Ghanian rapper, Lyrical Joe is on a mission to take Ghanian rap sounds to the world. Music is dynamic, and the dynamism of music is heavily dependent on how well an artist can relate to genre trends in order to remain relevant.
VGMA reigning best rap performer Joseph Gamor, also known as Lyrical Joe, has stated unequivocally that he is the best asset to represent Ghana in the international rap music market.
In an interview with AmeyawTV’s JQ, the buzzing rapper emphasized his desire to stay true to his straight hard rap talent while influencing Ghana’s rap culture.
When asked if he has ever been tempted to dilute his rap to appeal to Ghana’s mainstream music audience, he replied:
“I have been pushing rap hand-in-hand with the other genre. As a musical artist, I have been able to jump on other genres like amanpiano beats, etc. But it is my agenda to never leave the rap music alone”
The “Knack” rapper described his yearly birthday rap project as a way to further build his reputation and make his mark in the rap industry as a means of achieving this goal. He raps for as long as he likes during this rap music with its accompanying music video and drops the project on the 5th of August every year.
According to the award-winning rapper, the current beef he’s having with Amerado wasn’t one he anticipated having because he simply published his birthday rap project and Amerado took it personally to battle him lyrically.
“I didn’t anticipate that, I focused on my hard work. It was my birthday and somebody decided to take it personally and come for me. It wasn’t something that was planned but since it happened I had to level up”
Lyrical Joe, also known as the BEAST, competed on the well-known African TV program “X-FACTOR.” He was the sole rapper to represent Accra, Ghana, in the competition. Although he did not place first, he reached an impressive stage.
Watch the full interview.