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Teacher-turned-rapper, MC Bravado takes storytelling to a whole new level on latest album, ‘Like Water for Hangovers’

MC Bravado, a former High School English Teacher from Baltimore who jumped into music full-time after a summer of performing on Warped Tour, is not looking back as he conquers new territories and wins over new fans with his music, captivating wit and distinctive worldview. MC Bravado, who describes himself as a rapper’s rapper, was […]

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MC Bravado, a former High School English Teacher from Baltimore who jumped into music full-time after a summer of performing on Warped Tour, is not looking back as he conquers new territories and wins over new fans with his music, captivating wit and distinctive worldview.

MC Bravado, who describes himself as a rapper’s rapper, was featured on an Official SXSW Showcase (CMMNTY) this year, an opportunity he terms as overwhelming. 

The opportunity to do an official showcase felt like a real level up for me because it is something I have been trying to do for a number of years. So I was humbled by that chance. And I just delved into music full-time, few months ago, so it felt like validation for that decision; we pushed, we got here and made it happen.”

“It was kind of overwhelming. There was so much going on and you try to catch everything. The amount of talent on display really makes you aware of how many great talents are out there that you don’t know about. It is really cool and humbling, and it reminds you that you have to be great and keep pushing and keep up with people like that. “

MC Bravado describes his music as dense, cerebral hip-hop; the kind that you have to listen 10 to 15 times before you pick up everything but continues to evolve with time to make his music fresh and relevant.

 “I’m trying to evolve as an artist, but I always try to have something profound to say. I’ve got a graduate degree in literature so I pride myself on being a writer’s writer. I like to use lots of different literary devices, poetic devices and techniques to make my material very special in that regard.”

The rapper picked up a lot of influences from lyricists who use their voices in a cool way, like Lupe Fiasco, Mos Def and Eminem but says Jay- Z inspires his craft the most. 

“Jay-Z is not only the most successful rapper ever but his wordplay and his ability to craft a song and tell a story is second to none in my opinion.  He was doing thing in 1996 that will still stand out technically today. “

Hints of these influences can be felt on MC Bravado’s latest album,  ‘Like Water For Hangovers’, a pure record that punches people in the mouth with lyrics, beats and hard hitting thoughts. 

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Public voting begins for 2022 All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA)

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The voting portal for the 2022 edition of the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) opened to the public on Sunday, 25 September at 21:00 (CAT), to decide the winners of each of the 39 award categories, globally. (more…)

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Yvonne Nelson issues an apology to Stephen Appiah and his Black Stars teammates on behalf of Ghanaians

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Ghanaian actress, Yvonne Nelson has issued an apology on behalf of Ghanaians to Stephen Appiah and his Black Stars colleagues. (more…)

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I married a Whiteman because no Ghanaian man came forward- Prof. Elsie Kaufmann

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Professor Elsie A. B. Effah Kaufmann, host of the popular National Science and Maths Quiz has shared a bit of her private life. (more…)

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Gyakie Delivers an Outstanding Live Performance at Global Citizen Festival

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As the only Ghanaian female artist to perform on the Global Citizen Festival stage at the Black Star Square last night, Gyakie did an incredible job representing the country and doing her part in being a contributing voice for global change. (more…)

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Excellent genes and a clear conscience- Prof. Kaufmann’s secret to her youthful glow

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Although Ghanaians appreciate Professor Elsie A. B. Effah Kaufmann as the Quiz Mistress of the popular National Science and Maths Quiz, there are other things that they love about her. (more…)

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