Artiste manager Bullet has disclosed in an interview with Lexis Bill that Ruff n Smooth, (he and his then singing colleague, Akhan) almost sold their first single, “Swagger” because of poverty.
According to Bullet who now stands as the CEO of Ruff Town Records, they wanted to sell the song for just one thousand Ghana Cedis (GHC 1,000), then Ten Million Cedis.
He said: “We were being forced out of our old place and found a single room we could rent. We wanted to use GH₵600 to rent and the GH₵400 left to record more songs, If we had sold it, I think hunger may have killed us by now.”
Recounting some of the difficulties they faced, Bullet revealed that it reached a point where they had no option than to sleep and record their songs in a garage.
“To sit in a garage and write a song for it to become that popular and [for] people to enjoy, the feeling was overwhelming,” he stated.