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4x4 began as a duo namely Abortion and Captain Planet in the year 2000 with Buk Bak. 4x4 released the debut album 'Siklitele' in 2003, followed by 'Contestant No.1' another successful album.In 2007, 4x4 invented the Ghanaian version of crunk with the hit song 'Hot Girls.com' from the album 'Hot Girls.com'. 2009 has proven to be another platinum award winning invention which is currently the first and only Ghanaian song to make the Urban Charts in Africa. The hit song and title of the current album 'World Trade Center' is the current Number One song in Ghana and is enjoying massive air-play all over the world.
4x4 is now made up of Captain Planet, Fresh Prince and Abortion. Captain Planet's real name is Sylvanus Dodji Jeoffrey and Abortion was christened Raphael Edem Avornyo. Fresh Prince’s real name is Prince Tamakloe.
4X4 is a rap group mentored by hip-life duo Buk Bak (Bright and Rooney). They released their first album ‘Siklitele’ in 2003, followed by a second album ‘Contestant Number 1’ in 2007. The group explain that they choose the name 4×4 because the whole crew was elevated by four minds: Bright, Ronny, Captain Planet and Abortion.
Captain Planet is the first person to rap in Ghanaian vernacular languages which include Akuapem, Twi, Ga, Ewe, and Pidgin English. Abortion, who is a ragga artist, started rapping with a group called Kokorokoo in high school which featured Ghana's premier Akuapem rapper, Pope Skinnie. Captain Planet also started rapping in secondary school with a group called the Wu Clan. He was discovered by Buk Bak after being featured on a television programme called Kiddafest.