Reggie Rockstone (Reginald Yaw Asante Ossei, "the Godfather of Hiplife") is a rapper of Ghanaian descent. He was born in the United Kingdom but lived his early years in Ghana in Kumasi and Accra. He has been living in Ghana continuously since he pioneered the Hip-Life movement in 1994.
He pioneered the Hiplife art form and has played an important role in the development of this uniquely African genre in Ghana's capital Accra. He raps in Akan Twi and English. In 2004, Rockstone won the Kora Award for the best African video and he performed in front of a 50,000-person crowd in Ghana, together with Shaggy. In 2006 he recorded a track with the Jamaican Dancehall singer Beenie Man called "Chukku Chakka" (in reference to Rockstone's 1999 hit "Eye Mo De Anaa", which sampled Fela Kuti).
Rockstone is the son of fashion designer Ricky "Ricci" Ossei (Saint Ossei). Reggie Rockstone attended Achimota School.
Rockstone recorded four albums for the Kassa Records label and one for MixerPot:
- Makaa Maka (I Said It Because I Said It), 1997
- Me Na Me Kae (I Was The One Who Said It), 1999
- Me Ka (I Will Say), 2000
- Last show, 2004
- Reggiestration, 2010
- "Accra reclaims hip-hop", BBC News, 4 November 2003.
- "Ghanaian artists you'll be hearing across Ras' shows", BBC Radio 1.
- "Reggie Rockstone joins VIP (VVIP)", BlissGh.com
- hiplifelovers.com. Most Popular Site for Ghana Music
- Ghana Music.com articles on Reggie Rockstone
- Reggie Rockstone info, lyrics, audio, etc
- Interview with Reggie Rockstone about his life, and music
- Videos on YouTube
- Reggie Rockstone HomePage on Ghana Base Music
- Living The HipLife. A feature film documentary centering on Reggie Rockstone.