BET Hip-Hop Awards Ghana Cypher 2010: D-Black da Ghana Bwouy, Sarkodie, Kwaku-T, Ayigbe Edem, BabyG, Tinny & Reggie Rockstone

Africa’s greatest public poets aka rappers have, since the mid-80s, been displaying the beautiful art form that is hip-hop music. Nevertheless, in the West, hip-hop fans have been denied mainstream access to these legends, with Afro-beat/World Fusion music winning the attention of the West.

This past Saturday, October 16th 2010, BET International bucked this Western trend with a feature on Ghana’s greatest hip-hop artists at the 2010 BET Hip-Hop Awards. The segment aired in the UK, Ireland, Africa and The Middle East.

Featured artists who brought a clear command and understanding of hip-hop culture/music displaying “sick” punchlines, wordplay, metaphors, similes and rhymes upon rhymes were D-Black aka Ghana Artist to Watch, Sarkodie aka Ghana’s Twista, Reggie Rockstone (the father of Ghanaian hip-hop), Kwaku-T, Ayigbe Edem, BabyG and Tinny.

Behind the scenes working to make the segment a reality at BET Networks & BET International was Ghanaian-American Lilian Blankson who we featured in June, 2010 backed by the BET International Executive Team including Ava Hall, programing Ava Hall.

Congratulations to all featured artists. also salutes Lilian Blankson, Ava Hall & the entire BET International team. You ladies make our mission here at Ladybrille to bring Africa to the West a lot lighter. We appreciate you.

Enjoy the clip below and feel free to leave comments and compliments to the rappers involved and the BET International Team for their accomplishments.

To hear even more music from some of the best rappers across the continent, click on our Music Videos category.

~Uduak Oduok

Ladybrille Magazine

Founded in 2007, Ladybrille® Magazine is a California based pioneer digital publication demystifying the image of Africans in the west through contemporary African fashion and celebrating the brilliant woman in business and leadership, with an emphasis on the African woman in the diaspora. Our coverage includes stories on capital, access to markets, expertise, hiring and retention, sales, marketing, and promotions.

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