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10 Ghanaian born UK Rappers you should know

Ghanaian born UK Rappers
Stormzy and Kojo Funds

Ghanaian-born UK rappers have made a significant impact on the British music scene, bringing a unique perspective and blending Ghanaian culture with UK grime and hip-hop.

Some Ghanaian-born UK rappers include:

  • Stormzy

One of the most notable Ghanaian-born UK rappers is Stormzy. He was born in Croydon, South London, to Ghanaian parents and first gained recognition in the UK grime scene with his Wicked Skengman series of freestyles. He released his debut album “Gang Signs & Prayer” in 2017, which debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart and was the first grime album to do so. He has since released a second album “Heavy is the Head” in 2019, which also debuted at number one. He is known for his socially conscious lyrics and his activism on issues such as racism, poverty, and mental health. Strmzy just released his 3rd studio album titled “This is what I mean

  • Fuse ODG

Another prominent Ghanaian-born UK rapper is Fuse ODG. He was born in London to Ghanaian parents and has been credited with popularizing the “Afrobeats” genre in the UK. He then released his debut album “T.I.N.A” in 2014, which featured the hit single “Dangerous Love” featuring Sean Paul, which reached number 7 on the UK Singles Chart. He is known for his blend of Afrobeats, dancehall, and UK grime and his music often features catchy hooks and African-inspired beats. He has since released several successful singles and collaborated with several UK and international artists. He is also known for his activism and philanthropy, particularly in his native Ghana, and has been credited as one of the pioneers of the Afrobeats genre in the UK.

  • Wretch 32

Wretch 32 is a British rapper, singer, and songwriter from Tottenham, London, England. He was born in Tottenham, London, to Ghanaian parents. He first gained recognition in the UK grime and hip-hop scene with his debut single “Traktor” in 2008. He released his debut album “Wretchrospective” in 2010, which reached number 11 on the UK Albums Chart. He has since released three more albums: “Black and White” (2011), “Growing Over Life” (2016) and “Upon Reflection” (2021). He is known for his storytelling and introspective lyrics, and has collaborated with several UK and international artists. He has won several awards for his music, including two MOBO Awards and a BET Award for Best UK Act. He is also an advocate for mental health awareness and has spoken openly about his own struggles with depression.

  • Kojo Funds

Kojo Funds is a British rapper, singer, and songwriter from London, England. He was born in London to Ghanaian parents. He first gained recognition with his single “Dun Talkin” featuring Abra Cadabra in 2016, which reached number 44 on the UK Singles Chart. He then released his debut album “Golden Boy” in 2017, which featured the hit single “Check” featuring Raye, which reached number 11 on the UK Singles Chart. He is known for his blend of Afrobeats, R&B, and UK grime and his music often features catchy hooks and Caribbean-inspired beats. He has since released several successful singles and collaborated with several UK and international artists.

  • Yungen

Yungen is a British rapper, singer, and songwriter from London, England. He was born in London to Ghanaian parents. He first gained recognition in the UK music scene with his mixtape “Project Black & Red” in 2013. He then released his debut album “Project Black & Red” in 2014, which featured the hit single “Bestie” featuring Yxng Bane, which reached number 11 on the UK Singles Chart. He is known for his blend of UK hip-hop, R&B, and Afrobeats, and his music often features catchy hooks and Caribbean-inspired beats. He has since released several successful singles and collaborated with several UK and international artists, including “Aint On Nuttin” and “Comfortable” which were popular in the UK. He has also released another album “Yungen Play Dirty” in 2018 and “Yungen Play Dirty Deluxe” in 2019.

  • Blade Brown

Blade Brown is a British rapper, singer, and songwriter from London, England. He was born in London to Ghanaian parents. He first gained recognition in the UK grime scene with his mixtape “Street Chronicles” in 2007. He then released his debut album “Bags & Boxes” in 2012, which featured the hit single “The Connect” featuring Giggs, which reached number 38 on the UK Singles Chart. He is known for his storytelling and introspective lyrics and his music often features gritty, street-inspired beats. He has since released several successful mixtapes and collaborated with several UK and international artists. He has been credited for being a pioneer of the UK drill subgenre and has been praised for his consistency in releasing music and for his ability to keep up with the changing trends in UK music, He has also released multiple albums such as “Bags & Boxes 2” and “Bags & Boxes 3”

  • Ghetts

Ghetts, whose real name is Justin Clarke, is a British rapper, singer, and songwriter from London, England. He was born in London to Jamaican and Ghanaian parents. He first gained recognition in the UK grime scene with his mixtape “Ghetto Gospel” in 2006. He then released his debut album “Rebel With A Cause” in 2014, which featured the hit single “Artillery” featuring Devlin, which reached number 12 on the UK Singles Chart. He is known for his storytelling and introspective lyrics and his music often features gritty, street-inspired beats he’s known for his versatile flow and unique style. He has since released several successful mixtapes and collaborated with several UK and international artists. He has been credited for his versatility as a rapper and his ability to adapt to different styles of music throughout his career. He has also released multiple albums such as “Ghetto Gospel: The New Testament” and “Conflict of Interest”

  • Lady Leshurr

Lady Leshurr, whose real name is Melesha O’Garro, is a British rapper, singer, and songwriter from Birmingham, England. She was born in Birmingham to Jamaican and Ghanaian parents. She first gained recognition in the UK grime scene with her “Queen’s Speech” series of freestyles, which went viral on YouTube starting in 2011. She then released her debut album “Unleashed” in 2016, which featured the hit single “Queen’s Speech 4” which reached number 37 on the UK Singles Chart. She is known for her energetic flow, catchy hooks, and sharp lyrics. Her music often features a blend of grime, hip-hop, and R&B. She has since released several successful singles and collaborated with several UK and international artists. She has been praised for her unique style and for being a trailblazer for female artists in the UK grime scene.

  • K Koke

K Koke, whose real name is Kevin Georgiou, is a British rapper, singer, and songwriter from London, England. He was born in London to Cypriot and Ghanaian parents. He first gained recognition in the UK grime scene with his mixtape “Pure Koke Vol.1” in 2009. He then released his debut album “I Ain’t Perfect” in 2013, which featured the hit single “Turn Back” featuring Maverick Sabre, which reached number 47 on the UK Singles Chart. He is known for his storytelling and introspective lyrics and his music often features gritty, street-inspired beats. He has since released several successful mixtapes and collaborated with several UK and international artists. He has been praised for his unique style and for his ability to tell stories through his music. He was also a member of the UK drill group “PDC”

  • E.M.E

E.M.E is a British rapper, singer, and songwriter from London, England. He was born in London to Ghanaian parents. He first gained recognition in the UK grime scene with his mixtape “Welcome to the Future” in 2010. He then released his debut album “The Future” in 2014, which featured the hit single “London City” which helped to put him on the map. He is known for his blend of grime, hip-hop, and R&B, and his music often features catchy hooks and African-inspired beats. He has since released several successful mixtapes and collaborated with several UK and international artists. He’s known for his smooth flow, catchy choruses, and storytelling lyrics. E.M.E is also known for his collaborations with other UK-based African artists and his ability to blend different cultures in his music.

Overall, Ghanaian-born UK rappers have made a significant impact on the UK music scene. They have made a significant contribution to the UK music scene and continue to bring the unique cultural perspective of their Ghanaian heritage to their music. Also, have helped to bring a unique perspective and blend of cultures to the UK’s diverse music landscape. They continue to inspire and influence the next generation of UK rappers and musicians.

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