As soon as this song came on I knew I was going to love it. “Mighty Jesus” by Ghanaian artists Edem, Jayso, & E.L. is
This episode is a conversation with Ghanaian hip hop, hiplife, and reggae artist Edem. Edem is one of the first hip hop artists to rap in Ewe. Many other Ghanaian hip hop artists perform in Twi or Pidgin English. In this conversation, we discuss hip hop and hiplife in Ghana. When it comes to hiop hop, Ghana follows its own rules. The relationship between hip hop and Hiplife in Ghana is an ongoing debate. This conversation with Edem covers that, as he explains how he uses different sounds and different languages in his music. Edem, like many artists in Ghana, has moved between genres, sometimes mixing genres in the same song. As one of the few artists to rap in Ewe, Edem also discusses the importance of language and culture in his music. As an artist, his music reflects his African, Ghanaian, and Ewe identities, something that Edem feels has been important in establishing himself as an artist.
“The Legacy” (7:20)
“Angels and Demons” (11:20)
Outro with “Gbevu” (50:52)
You can find Edem online on several platforms: Edem’s music can bought on iTunes | on Facebook | on Twitter @iamedem
I’m relatively new to the intricate and unique sounds of African Hip Hop. There is a great sense of diverse sounding Hip Hop that I’m
In this post I will analyze two different Ghanaian hip hop artists. The first is rapper Edem who has released two albums in his career
The video “The One” by Ghanaian hip hop artist Edem, featuring Sway tells an alternate story of the Gold Coast’s (now Ghana) interactions with Europeans.