Ghanaian Rapper Lyrical Joe Explains His Diss Track Role in Rap Feud

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Lyrical Joe Talks About His Diss Track in the Ghana-Nigeria Rap Feud

Ghanaian rapper Lyrical Joe has spoken out about his diss track and role in the recent rap feud that has captivated fans in both Ghana and Nigeria. The feud began in May 2024 when Sarkodie released a song titled ‘Brag’ from his mixtape ‘The Championship,’ which mentioned Nigerian stars Davido, Wizkid, and Burna Boy.

The song quickly sparked a lyrical battle between artists from both countries. Davido supported his artist Dremo in responding to Sarkodie’s claims. However, Sarkodie dismissed Dremo’s reply, leading many Ghanaian rappers to jump into the fray, including Lyrical Joe with his diss track ‘1960,’ which references Nigeria’s independence year. Other Ghanaian rappers like Don Itchi, Wan Nana, Phrimpong, and CJ Biggerman also contributed to the heated rap exchange.

Fans eagerly awaited another diss track from Lyrical Joe aimed at Dremo, but it never came. This led to speculation that he was told to back down. In a recent interview with TV3, Lyrical Joe clarified that his decision not to release another diss track was entirely his own.

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“No one contacted me to cease fire or anything. It had more to do with the fanbase on and off social media. Sarkodie is a rapper who can stand his own ground. I only came in because it had to do with the rap dialogue in Ghana,” he explained.

Lyrical Joe emphasized that his involvement was not about defending Sarkodie but about supporting the rap culture in Ghana. He praised Sarkodie’s efforts in revitalizing the rap scene and reiterated that his actions were meant to benefit the entire genre, not just one individual.

“He’s one of the people who is energising the rap scene too as well. I stepped in to represent the entire rap genre. Not that I’m fighting Sarkodie’s fight,” Joe said.

Lyrical Joe’s comments highlight his dedication to the broader rap community in Ghana, showcasing his belief in the importance of a vibrant and competitive rap culture.

Gabriel Djabatey Odonkor, known as Gabbie Odonkor, is a prominent Ghanaian blogger, freelance journalist, and reporter born on February 24, 1993, in Nigeria. Passionate about writing and video games, Gabbie pursued a career in blogging, deeply connected to his Ghanaian heritage.Early Life and EducationHe attended St. Augustine Boys College in Nasarawa State, Nigeria, and later earned a diploma in web design from Alison Courses. Gabbie moved to Ghana to advance his career in web design, gaining recognition for his skills.CareerStarting with Opera News Ghana in 2017, Gabbie covered sports and entertainment. He launched 4pmgh Sports in 2019 and Gabbie Tech in 2023, focusing on sports and technology, respectively.Personal LifeGabbie enjoys writing, playing video games, and spending time with friends. He is currently in a committed relationship.Website: www.gabbieodonkor.com