Kwesi Arthur is a Ghanaian award-winning rapper and ground-up our very own Kwesi Arthur binds out this sensational masterpiece dubbed REVOLUTION SOUND.
Revolution” is Kwesi Arthur’s first release of 2020 and his first single since his impressive 2019 mixtape, ‘Live From Nkrumah Krom, Vol. II’. The Tema-born star issues a barrage of lyrical darts; “Ghana we dey, we dey maintain”, he raps, as if to let down his guard, or give in. But he keeps going, making it clear that the rigged elections, the ‘bad man in designer suits’, the ‘rich who get richer’ while the rest suffer, the modern-day Scribes and Pharisees who hog all the wealth to themselves, are the ones who are getting chewed up this time around.
Last Friday marked Ghana’s 63rd independence day, and it seems that political discourse surrounding the anniversary seemed to inspire Kwesi Arthur to get in his political bag. He premiered his new single, “Revolution Sound”, that day and spoke passionately about the role the government plays in societal ills.
Kwesi Arthur is definitely shaping the sound of mainstream Ghanaian music with his penchant to switch between hardcore raps and catchy afropop melodies. On his latest release however, he mostly channels his rap side, over a hip-hop beat produced by MOG Beatz and delivering conscious bars aimed at inspiring listeners to work towards making a better nation for the future generations. The accompanying video for “Revolution Sound” shows Kwesi Arthur performing his verses in a studio while short clips from news channels flash on the screen, to make his protest against bad governance more convincing.