Veteran rapper TIC- formerly TicTac has said most of the new and budding artistes are insolent and lack simple manners.
In a fresh interview on Citi TV’s Upside Down show, TIC who is known for several hit songs he churned out over two decades ago said these young acts probably have no idea of the pivotal role he played in sustaining the Ghana Music industry to this point.
He said this sort of behaviour is not prevalent or even non-existent in Nigeria. “Tuface will see me and shout my name. If he is watching, he will tell you, he will be laughing and say that’s true. But Ghanaian artiste who just sprang will see you, pose and expect you to say hi, and sometimes if you don’t, he may even go out and say you don’t value them.
“I don’t want to mention names because when you do that, it becomes a bit personal. But I am just saying that if you don’t know me, I don’t know you,” he added.
TiC also received some criticisms from the organisers of the annual Vodafone Ghana Music Awards for sidelining him and other veterans in the game, having been one of the foremost artists who were recruited for the maiden edition.
“You can’t do Ghana Music Awards and not send me an invitation. I am not the King of Ghana music, but I deserve some kind of monumental positioning in this country. If you check the first Ghana Music Awards that was ever held, I was a performer. So history has captured me for Ghana Music Awards,” he said.
He also spoke for other veteran artists in the industry like Daddy Lumba; adding that his appearance as a guest at such an event will give it a big boost.