Hiplife artist, Richard Kwasi Siaw Akrofi popularly known in show biz as ‘Ex Doe’ has expressed his disappointment in ‘Reggie Rockstone’ for his failure to respond to some shots he threw at him in a diss song ‘maba’ 20 years ago.
According to the 90s rapper, the song was not directed to Reggie Rockstone but was meant for Chicago.
“I only mentioned Reggie’s name in a punch line for his claims as Oseikrom president yet he lived in Accra. How can you called yourself a president of a place yet you are not a resident of that place at the same, but Reggie never responded and but I’m still waiting for his response.”
My beef with Reggie was not personal as with Chicago, Ex Doe told Pure FM on Friday.
Ex Doe however advised young rappers to show maximum respect to some Dj’s and Hiplife artist who started and sustain hiplife in Ghana till now.
“We were not money conscious at the time we started hiplife, no Producer or Dj will take money from you before they offer some help, unlike today they’ll chase you to take CD and make sure they play on air without taken any except you showing appreciation after their hard work.” He narrated.
He therefore advised today’s Dj’s to desist from taken money from musicians before they play their songs on radio.
Radio and Tv personality, Andy Dosty who is a musican at same time also explain the frustrations an artist can go through in the hands of radio Dj’s.
Ex Doe is one of the pioneers of hiplife movement. He was signed to Ashanti International Records after he left his first label and that influenced his success as an artist at the time.
He was part of a group called Traditional Rulers before going solo. His collaboration with Chicago on ‘Daavi mede kuku’ in 1996 has been the most popular Ewe hiplife song up to date.
Ex Doe is an Akan, but he’s known more for his Ewe lyrics due to the popularity of that song. He and Chicago got into some misunderstanding over who deserve the credit for that hit.
Some of his songs are ‘yebre’, ‘Daavi mede kuku’, ‘Comfort’, ‘Gogo woho’ and ‘Good one there’
Filed by Ohene Anochie