Takoradi-based musician, Martin King Arthur, better known as Kofi Kinaata has revealed why he switched from doing hardcore rap to singing which over the years he has been noted for.
Kofi Kinaata broke into the music industry with his viral freestyle rap dubbed “Onnyi Chorus” which eventually got him signed unto Samini’s Highgrade Family.
He was known for rap dexterity till the Fante rap god instantly switched to singing. Many have since loved his new style and it has been tagged with him as a good singer.
His songs, ‘Play’, ‘Confession’, ‘Susuka’, ‘The Whole Show’, ‘Made In Taadi’, ‘Malafaka’, ‘Last Show’ has won him many awards and even the VGMA songwriter of the year on two consecutive occasions. This shows how good he is at writing good music.
According to Kofi Kinaata in an interview with Andy Dosty on Hitz FM’s Daybreak Hitz, people found it hard to understand his rap concept thus his reason for the switch to singing which he now focuses much on more than rapping.
“People were not getting my concept, they were finding it difficult to decode what I’m saying,” he said.
Kinaata noted that he has rap songs very deep to understand but unfortunately when he released people didn’t pay much attention to.
“I believe my strength is my lyrics, I mean what I say, so what do I gain if I do a song and people don’t even get the concept?”
“Even though I do the rap I make sure it is very soft for everyone to understand – easy consumption,” he added.