Slimbo is a multi-talented Ghanaian record producer, song writer, musician, hip-hop artiste, and a post-production mixing engineer whose sense of creativity is superb.
He’s gifted with the craft of making good (strong) music from any type of music genre in the world.
The deep-voiced signature tune, “SlimmmmBoooo” that is heard in songs produced by Slimbo is what differentiates him from the rest.
Yours Truly, BieGyaNation.Com can authoritatively state that Slimbo currently falls in the league of Ghana’s best of all time record producer and singer, Morris Babyface.
Early life, shs education of Slimbo
The gifted Ghanaian music producer, Slimbo started from a very humble beginning by learning how to play the keyboard in Church.
At age 5, Slimbo’s dad who is an instrumentalist/keyboardist and has been very influential in his life, started teaching him how to play the keyboard in their Church.
After collecting and learning how to use music making software like ‘Fruity Loops’ & ‘Cubase’ from friends, Slimbo started the business of producing songs for himself and his mates who required his services in senior high school.
Whilst in school, Slimbo met Dini Beatz — a music producer in Kumasi — who made his studio available to the former just so he could produce music for his clientele of school mates who were rappers.
Slimbo after completing his senior high school at the Armed Forces Senior High Technical School in Kumasi relocated to Accra to continue his music business after having mastered the craft of digitally producing music from one studio to another in Kumasi.
Music Genres Slimbo does
When it comes to the production of music from all genres, Slimbo knows no bounds. The notable ones are: R&B, Hip-Hop, African Rhythms, Funk, Pop, Reggae, Soul, Jazz, among others.
Music Production Career of Slimbo
Slimbo has made a name for himself ever since he relocated to Accra some few years ago.
His breakthrough came in 2012 when he produced Quabena Maphia’s hit song, “Meko Yankee”.
Slimbo later worked with Gemini and produced the hit record, “jamming”.
In addition, he performed and made an appearance in Gemini’s “Sakomono” track and video in 2013/2014 respectively.
In 2016, Slimbo released his debut single titled “Shine”.
Top artistes Slimbo has produced music for include: VVIP (Reggie Rockstone, Zeal & Prodigal), Mr Eazi, Obrafour, EL, J Town, Edem, MI, Khuli Chana, Stay Jay, Pappy Kojo, Joey B, Teephlow, Chymny Crane, and Gemini, and Quabena Mafia.
Popular songs he is noted for producing are:
- Pappy Kojo ft. Joey B: “Realer No” (won the Hip Hop Song of the Year award at the 2015 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards)
- Joey B ft. Pappy Kojo: “Wave” (got nominated at the 2015 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards)
- VVIP: “Book of Hiplife” (got nominated at the 2015 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards)
- EL: “This Is Crazy Chale”, “On and On”, and “Love Her More”.
- Obrafour: “Boniayefuor”
- TeePhlow: “Riding”
Inspiration & Endorsements from Reggie Rockstone & Hammer of the Last 2
Without a shred of doubt, Slimbo who’s preference, taste and style of music stands out takes a lot of inspiration from music greats such as Osibisa, Zapp Mallet, Don Jazzy, Dr. Dre, The Runners, David Guetta, Quincy Jones, Appietus, Da Hammer, Reggie RockStone, and so on.
Reggie Rockstone who’s described as grand Papa of ‘Hiplife’ had this to say about Slimbo sometime ago:
‘Meet Slimbo. Best to happen to Ghana since Nkrumah’.
Da Hammer of The Last 2 also had these few words to share about Slimbo when he heard about his musical works:
“Slimbo is the future of Ghanaian hip hop. No contest.”
Source: George Awiadem Maclean | BieGyaNation.Com