Veteran sound engineer and beat maker, Hammer, has revealed that he used to punish some of the big artistes we have in Ghana today who passed through his tutelage for indiscipline.
According to Hammer of the Last 2 fame, his studio was structured to look more like a boot camp; he did not have time to tolerate indiscipline.
During an interview on Showbiz A-Z on Joy FM with host George Quaye, he said; “It was a boot camp in the studio premises; you can come to the studios to see artistes kneel down in the studios with their hands up for fighting”.
He stated that this kind of training was to psych them up for the future and their success. According to him, it was very necessary to discipline the artistes so they become responsible and well-behaved.
Born Edward Nana Poku Osei, Hammer explained that this strict training made ‘his boys’ tough to withstand anything that came their way in the industry.
“When my boys get somewhere, they feel invincible. What can you do? The way I have drilled them, there is nothing that you can do that they haven’t faced,” he said.
On why he never recruited female artistes, Hammer stated that the environment was not suitable for them.
Hammer is well known for his work on Obrafour’s Pae Mu Ka album and has worked with a number of artistes in Ghana including the hiplife legend Obrafour, Sarkodie, Kwaw Kese, Edem and Tinny.
Meanwhile, Hammer refused to disclose information on which of these artistes he punished in the past although he explained that some of them could not endure some of the training he gave them.