Dancehall music has shown steady growth on the African continent over the years. Markets such as Ghana, Kenya and Zimbabwe have developed their own acts, whom some believe rival any Jamaican artist of the genre.
Deejay Red Rat is one such person. He believes Ghanaian dancehall act Stonebwoy is on par with any Jamaican act.
He said the Ghanaian act is a talented musician who possesses the same quality and skills as any artiste from his country.
Speaking on Ghanaian radio on New Year’s Day, the Jamaican act praised Stonebwoy for his lyrical dexterity.
“Big up, Stonebwoy; Mi bredda from another mother. Put him on a song with any Jamaican artist and he will match him boot for boot on a song,” Red Rat declared.
Red Rat (given name Wallace Wilson) was one of the popular acts out of the Main Street camp in the 1990’s. His look and unmistakable sound made his tracks such as That Girl Shelly-Ann, Tight-Up Skirt and Nuh Live Nuh Weh popular on the local and international circuit.
— By Richard Johnson