Monday, March 05, 2007
Happy 50th Birthday, Ghana: Obrafour's classic song "Kwame Nkrumah"
On March 6, 1957, the Gold Coast gained independence from Britain. In 1960, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah became independent Ghana's first president.
One of my alltimme favorite Ghanaian rappers—Obrafour—pays tribute to Nkrumah and his legacy in the Song "Kwame Nkrumah". Despite his eventual downward sprial into controversial policies and behavior, Nkrumah remains a huge figure in African poilitcal history.
The song is off Obrafour's first album. It's not the first song with conscious lyrics to become a hit, but it is one of the most memorable.
In honor of Ghana's 50 years of independence I thought I'd show you all this classic hiplife clip, "Kwame Nkrumah" by Obrafour:
Check out Obrafour's myspace page.
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And links to your blog please.
Waited for your reply.
i'm a fellow brooklynite, recently transpanted to london for school. i have a project and am researching hiplife...wondering if one brooklyner can fill another one in. im at fashion school and the project is on music influences the look of the people part of the scene.
what trends did you notice that are original to hiplife? what style do fans/performers/musicans of hiplife have that doesn't exist in traditional forms of hip-hop or other forms of music?
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