Ruth Eno Adjoa Amankwah Nyame, better known in the music world as Eno Barony, has been advised by Grandpap, Reggie Rockstone to drop the female rapper which the former has been tagging herself with
According to Reggie, it is sexist to tagged as a female rapper since the rap game has nothing to do with the muscular physique.
Eno Barony on the 22nd Ghana Music Awards became the first female rapper to win the ‘Rapper Performance of the Year’ award.
“Eno is one of the finest rappers of our generation, carving out a distinct identity for herself. Rockstone remarked, “She is really motivating and has gone a long way.”
“There are a lot of things that I don’t know but one thing I do know is hip-hop. I really understand it. I’ve lived it, living it, been about it and created my own version,” he said in a video he posted on his Instagram page on Wednesday, July 7.
“People keep calling me to ask me about how I feel about Eno [Barony] winning the ‘Rapper of the Year’ [at 2021 VGMA]. First of all, I think it’s politically incorrect to ask me that. Because when you do, this means that you are questioning the validity of what is it she won.”
He said he understands why people are questioning her win but acknowledges Eno’s rap prowess.
“We all know the girl spits [raps]. Why is there such a highlight on the fact that she is female? Okay, I get it. Hip-hop/hiplife is male-dominated. I understand that.”
“But let me point out something really stupid that you probably didn’t think about. If it’s based on a physical feat or something that I man is doing that a woman can’t do, I can dig it. But rap is done with the mouth. It takes no physical strength to rap. So, why is there such a highlight on the fact that she is female?”
“That’s some sexist bull**t. I want to tell all rappers to drop the ‘female rapper’ tag. It’s a ploy. That’s what they do and they can use that [against someone] when the need be to bamboozle your clout. You are a rapper, period, and you are a dope one too, and all other sisters who get on the mic. It takes no physical strength to rap. It’s your mouth. Men, women and children rap so get that sexist bull**t out of the way. I’m against all ‘isms’” he concluded.
He urged her to keep the momentum going and avoid any mistakes that could jeopardize her promising career.