Desmond Blackmore, popularly known as rapper D Black in the music industry, has said he is in a different league from Sarkodie and other lyricists.
He stated that he should not be compared to these other artists as he is more of an entertainer and a businessman.
According to him, while Sarkodie is indeed a respectable lyricist, he on the other hand just makes music that people can dance to and then he gets paid for it.
In interview on the Delay Show, D Black stated: “I’ve gone to the BETs, I’ve won Channel O’s, I’ve been nominated Best Rapper in Africa. The music industry is not about talent anymore. It’s also about the material you put out there. It’s also about your brand. It’s also about the music you put out and I am a combination of all these.”
The ‘Vera’ hitmaker has made news in recent times, as many Ghanaian music lovers have jabbed him for producing ‘wack’ songs with no depth.
He was also attacked by musician Wanlov the Kubolor, who poked fun at his lyrics, joining other industry stakeholders who have belittled the rapper’s songs since he appeared on the music scene in 2009.
Wanlov had taken to social media to rant against D Black’s inclusion in the list of ‘Hottest MCs’ by MTV Africa.
According to him, his sister Deborah Vanessa could express herself in rap better than D Black.
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