Winning the Best Rap Performance at Vodafone Ghana Music Awards 2022 didn’t just happen as a fluke!
Lyrical Joe, the prolific Ghanaian Rapper, has been on top of his game, defending his turf with back-to-back releases. He drops ‘Self’, the latest cut to spark conversations with himself and his fanbase ahead of the 6th Edition of his annual August 5th jam release.
‘Self’, a new single in the form of a freestyle, was released by him under 2MG Music Label on Friday, July 15th.
The song is a power-packed and unapologetically frank creative piece with well-laid bars by Lyrical Joe to highlight the need for (himself) and anyone to prioritize ‘Self’, especially in these times of trends and seemingly fake lifestyles across social media and in real life.
In his own words, “This song is all about one’s self and throwing the spotlight on my life as an artist. I realized it all comes down to myself — basically everything related to the craft. You can get all the push in the world, but you can fail by not utilizing it to your full potential.
“And on the other hand, we seem to care and live for others so much that we don’t even realize when we are not taking care of ourselves. So this song is more like therapy for the self,” Lyrical Joe added.
Lyrical Joe released Vibes EP, a collection in 2021 that catapulted him into higher levels and a bigger spotlight. It earned him his first major win at Ghana’s prestigious awards, the 23rd Edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMAs). A very envious one that he copped over his cohorts in a very tight tie. He is signed to 2MG Music Record Label, based in Ghana.
Story: Elorm Beenie (Contributor)