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Highlife legend Gyedu-Blay Ambolley has made another crowing statement about rap music in Ghana and to a larger extent, the world as a whole.
The ‘Simigwa-Do’ hitmaker who has over the years made boastful statement about being the originator of rap music in Ghana has told Lexis Bill that he is the tree of rap, and any other person is just the branch, eFocusLive.com can confirm.
“Talk about rap, I am that I am; I am the tree. The rest are all branches…,” the “Simi Rapp” crooner bold;y said on Joy 99.7 FM‘s Drive Time show.
The veteran musician also pressed on to dispute Guinness World Records‘ documentation that music group Sugarhill Gang from Sugar Hill Records were the originators of rap music.
“The Guinness Book of Records said rap was brought about by Sugarhill but before but my work preceded theirs. My first recording came out in 1973 and that was the first ever rap recorded”, he told Lexis Bill.
Gyedu-Blay Ambolley is a songwriter, producer, as well as a composer. He is credited for creating the musical genre simigwa.