Anyone who can call themselves a Reggae Dancehall fan in Ghana would have heard of the Where Di Money Riddim project by now. What even the hardest core connoisseurs could not have figured out is the litany and variety of artists that would appear on the riddim. And yes… Bright of Buk Bak is one of them!
Bright makes a completely unexpected appearance on the riddim via John Q’s invite. New York-based John Q is one of the 21 select artists who are officially appearing on the riddim. The 2 have a long-standing friendship and have done some work together, notably the track Dirty Dance by John Q featuring Bright.
“When I received the riddim, and started listening to it, all I could hear was Bright singing the hook and chorus to the track I started creating. So, I called him and asked if he would like to ride alongside and he said…” why the heck not” … and there we are” John Q told our entertainment desk.
The result is a banging track dubbed “Mr. Big Man” which presents the 2 artists taking turns on the riddim to bemoan the phonomenon of African politicians siphoning monies meant for development into their own private kitties.
Bright rides the dancehall riddim amazingly well and sounds very much like a Dancehall artist
It will be available on all digital platforms after its official radio and online releases. The official radio releases are on DJ Lagazee’s YAAD SETTINGZ on HITZ FM while the official online releases are onBlack Santino’s YARD N’ FORYN RADIO.
Well, if you haven’t heard of the project, and still deem yourself a hardcore Gh Reggae/Dancehall fan, consider this your formal introduction to the #wheredimoneyriddim project.
The Where Di Money Riddim project was initiated by Kormantse Muziki, a New York based label owned by Imperial Media Concepts. The general idea according to spokesperson Robinson Louis-Pierre is to unleash a sleeping gorgon, Ghana Reggae/Dancehall, and kickstart what would hopefully eventually be a reinvigoration of the genre.
“We happen to have taken notice of many artists in Ghana who have world class talent and may only need a little hurdle-help crossing over and we feel a responsibility to be part of the process of making that happen”, he told Ghnewsnow.
Kormantse Muziki therefore put out a riddim and assembled 21 artists on it with their stable artist Jahbeloved headlining it. All 21 artists have turned in their stems are waiting for their release dates.
On the 24th of December, 2021, the first set of 5 artists; Kente, Elis Koina, Jahwyz, Osagyefo and Knii Lante had their cuts released. Next week, another set of 5 will be released. And this is when we will encounter Bright on this riddim.
Mr. Big Man drops on January 7th, 2022. Stay tuned to this platform for more news on the #wheredimoneyriddim