Facts "Zapp Mallet is the 'grandpapa' of Hiplife" - Quophie Okyeame

Quophie Okyeame of Akyeame fame and radio personality has added his voice to the ongoing argument about who reality originated Hiplife giving us facts about Hiplife.

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For the past few weeks, Ghanaians have been arguing about who originated Hiplife.

This dead argument resurrected again after Root Eye revealed that Reggie Rockstone is not the originator but Zapp Mallet.

Quophie Okyeame of Akyeame fame and radio personality has added his voice to argument giving us facts about hiplife.

Read the full unedited facts he wrote on his Facebook page below:


1.The genre was originally conceived by Mike Cookie of Vibe FM fame.

2.The first Hiplife song was produced by Zapp Mallet and Mike cook in 1994 at combined House of music. Reggie Rockstone was the rapper on that track they titled Hiplife, after also deliberating on Hi-hop as a name.The song was launched at club Makumba. Rapper Reggie Rockstone did not show up for the launch.The same song later came to be known as Chooboi.

3.Mike Cooke the real grand papa,Patented the genre and therefore officially owns it.

4.Hiplife is not just Twi rap. Hiplife is a musical genre fusion which takes music skill to produce.In this regard Zapp mallet deserves the credit and honor.

5.The Chooboi Rap verse 1 took approximately two months to be put together. Making it the longest time needed to write a verse.

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