Born Gilbert Owusu Sekyere, popularly known as G Ranks 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 academic scholar and a poet.
G Ranks who is currently based in Germany 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” in 2007 which gave the rapper some attention in Kumasi and it’s surbubs at that time.
In 2012, G Ranks 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 in Accra and other regions of Ghana.
G Ranks who is currently signed to Rolex Vision Management, an event and artist management company based in Switzerland and South Africa owned by experience Ghanaian music and creative enterpreneur WANGYIMS is working on many projects and is preparing for several shows all across Europe, the United States, Western, central and Southern Africa.
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 G Ranks and further put to rest the rhetoric of Shatta Wale’s hype man Asuoden Pop skinny notion of he going to revive hip hop in Ghana.
These are his social media handles.
facebook: g ranks