10 years on, Obrafour relives the recording of The Execution Diary

ObrafourAward winning rapper, Obrafour this weekend marked the tenth year since he orchestrated the Execution Diary compilation which unearthed hit makers including Kwaw Kese, D Black and others.

The rapper who was in Virginia, USA speaking on writing, recording and performing hiplife music in a series of tweets wrote:

“Good afternoon my people, I want to share the #ExecutionDiary story! #Obrafour”

“It’s been a decade after the release of the #ExecutionDiary! What was your favorite song off that compilation! #Obrafour Let’s talk!”

It was 2005, I had done about three albums then! #PaeMuka #AsemSebe #Tofa and several other works! #ExecutionDiary #Obrafour

Anytime I came around the studio, I met a whole lot of talents who could rap and needed to be heard. #ExecutionDiary #Obrafour

I talked to @Dahammergh and he came up with the name #ExecutionDiary #Obrafour it was magical!

It was #ExecutionDiary because we were going to open my diary as the head of Execution Entertainment #Obrafour

In 2005, the idea was not a popular one, and since this was coming from the best camp #TheLastTwo, we put together a great team!

There was @khanino123 @Accradotalt @uhuruBardMan Shushu and other great people who were pushing things around!

In 2005, Yoggi Doggi, @Real4x4 , @OkyeameKwameBra and a few others who were featured on some songs were inspirations for the new acts

Salute to @Dahammergh again – He is a story teller! He had a stash of beats before anyone came in. He had told his side of the story!

About ten beats were ready made and @OkyeameKwameBra, Yoggi Doggi, @Real4x4, @BardManTinny came in to listen and chose which to ride on!

I used to come into the studio to listen to what vocals had been laid and how the whole album was piecing together #ExecutionDiary #Obrafour

Sometimes I listened to the songs and advised, sometimes I wrote some lines, sometimes I sang some vocals too. #ExecutionDiary #Obrafour

A lot of people wanted to be on the #ExecutionDiary but we had to handpick a few. You had to be super good to make it just into the studio.

Hush Hush Studios was where it all went down! Lots of work! Lots of sacrifice! #ExecutionDiary #Obrafour

There was about six songs on the promo CD! Every DJ had his own tune he vibed to and most of the songs rose to the occasion! #ExecutionDiary

In 2005, we were still doing cassettes and the bookkeeper then, told me we hit about 150,000 in sales… In UK, that is a Gold album!

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