Quata Budukusu is indeed riding through the maze of showbiz like a pro; consciously seeking dominance by creating awesome intra-genre music; creating an enviable repertoire which would soon pass as a shocker-of-a-feat.
Whilst in New York for his album release party and the Grammy’s, he hooked up with Sidney Mills, a member of the famous roots reggae musical band, Steel Pulse. This meet up has already got the two working towards releasing something musically ingenious. A fusion of Quata Budukusu’s versatility, with that beautiful roots reggae sound which got Steel Pulse a Grammy.
Quata Budukusu’s pursuits are not the norm in Ghana. Whilst many lay and moan about the inability to penetrate other markets, he’s busy fraternizing and networking for the purpose of market penetration. His recent exploits with Wyre of Kenya on Sangolo, which is currently making waves across East Africa is proof the brother isn’t resting. Before leaving Kenya, he hooked up with the Benga king Eric Wainaina on a yet to be released song. Call it, a fusion of genre’s and culture, and you won’t be wrong.
Quata Budukusu is definitely on that Ghost-ride to absolute domination. And Nothing seems to be getting on the way.
It’s worth knowing that Quata’s current journey is at the behest of Ernest Annoh Dompreh and Manager Kengol. The two have stood solidly behind the artiste in the last 2years, making all the necessary moves that would keep Quata Budukusu at the top.
Everybody needs someone or a team that truly believes in them; Bakus Entertainment and Quata Budukusu appear to have cemented the kind of relationship that exudes a genuine interest in each other’s business. The recent moves by Quata Budukusu, ranging from effective/relevant collaborations to infectious productions, is an indication of the heights set as a target for the label and Quata Budukusu.
Ghanaian Hip Life artiste Quata Budukusu, known in real life as Jacob Nana Kwame Etroo, was adjudged Hip Life Artiste of the Year at the maiden edition of Ghana Music Awards South Africa.
Quata who’s well-known as the originator of tongue twisting in Ghana won the Hip Life category against Yaa Pono, Kwesi Arthur, Kofi Kinaata, Captain Planet, among others.
Apart from Quata Budukusu who won the Hip Life artiste of the year, Shatta Wale, Stonebwoy, Wendy Shay, Kuami Eugene, King Promise and several others had their fair share of the plagues. Below are all the winners of for both Ghana-based and South Africa-based artistes at the just ended Ghana Music Awards South Africa;
Winners of Ghana-based artistes :
1. LIFE TIME ACHIEVEMENT –
2. YOUTH EMPOWERMENT PROJECTS –
3. BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT EAST AFRICA –
VANESSA EMDEE (TANZANIA)
4. BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT WEST AFRICA –
5. BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT SOUTHERN AFRICA –
BABES WODUMO (SOUTH AFRICA)
6. BEST MUSIC JOURNALIST / BLOGGER OF THE YEAR –
NII ATTAKORAH MENSAH
7. BEST DJ OF THE YEAR –
8. GOSPEL ARTISTE OF THE YEAR –
9. PROMISING ARTISTE OF THE YEAR –
10. NEW ARTISTE OF THE YEAR –
11. BEST GROUP OF THE YEAR –
REGGIE AND BOLLIE
12. HIP-LIFE ARTISTE OF THE YEAR –
13. BEST RAPPER OF THE YEAR –
14. MOST POPULAR SONG OF THE YEAR –
ONE CORNER (PATAPAA)
15. HIGH LIFE ARTIST OF THE YEAR –
16. BEST MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR –
17. DANCE HALL ARTIST OF THE YEAR –
18. REGGAE / DANCE HALL SONG OF THE YEAR
19. BEST COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR –
ARTICLE WAN X PATAPAA (THAT THING)
20. BEST PRODUCER OF THE YEAR –
21. BEST MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR –
22. ARTIST OF THE YEAR –
Winners of South Africa-based artists :
1. SOUTH AFRICAN BASED NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
2. SOUTH AFRICAN BASED BEST HI-LIFE ARTIST OF THE YEAR –
3. SOUTH AFRICAN BASED BEST MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR
4. SOUTH AFRICAN BASED GOSPEL SONG OF THE YEAR –
5. SOUTH AFRICAN BASED MOST POPULAR SONG OF THE YEAR
FINAL SOLUTION – DO LIKE I DO
6. SOUTH AFRICAN BASED HIP-LIFE ARTIST OF THE YEAR –
7. SOUTH AFRICAN BASED BEST CLUB DJ OF THE YEAR –
8. SOUTH AFRICAN BASED BEST COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR –
POLAMO X DJ MAPHORISA X DJ BUCKS (SOMTHING ABT U)
9. SOUTH AFRICAN BASED BEST CULTURAL AND LIVE BAND GROUP OF THE YEAR –
10. SOUTH AFRICAN BASED BEST GOSPEL ARTISTE OF THE YEAR –
11. SOUTH AFRICAN BASED BEST PRODUCER OF THE YEAR –
12. SOUTH AFRICAN BASED ARTIST OF THE YEAR –
Somewhere in the year 2017, the originator of Ghana’s tongue twisting, Quata Budukusu broke world record with a 13-track album featured on a single riddim christened “Quantum Riddim”. The Reggae project embarked by the rapper was distributed worldwide on all digital platforms by VPAL Music, distribution wing for VP Records label. His album “Quantum Riddim” was consideration for 2018 Grammy Awards nomination for the “Best Reggae Album” category
Without falling prey to complacency which is depicted in African’s attitude after achieving feat, Ghana’s tongue twister dropped another chart topping album titled, “Quantum L.P” which is a continuation of ‘The Quantum Legacy‘ project by the musician in question.
Fast forward, ‘Quantum L.P’ by Quata Budukusu of Bakus Entertainment fame has been selected for consideration for 2019 Grammy Awards for the “World Best Music Album” category, ghbase.com can categorically state.
Quata Budukusu for Grammy “World Best Album” Considerationsn
However, it will interest you to know that consideration is the first step of attaining a Grammy. The second step is for the Academy to vote and narrow down the list to a nomination list. The final step is for Academy members to vote for award recipients.
For the purpose of clarity, the Grammy award for “World Best Music Album” is an honor presented to recording artists for quality albums in the world music genre at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards.
Honors in several categories are presented at the ceremony annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States to “honor artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in the recording industry, without regard to album sales or chart position”.
On this note, all that we say is congratulations to Jacob Etroo, but professionally known as Quata Budukusu on this feat. As a reminder, you can listen to all the 17 tracks on the Quantum L.P by clicking Here.
Quata Budukusu just released the visuals for Rotation, the fourth video, from his recent album, Quantum L.P. No-Faces from Sweden produced the song with the video shot and directed in South Africa by Director Cube from by KaCube Creatives - South Africa. Watch the video and do not forget to share with friends and family.
Quata Budukusu – Rotation Lyrics
Back up the whine make da thing go. Dirty whine back it up slow. Girl cock it up a private show, like she gat no back-bone way the thing roll. Selector buzz a blank and reload. Strobe light lit up like rainbow. She mashup the club with her style nuh. Wizkid tell dem again Shebi final. Dashiki style love it Afro. African queen She bi bad o. Things u dey do blow ma mind o. A shorti back it up again nuh.
2x hook 1: Ah ah aaa aaah baby broke it up. Girl I like what u doing, baby broke it up.
2x hook 2: Roll up di booty in nuh rotation, bubble it bubble it tushi vibration. Cock it up baby slow motion, mi nuh da style that needs standing ovation.
That booty needs a standing ovation. Way u set it off in motion. Perfect synchronization. Ass clap bubble in unism. Lap dance trigger that orgasm. Bad chick face so innocent. Ma tropical Queen, so elegant, she dey turn me on for the action.
2xhook 1. Ah ah aaah aaah baby broke it up. Girl I like what u doing, baby broke it up.
2xhook 2. Roll up da booty in nuh rotation. Bubble it bubble it tushi vibration. Cock it up baby slow motion, mi nuh da style that needs standing ovation.
Huh! Ma Nubian Queen. Perfect bliss, she mushes up da scene. Airtin cries when she dirty whining. Attitude girl boss chick things when she rolls up she roll up with style. One of a kind, one in a million girl, when she talks she dey back it with swag. What u talking about, huh, bad girls gone wild.
4xhook 2. Roll up the booty in nuh rotation. Bubble it bubble it tushi vibration. Cock it up baby slow motion, mi nuh that style that needs standing ovation.
Source: Bakus Radio, USA
US comedian Bill Cosby has been found guilty of three counts of sexual assault, each of which carries a potential 10 years in prison.
The actor, 80, has been on trial for drugging and assaulting ex-basketball player Andrea Constand in 2004.
Cosby, the first major black actor on primetime TV, will remain out of jail until he is sentenced, the judge ruled.
He unleashed an expletive-filled rant after the verdict, as prosecutors argued he should be denied bail.
The prosecutor argued that he should be held because he is "somebody who has unlimited wealth" and could flee on a private plane.
"He doesn't have a plane," Cosby then erupted, adding a vulgarity which he directed at the prosecutor.
"I feel like my faith in humanity is restored," Cosby accuser Lili Bernard said outside the courthouse.
"We are so happy that finally we can say, women are believed, and not only on #MeToo, but in a court of law," lawyer Gloria Allred said.
It was the second time the actor had stood trial for the allegations, after an earlier jury failed to reach a verdict in June 2017.
At the start of the retrial in Pennsylvania it was revealed that Cosby had paid Ms Constand almost $3.4m (£2.4m) in a civil settlement in 2006.
Cosby is best known for starring in the 1980s TV series The Cosby Show.
Around 60 women over five decades have publicly accused the Emmy award-winning actor of being a sexual predator. But statute of limitation laws mean that only one charge has been brought to trial.
Some of his accusers were present in court, and cried as the guilty verdict was returned.
Cosby's lawyer Tom Mesereau insisted "the fight is not over", adding that he believes Cosby is innocent and that he plans to file an appeal.
Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele, who brought the charges against Cosby, held a press conference after the verdict.
"Money and power or who you are will not stop us from a criminal investigation and prosecuting a case," Mr Steele said, as Ms Constand stood beside him.
When the attack took place, Ms Constand was working as director of operations for the women's basketball team at Temple University, Philadelphia.
She told the court she had gone to the home of her then friend Cosby, to discuss her resignation.
She said he had given her three blue pills to "help take the edge off," which she believed to be a natural remedy.
Minutes later, she was suffering double vision and quickly lost consciousness.
She awoke to find Cosby groping her breasts and penetrating her, she said, adding that the drugs made her physically unable to fight back.
Ms Constand reported the attack, but the district attorney refused to press charges. The case was reopened in 2015.
Nada Tawfik, BBC News, Norristown, Pennsylvania
This verdict is being celebrated as a major win for the #MeToo movement. It shows that the shift in our society and culture from doubting to believing victims is also affecting the justice system. Bill Cosby's lawyers anticipated this and took direct aim at the movement during the trial, telling the jury "mob rule is not due process." But ultimately, the jury sided with Andrea Constand and set aside the 80-year-old comedian's wholesome image as American's favourite dad.
At one time, there was no star bigger than Bill Cosby. He was the most watched man on television, a role model for minorities trying to break into Hollywood. And despite years of allegations, he seemed untouchable. That has now all changed, and there is no doubt that this verdict will have far-reaching consequences.
Judge Steven O'Neill allowed five of Cosby's other accusers to serve as "prior bad acts" witnesses during the trial, as the prosecution sought to establish a pattern of misconduct.
Heidi Thomas told the court that the comedian served her spiked wine that made her drowsy for four days in 1984.
Former US model Janice Dickinson was among those who testified, alleging that Cosby drugged and raped her at a hotel in 1982, when she was 27 years old.
"I wanted to hit him, wanted to punch him in the face," Ms Dickinson, 63, told the courtroom in Norristown, Pennsylvania. "I felt anger, was humiliated, disgusted, ashamed."
The former reality television star testified Mr Cosby offered her a blue pill that he said would help with discomfort from menstrual cramps.
"He smelled like cigars and espresso and his body odour," she said. "I couldn't move, I felt like I was rendered motionless.
"Here was America's dad on top of me, happily married man with five children and how very, very wrong it was," she said.
The case against Cosby was one of the first celebrity assault trials conducted in the light of the #MeToo movement, which has raised awareness of alleged sexual misconduct by a number of powerful media figures.
Versatile artiste, Quata Budukusu has expressed excitement that his latest album Quantum Riddim has been selected for consideration in the Reggae Album category for the 2018 Grammy Awards. He joins Blakk Rasta bringing to two the number of Ghanaian musicians being considered in the Reggae Album category for the 2018 Grammy Awards.
Consideration is the first step in the process of attaining a Grammy. The second step is for the Academy to vote and nominate entries with the final step being for the Academy members to vote on who wins what.
Quantum Riddim, a 13-track album has songs like Jah Give I strength, Be Free, Motivate Yourself, I Don’t Need a Hero, Amazing, Stars, Sweetest Melody, Party All Night, Heaven in Your Eyes, and Big Spliff. The album is distributed internationally by the reputable VPAL Music and available on all the online distribution platforms.
In an interview with Showbiz, Quata Budukusu, real name Jacob Nana Kwame Etroo, said he was happy his hard work was being recognized. “Not many artistes get their works considered for Grammy Awards, so I’m very honored to have my Quantum Riddim album be considered on a big platform such as that,” he stated.
He thanked his team, Bakus Records and Entertainment and VPAL music, based in New York for believing in him. According to him, VPAL music they have gone to a great length to promote his music.
Grab your copy of the historic album here: http://smarturl.it/QuantumRiddimQB
Jacob Nana Kwame Etroo, b.k.a Quata Budukusu, started his musical career by combining Root African vibes and native Twi and inventing a unique style of rap genre called TONGUE TWISTING – a rhythmic chain of words in the fastest way one could run a tongue with words musically with a perfected style and skill on a beat. He is regarded, in Ghana, as the inventor of tongue-twisting in Twi. An accomplished songwriter, the versatile artist can both rap, sing in a variety of styles that goes from dancehall to pop music, and everything in-between.
In 2004, Quata Budukusu released his debut album, WONIE that took the Ghana music scene by storm. He has since gone on to feature in a long list of hit songs and viral videos in his home country. After taking a break, Budukusu returned with the INDEPENDENCE Album which featured the first English and Twi pop song, entitled BABY. The surprise came on the 18th of August 2017, when Quata Budukusureleased QUANTUM RIDDEM, distributed by VPAL music, which happens to be the first full-length album – in this case 13 tracks – delivered on just one single beat!
Recently we listened to Quata Budukusu’s latest smash single, “Ano Dey See You Seff”, bathed in a sizzling trap decoration. If tongue-twisting in Twi is Budukusu’s forte, you wouldn’t expect him to leap from the foundation that his music career on built on. Switching up at the height of his popularity would be bold, insane, and trying to fix something that isn’t broken.
But Budukusu is both bold and insane – anybody who could record 13 different songs on one single beat, certainly has no fear of pushing boundaries or breaking down the walls of conservatism. And trap lends itself perfectly to all sorts of progressive interpretations.
What Quata Budukusu will say and how he will deliver the message is what fans are most intrigued by. From high-speed flow patterns to trap-drenched crooning, he has a distinguished voice, and I’m impressed by his energy. Budukusu is rapping like a man possessed.
Yet at the same time he sounds totally focused and never loses the melodic slant in his voice – essential when you need to stay musical and not just sound like you’re speed-reading the phone directory. This is probably where Budukusu’s tongue-twisting technique excels in giving him the edge over his trap contemporaries.
Quata Budukusu literary pulls off an Olympic performance on head-banging track. The keys and hi-hats combine to turn the track into a trap monster with an African twist. Budukusu is making a compelling argument right now with “Ano Dey See You Seff”. And my question is: “Is there any trap, or other kind of rapper of his versatility, out there right now that sounds this convincing?” There’s an electricity in this record – an indication that this is an artist whose sails have caught a full wind!
Watch Ano Dey See You Seff Video here: https://youtu.be/BSlBEHfsDDY
After the successful release of Quantum Riddim album, Ghanaian rapper, Quata Budukusu has released two music videos for his singles, Hallelujah (produced by Ephraim Beats) and Ano Dey See you Seff (produced by KV Bangerz). Coby Melody Twum of Scoby Philms directed both videos.
Per Quata Budukusu, God has been good for him, his family, friends, fans, and even the enemies and there is the need to glorify His name. Quata Budukusu showed his versatility in music once again with the release of the gospel-like tune, Hallelujah. In Hallelujah, Quata Budukusu is calling on all the living souls to give praise to the creator of the universe. Quata Budukusu maintained that all living souls who made it to this time of the year should “Join me make we sing and give Him praise” because we don’t deserve better than those that have lost their lives. Quata Budukusu gave his testimony in the song because he believes he does not deserve to be alive, but, just by the grace of the Almighty.
Quata Budukusu was at his usual best in Ano Dey See You Seff, and there is a clear indication from that he is not “dead” as speculated. Quata Budukusu is still a power to reckon with in the hip-hop/hip-life genre as he showed his lyrical prowess in this classic hip-hop song “Ano Dey See You Seff.” Ghanaians and the hip-hop lovers around the globe should be ready for more tunes from Quata Budukusu.
Watch the videos below:
Ano Dey See You Seff: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSlBEHfsDDY
Source: Bakus Radio, USA (www.bakusradio.com)
Ghanaian Rapper, Quata Budukusu, just set a world record with a 13-track track album featured on a single riddim he’s named “Quantum Riddim”. The Reggae project embarked by the Rapper is already listed on international music stores and is distributed by VPAL Music, a sub-wing of VP Records.
Jacob Nana Kwame Etroo, musically known as Quata Budukusu was born on 4th June 1981 to Mr. and Mrs, Robert Etroo, he attended Airport Police primary and JHS and proceeded to Aggrey Memorial Zion secondary school in Cape Coast. After his senior high school, Quata Budukusu took a professional course in sound engineering. He started his musical career by combining Root African vibes and native Twi and inventing a unique style of rap genre called TONGUE TWISTING – a rhythmic chain of words in the fastest way one could run a tongue with words musically with a perfected style and skill on a beat.
He is regarded as the fastest rapper in Ghana, the inventor of tongue twisting in Twi, super accomplished songwriter and the most versatile artist who does every genre of music perfectly. Quata Budukusu can rap, sing, do dancehall, pop music and much more. QuataBudukusu is very fluent in English and Twi composition that brands him as an international artist. In 2004, Quata Budukusu released his debut album, WONIE that took over Ghana with a traditional video that went viral on Channel O. He immediately became a compound name with all the hit songs he featured onwards: K.K. Fosu’s OGA, Tinny’s ALETSE and composed MAKOMA MU TOFFEE for Tinny. He also composed MzBel’s TURN ME ON, featured on Becca’s YOU LIED TO ME high life mix, as well as featuring on J.A. Adofo’s MENKOM’NIGYE.
Quata Budukusu ft Gully Bop another song being distributed by VPAL music
Quata Budukusu took a break and return with the INDEPENDENCE Album which featured hit songs like BABY, the first English and Twi pop song, and PRETTY FACE featuring VIP which became the biggest launch in the history of Hiplife music in Ghana. QuataBudukusu is the first rap artist KojoAntwi, the maestro, featured on ESUNKETSENKETSE from his SEBO album. QuataBudukusu is like a phantom presence felt to the fullest yet invisible. Quata Budukusu is currently signed to Bakus Records and Entertainment after six years break from active music.
In Twi, English and Jamaican Patois, Quata Budukusu brings words to life with his rhymes, rhythms, melodies and tongue-twisting rap skill and broad composition, the one word for Quata Budukusu is MUSIC. Quata Budukusu’s ability to combine both English and Twi Language makes him a brand name that will stand and represent any company and his flawless looks and swag can sell any product.
The current state of the music business or better still the rap game in Ghana and the whole of Africa is about to get better because the good news reaching Flex newspaper from the camp of Budukusu has it that the Ginger and Hallelujah hit maker is officially signed on to VP Records. This good news is obviously not for Quata’s fans only but to that Ghanaian music lover who anticipates the betterment of our music industry.
After years of musical break, Jacob Nana Kwame Etroo, known as Quata Budukusu in the music industry has bounced back fully prepared with his latest signing on to VP Records.
According to Quata’s management, the deal is a three-year distribution deal for his yet to be released album dubbed Quantum Riddim album, and it is a 13-track album recorded with one riddim by one artiste, Quata Budukusu. The riddim was produced right here in Ghana by the finest KV Bangerz. Songs on the Quantum riddim album include ‘Jah Give I strength,’ ‘Be free,’ ‘Motivate yourself,’ ‘I don’t need a hero,’ ‘Sweetest melody,' ‘Stars, Amazing,’ “Do mi - love me,” among others. VP records will also distribute “Grateful” a song by Quata Budukusu featuring Gully Bop from Jamaica. Release date is set for 18 August, 2017.
VP Records is an independent record label located in Queens New York. The label is known for releasing music by notable artists around the globe. The label was founded in 1979; VP Records has become a successful reggae and Caribbean music label and distributor. VP Records has been awarded Billboard's "Best Independent Label" for two consecutive years 2002 and 2003 and has received the award for "Best Reggae Imprint Label" for three consecutive years. VP was also nominated for Best Independent Reggae Label at the 2003 Billboard Hip-Hop and R&B awards and has been mentioned and featured in publications such as Vibe Magazine, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, etc. Additionally, the label has established a presence in Toronto, Australia, and New Zealand. The label was founded by the late Vincent Randy Chin and his wife Patricia Chin, who owned the Randy's Records store in Kingston, Jamaica as well as the Studio 17 recording studios.
In the mid-1970s, the Chins moved to New York City, setting up a record store in Brooklyn called VP Records in 1975, from which they sold and distributed records. In 1979, they relocated the store to Jamaica, Queens.In 1993, the record label was formed after the success of the retail store. The name of the label is a product of the first letters in the founders' names. The label established itself as one of the first and largest independent record labels for reggae and dancehall, and with the popularity of the riddim sound of the early 2000s, the label achieved worldwide success for artists such as Sean Paul through the label's deals with Warner Music Group's Atlantic Records and Virgin Music Canada.VP Records has acquired the slogan "Miles Ahead in Reggae Music" to signify that they could be considered to be the future of music that derives from the Caribbean. In addition to reggae, VP is also known for dancehall, Soca, Afrobeats or afro-reggae music.
Undoubtedly, VP has been the success behind most of the world class musicians including Alborosie, Beres Hammond, Bounty Killer, Bunji Garlin, Busy Signal, Byron Lee, Carlene Davis, Christopher Martin, Dennis Brown, Dizzy Dee, Duane Stephenson, Elephant Man, Etana, Fay-Ann Lyons, Freddie McGregor, Gyptian, Jah Cure, Marcia Griffiths, among others and from Ghana, we have Stonebwoy and Quata Budukusu.
Check out the links below.
Story by: David Offei Lartey for Flex Newspaper
Quata Budukusu continues the weekly bouts of hiphop lyricism. What started on a subtle note is gradually gaining attention and true hip hop would appreciate his game plan and the desire to see hiphop grow in Ghana.
Call him most hated, the rapper whose honesty and sincerity seems to make others want to see him out of the game. His desire to keep the genre active yet fun is very commendable. On the hate Quata Budukusu say’s “when you pray for the rain, you gotta deal with the mud."
Performing”Ghost Ride” on a KV Bangers trapbeat, Quata Budukusu is still in your face. Quata Budukusu is preparing to release the "Quantum Riddim" album.
Bakus Records five stars general, Quata Budukusu, is finally out with the official 2017 street ANTHEM dubbed Bombo. Bombo is a song that will keep you dancing till you forget all your worries. Quata Budukusu is well known for producing songs full of content, and obviously, Bombo is no exception. Download, listen to the lyrics in Bambo, and do not be greedy; share Bombo with your loved ones in and out of the shores of Ghana.
As Ghana mark the fifth anniversary of the death of President John Evans Atta Mills, (who died on July 24, 2012), musician Quata Budukusu is out with this new lovers rock as a tribute to late Mills. The late Prof Atta Mills was a symbol of peace to Ghana, Africa, and the rest of the world. Download, listen, and do not forget to share “Heroes Anthem” produced by Diaz Qlassiks.
Highlife legend Paapa Yankson has died, StarrFMonline.com has learnt.
The ‘Tena Me Nkyen’ hitmaker died at a hospital in Accra Friday morning, his wife confirmed to StarrFMonline.com.
The last time Paapa, as he was affectionately called, was seen in public was when he left his sick bed to perform at the Bottles and Bands Festival at the Polo Grounds in November 2016.
He was 72.
His popular songs include; Wiase Mu Nsem, Show Your Love, Wo Yere Anaa Wo Maame, and Tena Menkyen.
Benjamin Paapa Kofi Yankson was born on June 22, 1944 at Winneba in the Central region. His latent music flair was discovered at the funeral of a neighbor. He landed his first music contract during his mother’s funeral. And for more than 30 years Paapa Yankson has produced music that has brought life to many dead souls.
Even though both of his parents were musicians, they didn’t want him to take up singing. Instead, they wanted him to have a white collar job.
His father, Benjamin Akono Yankson, was a reputable trumpeter with the Apam Brass Band while his mother Akua Doma, a trader, was a member of the Christ Little Band of the Methodist Church. According to him, anytime his mother sang while doing her house chores, he sang along with her.
He was instrumental in the projection of music bands into critical national acclaim- the Western Diamond Band, The Gold Nuggets Band and the Carousel Seven Band.
He has lectured and performed in many countries around the world including the US, Canada, Belgium, Britain, Germany, Holland, Nigeria, Benin and the Ivory Coast.
Source: Starr FM online
This is one of City Alert Plus Mix titled "Africa Reloaded" CAP Mix Tape which featuring great tunes from Africa mixed by DJ Maf.
Download link: http://tindeck.com/listen/xetse
1. Madtonic ...... Nice n slow
2. Giggs ........... Lock down
Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington has died aged 41, LA County Coroner says.
The coroner said Bennington apparently hanged himself. His body was found at a private home in the county at 09:00 local time (17:00 GMT) on Thursday.
Bennington was said to be close to Soundgarden vocalist Chris Cornell, who took his own life in May.
Formed in 1996, Linkin Park has sold more than 70 million albums worldwide and has two Grammy Awards.
The band had a string of hits including Faint, In The End and Crawling, and collaborated with the rapper Jay-Z.
Its album Meteora topped the Billboard 200 chart in 2003 and is regarded as one of the biggest indie rock records of all time.
Bennington leaves a wife, and six children from two marriages.
He is said to have struggled for years with alcohol and drug abuse, and has talked in the past about suicide as a result of being a victim of abuse as a child.
Most music producers have at one point in time done some actual voicing themselves, so once in a while, they step in the booth to exhibit another side of them, very few have however left the art of “cooking” music to become mainstream performing artistes.
Kelise Vee, one of the fastest rising beat makers has released a hip-hop tune that will definitely be appreciated by lovers of the genre.
The braggadocio theme of the song is typical with hip-hop; Kelis Vee and Quata have released loads of songs as producer and artiste respectively, but this is the collaboration definitely meant to ink the name Kelise Vee in the books of Ghanaian hip-hop.
Listen & Download Mullar By KVBangers and Quata Here
Jaye’s World Entertainment (PTY) Limited and Taylor Jaye are thrilled to announce the release of her latest single Ma /Hao (Stand Together) featuring Big Star, winner of Vuzu Hustle Season One.
As a first-view to her loyal fan base, Taylor Jaye has made the track available online as a free download during the next 60 days from the following link:
Ma /Hao (Stand Together) is a Damara/Nama phrase which means let’s stand together. The song is a socially introspective Afro urban track that playfully explores the effects of pride and ego in relationships where partners are genuinely in love and are struggling to put their differences aside. Literally, Ma /Hao encourages lovers to stand together and is one of the feature songs on her soon to be released album. This latest track comes fast on the heels of previously released songs like Dashiki, African
Kings and her definitive hit song Supa Chikita, all of which are currently enjoying airplay on several of Africa’s hottest radio stations with Supa Chikita also appearing on MTV Base and Trace Africa.
The Ma /Hao video is currently being developed and fans should expect another outstanding visual feast when it’s released later this month.
For interviews or promotional copies of the Ma /Hao single DISC or email link, please get in touch with
the JAYE’S WORLD ENTERTAINMENT PR TEAM
firstname.lastname@example.org | +27 834293735
Gilbert at email@example.com | +264 813567920
The undisputed twist King, Quata Budukusu, is out with two massive riddims “Banger’ and “Fake Loyalty” showing spectacular versatility on both tracks. “Fake Loyalty” is on The RMG riddim produced by KV Bangerz, while “Banger” is on the Banger riddim produced by Mo Beatz and Mixed by KV Bangerz. Quata Budukusu nailed the dancehall style like a real Shatta and spat fire on the Banger tune as well. Just get the feel of real soul food while you digest the IQ flows because Quata served it good.
More downoad links:
Quata Budukusu who early this month released his diss songs “Death to Sark” and “Twist Lessons to Sark” in response to “S.H.O.U.T,” has released another single “Ano Dey See You Seff” to complement his tunes. Quata Budukusu is back to his usual best, and there is a clear indication from the “Death to Sark” song that he is not “dead” as speculated. Quata Budukusu is still a power to reckon with in the hip-hop genre as he showed his lyrical prowess in this classic hip-hop song “Ano Dey See You Seff.” Ghanaians should brace themselves to listen to more tunes coming from the camp of Quata Budukusu. Listen to both versions (original and radio edit) of “Ano Dey See You Seff” produced by KV-Bangerz.
Source: Bakus Radio, USA (www.bakusradio.com)
Ghanaian Music Producer / Musician, Godwin Kumah Mawuli, aka, lokobeatz, continues to prove every day that he is one of the most handsome men in the Ghanaian Music Industry. Currently, The President of Lokonation, Godwin Kumah Mawuli is 29 years old, hails from the Volta Region of Ghana. Lokobeatz has produced a lot of songs for musicians in and across the borders of Ghana. He is a blogger, musician, music producer, and a songwriter as well.
Source: Xplusx Ghana
The music industry is getting interesting. Just like promised, Quata Budukusu has released his direct diss song to rapper Sarkodie titled “Death to Sark“.
He dropped the song following Sarkodie’s recent alleged diss song titled “S.H.O.U.T”.
In the 9:24 minutes long Hip-hop song produced by KV-Bangerz, Quata Budukusu dares Sarkodie to face him and stop throwing subliminal digs at him.
He further took it personal and asked him to forget about his riches and face him in a battle.
Download and listen below.
Quata Budukusu who recently released the video and audio for “Ginger” Featuring South Africa giant, Uhuru, is currently in the studios with Jamaican music giant Gully Bop. According to Quata Budukusu, the title of the song is “Grateful,” and both parties have finished putting their bars on the beat produced by Imakas and in the process of finishing it up for the final mastering. Ghanaians should also watch out for “Grateful” video shoot.
Quata Budukusu who is credited with the invention of tongue-twisting rap in Ghana is ready to release his Quantum Legacy album later this year, and he is working to make that album a success. Quata Budukusu is, therefore, leaving no stone unturned. According to Quata Budukusu and his management, after a successful collaboration with South African music giant, Uhuru, the latest collaboration is with the most sort after Dancehall artiste, Gully Bop from Jamaica.
Quata Budukusu has already released a couple of songs to include “One Life to Live,” “Kudi,” “Paper,” “Pum Pum Shot,” “U Too bad,” “Ohia,” “Versatility King,” and “Wind N Go Low.”
On January 30, Quata Budukusu released an audio for “Hallelujah” which is receiving massive airplay. Plans are also in place for Quata Budukusu to tour some major cities in the United Kingdom with Uhuru after which Bakus Records and Entertainment will arrange two big concerts in Ghana, specifically Accra and Kumasi with Uhuru.
2016 was a successful year for Quata Budukusu and his team as he made it to number 8 on the NextUp mixed tape hosted by Coast to Coast, USA and are grateful for life. For Quata Budukusu, he has a lot of songs he will be releasing in the year 2017 and urge all Ghanaians to brace themselves for great music that has been missing in the Ghana music industry for a while. Watch the 20 min Facebook live video in which Gully Bop talked about the tune, “Grateful.” The original live feed had over 3000 views and over 1500 comments.
Source: Bakus Radio, USA, www.bakusradio.com
Quata Budukusu released the video for the banger, “Ginger” on Monday, January 30, 2017. “Ginger” was composed by Quata Budukusu and Uhuru of South Africa and was recorded by, DJ Clap, a member of the South African giant Uhuru. DJ Clap is credited with the hit single “Khona” from Makifizolo which featured Uhuru. Xelimpilo together with Quata Budukusu entertained the audience to the sweet melody on “Ginger”. Director Cube from Kacube Creatives, South Africa, shot the video.
Watch the video below:
Source: Bakus Radio, USA (www.bakusradio.com)
Under his new label New Hitz Gh (NHG) Rekordz, Iysman releases this highlife joint titled Bra Fie (meaning return home). This piece of indigenous music sees Iysman combining rap and singing which is very unusual. He does this love tune for people who are missing their partners far away. Iysman mentions that the loneliness alone ain’t problem but the ridicule it comes with is what’s killing. This masterpiece will surely go down well with the old and young, looking at the selection of lyrics, beat, and more to the point how gently and logically he establishes his ideas and goes about the delivery. It’s a must download song by all standards.
UPLOADED SONG URL : http://newhitzgh.com/download/2383/
Source: Xplusx Ghana
God has been good for me, my family, friends, fans, and even our enemies and there is the need to glorify His name - Quata Budukusu. Quata Budukusu has shown his versatility in music once again by releasing a gospel-like tune, Hallelujah, after his hot single, Ginger, which featured Uhuru group from South Africa.
Quata Budukusu’s second single for 2017, Hallelujah, was produced by Ephraim Beatz. In Hallelujah, Quata Budukusu is calling on all the living souls to give praise to the creator of the universe. Quata Budukusu maintained that all living souls who made it to the year 2017 should “Join me make we sing and give Him praise” because we don’t deserve better than those that lost their lives in the year 2016 and even years before that. Quata Budukusu gave his testimony in the song because he believes he does not deserve to be here but just by the grace of the Almighty. We are all winners for making it to 2017 regardless of what must have happened in years before the year 2017.
Quata Budukusu called on God to protect and provide us with Angles stronger than “Bruce Lee” since the devil has started roaring in 2017. Take a listen to the song whiles meditating. Remember to pray, give Him the praise and adoration so far as you are still among the living soul. We are not better than the dead.
Source: Bakus Radio, USA - (www.bakusradio.com)
Ghanaian hiplife musician, Quata Budukusu, known in real life as Jacob Kwame Etroo has said, his style of rap is entirely different from his fellow musician, Sarkodie.
He was responding to a question asked him by award winning entertainment show host, Agyemang Prempeh on Rainbow Radio 87.5 Fm.
Asked to determine who is a better rapper between himself and Sarkodie, Quata Budukusu said, he cannot describe himself as better than Sarkodie or Sarkodie as better them him since they do things differently.
The artiste in 2008 released what entertainment critics described as one of the best tunes in that year. The song Baby featured Paa Dogo.
The artiste is out with a double single, ‘Ginger’ and ‘Hallelujah.'
According to him, the audio for ‘Ginger’ is already out, and the video will drop on Monday, January 30, 2017.
Quata Budukusu has four albums to his credit.
Bakus Records and Entertainment artiste, Quata Budukusu, is out with his first single of 2017. Ginger, the title of the song, features Uhuru Group from South Africa and was produced by DJ Clap of Khona fame. Quata Budukusu who was in South Africa to record Ginger shot the video which will be released on Monday, January 31, 2017. Subscribe to the YouTube channel of Quata Budukusu to have a first look at the video once released.
Tongue Twisting is truly an art; a reinvention of rap, where words flow in a rhythmic chain, linked musically in a perfect skilled beat. This is the creation of Quata Budukusu: a new and unique style within the hip-hop genre, which honors the traditional hip-life while keeping a sharp and modern beat. Since its creation, “Tongue Twisting” in Ghana has gained track, with other rappers following the lead of –the always innovative– Quata Budukusu.
Besides being the inventor of tongue twisting in Twi (an African language spoken by the Ashanti people – modern day Ghana), Quata Budukusu is considered the fastest rapper in Ghana. He is also a talented songwriter and a versatile artiste capable of delivering compelling performances in a variety of music genres. He can rap, sing, do dancehall, pop music and much more. As an international artiste from Ghana, Quata Budukusu is fluent in both English and Twi compositions. In fact, he started his musical career by combining English and Ghanaian vibe (Twi) in the hip-hop genre.
Last year, a 35-year-old Budukusu made his expected way back to the stage, signed to Bakus Records and Entertainment, after a six-year period of being away from music. His return is solid as can be. Quata Budukusu is already out with numerous singles which include; “Wind N Go low” and “One Life to Live” produced by Diaz Qlasik, “Pum Pum Shots” produced by Vegas Ace, and “Ohia” produced by King Joe just to mention a few. This is just the beginning as he has over hundred songs recorded for his new album, Quantum Legacy, to be released later this year. He also recorded with Uhuru group from South Africa last year, and he is in the process of releasing both the video and audio for the song titled “Ginger.” Ginger was recorded by DJ Clap in South Africa with the video directed by Director Cube of Kacube Creatives also from South Africa.
In this yet to be released album, a mature Quata Budukusu steers through a variety of music genres, while keeping its roots as a talented African musician and twisting tongue master. Apparently, he is showing that his hibernation period made him grow as an artiste and performant. Without a doubt, his latest job is the most versatile hip-life masterpiece yet to hit the world.
Listen to some of the works of Quata Budukusu under Bakus Records and Entertainment here.
Source: Bakus Radio, USA - www.bakusradio.com
Tongue twisting rapper, Quata has agreed with musician Mr Eazi, who received a lot of backlash for saying that Ghana’s influence on Nigerian music cannot be over emphasised.
According to Quata, some Nigerians have been sampling songs from some of Ghana’s top music producers.
On Wednesday, Mr Eazi tweeted: “Ghana's influence on present day "Naija Sound" cannot be over emphasized!!!”.
This tweet sparked a lot of controversy on social media with insults, mostly from Nigerian subscribers.
Speaking in an interview with Doreen Avio of Joy News, Quata said that Nigerians have been sampling beats from several producers like Appietus, Jay-Q and Hammer.
According to him, Nigerians have been incorporating Ghanaian music into theirs. He also added that Ghana is the apex in Africa and almost everybody took a bit from the country’s music.
“They were sampling tunes from us and were refining what we do to make theirs,” he stressed.
The rapper added that he can say for a fact that Nigerians understudied us and the likes of 2face Idibia came to Ghana secretly to record their songs.
“They only knew [we did] proper - hundred percent - recording in Ghana. That’s why most of their artistes came here secretly to record. The engineers were smart enough to do what we were doing, study it, and adapt the style. They understudied us,” he explained.
Other music artistes like Ghanaian rapper Kojo Cue, M.anifest and others have also agreed with Mr Eazi, who is a Nigerian-born artiste.
Bakus Entertainment and their Artist "Quata Budukusu" do have a lot to give to the world and they promise the fans not to relent, we want to give them back to back no resting from now till the end of next coming year Says the CEO of Bakus Entertainment Ernest Annoh-Dompreh.
Quata Budukusu has shot the video for his songs that featured Uhuru in South Africa. The video was shot and directed by a South African from KaCube Creatives. Bakus Records artiste, Quata Budukusu who has been in South Africa for a little over a week recorded songs with Uhuru, Mafikizolo and a top hip hop artiste from South Africa. Quata Budukusu who is credited with the invention of tongue-twisting rap in Ghana is ready to release his Quantum Legacy album, and he is leaving no stone unturned. His trip to South Africa enabled him to record with Uhuru and Mafikizolo which will form part of the album. Quata also featured on a song by a Namibian-born singer, Taylor Jaye.
According to Quata’s manager, Tengol who happened to be on the South Africa trip with him, the arrangement was already in place before they left the shores of Ghana. That was made possible due to the prominence Quata’s first single released under the label “One Life to live” made in South Africa. As a result, as soon as they arrived in the rainbow nation-city of Johannesburg, they rested for a couple of hours and headed to the studios of Uhuru where a member of the group, DJ Clap, produced the beat. Quata without wasting time, “layed” the chorus and the rest were “gravy.” Uhuru then added the needed hooks and other singing bars making it an instant hit in the studio.
Tengol went ahead to state that Quata recorded a second song which featured Uhuru and Mafikizolo and they are in the process of recording the third song which will be hip hop. The two Kwaito tunes have a feel of Ghanaian and the South African style with a lot of African rhythms and elements making it rich. Tengol went ahead to say that, Bakus, who is the CEO of the record label is working on getting Quata to feature a top American hip-hop artiste to be included on the album. Ghanaians should, therefore, brace themselves for the best from Quata.
DJ Clap who is credited with the group's hit single, Khona, performed by Mafikizolo, that made waves in Ghana, stated that he has worked with a myriad of artistes, but Quata’s style is unique. I am very optimistic the songs recorded will surely win the best collaboration in South Africa and Ghana as well because it is “dope” says DJ Clap.
The management of Quata Budukusu is thankful to the management of Planet Radio TV (DSTV 328) for their support. While in South Africa, Quata met with Ghanaian radio and television personality, Alex Kwesi Crassie, aka Turas, of Planet Radio TV. Quata was interviewed on the Good Morning Africa, 60 Seconds and The Request Show. Quata won the admiration of the staff and people of Planet Radio TV with his rap. Quata also had the opportunity to be interviewed by an event and promotion firm which has started promoting his previous songs and is also ready to help with the release and promotion of the video and audio once they are ready for the market. The sky is not the limit for Quata Budukusu and Bakus Records and Entertainment. Keep your fingers crossed as we bring you exclusive news about Quata and his plans for the future. Take a look at some of the pictures from the video shoot.