FULL STORY: The genesis of Sarkodie Manifest beef

Ghana woke up one glorious morning to the usual but long-missed trend in the music industry. Two of its best rappers were lyrically at each other’s throat and we wondered why?

Most people think that the Sarkodie/Manifest beef began when M.anifest released his “godMC” track. Others also believe it started when Sarkodie released his “Bossy” track because in the said track he took a swipe at most rappers and asked why they will talk of rappers and leave him out.

Now here is what we know so far. It would be recalled that on the night when EL picked up the Hip-hop Artist of the Year award, he made some sort of emotional statement to the effect that he was expecting Paedae to win the hip-hop song of the year award especially because he and Paedae had worked really hard the year under review (2015-2016). He also said he saw Paedae as his closest competitor in that category, something Sarkodie definitely didn’t’ agree with because he won that category with his #Hand to mouth song.

Now E.L has a song called K.W.A.C (King without a crown) which has some direct punches at Sarkodie who claims to be the king of rap music, because in “Bossy” he mentioned that, he didn’t need the crown to be king. Apparently, it really got to Sarkodie what E.L said at the VGMA when Paedae didn’t win the Hip hop song of the year, and that was why he released “Bossy.”

Critics thought he did it for EL because he gave Manifest a shout out in his “Bossy” song. So what happened? Why did M.anifest respond?

Critics say that Sarkodie in his “Bossy” track bragged about how he is the best rapper in Ghana and beyond and wondered why people talk of rappers and leave him out. He asked who was the best and answered that it was him of course, and this claim might not have gone down well with M.anifest who also sees himself as the best rapper, even though most people claim he doesn’t have that much following as Sarkodie.

This is how M.anifest responded to Sarkodie’s “Bossy” with his “godMC” track

Sarkodie: “Manifest meser? wo lemme just use your “dor dor dor ti dor” to end this verse”

Manifest: “Go to the market, buy yourself some manners. Don’t use my name in vain. That’s just for starters.”

Sarkodie: “Mehn I’m feeling bossy.”

M.anifest: “When the boss is around who can you boss around?”

Sarkodie: “I’m a king, but I don’t feel I gotta wear crown #Bossy.”

M.anifest: “What’s a king to a god emcee?”

Sarkodie: “Omo se Sarkodie ndropi punches. I can do it really but the point is, wo rapi na wo punchi pii aa Joe you sound immature.”

Manifest: “We some intelligent niggas that cannot dumb it down. Even my nonfa back then had sense in it.”

Sarkodie last night came out with “Kanta” which throws direct punches at M.anifest especially with his sense of fashion.

Manifest a few hours ago responded to a line in the #KANTA track with this tweet.

“Geneva, Switzerland we’re outchea! Show this Wed July 6!#godMCinGeneva. #KabaFestive” he wrote with a tongue in cheek.

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