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Grey – Grey Dawn: The Mixtape

Grey Dawn album art

The wait is over!

It’s finally here, exclusively on RandD & GhanaMixtapes!  Grey, formerly of “The Mobile Boys” with his first official full length mixtape “Grey Dawn”!

Check out Grey online here: Facebook Fan pageTwitter

The 19 track mixtape features Obibini, Rakimlist, Rocky, Stone Boy, Tinny, Nii, Chimney, Pope Skinny and check out Eazzy on the bonus baby!

01 The Mobile Boys Past: The Intro
02 Walk With Me
03 H.I.P.L.I.F.E.
04 Still!
05 Quickies
06 I Can’t Breathe
07 No, No, No
08 Envy (freestyle)
09 Everlasting Groove
10 Four Paddies
11 Free (freestyle)
12 Wrong Man
13 Mic Check (freestyle)
14 Woni Car
15 I Dey Feel You
16 H.S.B. (Hiplife Suggestion Box)
17 Born To Be a Star
18 Mpaebo
19 (unofficial remix bonus track)


Pound Power by Dellé

This is a special dedication to the Twitter #FufuGang massive!

Blackstar by Richy Pitch starring M.anifest

Richy Pitch seems bent on flying Ghana’s flag higher than the cousins R&D!  “Ye Fre Mi Richy Pitch” is out in June – it’s your patriotic duty to buy 2 copies of this LP that celebrates Ghana & it’s talents courtesy of Richy Pitch.

On Blackstar he teamed up with one of Ghana’s best lyricists – M.anifest & got a fitting 8-bit supa-dupa video from Ram Jam.

Any lovers of Ghana who grew up glued to the screens of their Amigas, ZX Spectrums, Atari, Nintendo and Sega consoles will instantly love this!

It’ll make you smile seeing the digitized sights of Accra while our rapping intergalatic traveller goes where no Ghanaian rapper has been before!


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RandD Profile: E.L.

Continuing with the our series RandD is proud to bring you a Profile on E.L. super-beatmker & mad lyricist whose debut album we are predicting will raise the bar for Rap made in Ghana!

We spoke to E.L. on a number of topics & asked him 10 questions which included;

  • Are you an artist or producer?
  • The most challenging artist you have worked with is …?
  • Hiplife or GH Rap?  What’s the difference?
  • Tell us about “Something ELse”.
  • Pidgen or “Slangs”
  • What’s the deal with the Skillions?

E.L. sure had a lot to say, check out his Profile & look out for the RandD mixtape which features the sequel to “Chale” featuring Trigmatic, coming soon!

Mighty M3nsa dey “Go Ga” LIVE for Rockstone een there!

M3NSA Performs “Go Ga” Produced by DJ Richy Pitch, live with his band the ”Late Commas” at ”Rockstone’s Office” backed by Victor Dei and Wanlov the Kubolor.

Fantastic energy on the night!

Bonus vids – M3nsa in the studio lacing DJ Richy Pitch produced “Go Ga” & “Show Me How” off the Richy Pitch LP “Ye Fre Mi Richy Pitch:

The Cousins R&D bring you… NVNT Studios’ Exposure 2!


NVNT’s back at it!  Giving Ghanaian music & her artists Exposure!  There’s not much I want to say on this… it’s simply bigger & better!  Features new music from a whole host of names like Gibril Da African, M3nsa, Reggie Rockstone, Wanlov The Kubolor, Jayso, J-Town, N-Dex, Gemini, Boy Nash, Loonee, Mystery Knacks + a whole host of rappers & r&b singers, both established & those creeping on a come up!  Of course we @ R&D are proud to bring you Part 2!!  It’s a very worthy follow up indeed!  Do check it out! Peace!




Get NVNT’s Exposure 1: HERE!

The Cousins R&D bring you… NVNT Studios’ Exposure: The Mixtape

The man of the moment, Kevin Blackmore, is doing it for the love!

The love of the culture that has proliferated every crevice of the globe, it’s bigger than Hip-Hop, it’s all about Hiplife!  Hiplife, i.e. music of various styles Made In Ghana!

On this self-financed non-profit debut from NVNT, we get a taste of 13 artists/acts (including N-Dex, Myth, Mystery Knacks, Ghetto Rep, Kochoko, D-Black, Kwaku T & Reggie Rockstone + more) showcasing styles & influences from Highlife, R&B & the Hip-Hop genres.

Exposure: The Mixtape looks to showcase the many “talents” of various local artists, popular & obscure ones alike.

NVNT Studios are Kevin Blackmore, Raphael Quarcoo & Toby Gloge!

100% for the execution of the idea.  Looking forward to their next offering already!

One can definitely find fault with some of the music, but hey there’re definitely fun tracks on here!!  The genre is in it’s infancy, it only started crawling, let’s support Hiplife as it evolves & grows to become a bonafide genre in its own right & not thrown in with the genre for any act from Africa… “World”.

NVNT Online:
NVNT Facebook GroupKevin Blackmore on FacebookRaphael Quarcoo on FacebookToby Gloge on Facebook

NVNT Affiliates:
GoldandMagic.comG&M/NVNT Youtube Channel

“I say my GH boys put your hands up/ I say my GH girls put your hands up!/ and just rock with it!”

Exposure: The Mixtape
01 Intro – NVNT Crew
02 Gossip – Chase
03 Real Bad Man – Mystery Knacks (are Sconti & Mfimfim)
04 Jump Off – Myth
05 Rapper – Ghetto Rep (are Nova, Loonee & Nash)
06 Move – Kwaku-T & D-Black (of Peer Pressure)
07 Flow Me – N-Dex
08 Ah B U Know (Grind) – Loonee
09 Get It On – Starstruck
10 Bush Girl – Reggie Rockstone
11 Shake It – Kochoko
12 Saggin’ Pants – Kriptic
13 A Milli (freestyle) – Scientific
14 A Skilli (freestyle) – Jayso & the Skillions
15 Outro – NVNT Crew