Singer Article Wan- the man who rose to prominence on the wings of his monster hit, Solo has embarked on a new project to nurture the talent of budding artistes and give them the pedestal to shine.
The mainstream artiste who specializes in Reggae/Dancehall and Afro fusion, revealed this in an interview with Cookie Tee on the New Day show on TV3. He said: ‘You know we were all helped to this level, although I didn’t get much help when I was coming up but when I sit back and watch the industry and then set my ears to the ground, we’ve got a lot of up and coming who needs our help and when we are able to push them, as in push them from the ground, trust me we are never going to regret.’
So I decided to put a challenge, drop a beat with a chorus, put it online and I had a lot of talents jumping on it. So I and my team sat down and selected the best six, of which five are from Ghana, one is from the UK. We did the recording, shot the video, and blasted it everywhere and it’s gradually picking up.
When asked what his criteria were in selecting these underground acts, he answered by saying, “We used punchlines, rhythm, attack, the way you attack the beat, your flow, you know you need to sound like a musician and trust, we will call these guys up and coming but me I call them Stars, they are more than me, me you’ve heard of me, what they are coming with…”.
The danceable track features budding acts like Kojo Vypa, Eddy Ryme, Lennon, Yaw Seconds, De Vypa from Ghana, and the only lady on the track called Kaymoi, from the UK.