Edem – Wotome Woshi (Lost Files Compilation) #ThrowBack
And this is where the whole story began! As part of our “Last 2 Month” we decided to drop a priceless record which happens to be Edem‘s first major single that led to his breakthrough in the music scene. This single was featured on Da Hammer‘s “Lost Files” compilation released around 2006.
The first day I heard this song, I asked myself “Who Can Rap In Ewe Better Than This“? Edem basically switched Ewe rap just like how Obrafour switched Twi Rap. From that day, I knew this is the guy we have been waiting for all along. If you an Ewe or understand the Ewe Language, you will have to salute the lyrical mastermind exhibited in this song.
Ewe rap back in the days always had that soft and danceable feel with pijin or English words making up the rhymes until Edem introduced real Ewe HipHop! He narrated a beautiful story of how he embarked on his journey to the Last 2 camp to meet Da Hammer with hopes that his talent will be accepted.
Edem has released lots of songs over the years which we all enjoy listening to; but this song right here, remains my all time favorite from the rapper. You can feel that rap passion and the effortless flow of the lyrics with amazing timing! This song is golden and I’m glad I still have it in my archives! People, listen to the genesis of a great artist!