Ghanaian singer and songwriter Knii Lante releases a new song and video titled “Open Mic”. The highlife song features rapper Flowking Stone. In the self-produced song, with co-production by Genius Selection, the singer asks his lover to make love accessible to him. The video was directed by Gyo Gyimah for Phamous Philms. Peep the visuals, and download the audio below.
The undefeated award winning African best rapper, Flowking Stone nicknamed the Mayweather of Ghana rap once again knocks out his fans with his hallmarked heavy punches embedded in his dynamic flow, rythym and style. Beast discusses mordern day societal issues and the state of rap in Gh hiphop.
This is a pure representation of Rap and hip-hop done the African way. The first of it kind ever made. It incorporates the various dance ensembles from the different tribes of Ghana. Ranging from Damba, to Adowa, Kete, Agbadja etc. Flowking Stone raps to all the rhythms of the different African drums and percussions from the 10 regions of Ghana. He uses words to interpret the rhythms and melodies of the sound of the African drums. As used to be done by the griots some hundred years ago in some of the African palaces. A typical example is the ‘talking drums’ known in the Ashanti culture as Atumpan. This video is directed by one of the finest video makers in Ghana called Xbills Ebenezer.
Flowking Stone addresses his subjects in Igwe by using the months of the year as the basic device for wordplay. In the first verse, he begins from January to talk abt what has happened since the beginning of the year, and continues in order to the rest of the months in descending order till he finally gets to December where he predicts his future. In verse 2, he addresses various issues such as ‘flood’ etc. This time he begins the rap from December down to January.