Contrary to the perception that rapping is easy as the only thing one has to do is make sure the words rhyme, rapper Medikal says it is quite hard and it takes more than rhyming words to be a success
According to him, a rapper cannot take education out of the equation. “Education is very key to being a rapper. You just have to learn and it must not come necessarily from sitting in the classroom.
“On your own, you must learn, get some education. It can come from movies, music and others. Pick words, look for their meaning and upgrade your vocabulary,” he told Showbiz.
Medikal said he practised what he preached. “A lot of people ask me how I get my punchlines looking at the fact that I am an SHS leaver who went to IPMC to learn Computer Engineering. Yes, that is my qualification but I read a lot. I Google things a lot.”
“As a rapper you should not rhyme just for rhyming sake; you rhyme to make sense.
“We all know that if something is not crooked or curved it is straight, I had to understand they are opposites for it to work. Having the talent is good but you need to have more so you can go far,” he said.
Medikal said he is hailed today as one of Ghana’s favourite rappers because of his consistency. “I am who I am because of my consistency.