What started as a healthy throwback battle between two renowned sound engineers on Instagram seems to have angered one of the revered sound engineers Ghana has ever had, Zapp Mallet.
Renowned producers Appietus and Jay Q took to social media in a live session to celebrate their works from the past.
Dubbed #BehindTheHitz, the trend has triggered a social media buzz which has seen rapper Sarkodie invite Zapp Mallet, Jay Q, Appietus, Kaywa, Hammer, and MoG to join the challenge.
That invitation, unfortunately, did not go down well with Zapp Mallet, who took a swipe at Sarkodie for pairing him with producers he deemed as not his coequal.
The veteran producer, known for the production of several hit songs including Daasebre Gyamenah’s ‘Kokooko’, Akyeame’s ‘Mesan Aba’ and Kofi B’s ‘Mmobrowa’, said is it disrespectful of the rapper.
“There is something called respect which is lacking in Ghana today. For instance, you don’t compare somebody who was churning out hits before you made Kindergarten with your mate who just started a couple of years back. Show some respect, You will also get there,” a very unhappy Zapp Mallet, Emmanuel Mallet, tweeted.
Rapper Edem, also reacting to the invitation, said Hammer has no competition.
“Nobody goes with hammer…I repeat Nobody..He for come online drop ihn joints and go..He never competed,he was in his own league,he didn’t mass produce ,he was quality control officer @Dahammergh ????????????????????????????..Only producer with unflinching fan base,” he said.
“Don’t compare Hammer to anyone … We dey beg, he did it for only the culture … no one from Hammer’s era even get artiste wey e get relevance .. every Hammer boy since den get relevance till date,” he added.