Music is so much a part of our lives that its presence in literature can help readers relate to fictional situations, giving insight into what happens around in daily livelihood.
The core of every good music then is dependent on the artistic infusion of literature.
Flowking Stone factors in such elements into his hit single, “Me Kyeakyea” and gives us the lyrical breakdown so we relate to the song the more.
1. “I’m fly like a strip club dollar”
If u ever saw what happened in the strip club, u will appreciate the depth of this punch. At the strip clubs, people throw a lot of flying money (dollars) on to the strippers as they dance. Flowking therefore compares him being fly ie. Flashy,swagged etc to that of the dollars at the strip club
2. “Hwan na na onim sɛ yɛ De Obama mom na ɛnyɛ Bush na yɛ de capture Osama”
English: Who knew it was Obama rather than George Bush who would capture Osama
After the 9/11 terrorist attacks on America, the then United States President, George Bush was the one most targeted to capture Osama bin Laden, the mastermind behind the attacks. Little did the world know that it was a President from the minority black race in America called Obama, who would be the demise of Osama
Flowking in this context, compares himself to Obama that, people didn’t believe in his abilities before, they rather hail ‘the popular ones’ , little did they know that he would be the new definition of Gh rap and capture all the musical Osama’s terrorising the game.
3. “I work hard like a kid from China”
Chinese kids are widely known across the globe as very hardworking. Flowking Stone simply compares his work etiquette to that of a chinese kid
4. “Oseikrom boy u for know say I be fighter”
The name Asante itself, was derived from ASA Nti, meaning because of War. During the days of the 1st greatest Asantehene Nana Osei Tutu 1, from whom’s name Oseikrom was derived, he brought all the small states of Ashanti together with the help of Okomfo Anokye for the sake of war a against their then oppresors, Denkyiraman.
Flowking therefore reminds his fans of the fighting spirit he has inherited from his ancestors to keep moving no matter what
5. “Okra number 1 ose meao meao”
Here, sounds are being compared rather than usual words or actions, the cat meaos, in twi ‘me a o’ also means, ‘its me’ , therefore what this means is that ‘when even the cat is asked who the number 1 is, it confesses or replies that ‘its me’ (me a o, me a o)
6. “When I step them dey shake like a bad girl”
Meaning when Stone comes around the same people who said he wouldn’t make it, will now be shaking ,He goes ahead to compare ‘shake’ to those ‘bad girls’ who do the waste dance or shaking in the club
7. “Medaso gyina so sɛ Don King tiri nwin”
Meaning he is still on top or still standing straight and high like the hairs of the legendary boxing promoter, Don King who is well known for his Afro haircut over the years
8. “M’afa rap sɛ deɛ Messi fa no training”
I’ve taking rap as serious as Messi and his football training
9. “Nti mo relaxy ma me sɛ bra Charles Amoah perming”
Charles Amoah is a legendary highlife musician who is known for his relaxed perming hair do. Stone wants his fans to relax and be patient for him like how relaxed the permed hair of Charles Amoah is
10. I’m balling everyday like my name be Fifa”
Everyday Stone chills, or balls like his name was called Fifa. Fifa is known for organizing various forms of Football matches.
11. “Don’t pull me down, me nnyɛ Otto Pfister”
Otto Pfister is a popular football coach known for saging or pulling down his pants or trousers during matches.
In Ghana the word/slang ‘Otto Pfister’ epitomises pulled down jeans.
Therefore Stone cautions his ‘back bitters’ or ‘enemies’ to not pull him down as Otto Pfister does his Jeans
12. “Flow no yɛ hot kyɛn heat”
Here, he states that his rap flow is hotter than heat itself, if anything exist hotter than heat, then it must be his flow
13. “Flowking Stone flow bom kyɛn beat”
Again he explains how his flow bangs even more than beat or instrumentals
14. “To the fans I go do it till I go six feet”
Here six feet represents death, therefore he promises his fans he will sing and rap for them till he dies
Isn’t Flowking Stone a lyrical genius, I think he is not only the Flowking, he is the King of Punchlines too, to be able to deliver such deepness in a commercial track like Me kyeakyea is unheard of.
“Me Kyeakyea” comes off the yet to be release “Gifted” album which has hosted songs like Yempe Dede, Too Strong, Robot, Fire Bon Dem and many others.