Video: I’ve reached out to Alhaji K Frimpong’s family after Cabum’s tweet – Rocky Dawuni

Video: I’ve reached out to Alhaji K Frimpong’s family after Cabum’s tweet – Rocky Dawuni
Source: Ghana| Myjoyonline.com | Nasiba Yakubu
Date: 12-03-2019 Time: 01:03:57:pm
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Reggae legend Rocky Dawuni has revealed he has contacted the family of Alhaji K Frimpong after the controversial tweet from Cabum.

He told Andy Dosty on Daybreak Hitz on Hitz FM he had already taken care of the copyright issues and felt there was a need to directly contact the family of the late singer.

Rocky Dawuni, on Tuesday, said, “there is a system in place that makes sure all the mechanicals of publishing and the rightful owners were taken care of. I understand in Ghana, it has to go through other channels first.”

The musician stated he thought the tweet from Cabum was very unfortunate especially when he had already set things up to cater for the family.

“So, I have reached out to the family and even told them my intention to help them set a direct account so they get whatever is due them, they are part of this remake,” he added.

Musician Cabum during the weekend accused Rocky Dawuni of using his father’s song without seeking permission.

In his bid to call the reggae legend to do the needful, Cabum referred to the Ghana music industry as “bulls**t.”

Rocky Dawuni claimed, remaking ‘"Kyenkyen Bi Adi M'awu" was out of his utmost respect for the late Alhaji K Frimpong and had no intended malice towards the late singer or his family.

He explained he understood the frustrations of Cabum stating many people have mistaken the song for a sample when it was a remake.

According to him “when you sample, you take parts of the original and create a new piece but when you remake you create a new master of the old song, but you have to make sure the interest of the rightful owners is protected.”

Rocky Dawuni said regardless of the names people are throwing at him, he believes all the controversies is a good thing as it allows people to learn from “but we are making sure that all this is resolved.”

The musician revealed he wanted his post-Grammy Nomination album to be a year of return album that celebrated and paid homage to some of Ghana’s legends like Alhaji K Frimpong.

He explained he wanted to sell more the music of Ghana to the world hence his decision to recreate ‘Kyenkyen Bi Adi M'awu.’

“When I had the gift of recording at the Village Studio in Los Angeles, and I chose to honour Alhaji K Frimpong by recording with all the modern technology in that studio,” he stated.

Rocky Dawuni’s version of ‘Kyenkyen Bi Adi M'awu’ which features Rapper Sarkodie is a single on his 2019 album ‘Beats of Zion’.


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