Yaw Tog, a fast-rising Ghanaian drill rapper, released a freestyle yesterday in which he boasted about his rise to fame, but social media users were not impressed.
In his rap, the Kumerican rapper asked:
who got on Billboard last year and got a mili in three days … do you got hit songs like me? Stormzy came in for who? And who is that black boy winning?
Although some have praised his lyrical content and boastful attitude in the freestyle, others have expressed concern about the accent he used in delivering it.
He doesn’t sound genuine, according to the majority of them, since he’s attempting to mimic Stormzy.
This exchange has sparked a Twitter controversy between Yaw Tog and Stormzy, with tweets supporting the ‘Sore’ rapper or encouraging him to stick to rapping in Twi in order to be himself.
The following are some of the Twitter users’ reactions:
More room for improvement young bull…try and be yourself and who go like u go like u no matter— Afromanygeng (@immanymusic) April 12, 2021
This is hands down the worst rap I’ve heard this year 😭😭😭 https://t.co/LhxMbXquaH— . (@dee_sackey) April 12, 2021
I mistakenly listened to Yaw Tog's freestyle again… My eardrum hurts 😭😭— Don (@Opresii) April 12, 2021
where from this kinda “Bad Energy” against YAW TOG all of a sudden?— #ORIGINALcontentNyame🤪 (@TeacherKwadwo) April 12, 2021
some of u dey like to pull people down then u same people go come back and talk sey Ghana music nor dey grow.
That’s why some of u nor dey move forward in life cos ur minds are full of Hatred! gosh! 🤦🏾♀️