My deal with DefJam does not include changing my style of music – Stonebwoy


Multi-award-winning singer and songwriter, Stonebwoy, says his recently-inked deal with DefJam Recordings will not compel him to change his style of music.

The “Mightylele” hitmaker reaffirmed that he is poised on sticking to his roots (afro-dancehall, reggae, afrobeat and highlife), even though DefJam is famously known for producing and managing hip-hop and R&B artistes.

According to the Bhim Nation President, the style of music he is known for contributed greatly to attracting the DefJam Recordings Africa deal, thus, he sees no reason for a switch.

Addressing the audience in a press conference held at the Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel in Accra on Thursday, he quizzed: “If you ‘switch’ the switch then where is Stonebwoy again?


And it is this same Stonebwoy that these brands have decided to work with for Ghana and West Africa,” he continued.

Be that as it may, the “Putuu” singer admitted that there is going to be a “different” ‘Stonebwoy’ — and that goes on to cement his “versatility” as an artiste — and also appeal to new listeners from across the world.

“There is no change. It is just an improvement,” said Stonebwoy. “Because we want to get to a larger audience, we have to also be able to attract them to what they also know, so they can experience what this is,” he explained.

Stonebwoy’s deal with DefJam Recordings Africa was announced on the company’s Instagram page on 28th April, 2022.

His first single under the label, Therapy, was released a week after the announcement.

He is expected to release three studio albums for DefJam Recordings Africa — a division owned by Universal Music Group.