The Rap Executioner, Michael Elliot Kwabena Okyere-Darko aka Obrafuor, has dismissed talks that his latest ‘Kasahari’ song is a ‘diss’ to Sarkodie.
In an interview with Celebrity Radar on Citi 97.3 FM on Monday, Obrafuor said the song was created around an imaginary character.
“If people want to misrepresent you, it doesn’t matter how much explanation you give. I did not mention Sarkodie’s name. If in the song I said an imaginary being who touched my crown is the one ‘Kasahari’ has revealed, then it is up to you for interpretation,” he said.
Obrafuor a few years ago featured Sarkodie on a song called ‘Hiplife’ where he asked Sarkodie to touch his crown and promised to give to him if he worked hard.
Coming back with a song to claim his place in the industry, alluding to a dip in the performance of the one that touched his crown and his ilk, is what has been interpreted by many as a jab to Sarkodie, his heir apparent.
He explained that the song was done to whip some wayward Ghanaian rappers into line.
“You can see that when some of us came in, we saw where we should take this. But when you sit back and you see where this whole game is going then it leave much to be desired,” he said.
He noted the current songs are only beat-driven and have no impact.
“The rap is all about vulgarity and insults. The beats are all the same and carry no message. They should sit up and roll their sleeve just like when ‘Pae Mu Ka’ came,’” he added.
Obrafuor was quick to add that the line ‘Obrafuor remains the same’ in ‘Kasahari’ does not mean he is not dynamic.
“It’s just a gentle reminder that I am still here. I have not gone anywhere. The Obrafuor that you have always loved,” he stated.
The Ghana Rap Sofo has recently released songs like ‘No Size,’ ‘Too Much’ and the controversial ‘Kasahari.’
Obrafuor is one of the rap giants who emerged at the incipient stages of rap music in Ghana. He has influenced a lot of young rappers like Sarkodie, M.anifest and the like in the music trade.
He has classic hits such as ‘Pae Mu Ka,’ ‘Kwame Nkrumah,’ ‘Oye Ohene,’ ‘Kasiebo,’ ‘Yaanom,’ ‘Pimpinaa,’ among others.
Listen to ‘Kasahari’ by Obrafuor below: