EL'S VONATION: DEAD END OR TRANSITION?

  • 2019-11-28

In 2012, BBNZ live unleashed EL, and progressively he carved a personality as one of Africa’s finest rappers. EL has a crafty technique, he can rap and sing. Also, El's ability to create catchy hooks is one thing we love most about him and when it comes to hip-hop, he’s got game.  His style of flow is amusing, but behind the fun, he’s geared up for any rumble to make you crumble, provided you fall within the ranks.

Before 2012, EL existed; he’s one of the hip-hop guys who survived Ghana’s hip-life era when most core hip-hop rappers faded into extinction.  2016, was a good year for EL, he won 5 VGMA plaques to add to his cabinet. Hit songs include ‘One Ghana’ (For Your Pocket), ‘Obuumo’, ‘Kaa Lu’, ‘Hallelujah’, ‘Koko’, ‘Mi Naa Bo Po’, ‘Shelele’, ‘Auntie Martha’, ‘Kaa Bu Ame’, and ‘Overdose’. These are afrobeat jams, but for his hip-hop enthusiasts, EL serves the Bar Mix Tape series, and on the BAR releases, he has featured the likes of C-Real, Kojo-Cue, Falz The Bhad Guy (Nigeria), Sarkodie, Joey B, Recognize Ali, and Gemini.

In 2017, EL parted ways with BBNZ Live after 5 years to set up his own record label, VONation. BAR V was EL’s first project, then later, he whets our appetite for an upcoming project tagged, ‘West Africa Vibes’ (WAV), which we are yet to experience, but for now, we have had a taste of joints such as ‘Overdose’ ‘Joy’, ‘Wosa’ ‘Higher’, ‘Collect’ and ‘EHUA’ which features Joey B and Falz. It’s been two years two since EL made mention of the WAV album saying he was happy to complete this beautiful project; what’s hindering it’ release, we cannot say, but it will be great to listen to another musical project from EL. He may not be trending rapper of the moment, but he’s got bars, and flow that you can nod your head to…in his own way, he’s a musical genius.