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Ghana Will Be Sold Outright If Americans Start Suing Over Sampled Songs – Blakk Rasta blasts Obrafour, Mantse



Iconic Ghanaian radio personality and dancehall musician, Blakk Rasta has added his voice to controversies surrounding attempts by some Ghanaian creatives to demand copyright compensation from American rapper Drake.

Reports indicates legendary Ghanaian rapper, Obrafour has filed a $10 million dollar lawsuit in the Southern district of New York and is demanding the aforementioned amount of money from the American rapper over copyright infringement in his 2022 song “Calling My Name” off his “Honestly, Never Mind” album.

In a twist to the lawsuit filed by Obrafour, founder of the Chalewote Street Arts Festival, Mantse has appeared to claim the ownership rights on the Obrafour’s song that was used by Drake.

In reaction to this, Black Rasta has stated that highlife as a genre happens to be one that was birthed through the sampling of American songs.

According to him, 99% of all the early highlife songs that came out decades were all sampled from American songs.

In line with this disclosure, Blakk Rasta made it clear that if all those American musicians are to come back to claim ownership rights now, Ghana will have to sell the entire country to make up for the copyright claim and costs associated with it.

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