Hiplife Music highlighted in new Apple Music project by Ghanaian Photographer

A new project by music streaming giant, Apple highlights Hiplife music in Ghana. Powered by Ghanaian Visual Artist, Prince Gyasi, it sees the capturing of the journey of Ghanaian...

A new project by music streaming giant, Apple highlights Hiplife music in Ghana.

Powered by Ghanaian Visual Artist, Prince Gyasi, it sees the capturing of the journey of Ghanaian artistes and music through generations via photography.

The likes of Okyeame Kwame, Reggie Rocktsone, Gyedu Blay Ambolley, Guru, Abrewa Nana, Joey B, E.L, and Kwesi Arthur are featured in the project.

“As a creative, it’s important for me to have the freedom to tell the truth through my art. I was happy to shoot my series, ‘A Great Day in Accra,’ here in Independence Square, where Martin Luther King Jr. watched Kwame Nkrumah declare Ghana’s freedom back in 1957. By reuniting and photographing both old and new hiplife artists, I’m letting the rest of the world know about the genre’s impact in Ghana and beyond,” reads a message by Gyasi.

“People need to hear about the culture, the source of our rhythm, our music, what influences our arts. It’s our history from our perspective. I want to make sure the new generation doesn’t lose their identity or forget about the pioneers who paved the way for them to lift their own voices.”

 

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Commissioned by Apple. “As a creative, it’s important for me to have the freedom to tell the truth through my art. I was happy to shoot my series, ‘A Great Day in Accra,’ here in Independence Square, where Martin Luther King Jr. watched Kwame Nkrumah declare Ghana’s freedom back in 1957. By reuniting and photographing both old and new hiplife artists, I’m letting the rest of the world know about the genre’s impact in Ghana and beyond. People need to hear about the culture, the source of our rhythm, our music, what influences our arts. It’s our history from our perspective. I want to make sure the new generation doesn’t lose their identity or forget about the pioneers who paved the way for them to lift their own voices.” #MLKDay #ShotoniPhone by Prince G. @princejyesi, featuring @g_7596 @reggierockstone711 @okyeamekwame @rab_bakari @abrewa99 @dahammergh @iambeatmenace @gurunkz @1realjoeyb @elrepgh @djbreezygh @stargogh @kiraniayat @pureakan @kiddblackrapgod @ansahlive @imani_n.a.d @toyboi1 @kwesiarthur_ @shadowxwayne Check out the full story on IGTV. Hiplife playlist on Apple Music: apple.co/hiplife

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