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Appietus – “Tip of the Iceberg”

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Appietus keeps busy. It’s been well over a decade and he is still churning out the hits: the latest musical earthquake was Azonto Fiesta late last year. Since then Appietus has been a judge on Vodafone’s Icons TV program, but this has not kept him from working his magic in the studio, as this sampler can assess.

Tip Of The Iceberg is just that, the tip of the iceberg. The iceberg being Appietus’ upcoming Big Bang compilation, which is set to confirm Appietus as Ghana’s most influential beatmaker.

Tip Of The Iceberg features 6 songs by Ghanaian musical titans. 5Five are Appietus’ protégé, a hit making team responsible for Move Back (Muje Baya) , one of the songs which turned azonto into a craze. VIP personify hiplife. They have worked themselves up long ago, and have remained relevant for years. Samini is one of the most cherished and recognizable voices in Ghana today. He fuses dancehall and afropop into beautifully contagious jams. Stay Jay erupted with Shashee Wowo, an underground hit which forced itself well into the mainstream, also right as azonto exploded. Kwaw Kesse, the Fanti jokester MC, is one of the most loved and celebrated rappers in Ghana. 2ga are also an up and coming group under Appietus’ wings. Here they collaborate with the number one artist in Ghana, twi lyrical wizard Sarkodie, to create one of the best highlife songs of recent years.

Past Posts about Appietus:

  • Appietus – Tip of the Iceberg October 11, 2013 Appietus keeps busy. It’s been well over a decade and he is still churning out the hits: the latest musical earthquake was Azonto Fiesta late last year. Since then Appietus has been a judge on Vodafone’s Icons TV program, but this has not kept him from working his magic in the studio, as this sampler ...
  • Exclusive! Sarkodie, Appietus, Raquel & Kesse – Azonto Fiesta Remix December 21, 2012 While some feared today would bring the end of the world, Appietus decides to drop his long awaited remix of the massive hit Azonto Fiesta. The original song has been one of the biggest hits in Ghana this year, a song where the most successful MC in the country, Sarkodie, teams up with the most prolific ...
  • Chop Our Music – 2 year Anniversary Super Release! January 1, 2011   Hard to believe, but it was just over 2 years ago that our first release, Akwaaba wo Africa, came out worldwide. What a journey it’s been since then! 2 dozen releases spanning the gamut from Nigerian highlife to Gambian griot kora, Angolan kuduro to Benin salsa… We’ve had the pleasure of collaborating with artists from ...
  • Pan African Music Stew mix for This Is Africa December 16, 2010 This here is a 2 hour roundup of some of our favorite sounds coming from Africa. With a definite emphasis on sounds to make your hips move, and also definitely not an exhaustive line-up of genres – we are heavily biased towards Ghana, Angola, the Congo Kinshasa and Ivory Coast… what can you do! BBRAVE put ...
  • Crowd Krushers – Krush on Akwaaba Mixtape just in! November 8, 2010 Heyyyo! Remember these cats? Yep, same doods we rocked Mancuso with last September in Tübingen! What a warm welcome… these cats are not only fantastic party DJs, who know how to appreciate a good African groove in their sets, they are also ideal hosts to a wonderful – yet not soooo famous – German city. ...
  • GH LOVE September 27, 2010 GH LOVE by Akwaaba Music A taste of the sounds we heard in Ghana, the sounds you’d hear if you were there now, and quite a few sounds we’re releasing here on Akwaaba. Chale sink in, this is music for everyone!!!! Tracklist: 01 – NANA BOROO – EHA YE DE (UNRELEASED, AKWAABA MUSIC) 02 – KPATONSI ...
  • Reeeeeemix! 4×4 Appietus – “Miss Doctor” August 9, 2010 It’s official!! We are letting you take over 4×4’s vocals to make whatever you see fit out of this massive banger from Ghana… we heard this song playing 20 times a day on the radio, at outdoor bars, at weddings… now is the chance to see where else this track can end up!! Download the ...
  • Appietus & 4X4 – Miss Doctor – free download August 3, 2010 This song is a HIIIIIIT in Ghana! 4X4 have been around for a while, but are finally making it REAL BIG, thanks in part to this massive track, produced by Appietus – of course ;-p The song takes place at the Boomerang nightclub, where we spent a few decadent nights… As of late Boomerang has been ...
  • 07/27 WW: Appietus in the Mix!! July 28, 2010 The album is ouuuuuut! Indulge into it, plenty PLENTY fresh sounds from the land of the Black Stars… listen below, buy directly from us here or go to iTunes. And… you can still get this great track for FREEEEE… all we ask for is your email so we can send you occasional Akwaaba propaganda, nothing too ...
  • Ghana Lady!!! Appietus & Mframa July 20, 2010 We are excited… it’s been WAY TOO LONG IN THE MAKING. But at last we are about to release the first album from our incredible trip to Ghana. Appietus is arguably the most successful beat maker in Ghana. He’s been around for well over a decade, and has produced so many of the country’s hits, ...

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