We Suffered And Survived Tough Competitions – Joe FrazierThe “Shii Shii” hitmaker Andrews Adjei known in the music industry as Joe Frazier has juxtaposed how they(Early hiplife artistes) suffered to meander through thorns and blazing furnace to produce even a single track within an album yet they persistently survive the roll of days.
He disclosed this on a kumasi based radio station Kessben Fm during an interaction with DJ Roar on the most popular entertainment show ‘WEEKEND GRUUV’.
Joe Frazier who is noted for tracks like ‘Yaa Maame’, ‘Shii Shii’, ‘Right Now’ among others bemoans how the current generation consider the music industry as the easiest as they have skipped the original model of composition.
“At first there were tough competitions in the music industry because hiplife was not common as we see today, getting even a producer to embrace your music was not easy, musicians like Lord Kenya, Adani Best, Obrafour, Reggie Rockstone and others were competing for the few available producers and this served as a training grounds for artistes since you need to work extra harder”, Joe Frazier remarked .
Joe added that, most musicians exit the system prematurely since they have no nerves to help them withstand contemporary situation, however, if they had gone through a series of training before emerging as musicians, they could have mentained their stamina over time .
He indicated that despite the long chain of their struggles, their impacts and name still signify quality and excellence as compared to the ruling generation.
“Today engineers can prepare the beat(instrumentals) and invite artiste to insert vocals, these and many other readily cheap factors have reduced the exercises which renders artiste more skillful and versatile”, he added .
He finally concluded that, most of the current hiplife songs mostly lack sound quality, meaningful content and hence their instant fade from the music market. He therefore urged Ghanaian musicians to emulate the legacies of the aged artistes and tap from their handiworks to promote music in the country .
Story: Randy Jay Abubakar