In August 2020, Ghanaian rap prospect under the imprint of Life Living Records, O’Kenneth dropped ‘Straight Outta Kumerica’, a collaborative EP with work fellow, Reggie Osei. The 6-track EP benefits from the sonic expansion of the wider drill scene, allowing O’Kenneth to showcase his musical prowess. String-led opener ‘Abasakoom’ is akin to buttery smooth trap, while ‘Ya Parke’ and ‘Ain’t Shid’ draws from cinematic Brooklyn cuts. ‘M.O.B’ is London winter-cold, full of funereal keys and dark bass.
Following the success of the extended play, the raspy-toned rapper grabbed the most attention with his verses on the posse cuts ‘Akatafoc’ and ‘Sore’ which went viral earning co-signs on social media from Virgil Abloh and Vic Mensa.
O’Kenneth unlocks his debut number of the year titled ‘Agyeiwaa’ featuring Reggie and City Boy. The trio fuse English and Twi melodies switching between straight-talking bars and sung verses, which brings a luxurious texture to the sound as they perform a ballad of a girl called ‘Agyeiwaa’, daughter of a wealthy but strict dad. Agyeiwaa is in love with a scallywag nobbut her dad is an impediment to her love life. Get the whole story by taking a listen.
Listen to Agyeiwaa mp3 below and tell us what you think about this joint.