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Dr. Pushkin and Kromanteng revisit Achimota Rasta Issue by Tackling Discrimination in “Alien” – The Return of Conscious Rap

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Peaking at number 10 on the Youtube Charts for Accra 2 days ago, “Alien” inching closer to the very top of the world.

“Alien” by Dr Pushkin features one of Ghana’s finest socio-conscious rappers, Kromanteng. The song brings to the fore the very hypocritical nature of man in defining what is acceptable. In all of it, the two rappers paint a holistic picture of the situation across the social divide. While Kromanteng tackles the issue from a western perspective, Dr Pushkin narrows it down to Ghana and Africa.

“And I look a little different”…The dynamism that characterizes humanity based on socio-consciousness is shrouded in mystery. Depending on where you find yourself, the tendency to be judgmental is relatively high. Stirring a discourse on the hypocritical nature of humankind, “Alien” seeks to examineour role and ask for change.

“And I look a little different

And I move a little different

And I hit a little different

And I spit a little different

And they say that I am different

And they look at me real different.”

The intro to the song raises the question about why the differences of man cannot simply be a result of uniqueness, instead of flaws. Interestingly, the drawbacks associated with being different are only a figment of a warped imagination, from the sickening incidents of segregation to outright racist outbursts. The two rappers break down the nitty-gritty of it all.

Kromanteng’s verse on Alien

Kromanteng goes hard when he exposes the charade embedded in immigration. He details the various sufferings of minority groups, especially Africans. For the rapper not to sound a proverbial alarmist, Kromanteng in “Alien” admits progress victims are making, as well as opportunities that all must pursue to escape the effects of injustice.

Dr Pushkin’s verse on Alien

Dr Pushkin comes in hard and somewhat angry. The eclectic rapper once again weaves through issues bar for bar, detailing the hypocrisy of many.To say why he might be an Alien, the rapper talks about society vs. dreadlocks.

In Ghanaian society and some parts of the world, many people associate dreadlocks with social misfits, and such an assertion is what rappers like Dr Pushkin find disgusting. In a classical case, Achimota Senior High School student Tyrone Marhguy had to use the court system to keep his hair as a Rastafarian.

The rapper’s opinion is succinct. If society must thrive and all rise, people must begin to be holistic about what is and isn’t. A Ghanaian cannot decry the effects of slavery while endorsing discrimination at home. The aggressors would exploit such a divided society by consistently recruiting members from within the target group for assistance. Thus, the rapper raises the role of Babatu in slavery and how a united Builsa society stood up and fought against his exploits, eventually pushing him to an abyss.

“Alien” is that rap song that should reconcile our minds with truth, and the truth is that – despite the attempt to diminish the achievements of African civilizations by attributing them to Extraterrestrials – Blacks did indeed build Great Zimbabwe. We are capable of great things. People may be different because of socio-cultural exposure, but all deserve an equal opportunity to be dignified. In fact, our differences make us stronger.

“Alien” By Dr Pushkin and Kromanteng is available on all streaming platforms.

https://music.isolirium.com/alien

In the last year, Dr Pushkin has been on a socio-conscious trajectory, seeking to poke the systems established by man. From releasing songs that eulogized Harriet Tubman to resurrecting Kwame Nkrumah & Nelson Mandela in audio-visuals and exiting the matrix with Kwadjo SPiRi, the rapper is walking a path many are scared to attempt.

 

 

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A young Ghanaian man narrated a sad incident that happened in his life last year, when he was deported from Canada, just right after he arrived at the airport.

In a video cited on the RIDE AND CHAT YouTube channel, he shared how he had managed to save up to 60,000 Ghana Cedi before the idea of travelling and working outside the country started. He spoke to a group of people he believed were into travel documentation. The trip was organized and then he left Ghana, but things went sour for him upon arrival at the Canada airport, he called the person who was supposed to come to pick him up. To his surprise, the person didn’t pick up his calls.

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The only option was for him to be deported, but ever since he arrived in Ghana, things haven’t been easy for him. It took prayers and the timely intervention of his pastor that saved him from committing suicide after he had mixed batteries to drink.

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Headie One Releases “Bigger Than Life” Featuring Dutch Rapper Frenna

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Today, UK drill pioneer Headie One releases brand new track, “Bigger Than Life,” along with an official music video. Take a listen to the track at all DSPs HERE.

Featuring the Dutch multi-platinum artist Frenna and production from Spanker, “Bigger Than Life” is the third track to be taken from Headie’s forthcoming European tape, following 22 Carats” with French rapper Gazo and Cloud” featuring German rapper Luciano.

Frenna comments on the collaboration “I always respected Headie and think he’s a great artist, we linked and it just clicked in the studio. We made a lot of shit happen and eventually ‘Bigger Than Life’ was born.”

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Frenna made his breakthrough in 2014 as part of the rap formation SFB (Strictly Family Business) and has had numerous #1 in the Netherlands including ‘Francis’ and ’’t Album Onderweg Naar ‘Het Album’’. His fifth solo album ‘Highest’ featuring breakthrough hit ‘Come Thru’ had a host of international artists on including Nigerian superstar Yemi Alade, British rapper Young Adz (D-Block Europe) and King Promise.

Headie’s as yet untitled new tape will be released over the summer and features rappers from a number of different European countries including France, Germany and the Netherlands. Each have their own unique story behind them and proves the King Of Drill’s ever increasing influence outside of his native UK.

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