This Saturday night’s edition of DJ Black’s Open House Party on Joy FM will feature an exclusive first time airplay of Ghanaian hiplife star, Kwaw Kesse’s new joint called ‘Getting Money’ with US rapper, Memphis Bleek. The song, produced by Ghanaian international Billboard topping, producer Eric Kwabena ‘Coptic’ Matlock is taken from the upcoming ‘Black Star Line’ compilation album.
Dj Black would host Coptic live in the studios of Joy FM, and the producer would among other things talk about his ‘Black Star Line’ album, which is an Africa meets American hip hop album featuring collaborations between the hottest rappers and singers from all over Africa and American rappers.
The talented US-based producer who relies heavily on hiphop melodies and drum beats has made beats for the likes of Notorious BIG, G-Dep, Jermaine Dupri, KRS-One, Black Rob, Mase, Memphis Bleek, Carl Thomas, Smiff-N-Wessun and many others. He scored a Billboard topping hit with “I Need a Girl’ for Diddy and his Bad Boy Entertainment label.
Coptic was born in Kumasi, but grew up in Accra and Awukugua mostly. His love affair with music started at an early age; according to his mom, he was making music from the time he was a baby, beating on his grandmother’s pots. But his earliest memory of making music was when he was in a local band based in Newtown, Accra. He played the base drum and some percussion instruments. Perhaps, this is responsible for his signature thumping drums and melodies in his beats now.
In January 1983 he left Ghana for the US at age 13 and that marked the beginning of what has become the success story of this pure musical genius today. His current visit to Ghana follows his last visit in 2007 for Christmas. While in Ghana, Coptic would be looking forward to work with Ghanaian and African artists while he records for the completion of the ‘Black Star Line’ album as well.