Prominent in this new music culture were the likes of Reggie Rockstone, Obrafuor, whose ‘Pae Mu Ka’ album was rated one of the best ever produced in the genre, T-Blaze, NFL, Akatakyie, Akyeame, Slim Busterr, Chicago, Ded Buddy among others.
This era of music ingenuity could never have been without the big boss and hip hop of the classic beats produced by the “Da Hammer,” whose Last 2 group introduced numerous talents into the industry and spanned numerous hit joints.
As with most music genres however, as the years went by, the sound evolved, the music changed and the musicians of the Golden Era either changed with the music or faded away with the years.
More than a decade down the line however, Empire Entertainment, led by ace entertainment personality Bola Ray himself, a major player during the golden era of hiplife in collaboration with MediaGH, were bringing back the good old days with the ‘Back In The Day’ concert.
Set for September 21, at The Dome of the Accra International Conference Centre, the ‘Back In The Day’ concert was going to be an annual affair which sought to bring back to life and celebrate the great music of past decades and the artistes and sound engineers who made it possible.
This year, ace producer “Da Hammer” would be celebrated together with the originator of the hiplife genre, Reggie Rockstone.
It was expected that the full list of artistes for this year’s edition would be released. However, the likes of Samini, Akatakyie, T-Blaze, Ex-Doe, Chicago, Okyeame Kwame, Hammer, VIP and Reggie Rockstone were confirmed to feature on the big night.