Ghanaian music icon and founder of Hiplife, Reggie Rockstone has shared his thoughts about Ashanti-bred rapper, Eno Barony.
Addressing the issue of Eno Barony being addressed as a female rapper, Reggie Rockstone vehemently kicked against the idea that people brand her as a female rapper and instead of addressing her as a rapper.
Reggie Rockstone urged Eno Barony to refer to herself as a rapper and shun describing herself as a female rapper as he pointed to the fact that rapping is about lyrics not about sexes.
“There are a lot of things that I don’t know but one thing I do know is hip-hop. I really understand it. I’ve lived it, living it, been about it and created my own version,” he said in a video he posted on his Instagram page on Wednesday, July 7.
“People keep calling me to ask me about how I feel about Eno [Barony] winning the ‘Rapper of the Year’ [at 2021 VGMA]. First of all, I think it’s politically incorrect to ask me that. Because when you do, this means that you are questioning the validity of what is it she won.”
He said he understands why people are questioning her win but acknowledges Eno’s rap prowess.
“We all know the girl spits [raps]. Why is there such a highlight on the fact that she is female? Okay, I get it. Hip-hop/hiplife is male-dominated. I understand that.”