The Ghanaian hip-hop genre started way back in the 1990's, when the 'grandpapa' Riggie Rockstone emerged with a new style of music. This began a new revolution of the hip-hop culture back of the United States.
The Hip-hop is a culture devoid of language barrier and has been embraced by the youth across the world wide globe.
The culture of hip hop believes in a language of the unlimited expression of words, be it poetry recital, narration and battling of words by speaking your mind without any restriction.
Since the emergence of the Hip-life genre in the Ghanaian music industry, a fusion of the traditional highlife and Hip-hop, this has given the youth a new flavor and embraced it with so much enthusiasm.
It is in this light that 4Syte TV, a locally produced top rated entertainment programme, is coming out with an awards scheme to reward hip-hop industry players in the country and on the African continent.
The Hip-Hop Awards scheme would be aimed at celebrating hip-hop across the African continent with nominations in over 19 categories. The awards scheme can be compared to that of the MAMA's or the Channel O music video Awards.
The awards would recognize Ghana's finest hip-hop talents and a cross section of African artistes. Nominations would include Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya and Angola, among others.