Record producer and founder of The Last Two Music Group, Hammer has said that he wished two rappers, instead of a rapper and a singer, were nominated for this year’s BET Awards.
Why Hammer wished two Ghanaian rappers were nominated
Hammer of The Last Two in an interview with Happy FM’s Showbiz Xtra with Doctor Cann revealed he wished BET would have chosen two rappers instead of a singer and a rapper.
In a recent interview on Happy FM’s with Doctor Cann, Hammer remarked that if two rappers were nominated, they could have proven that there are equally good rappers in Ghana.
“I wish two rappers were nominated so they could dominate the cypher. It is not about singing, it is more about rap. On that note, I pictured two of our best rappers to actually go there and prove to them who we are but unfortunately the BET is broader than rap, so it’s well deserved.
“I don’t know the procedure they used to pick Stonebwoy but I understand they have committees responsible for choosing the artistes so BET reviews and chooses the artist. But in Ghana I’m not sure who is part of the committee; I know KKD [Kwesi Kyei Darkwa] used to be part but I don’t know if he is still part of it.
“It’s not that I don’t agree with the committee that did the choosing but everyone has their opinion.
“But the fact that it’s BET, two of our rappers could have gone and proved that we have real rappers in Ghana but a singer and rapper is not the combination I wished for.
He acknowledged that afro dancehall artiste, Stonebwoy who has been nominated alongside rapper, Sarkodie is good but he just wished two rappers were nominated.
“But Stonebwoy is a solid artiste and it doesn’t hurt me but I was hoping we would have two rappers there. But our chances are high. Sarkodie is one of the Best things that ever happened to Africa. I think the BET realized that guy is the closest to the Grammy right now.
He urged the media to support the two artistes by asking people to vote for them.
“If it’s based on votes, then I guess our media men should hype it so people vote but if it’s based on what BET chooses, then I think the decision has already been made and it will be a luxury trip for the boys which they can create a network for some collaborations.”
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