Ghanaian Afrocentric rapper AJ Nelson has announced his first single of the year. The rapper over time has waxed-up his musical synergies, taking his spot among rappers that give their audiences great vibes.
Nelson consistently incorporates live instruments in his songs, merging classical sounds with contemporary rhythms in what he describes as “doing fanatical things with music, in terms of production,” in an interview with theafricandream.net.
“Apart from my great rapping voice I want the listener to pay attention to the music itself, I do that also to get the older people to listen to me, I see myself as the bridge between the old and young. I’m talking about those who love to hear horns, live bass, percussions and guitar in music.”
Nelson have started asking his fans to stream the much anticipated single, Guy Guy after it is officially released on May 20, 2022.
According to the Pan-Africanist rapper, he is now working on his third studio album, Class Struggle. According to him, the record was inspired by a book authored by Ghana’s first president, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.
Nelson discussed the inspiration behind his new single, Guy Guy, with theafricandream.net, describing his drive to give fans the right jam.
“It’s just a feel-good music for the fans, sometimes we just need to get on the dance floor forget everything and dance our woes off.”
Nelson is most known for the song “Same Girl,” “Faith,” and “Power to the People,” and is now the only rapper that uses both the Bono and Ashanti languages in his music.
In 2015, AJ Nelson launched the “Power to the People” campaign to inspire Ghana’s young to speak out against corruption and strife on the continent. The initiative drew the attention of prominent Ghanaian media figures, who participated.
AJ Nelson released the hip-hop song “Power to the People” at the same time period. The song was the third most downloaded Ghanaian hiphop single on iTunes in November 2015. In November of 2015, AJ Nelson was the third most popular artist on iTunes.
He has shared the stage with world top stars such as Sarkodie, Samini, Manifest, Ofie Kodjoe, E.L, Okyeame Kwame, Wiyaala, Dark Suburb and multiple U.S’. award-winning singer Lauryn Hill.