“It is a curse unto you if you ever speak disrespectfully because we sacrificed.” – Reggie Rockstone to new artists.

It is a curse unto you if you ever speak disrespectfully because we sacrificed

Reggie Rackstone, the self acclaimed father of Hiplife music has said that the sacrifces made by his era of musicians secured a safe spot for the new crop of artistses in the local industry today.

He intimated that it is wrong for the new crop of artists to disrespect the ‘old gees’ in the industry, referring to himself and others of his era.

While speaking on Ghanaweb TV, the seasoned hiplife artiste said that music distribution has become easier thanks to the digital age we find ourselves in. He compared the situation they had in the past stating that they had to travel long hours to buy audio cassettes of their favourite musicians.

“I come from an era where we were hands-on, on the ground but today, these kids are so entitled, they’ve got YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat. I mean when you record a song you can share it on Facebook with a million viewers. In our time, someone had to come all the way from Suhum to Kantamanto to buy cassettes just to listen to music,” He said.

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He added: “Today, these kids are buying cars and building houses. This is why it is such a curse for the folks who we sacrificed for to ever be disrespectful to us. It is forbidden.

“It is a curse unto you if you ever speak disrespectfully because we sacrificed.”

Reggie Rocktone also revealed in the interview that his career was stress-free due to the help of his fashion designer father, Ricky Osei.

“To tell you the truth, I didn’t struggle in the industry and am not shy to say this. My father stepped in, he believed in the dream, and he saw it. He was part of the team that named it Hiplife and he sponsored it…I started my career abroad, I was in UK and New York before heading to Ghana.”

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