Ghanaian rap star Lyrical Joe or LJ, has opened up about his musical journey alongside fellow rapper Amerado.
Despite the fact that both artists have won the prestigious Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMAs) for best rapper, LJ noted that they are not on the same musical level.
LJ recognized that they are both award-winning rappers in an interview on Shobiz TV morning show SUN UP with the host Aicko & Asiedua , but he believes they are not equal in terms of rhyming ability. LJ emphasized that winning the VGMA best rap performance award is a huge accomplishment that necessitates a great deal of skill.
So, while they both have one award each, their rapping styles and skills set them apart. In his words, ” We are both award-winning rappers, as for that one I agree, but when it comes to rapping we are not equal. oh yes, I mean its not just anyone that can win VGMA best rap performance award, it takes a whole lot. So if it comes to that place, I have one and he also has one but when it comes to rappers, are we the same? No, I’m on a whole different lane.”
The tension between LJ and Amerado started in 2022 when they traded some diss tracks. The disagreement began with Eno Barony’s song “The Finish Line,” where Amerado took a shot at LJ, claiming to be a more dominant figure in the rap scene.
This came after LJ won the Best Rap Performance prize at the VGMA 2022, which some fans expected Amerado to take considering his triumph at the 2022 3Music Awards.
Amerado’s remark irritated LJ, who responded with a freestyle in which he questioned Amerado’s sense of superiority and critiqued his craft.