Hip life artist Sky Tee formally of 8pm Boys fame whose debut album 'hyia me na gye' hit the airwaves and TV screens a couple of years ago is currently in studio with hip hup legend Jay Z working on his first solo album after splitting from 8pm Boyz group.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with a section of the media, sky Tee revealed that the desire to hit the international market instigated him to bring on board the high profile hip hop artist.
According to him, music like sports is an international brand and therefore the only way Ghanaian artist can derive the deserving dividends from their works is to collaborate with already established internationally known artist.
The album which is titled ï¿½The Top Jobï¿½ is likely to be released later this year. ï¿½This album is the manifestation of the hard work Iï¿½ve been doing over the past ten years as an underground artist both in Ghana and South Africa and I am so glad we have been able to pool it throughï¿½
I must say that my production team has done a marvelous job by pulling through this collaborationï¿½. ï¿½I didnï¿½t believe it would be possible to get Jay on this album but it happened.ï¿½ He said.
He called on hip-hop artist to place high value on the profession as it remains one industry that can boost the nationï¿½s foreign exchange.
He also called on government to help the local music industry flourish by injecting the much needed capital in the industry to ensure that the needed equipment and infrastructure to make the local music industry break into the international sector.
He called on the legislature to pass stringent laws that would discourage people from pirating.ï¿½
ï¿½If government is really committed to tackling the unemployment situation, then investment in the music industry is one sure way of reducing the massive unemployment situation in the countryï¿½
ï¿½One successful musician can employ as many fifty other people so what happens when hundred musicians are successful.ï¿½
He added that Ghana has a country has not been able to take full advantage of its, unique musical culture and rhythm as far as the international market is concerned.
He has therefore pledged to fly high the flag of the nation in the area of music just as the National Soccer Teams have done in in the past.
Source: Isaac Kyei Andoh
|Disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are those of the writers and do not reflect those of Peacefmonline.com. Peacefmonline.com accepts no responsibility legal or otherwise for their accuracy of content. Please report any inappropriate content to us, and we will evaluate it as a matter of priority.|