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BLITZ THE

AMBASSADOR

 GHANA/USA 

After graduation from Achimota School in 2000, Blitz (as he had come to be known) was first recognized by Ghanaian Ace producer Hammer of The Last Two. Blitz was asked to come to the studio the next day after impressing Hammer with his skills. He recorded a verse on the song "Deeba" and - in the fashion of one of his idols, Nas, gained instant notoriety and received an award for Best New Artist at the 2000 Ghana Music Awards. Soon after, in 2001, he moved to the United States to study at Kent State University in Ohio. It was while studying for his bachelor's degree in Business Administration that he developed his skills as a live artist, performing at several live shows and opening for iconic rappers such as Rakim.[4] as well as recording a self-released album, Soul Rebel (2004), under the moniker Blitz.


After graduation, Blitz moved to New York City to pursue his dream. There, Blitz recorded another album, Double Consciousness (2005), and more recently he released Stereotype, a live-instrument-heavy musical exploration, that tests the limits of Hip Hop. The album draws from his diverse musical background. In order to achieve the live sound he was looking for, he formed a band, The Embassy Ensemble, and brushed off his own djembe skills.

After three long years of recording, Blitz took the album to several major labels. Getting the major label run around one too many times, Blitz decided to release it independently. He established a label, Embassy MVMT, and is now connected to The Roots community initiative Okayplayer.[6]

In late 2009, he was chosen as of one Beyond Race magazine's "50 Emerging Artists", resulting in a spot in the publication's #11 issue (with Bodega Girls and J. Cole on the cover), as well as an exclusive Q&A for the magazine's site. In 2015, Blitz received the Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Contemporary Music.


In 2011, he released "Feelin' High" with the French singer Ben Mazue, and in 2012, he was featured on the album Tetra by the French electronic crew C2C. Blitz has also frequently collaborated with Professor A.L.I. featuring on "Things Fall Apart" along with Raekwon in 2011, on the remix "Things Still Fall Apart" in 2012, and on his song "The Mic Shall Inherit The Earth" off of the "XFactor" album in 2015.

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