Why Reggie Rockstone turned down opening for Jay-Z
Reggie Rockstone made headlines recently by revealing his bold decision to decline an offer to be the opening act for Jay-Z during the superstar’s visit to Ghana.
Speaking on the BlacVolta Nightlife Podcast, he explained that he refused the opportunity because he believed it was essential to preserving the prominence of Ghana’s hip-hop genre.
‘If Jay-Z comes on stage and introduces me or brings me out as an opening act, that empowers hip-life. We can’t lose that power; I am supposed to be the leader,’ he stated.
Reggie’s stand raises questions about the balance between global recognition and preserving local music traditions. His unwavering commitment to hip-hop’s cultural significance underscores the importance of artists in shaping the future of their genres and industries.