One of the Top Kumawood Actresses just rebranded into a Kumarican actress in an attempt to change the industry with this new trending Kumerica fashion.
This image of her has got social media buzzing, with lots of people liking and commenting.
From “Kumasi Drill to “Kumerica”
What is Happening? Where from this Trend?
the new wave and new addition to the Ghanaian music industry is Kumasi Drill.
what is it?
Kumasi Drill is basically the Ghanaian version of Drill music.
It’s being called Kumasi drill because the movement is being spearheaded by emerging rappers in Kumasi!
Some of the rappers (Kumasi Rappers) refer to it as Asaaka music which is probably the localized name for Kumasi Drill.
What’s Drill Music?
Now for those who don’t know, Drill music is a sub-genre of trap music (that new wave of hip-hop young people love and the OG hip-hop lovers claim is trash).
It first started in Chicago somewhere in 2010 and Chief Keef is referred to as the ‘creator’ of the genre but, UK rappers took the genre and owned it so well, UK Drill has become one of the most popular hip-hop genres in the UK.
Since his music is trending the most now, it’d be interesting to note that Pop Smoke has been referred to as the rapper who re-introduced Drill to New York.
How do you know it’s drill?
Drill music is usually a trap beat full of lyrics that reference gang life, drugs and crime. Music videos depict these too very well.
In the UK, the drill artistes usually put on ski masks and some may carry guns as well.
In Ghana, the Kumasi Drill rappers have adapted the gang-style to the Ghanaian lifestyle: The Akata way of life which some may refer to as ‘Area boy’ lifestyle.
So who started the Kumasi Drill?
Currently, we cannot tell, but for me and some others, the first Kumasi drill song we heard was Akatafo by Kawabanga.
This doesn’t mean it’s the first song because apparently, one of the guys featured, Jay Bahd had his song shared by Virgil Abloh back in April so…if anything, Accra is now catching up to the wave!
The Kumerican rappers are on the right path and if they keep making hot songs like this, there’d be a future with this genre and soon we just might be selling this genre to the world.
And What Exactly is Kumerica???
It is the fantastical belief and acceptance by the young boys of the Kumasi wave music that as we have USA, we also have USK (United States of Kumasi which names all the suburbs of Kumasi as states) which in effect is America to Kumerica!
On Social Media popular Entertainers in Ghana have been cloned with (put side by side) American Entertainers to depict the Kumerica lifestyle.
It is all for entertainment not anything serious to warrant displeasure.
It is all about a drill music wave in Ghana and it’s powered by the youth of the second biggest city in Ghana, Kumasi dubbed Kumerica.
Although it’s now gaining attention the wave music has been in place for over a year now in Ghana.
Kumasi has always been an important spot when it comes to the Ghanaian music scene, especially in rap or hiplife.
Reggie Rockstone the pioneer of hiplife always referred to himself as the Oseikrom (another name for Kumasi) President thus cementing the legacy of Kumasi in hiplife.
There is a Kumerica playlist on Apple Music and you can imagine my excitement finding most of the song in one place!
Check out Kumerica Playlist on Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/gh/playlist/kumerica/pl.u-Ldbqevjsxv0dj2R