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List 5 Ghanaian rappers who can rap faster & better than Sarkodie

David Mawuli again brings you an UNRANKED list of five Ghanaian rappers who can actually rap better and faster than Sarkodie.

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Ghana rap has gone through a magical process of transformation – from the typical local dialect to the combination of the local dialect and English or pidgin. This is a rap alchemy that has connected the modern youth to the pioneers of Ghanaian rap. Today, one could just clutch a microphone and vibrantly release elixirs that would either alleviate your pains or make you shed tears.

The industry has produced a host of great but controversial rappers. From Gyedu Blay Ambolley’s infamous rap founder to Sarkodie’s fastest Ghanaian rapper claims, the industry has witnessed rap braggarts but the question that remains unsolved is “Who raps better?”.

Sarkodie is the topic that critics discuss when it comes to modern rap in the Ghanaian music industry due to his flow, dexterity, attack, speed on any type of beat and his ability to perform any popular genre. Due to his aptness and propensity for rap music, he has gained international recognition, awards and even been crowned the “Fastest African rapper” by international media.

Yes, we agree he raps fast but not the fastest in Ghana. Many have accused him of not being able to produce ‘sensible’ lyrical contents on most of his tracks despite his speed. He is more of a braggart than an artiste tackling other aspects of society which many listeners find irritating. Of course Sarkodie has recorded songs like Masses, Inflation and Free Press which talks about the ailing Ghanaian economy and the attitude of the media, more than 90% of his songs are about who he is and why his enemies will not succeed.

Ghana is blessed with many expeditious rappers whose raps influence the youth positively. Some of these have a special ability to concoct ordinary words into verses laden with metaphors, similes, and double entendres that explode with lyrical creativity, and then combine that with a masterful delivery, transforming their flow into a rhythmic elixir.

David Mawuli again brings you an UNRANKED list of five Ghanaian rappers who can actually rap better and faster than Sarkodie.

1. E.L

Trust me, if you need rap lectures, E.L is one of Ghana’s few rappers to run to. He has the ability to blend the Ga dialect with English/Pidgin. In fact, he sounds perfect when he blends the languages. From his hit “The Chosen” to his latest “10 Rap Commandments”, the rapper always gives his listeners ‘food for thought’. He can go slow and fast – depending on the beat and still manage to make sense all time.

 

2. Flowking Stone

Flowking Stone’s rap battle with Sarkodie has always been expected but all efforts by the media and critics to make that history occur didn’t materialise. Flowking Stone’s command over the Twi dialect, word play, poems, witticism and his flow are just perfect. I once had a chat with Stone and I discovered what a ‘3D’ rap is. From his “Longest Flow” to his latest “Fire Bon Dem”, Flowking has the ability to sensibly attack and express the beauty of African poetry with his flow. His ability to drum with words on a beat even faster and still makes sense makes him unique.

 

3. Okyeame Kwame

Fans call him ‘Rap Doctor’ due to his mastery rap skills plus speed. During his heydays, many colleague rappers feared competing with him because he has the skills to instantly respond. It won’t take days to write a song and that makes him ‘versatile’. He raps –both fast and slow, he sings and on top of all, he rocks the stage. Okyeame Kwame’s mastery in churning out songs with good content is what has kept him in the game. No wonder he has won the “Songwriter of the Year” at the Ghana Music Awards on two consecutive occasions. From his greatest hit “Woso” to his latest “Small Small”, Okyeame’s verses on any song is extremely beautiful. He is mostly considered as a poet.

 

4. Edem

‘Go Get’em’ is his trademark. Edem possesses a pure rap talent with matured skills. The rapper, who was on the same label (The Last Two Entertainment) with Sarkodie is known for his ability to blend his native language with English, Pidgin and Patois to creative a distinctive listenership vibes on his masterpieces. The rapper’s delivery mostly focus on social issues, history, poems, life struggles and relationships – which makes him a better rapper. From his hit “Ghetto Rise” to “The One”, Edem’s lyrics reveal African profound history and culture. He can go slow and fast – depending on the beat.

 

5. Scientific

Scientific is one rapper whose name will never be forgotten by Hip-hop music lovers. Despite his speedy pace rap style, the rapper uses his creative skills tell life stories – an instinct of a pure story teller. He is bold and fears no rap battle – no wonder he was the only artiste who battled Grammy awards winner Wyclef Jean when he was in Ghana. From his major breakthrough single “I like U Girl” to his latest “It’s A War”, the rapper has told many stories through his music.

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