There is a drill music wave in Ghana and it’s powered by the youth of the second biggest city in Ghana, Kumasi dubbed Kumerica.
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Although it’s now gaining attention the wave has been brewing for over a year now.
Drill music is a style of trap music that originated in the South Side of Chicago in the early 2010s.
Kumasi has always been an important spot when it comes to the Ghanaian music scene, especially in rap or hiplife.
Reggie Rockstone the pioneer of hiplife always referred to himself as the Oseikrom (another name for Kumasi) President thus cementing the legacy of Kumasi in hiplife.
Kumasi is home to rap legends like Lord Kenya, Okomfuor Kwadee, Akyeame, Okyeame Kwame, and more.
The current wave of Kumasi talents includes Flowking Stone, Strongman, Ko-Jo Cue, Amerado, Kofi Jamar, and most recent Kweku Flick.
I first got introduced to the Kumerica sound recently on Social Media, kind courtesy a song by Kawabanga title Akatafoc.
Just the short snippet got me hooked (though I might blame it on the Pop Smoke influence).
That got me to searching for more Kumerica sounds and I discovered artists like Kweku DMC, City Boy, Obey, O’Kenneth, Reggie, Jay Bhad, and more.
I even found a Kumerica playlist on Apple Music and you can imagine my excitement finding most of the song in one place, rather than suffering to search for them.
Check out Kumerica Playlist on Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/gh/playlist/kumerica/pl.u-Ldbqevjsxv0dj2R
It’s obvious the Kumerica sound isn’t mainstream in Kumasi yet as there is an apparent lack of media attention on the wave but for now, it’s caught fire on social media.
The wave has received endorsements from Ko-Jo Cue, Kofi Jamar, and Multi-Platinum Selling Production Duo Dr Vades.
Right now I’m hooked and hopefully, it won’t just be a brief wave but one that will last long so the boys can ‘cash out’.
Kumerica Drill music to the world!