Music Producer JMJ launches “Riddim of the GODS” album feat. over 30 musicians
Renowned award-winning Ghanaian Music Producer JMJ has launched a compilation project with over 30 Ghanaian musicians listed, titled “Riddim of The GODS”.
The Riddim album cuts across Afrobeats, Reggae/Dancehall and Rap genres.
JMJ had the official media launch on Thursday in Accra, with the actual project set to be released in the coming weeks.
“Riddim of The GODS” project is pieced into 5 parts; the first part featuring the finest Ghanaian Rappers in a water-tight lyrical encounter on separate songs, then another featuring Reggae/Dancehall heavyweights.
The other part features the finest Afrobeats talents with another set of two classified as “Champions League” which hosts the crême-de-la-crême of Ghana’s frontliners as well as good placement for Ghana’s female singers dubbed “Diva’s Edition”.
Sarkodie, Stonebwoy, Strongman, Samini, Teephlow, Adina, Feli Nuna, Jah Amber, Sista Afia, Jah Lead, Prince Bright, Edem, Eshun, Eno Barony, Kurl Songx, Epixode, Jupitar, among others have been listed as performers on the project.
Speaking at the event, JMJ, born Joshua Raphaelson said, “The project was recorded over a one year period with more than 30 artistes recording. The focus was on Ghanaian musicians as this year highlights the ‘year of return’ activities and also marks exactly 10 years I produced my first Riddim project with the inspiration of Elorm Beenie who played a major role in that.”
He, however, stressed how challenging it was to get corporate sponsorship for the project, as it was the first of its kind to happen. He said, “So companies approached were quite lukewarm until Joy Industries Limited and Digicraft Ghana came on board and pushed for the launch of the project.”
Detailing plans for promoting the project, PR Head Elorm Beenie stated, “Promotional activity starts extensively from Monday, August 26 with successive releases of respective songs from the project. Focus goes first to the Rappers so fans and the media should be on the lookout. The entire project will be listed on all major global and local music stores too for purchase.”
Top industry players were present at the event including Sadiq (3 music awards), George Britton, Kwame B, Musician Dhamie, etc.
History holds it that JMJ produced the first Riddim Album in Ghana in 2009 called “Trigger Riddim” which was very loud; it featured Samini, Mugeez, Stonebwoy, Ghetto KB, Iwan, Lingua Kat, Jah Amber, just to name a few. It was after this first Riddim Album that encouraged other Ghanaian producers to also step forward and produce more riddims too.
“Xtra Large Riddim” and “Missile Riddim” are also some of the previous Riddim albums produced by JMJ. He has been active on the scene for over 15 years recording and signing artistes under his belt too. He produced works for multiple award-winning albums cum singles by Samini, Sarkodie, Stonebwoy, Obrafour, 4×4, Demarco, Kaakie, Kofi Kinaata, Wendy Shay, amongst others.