Rotterdam, Netherlands based Ghanaian hip hop artist Kay Slice returns with the visuals for his song “Yessika”. The Afropop infused record is an insightful dive into the Ghanaian West that visualizes the tax man’s game of always aiming to get as much as he can. Bolstered by the rich electric guitar arrangements and exhilarating percussion driven grooves, Kay Slice explores the daily struggles that the everyday person must go through to survive and sometimes it seems that hope is lost but then a silver lining appears that brings relief. Kay Slice is sure to deliver a solid and emotional performance that blends subtle melodic elements into his repertoire while his energetic raps are filled with thoughtful gems like “Let me reveal it/Even if we struggle, we have resilience, we don’t need loans, Chale but we need ownership, quiet ownership/ It’s about ownership, it’s our power and call it empowerment“.
The accompanying video is directed by Fidelio Faustino which uses interesting motifs and a full black cast. A taxman shows up unannounced on the doorstep of a man in ﬁnancial trouble, with the aim of collecting overdue taxes owed to the government. The man realizes his inability to pay the debt and finds himself in a desperate situation. However, an unexpected twist occurs when the taxman proposes a unique solution to resolve the outstanding fees.
The single is lifted from his new EP Rebellion. Rebellion is an EP on which the light of the sun always shines. Rays that illuminate both the sweet side of life and its darker corners, captured in undeniable tracks that have been equally influenced by the Ghanaian guitar giant Ebo Taylor and American rap veterans The roots. The EP will be accompanied by a music video for the single Yessica.