In June 2022, Drake released his song ‘Calling My Name’ featuring the famous ‘Killer Cut’ sound. But then, the phrase/sound was first featured in Obrafour’s (Ghanaian artist) 2003 song ‘Oye Ohene’.
The veteran Ghanaian artist is currently suing Canadian rapper ‘Drake’ for allegedly sampling his song, after his (Drake) request to use the work was denied. Drake used the vocals in an intermission midway through his song while the same phrase introduced Obrafour’s song in 2003. Obrafour is seeking at least $10 million in damages.
There has been a sudden twist in this matter which is worth noting. Another Ghanaian filmmaker Mantse Aryeequaye called out hiplife artiste Obrafour over the ownership of the “Killer Cut” sound. According to the co-director of Accra [Dot] Alt, he owns the intellectual property right of the sampled sound in Drake’s ‘Calling My Name song’, which was released on June 17 2022 .
He further stated that, right to the “Killer Cut” vocals was “never relinquished to Obrafour and was used by the Producer of the album, ‘Hammer of The Last 2’ on Obrafour’s song as he did with others.”
Nii Mantse, a prominent entertainer is regognised for hosting veteran music producer Hammer’s productions. He also introduced new tracks and artistes belonging to the Last Two Music Group into the music industry. He made these allegations in a tweet.
All parties involved now are yet to make any further comments.