Kumasi Unearths kantanka; Another HipLife Sensation
He has battled more than 20 MC’s on several shows called and kicked out each of the MC’s which is judged by the listening public. KANTANKA aka Rap Monopolist, after a long stay in the underground, no doubt that he has become one of hiplife household cultural stigma in recent times by dropping 2 of the hottest mixtape in Ghana right now, ‘Adult music’ remix and the new single ‘Check ya money’ feat Rap Biochemist and GMA winner Flowking Stone of Bradez fame, turning up in one of the most talk about Easter to Christmas festive events, from bilingual hood battles to Studio to inter and intra battle competition nationwide.
What makes his accomplishment truly amazing is that KANTANKA, at the heart of it all, still just the calm but discipline dude who will cut you with his sharp comic punchlines and appealing attitude that will keep your head banging. True school hiplife, afropop, hip hop fans and showbiz stakeholders know however, that his amazing story really begins and ends with music. Born Akwasi Sarfo, a Christian Service University College undergraduate student with alma mater of Akrom M/A Primary School, Tanoso Anglican Junior High School and Kumasi Armed Forces Senior High School was raised in Kumasi but like to represent Ghana.
The charismatic rapper has blown our minds with his style and delivery in his lyrical content. You could sense his adventurousness from his unique energetic attitudinal style. His goal is to let you enjoy what he is spitting out. Ironically, the approach to his first album is to set aside all the movement in the hiplife industry and free him of any pre-conceived notion as to what his song should sound like.’
The studios are where I feel most official’ says KANTANKA. I realized you can’t worry about what you did last year or the troubles out there. I tell the ’Beat maker’ lets just do it. You have to get into the mind frame where you’re not trying to out-do yourself and not trying to sound like someone else but yourself. The studio is where I find my peace.
He has worked with artistes like Bradez, Cabum, Lousika, Okyeame Kwame, Atumpan and the list goes on and on. His album coming soon though has already had an unconcealed album before. Currently, on MARPHOG Records, an international prestigious record label in UK and dreams of being on one night show with Jay Z, Amakye Dede, James Brown, Eminem, Samini, Daddy Lumba, Dr Paa Bobo, Okyeame Kwame, Obrafour, Bradez and Amandziba .
Learning still in session, still Rap Monopolist. KANTANKA Versatile musician who has mastered the art of rap, singing, showmanship, drums playing and thereby dedicated to releasing quality music to inspire and promote joy and happiness in my cherished listeners. He is thereby referred as the Most Learnered rapper in Africa. Kantanka also looks up Jay Z, Amakye Dede, James Brown, Eminem, Samini, Daddy Lumba, Dr Paa Bobo, Okyeame Kwame, Obrafour , Bradez, Amandziba and Agya Koo-Nimo as his mentors.