Ghanaian Drill rapper, Yaw Tog, believes that his influence played a role in the inclusion of the Ghanaian Drill genre in the Recording Academy’s Grammy Awards.
The Ghanaian Drill rapper Yaw Tog thinks that his influence contributed to the Grammy Awards of the Recording Academy include the Ghanaian Drill genre.
The ‘Sore’ singer firmly asserted that his body of work may have had an influence on the Grammy Awards’ decision to include Ghanaian Drill during an interview with Cookie T on TV3 New Day.
He acknowledged the role other musicians played in establishing the genre, including the Asakaa Boys, Kofi Jana, and Kweku Flick. When Yaw Tog discovered the new category through his road manager’s Instagram account while unwinding at home, he voiced his excitement.
The inclusion of Ghanaian Drill music in the Grammy Awards signifies a significant milestone in recognizing the talent and innovation emerging from Africa and the global African diaspora. Combining traditional Ghanaian sounds with contemporary hip-hop and trap influences, the genre has captivated audiences worldwide and amassed a dedicated fan base.
Harvey Mason Jr., CEO of the Recording Academy, expressed enthusiasm for these changes, stating that they aim to honor and celebrate creators and recordings in these categories while exposing a broader range of music to fans worldwide. This move presents an opportunity for the world to discover and appreciate Africa’s rich musical heritage, as noted by music pundits.