Burniton Music signee, Kelvyn Boy, has said rap music and dancehall have their foundations built on what is popularly called ‘beef’ in the music industry.
Speaking on TV3’s NewDay with Ayisha Yakubuu, he said, “I think dancehall particularly was literally built on beefs and competitions”.
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He added that beefs are necessary in the showbiz industry depending on the genre of the song. Rap music thrives on beefs however, Afrobeat songs are devoid of such back to back ‘battles’ among artistes, he noted.
The “Mea” hit maker also criticised the Ghana music industry for neglecting some African genres of music. He lashed out at industry players saying that foreign music has been favored by the industry while Afrobeat, which he believes is of Ghanaian descent, has been relegated to the background.
“Some things are not being done right. We are lost as an industry because we don’t even have Afrobeat in our category.”