Akwaboah is upset about Black Sherif’s hip-hop label.
On a variety of forums, discussions over the music of Black Sherif continue.
The musician, who comes from a highlife background, creates songs with elements of reggae, hip-hop, and highlife.
Several people classify him as a hip hop artist because of the major drill beats he uses in his songs. His status as a hip hop musician has been highly recognized by the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards and 3Music Awards.
Nonetheless, other individuals, notably Akwaboah, believe that the vocalist of “Kwaku the Traveller” leans closer toward the highlife genre than the hip-hop one.
If Black Sherif’s highlife-influenced songs were actually classified as highlife, he said to Kojo Yankson and Winston Amoah on the Super Morning Show on Joy FM, highlife music would gain more prominence.
“I will describe most of the songs Black Sherif does as highlife, when you listen to the way he sings and everything, but he has been pushed to hip hop. So going global, imagine calling what he is doing highlife, that would have been highlife on the map, but in a way it appears we are pushing him into hip hop or Afrobeats. So now what is happening is, he is out there but they are calling it hip hop or Afrobeats,” he said.
This comes after Kwabena Kwabena expressed his disappointment with people who call Black Sherif’s music “hip hop” a few days prior.
Songs by Black Sherif include “Money,” “Soja,” “Kwaku the Traveler,” “1st Sermon,” and “2nd Sermon.”