Hiplife musician, C-zar has said Sarkodie is the only rapper who has taken Ghana music to the apex as far as the international stage is concerned.
According to him, although Ghanaian rappers are struggling to make inroads on the international stage, Sarkodie has carved a niche for himself with his unique style of rap which has given him international recognition.
Speaking in an interview with Nana Romeo on Ayekoo Ayekoo midmorning show on Accra 100.5FM on Friday August 11, 2017, the Mercy Lokko hit maker said: “Today, almost all of our songs have turned rap music; it appears if you can’t rap you are out of the game or you can’t do music. This has allowed the Nigerian artistes to take over, because, they have taken the highlife beats and are using their dialects, their pidgin to sing and the foreigners relate with them more than us because they have developed their own style.
“We in Ghana are copying western rappers verbatim and so Ghana music has messed up and that’s how I see it.
“There are a few people like Kofi Kinaata and Wuta with their hit song ‘Bronya’ which today, both young and old are singing and dancing to.
However, Sarkodie, for instance, is a rapper and rap has taken him to a different level.
“Apart from Sarkodie who is taking Ghana to another level, honestly speaking, the rest of the rappers are not taking us anywhere. Sarkodie is the only rapper taking Ghana high.”