Cartel Big J, a member of Hiplife group Praye, has registered his displeasure at comments made by dancehall artiste Shatta Wale that most musicians in Ghana are poor.
According to him, Shatta Wale would not be counted among the top 10 richest artistes in Nigeria despite claiming to be rich.
Last Saturday, Shatta Wale was a guest on United Showbiz hosted by Nana Ama McBrown on UTV and repeated the claims he has been making that most of the musicians in Ghana are poor, daring any of them to challenge him.
Already Hiplife Grandpapa, Reggie Rockstone has released a freestyle to reply Shatta Wale and now Cartel Big J, known as Praye Tietia has also waded into it.
In a long post on social media, he told Shatta Wale to respect those who paved the way for him to become a musician in Ghana.
He also advised the “My Level” artiste to stop looking down on others because most of the musicians are comfortable but they don’t need to brag like he does.
“Bro! @shattawalenima Many are those before you who sacrificed a lot to build an industry for all of us to join. The Music industry years ago took blood, sweat, passion and pure talent to entertain Ghanaians for love and country. Legends like @reggierockstone and others sacrificed to pave the way for us in hiplife and afrobeat, including people who sacrificed and groomed you Bandana for absolutely nothing.
“You rich pass all of us, yooo wakaa yati but i can assure you your so called riches won’t make top 10 list of rich musicians even in our neighbouring Nigeria here norr sef, so bro enough of the disrespect to Ghanaian artistes, producers, DJs and the entire industry you came to meet!” he wrote on Instagram.
Cartel Big J added: “Many artistes are very comfortable but they don’t need to brag and disrespect others like you do. Davido and Wizkid are two of the richest musicians in Africa but they don’t find the need to disrespect their predecessors! You dey embarrass yourself and Ghanaian musicians to the world.
no personal beef here just common sense and morals being shared. We’ve had it with the gross disrespect and ridiculing at any given chance. Brag all you want but learn to respect people who have made scarifices for you to “eat” today! There were people before you and there will be people after you. We are grown men and women who also have families, you don’t open your mouth and spew anything anyhow.”
see his post below