Records ‘Originator of hiplife’ sparks controversy on social media

Pulse.com.gh presents what some people have been saying about the issue.

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Zapp Mallet, music producer and sound engineer, says he coined "Hiplife" play

Zapp Mallet, music producer and sound engineer, says he coined "Hiplife"

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The seemingly unending controversy surrounding who the originator of the hiplife music genre is has kept social media platforms buzzing.

Music producer and sound engineer, Zapp Mallet says hiplife was not developed by a single individual. play

Music producer and sound engineer, Zapp Mallet says hiplife was not developed by a single individual.

 

Many veterans in the music industry, by way of ‘correcting’ history have given divergent accounts as to how the term ‘hiplife’ was arrived at as well as the major contributors to the genre.

Reggie Rockstone, over the years, has been credited as being the originator of hiplife play

Reggie Rockstone, over the years, has been credited as being the originator of hiplife

 

Reggie Rockstone who was the first to release a hiplife album titled, Maka Maka, has over the years been credited as the originator of the genre but sound engineer and music producer, Zapp Mallet has asserted that Reggie is not the one who introduced the name.

According to Zapp Mallet, he is the originator of the name; not Reggie Rockstone.

“Indeed Reggie Rockstone founded that genre, made it commercial but a lot of people gave a helping hand and he was not the one who introduced the name hip-life,” he said in an interview with Flex Newspaper.

READ MORE: > Hiplife wasn’t originated by one person – Zapp Mallet

However, Reggie Rockstone in a tweet queried why the sound engineer didn't come out to correct this statement in the days hiplife started, if indeed Zapp Mallet is the originator.

READ MORE: > Reggie Rockstone slams Zapp Mallet

Pulse.com.gh presents what some people have been saying about the issue.

 

 

 

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