapper crown. At the same time he does timeless Afropop and Dance songs. When he switches to Rap/R&B all nerves and emotions calm down. It is evident in his Christmas hit “Bronya Ade” and current trending single “One Love.”
The rate at which he does all of them well is so magical to even choose what he’s better at.
What do u love Flowking Stone musically for ?
— #Blowmymind (@FlowkingStone) September 14, 2018
Rap Flowking Stone: I’d wish to witness Stone pen down and record his verses. I wonder the zone he gets in to do that. For a rapper to put all the elements of the art into a verse is brilliant. Even when he’s rapping about the most common thing you realize the emcee is at his peak in lyricism.
He doesn’t force his punchlines; they’re subtle as they can be. He puts realness in his voice and verses that enhances the picturesque ability of your mind’s eye. The clarity in his message shows he’s a good communicator. If I’m to mention an example of a good communicator I’d definitely say without fear of taking my words back, Flowking Stone.
Afropop Flowking Stone: Although he hasn’t been doing more of this lately, Stone effortlessly sits comfortably on a throne in this genre. As a songwriter, his diction and depth never disappoints him. His voice may not be the silkiest but it can make one fall in love. He rides Afropop beats like a pioneer. And in each one of them his maturity leaves fingerprints on them all.
The emcee shall be releasing his next single “Blow My Mind” which features Akwaboah within the week. Also let’s warm up for the 2nd edition of his Oseikrom Shutdown Concert.
So we ask, inasmuch as it’s hard to tell, which do you prefer? Rap Flowking Stone or Afropop Flowking Stone? Let us know in the comments section.