Not one to stay in the same groove for long, Last Disciple looks to Africa on ‘King and Queen Things’, his latest song, which is produced by Take 9 from Ghana was released in January.
The rapper/singer, whose previous songs were roots-reggae and reggae/hip-hop, dabbles in West African sounds this time around. Interestingly, he was approached by Take 9 who saw the video for ‘Mama Africa’, his song with Sizzla, and immediately reached out for a collaboration.
Last Disciple, who is from South Carolina, was just as keen to experiment with a new sound.
“The Ghana and West African music is so amazing and is on so much fire. So, to be asked to do some music collaborating with Take 9 outa Ghana is humbling and I have much gratitude,” he said.
Ghana has arguably the hottest reggae scene in Africa. Acts from that country, such as Stonebwoy, Shatta Wale and Rocky Dawuni have recorded songs with dancehall heavyweights such as Beenie Man and Sean Paul.
Last Disciple has done similar projects with Jamaican artists. His previous song, ‘Walking on The Moon’, was recorded last year with drummer/singer Kush McAnuff and producer Ace Gotta Banger.
‘Smoking Kush’, also released in 2023, heard him collaborating with veteran roots-reggae singer Linval Thompson and dub poet Meeka Nyota.
Although he is from a region known for its love for country and southern rock music, Last Disciple embraced Jamaican culture in his youth. Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Israel Vibration are some of his musical heroes.
‘Babylon Fall’ and ‘Rise Up’ are the albums he has released to date.