Today we intend to take you through a little bit of Hiplife Godfather’s discography. The songs he did which cement his status as a Legend in Ghana music.
Born Reginald Yaw Asante Osei, but affectionately known as Reggie Rockstone. He was born in the United Kingdom to a fashion designer Ricky “Ricci” Ossei (Saint Ossei) but lived his early years in Ghana in Kumasi and Accra. Reggie has lived in Ghana continuously since he pioneered the Hip-Life movement in 1994.
He started off as a dancer and later switched to do music through which he became a big English/Ghanaian music super star. His efforts earned him the title “The Godfather of Hiplife”, he is credited for playing a huge role in the development of the Ghanaian genre Hiplife also known as Kasahare or Rap Music.
Reggie released Makaa Maka, his first studio album in the early 1990s, his determination and hardwork saw him come out with successful albums such as Me Na Me Kae, Me Ka, Last Show and other hit singles which music enthusiasts still move their feet and hum to. He produced and nurtured several other young talents. He has won a Kora Award and performed with international artists such as Shaggy, Beenieman and Wyclef.
Reggie Rockstone is the pacesetter, he paved the way for the big artiste we see in Ghanaian media space today. The likes of Obrafuor, Lord Kenya, Sarkodie, Edem, Kwaw Kesse, Manifest, Kwesi Arthur are here today, thanks to the invention of rap and hiplife by Reggie Rockstone. It’s a delight to sit and dine with the Legend whilst he serves you with the history of Ghana music, then you will understand why we brand him “The Legend” or “Hiplife Grandpapa”.
The following are 5 songs which makes him a legend in Ghana music;
#5 Keep Your Eyes On The Road