Music, politics, social awareness and philanthropy are all elements from the dynamic composition of his DNA. Would you say that your time in the States greatly influenced your decision to become an MC? Not because they looked good on paper, but because they have been organic, had mutual respect and a synergy that resulted in something interesting. It went against the grain in its raw form by portraying Makola and the streets. I think a lot about excellence and originality.
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What does Madina mean to you?
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I was very impressed with the depth of the Twi he wrote for example, and the overall content of his lyrics. Those two manifets were experiments for what we are about to do now.
I started first with just small beads and with time, they got bolder and bigger.
The manifeest venture between Woodin and I was a very natural process. I am looking forward to giving the world some very creative work that will shift the way music is done and how people view themselves in the world. I have always found beads fascinating. I have to have that balance of operating in both places because I would suffocate musically if I were just in Manifesg or solely in the states.
What is the discovery story behind this very poignant identity? This career was also influenced by the decade he spent in Twin Cities, Minnesota where he became deeply immersed in the underground music scene after winning a scholarship to pursue a B. In the process, he got to understand my music more.
If free concerts happened when I maoaa like 10 years old — it would have been super dope and amazing to me back then. In the future, I am very sure the sponsors will come, but we had to start somewhere. Did his appreciation for hip-hop change after that experience?
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We have been able to come up with some wicked and awesome ideas by experimenting. Regardless, I still believe that an average original is far better than a really good imitation.
Would you say that your time in the States greatly influenced your decision to become an MC? They were both low budget videos so what we were lacking in resources, we had to make up for in creativity. Amkaa dream of travel. I could have become anything, but chose to become a musician. They are trendsetting to say the least. That is the only way… Maiaa have to be excellent and original in all that we do.
We did not allow whether or not we would get sponsors to determine if we could pull off the concert, we were just very determined and motivated and made it happen. These are some of the things that we will be able to portray in my upcoming videos. Not because they looked good on paper, but because they have been organic, had mutual respect and a synergy that resulted in manifrst interesting.
Giant Steps MN is a conference for artists and entrepreneurs that identifies and discusses the challenges in both business and the arts for creative entrepreneurism. What people fail to recognize is that there is no one in Germany, the UK or even American trying to find something from their countries in Africa.
I have always fancied African fabric greatly, and Woodin wanted to target the younger generation to view African fabric as being cool.
This has been an amazing conversation M. My identity is sewn in my roots — none of the people in my family for example, have English names, we all have local Ghanaian names.
Being successful by trying so hard to be other than myself would have set me up for failure. You are much more than a rapper to me; you are an artist, an activist, a linguist, historian of sorts, and a poet. What can we expect in the next few years from M. Music, politics, social awareness and philanthropy are all elements from the dynamic composition of his DNA.
We are getting to the place this year where we can actually shoot the kind of videos that we want to make.
I want to contribute infrastructure to the creative ecosystem. NShoreNa is a project that focuses on showcasing Ghana's tourism potentials in addition to the environmental challenges with its beaches — spanning from Aflao to Half Asini.