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I Don't Listen To Junk Music -- Reggie Rockstone


Reggie Rockstone, real name, Reginald Yaw Asante Ossei a rapper of Ghanaian descent, who pioneered the Hip-Life movement in the middle 90s has stated unequivocally that he doesn't listen to trash songs making air waves off late on radio and social gatherings.

Speaking on the special edition of the Hitz FM's Cruise Control with Merqury Quaye dubbed Success Story.

The member of the music trio VVIP said that music is a food for the soul and wouldn't listen to any junk music since his soul needs good food. 

"I must be frank,  I don't listen to too much of the current hip-hop songs, it's junk, I listen to songs which inspires me. I may be wrong but that's it"

In a quick response to a question asked by the Turn Up Army' Merqury Quaye, 

"..i have a selection of songs I enjoy and may be a good DJ if I sit behind your console but your station would be closed off" He jokingly said.

Reggie Rockstone as he is called pioneered the Hiplife art form and has played an important role in the development of this uniquely African genre in Ghana's capital Accra. He raps in Akan Twi and English. In 2004, Rockstone won the Kora Award for the best African video and he performed in front of a 50,000-person crowd in Ghana, together with Shaggy. In 2006 he recorded a track with the Jamaican Dancehall singer Beenie Man called "Chukku Chakka" (in reference to Rockstone's 1999 hit "Eye Mo De Anaa", which sampled Fela Kuti).

Rockstone is the son of fashion designer Ricky "Ricci" Ossei (Saint Ossei). Reggie Rockstone attended Achimota School. Reggie joined Ghanaian hip hop group VVIP following the exit of Promzy in 2014.


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