After a successful press engagement at a soirée held in Accra, Ghana’s Capital city on August 21, 2019, renowned Ghanaian Music Producer, JMJ, partners Boomplay to officially launch his “RIDDIM of the GODS” project; listed are over 30 artistes featured by him.
Split into a 5-genre project, “Riddim of the GODS” would ink in history as the first ever multiple genre project singularly run by an African Producer.
The project cuts across Rap (HipHop), Dancehall, and the ever blazing Afrobeats who chi is fast selling across the globe now.
Also laced with the 5-genre project is what Producer JMJ calls “Diva’s Edition”, a carefully crafted blend of African sounds and other fusion genres to highlight the very powerful Ghanaian female voices — a strategy he says is in lieu with women empowerment on the music scene where the ladies had their own space to showcase their creativity under one beat without competition from the men.
And then comes a final one he titled “Big League” — this last genre category is more of Ghana’s classic urban musicians who have run a space of between 5 years to 20 years consistently on the music scene — creating room for audience to appreciate veteran and pioneer voices under a sub-genre in ghana called “Hiplife”.
All songs on the 5-genre album project will be streamed exclusively on Boomplay Music.
Huge Ghanaian music heavyweights with global influences like Sarkodie, Stonebwoy, Samini have all featured on this body of work.
Very key and relevant musicians like Strongman, Teephlow, Adina, Edem, Obibini, Prince Bright of BukBak duo fame, Feli Nuna, Fantana, Sista Afia, Okyeame Kwame, Jah Lead, Eshun, Eno Barony, Kurl Songx, Epixode, Jupitar, Jah Amber, among others have been listed.
Born Joshua Raphaelson, Producer JMJ, is one of the highly respected faces within the country who has worked with and recorded most of the big names in Ghana Music from singles to EPS and Albums.
He has worked on album projects for Sarkodie, Stonebwoy, Samini, and the list is unending.
History holds it that JMJ produced the first Riddim Album in Ghana in 2009 called “Trigger Riddim” which was very loud; it featured Samini, Mugeez, Stonebwoy, Ghetto KB, Iwan, Lingua Kat, Jah Amber, just to name a few.
It was after this first Riddim Album that encouraged other Ghanaian producers to also step forward and produce more riddims too.
“Xtra Large Riddim” and “Missile Riddim” are also some of the previous Riddim albums produced by JMJ. He has been active on the scene for over 15 years recording and signing artistes under his belt too.
He produced works for multiple award-winning albums cum singles by Samini, Sarkodie, Stonebwoy, Obrafour, 4×4, Demarco, Kaakie, Kofi Kinaata, Wendy Shay, just to list a few.