Some people in the media attacked me after Cabum's tweet but...- Rocky Dawuni speaks
Reggae music legend, Rocky Dawuni says some people in the media attacked him on social media after rapper Cabum tweeted that he used his father's song without seeking permission but he believes all these controversies help people to learn from their mistakes.
Kumasi based raper, Cabum took to twitter saying that the Ghanaian music industry is Bulls**t and how can someone like Rocky Dawuni use his father Alhaji K. Frimpong's song "Kyenkyen Bi Edi Me Wu" without seeking for permission and described Rocky’s act as unlawful and wrong.
Rocky Dawuni after Cabum's tweet said he came under several attacks on social media for using someone's song without his permission.
Reacting to Cabum's tweet, Rocky Dawuni in an interview with Andy Dosty on Hitz103.9FM said that he had already taken care of the copyright issues and felt there was a need to directly contact the family of the late singer.
Rocky Dawuni, on Tuesday, said, “there is a system in place that makes sure all the mechanicals of publishing and the rightful owners were taken care of. I understand in Ghana, it has to go through other channels first.”
Its obvious rapper Cabum wasn't aware that Rocky Dawuni has done what should be done if you use someone's song and took to his Twitter page to attack the reggae musician and referred to the Ghana music industry as “bulls**t.”
Rocky Dawuni told Andy Dosty that he has contacted the family of Alhaji K Frimpong after the controversial tweet from Cabum.
The musician stated he thought the tweet from Cabum was very unfortunate especially when he had already set things up to cater for the family.
“So, I have reached out to the family and even told them my intention to help them set a direct account so they get whatever is due them, they are part of this remake,” he added.
“when you sample, you take parts of the original and create a new piece but when you remake, you create a new master of the old song, but you have to make sure the interest of the rightful owners is protected.”
Rocky Dawuni’s version of ‘Kyenkyen Bi Adi M'awu’ which features Rapper Sarkodie is a single on his 2019 album ‘Beats of Zion’.