Legendary Ghanaian Rapper, Reggie Rockstone has said, he is ready to take the entertainment industry by storm through his own record label.
According to the Grandpapa of Hiplife, the newly record label from his end would scouts for talents who are dedicated and hardworking with their craft.
”Mission of my record label yet to be launch will be to capitalize on the growing entertainment market across the world through the production and promotion of high quality entertainment as well as promote talents whom will be signed onto the label for a long-term business deal.” he said in an interview with The Publisher.
The Makaa Maka hit maker explains Kasarock Entertainment when launched would contain all aspect of work in the entertainment Industry and not restricted to music alone as many thinks.
During the interview, Reggie talked about his 11:11 project which has a featuring between Sarkodie titled ‘Surprise’, the “Selfie” hitmaker said he cannot understand why one would label himself a creative act person when they can’t paint images with lyrics when doing songs.
He maintained that most of the hip-hop artistes in recent times don’t do enough research and also don’t learn from veteran artistes who paved the way in the music industry, reason according to him has necessitated the birth of his record label.
Born Reginald Yaw Asante Ossei to late fashion designer Ricky ‘Ricci’ Osei on April, 11, 1964 in the United Kingdom, Reggie Rockstone lived in the UK for a few years before moving to Ghana.
Reggie is referred to as the ‘pioneer’ of hiplife in Ghana back in the 90s. The claim has however been argued over the years. While some claim Panji Anoff of Pidgin Music introduced the genre, others claim legendary record producer Zapp Mallet did.
Whiles the debate still goes ON, his contribution cannot be downplayed in the Ghana Music Industry, Reggie has helped the hiplife genre to crossover. His collaborations with international stars including Jamaican legend Beenie Man gave the genre the needed exposure.
Reggie won the “Best African Video” at Kora Awards 2004. He has also won numerous awards as a member of hiplife group, VVIP. The group has so far won over 10 local and international awards including three “Best Group of the Year” awards at the VGMAs.