Hondred Percent aka Paul Forjoe jnr is a Ghanaian artist who perfoms Purple Shitor. This is hot Ghanaian black pepper (shitor) poetry grooving to sobolo (purple) music. Purple and shitor are both metaphorical representations of his music and poetry/lyrics. Purple being the colour of sobolo, his favorite drink which the artist links to his music due to the varieties that exist; shitor, a spicy condiment that represents his words.
He has been compared to Manifest (Ghana) and Blitz Da Ambassador (Ghana) by some. He, however, taps into the essence of his Ghanaian and African influences to create unique sound and art. Thus in 2018, he coined the expression Purple Shitor as the definition of his work.
He burst onto the Ghanaian art scene as a rising spoken word artist and rapper in 2011 fusing poetry and rap to make Hip-Hop music.
Hondred Percent refers to himself as the Poet Rapper and released his debut Hip-Hop album “WTF?” in June 2017. In 2014 and 2015 triumphed as the overall winner of the Ehalakasa Slam in which over 40 poets in Ghana contested.
While in Form 3 (Grade 9) in the early 90’s, Hondred Percent got introduced to rap and started writing poetry. It was his varsity days in South Africa that exposed him to Spoken Word and got him performing.
He came up with the name Hondred Percent in 2010 as a way to distinguish and motivate himself in his passion on his return to Ghana. He has since performed at numerous events within Ghana and recently travelled to Kenya to feature as a guest artist on a French show and a Slam at Alliance Francais Nairobi.
He is inspired by Biggie Smalls, Jay-Z, Missy Elliot, Reggie Rockstone, Worlasi, Saul Williams, Common, Mos Def, Timbaland, Kanye West and Kevin Hart. He has also shared stages with Manifest, Ria Bossman, B for Bonah, Bryan the Mensah, Chief Moomen, Nana Asaase, and Kacey Moore.
He is currently working on his next body of work code-named LISX set to be released in 2019.