Slim Khala Draws A Line Between Himself and Kumasi Promoters
The talented and fast rising Kumasi based Hip-Life artist; Slim Khala, has been labelled as a promising artist emerging from Kumasi for the past years. The rapper is heavily endowed with lyrical contents and for the records, he has won lots of radio freestyle battles as well entertained lots of Kumasi music lovers without any sort of disappointments.
Seems it has gotten to the time that the young rapper has decided to drop off a couple of free “energy pulling machines”. Slim Khala made a statement publicly on his Facebook page; which expresses his displeasure on how the Kumasi show organizers and promoter are throwing him about all in the name of “Exposure” Slim Khala wrote and I quote…
“Charley I Know Am Still Upcoming, I Aint There Yet But Remember What I Do Is My Job, I For Chop From it, You Cant Call Me To Come Perform For Free Ladat No Matter The Kind Of Exposure The Show Gon Get Me, To Our Kumasi Show Organizers ,No more Free Shows !”
I believe the “We will Give You Exposure” song does not sound well in the ears of these upcoming artists any more. From my point of view, I think these promoters need to consider how these guys raise money to do songs, promote them online, shoot music videos, and promote themselves to be known. These guys are putting so much money into what they do and they deserve to reclaim a bit of their investments.
The shows are not the only issues… Some people upload videos from these young guys on their YouTube channels, makes money out of ads without giving these guys any sort of royalties. All in the name of “I WANT TO GIVE YOU EXPOSURE”… These vulnerable upcoming artists will gladly accept anything they are offered because they are determined to live their dreams as successful artists. I support Slim Khala on this and I hope all upcoming artists will stand for themselves as well.