Rapper M.anifest’s latest single, God MC was released June 30 to pandemonium on social media.
The brilliant hip-hop number, because it makes meaningful mention of some of Ghana’s current music stars, including Sarkodie and Shatta Wale, has received massive feedback, trending on Facebook and Twitter, with many concluding that it is a swipe at hip-hop act Sarkodie, who recently released a song titled Take it Back, where he refers to himself, among other things, as “rap king”. M.anifest inquires in the chorus of God MC:
“What’s a king to a god mc?”
Other sample lines from the song include:
“E go shatta glass ceilings, it’s a game changer /God mc never been a faker/I dey go see shatta for mahama paper/My guy obidi, let me return the favor/You know what time it is, later is greater”
It is the above lines specifically, which seem to have started the numerous controversy theories on social media.
Rapper E.L tweeted “clap for yourself, and it has been widely interpreted as endorsement of M.anifest’s supposed dig at Sarkodie.
Dancehall act Shatta Wale also tweeted the following, which appears to be a response to the song:
“wow Ghana is getting sweet…i love beef especially the one’s with no spices… hahahaha i run enter @manifestive ntrotro inside .. hahahaa”
God MC is the latest single of M.anifest (born Kwame Ametepe Tsikata)’s forthcoming album, Nowhere Cool.
–Gabriel Myers Hansen/ENEWSGH