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Hammer hits back at critics over his controversial Facebook post

Da’ Hammer of The Last Two Group, a Ghanaian record producer, retaliated against his detractors and called their criticisms petty.

He claims that he is unconcerned by the negative remarks and criticism he has received as a result of his social media post suggesting that Black Sherif, Amaarae, Camidoh, and KiDi are the future of Ghanaian music.

This comes after the ace producer was attacked on social media by a variety of musicians for declaring the aforementioned artists to be the future of Ghanaian music.

Some opponents contend that Hammer’s tweet is not an accurate depiction of the state of the music business.

Others have criticized his choice of Black Sherif, Amaarae, Camidoh, and KiDi as the future of Ghanaian music as biased and unjust to the many up-and-coming artists who are working tirelessly to help the sector expand.

However, in an interview with Daybreak Hitz on Hitz FM, Edward Nana Poku Osei—as he is often known—explained that he chose the four performers simply as a reflection of the current generation of Ghanaian musicians.

“I’m referring to the brand-new school. Not necessarily these four persons, what I said was intended to alert people to the possibility of a new school. The producer of hit songs for great artists like Tinny, Obrafour, Sarkodie, and Kwaw Kese said, “Artists like Lasmid, Vanilla, just like other new artistes, are all doing well. But the names I mentioned were just to throw light on the fact that there is a new generation of musicians who are taking the industry by storm.

He claimed that the new school musicians had taken the reins from the old school musicians, and he was merely bringing it to the attention of those in the business.

“We are witnessing another change, but that doesn’t imply that these veteran performers are retiring. However, it indicates the existence of a new institution that will affect how our music develops in the future. In contrast to the others who struggled to reach the international stage, these individuals have happily started on it, and that is impressive, in his opinion.

Hammer continued by providing a timeline of the passing of the torch from one generation to the next in the Ghanaian music industry, particularly with reference to the Hiplife genre.

“I have seen the baton being passed a few times since Reggie Rockstone’s revolution. The first one, which I believe was given to the Samini’s, the Prayes, the Kontihenes and the Kwaw Keses, the Five Fives, Mzbel and K. K. Fosus, among others, by the Okyeame Kwames, the Buk Baks, VIP, Lord Kenya, Ex-Does, Nkasie, and Tic Tac.

Then Asem, Edem, Sarkodie, EL, and the others eventually attended a different school. Then it changed again when Medikal, Joy B, Pappy Kojo, and a number of other artists took over before Wales and a large number of other artists. I wanted to announce a new school because I saw one opening up, he added.

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