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Artiste Profile: Meet Blackson, The Bilingual Rapper Who Is Making Waves In The Rap Circles

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Rap music has been reigning worldwide since the 90s till now. In the past, when  we talked of Rap Music, America was the  country that came to mind, but the genre in time has spread its tentacles to other continents. It is rather rare to see rappers who rap in just more than one language, but rapper, Blackson, raps perfectly in English and Italian.

Musician, Blackson, born on 26th March, 1987 as Emmanuel Simpson was given birth to by two Ghanaian parents  in Aversa(Caserta), Italy. On record, he is an Italian and of Ghanaian decent. Other names Blackson responds to musically are  Son and  Simpson.

 

Blackson residing currently in Leeds, in the United Kingdom, attended an Art and Design High school called Liceo Artistico Statale Umberto Boccioni, in Italy. He is  currently pursuing a degree in Entertainment Management course at Leeds Beckett University, in UK.

Simpson started doing music when he was 16, back in Verona, Italy. Blackson explained that he started with music because it was the only way for him to connect with his friends and to feel accepted in his group, because most of them were able to improvise rhymes and Freestyle and he was the odd one because he could not do it. Fast forward,  two years later, he was already on major stages, battling other Mc’s and winning rap battles here and there.

Some memorable contests he won was firstly, in 2002 at Valpolicella Sound Park. He was a first runner up in the freestyle contest, clashing with Dank MC, one of the greatest exponents of rap battles in Italy. Secondly, in 2013 he took part in “Italy’s Got Talent” and the third edition of “MTV Spit” conducted by “Marracash”.

In the year 2019, he released “Never Back Down” that got aired on BBC Bradford “1Xtra Takeover”. Then on September 2019 and on January 2020 he released “Black Russian” featuring Rome’s urban legend “Amir Issa” and his his most recently released is “DNA”.

It is Blackson high priority and dream to use his music to connect Italian rap and that of English, in proving the point that indeed music has no barriers.

Follow Blackson‘s music on the following social media fora.

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/pages/callmeblackson/

Twitter – https://www.twitter.com/callmeblackson

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/callmeblackson/

YouTube – https://m.youtube.com/channel/UC_3yrFNKoFQ_uBg26xe0zuw

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Wicked Queen J Achieves Academic Excellence In Denmark

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Revered Ghanaian musician, Wicked Queen J, based in Denmark, has made a remarkable achievement in the academic realm, successfully completing her two-year program in Pharmaceutical and Psychology at ‘Sosuh’, one of Denmark’s most prestigious secondary education and vocational schools specializing in health sciences.

With flying colors, Wicked Queen J has demonstrated her intellectual prowess and dedication to excellence, excelling in a rigorous course that combined the in-depth study of pharmaceuticals, psychology, and related laws. Her comprehensive training encompasses managing and caring for mental health disorders, authorization law, psychopath law, sympathetic law, medical laws, and service laws, showcasing her unwavering commitment to making a meaningful impact in the healthcare sector.

As part of her professional development, Wicked Queen J will undertake a four-month service at the esteemed Psychological Institute Psychiatric Hospital, honing her skills and expertise before commencing full-time service at the same hospital, contributing to the nation’s healthcare sector.

Notably, despite her demanding academic schedule, Wicked Queen J continued to nurture her music career, releasing the chart-topping anthem “I Kill For 2” featuring Yaa Pono and Natty Lee, which remains a staple on radio and music outlets, showcasing her artistic versatility and talent.

To celebrate this milestone, Wicked Queen J’s hit single “I Kill For 2” is available below.

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Hundreds Thrilled At Atarah Praise 24 Hosted By Prophet Joseph Atarah

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Hundreds turned up at this year’s Atarah Praise held at the forecourt of the Believers Grace Crown Ministries International at Adenta Barrier last weekend.

The event held under the theme, “Praising God for his acts of power Psalm 150:1” is an annual event aimed at winning souls for the Kingdom of God.

Prior to the main performances, an op­portunity was given to some amazing young singers to minister to the gathering. This saw Mag Narh, Anointed Michael, Nana Kwarte­maa, Richard and West African Senior High Choir mesmerise the gathering.

Patrons enjoyed unforgettable minis­trations from gospel heavyweights such as Patience Nyarko, Lady Prempeh, Akesse Brempong, Jack Alolomi, Mabel Okyere, Piesie Esther and Empress Gifty.

They took patrons through some of their amazing compositions and rocked them with some unstoppable praises.

The time everyone was waiting for came, when the man of the moment, Prophet Atarah took his turn on the big stage.

Clad in Blue and Yellow Military-like apparel, Prophet Atarah proved why he is the singing prophet.

He performed songs from his repertoire including ‘Woye Odo’ together with Piesie Esther.

Prophet Atarah expressed his appreciation to all for their diverse support in making the programme a success.

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@Prophet Joseph Atarah performs Woye Odo with @piesieestherofficial at Atarah Praise 24 #wyseshots

♬ original sound – Wyse Shots GH

By Edem Mensah-Tsotorme

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