Born Gilbert Yaw Owusu Sekyere, popularly known as Yaw King or “The Bully”, because of his enigmatic and idyllic prowess of hip hop lyrics is a multi talented young man who does not only music but also an actor and a poet.
Yaw King who was formerly known as G Ranks started doing music in his room where he built a small home studio and recorded a lot of mixtapes which included “Rise Of A New Breed”, “Spot Me In The Dark”, “Broken Silence” and “Begining of The End”; This explains why he is one of the prolific artists to ever come out of Kumasi “Oseikrom” and is touted as the biggest new act to look out for coming from the Ashanti Region .
His first ever professional studio recorded song was “Holla Back” which was recorded by one of Kumasi most talented sound engineers at the time “Laxio Beats” which gave the rapper some attention in Kumasi and it’s suburbs at that time.
In 2012, Yaw King released “Ohemaa” which was recorded by one of the most famous music producers in Kumasi, “Prinx Pappi”. “Ohemaa” gave him massive attention in the city followed by one of the dopest Hip hop tape “Baobab City” which finally gave him a firm ground in the Hip Hop world in Kumasi and brought him some admiration from hiphop lovers throughout Ghana.
If the glory days of music prowess from Kumasi the land of gold is going to be revived many music enthusiast and experts believe it shall be on the back of Yaw King and further put to rest the rhetoric of some artistes notion of they going to revive hip hop in Ghana.
These are his social media handles.
ig: iamyawking
facebook: yaw king
twitter: @iamyawking
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