Ghanaian rapper Amerado has emphatically stated that he does not want to be tagged an underground artiste.
According to him, he is at the same level as Medikal and the other artistes tagged mainstream acts.
Some time ago, rapper Medikal tweeted at him calling him ‘underground rapper’ and that he should get a hit song before beefing other artistes.
Referring to that, Amerado told Andy Dosty on Hitz FM this morning that, “We’re all mainstream artistes. Me, I see myself as a mainstream act because if I was up and coming in 2016/17, Andy, up till now if you still call me up and coming, my fans will be disappointed.
“What are the main reasons why we call somebody underground? Is it because the person doesn’t have a hit song?” he quizzed.
He noted that it is disrespectful to refer to artistes as underground and that using another adjective would suffice.
“I don’t ever want to be tagged an underground act because I see myself as big. I can be big and I am big so when you tag me as an underground, I feel like my talent is not at the same level as an underground.”
“All I need from these people is to see us as big. Even if you want to use a word to describe us, use young act. That’s respectful but underground, up and coming, until when can we come up?”