The Ghanaian dancehall scene has received major boost kind courtesy the upcoming soundclash between Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy organized by Asaase Radio.
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I don’t think Asaase Radio envisioned the kind of reaction they have received from other dancehall artists.
It all began with Samini’s rant on social media, stating he deserved to clash Shatta Wale instead of his ‘son’ Stonebwoy.
Stonebwoy felt betrayed from those comments and indirectly stated he had been giving credit to Samini in some aspects of his career even when he didn’t deserve it.
The dancehall general Jupitar came in the guise to defend Samini only to involve himself in the beef by echoing Samini’s sentiment and calling out Stonebwoy for a clash.
Upon seeing Jupitar’s challenge, Epixode mocked Jupitar for failing to reply to his Avatar diss single, whiles challenging the Money Box hitmaker to a clash on Twitter.
Epixode even called on Asaase Radio to organize an undercard for himself and Jupitar on the day of the Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy soundclash.
Even upcoming dancehall artists want a piece of the clash, Mr. Logic bragged his artists Kahpun could stand toe to toe with any dancehall artist although he toned it down later by omitting Samini, Shatta Wale, and Stonebwoy.
Kahpun has now been challenged by Sean Taylor and it’s exciting to see.
Dancehall has taken a step back for Afrobeats in Ghana and even on the globe with Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy now identifying as afro-beat artists thus this clash has really reignited the genre that has its roots in Jamaica.
This dancehall movement now feels like the bring back Azonto campaign started by Sarkodie but hopefully, it won’t get stuck on social media but rather on our airwaves and speakers.
Jupitar has already entered the studio and recorded a ‘diss’ record titled ‘All out’.
Can’t wait to see the outcome of this clash and kudos to Asaase Radio for bringing back the light on the dancehall culture.