Written by Ralph Okobz
Posted on November 10, 2022 at 7:25 pm
Named as one of the biggest hip-hop acts on the African continent by The Guardian, previously a winner of the Best International Act: Africa at the BET Awards and with 7 hugely popular and acclaimed studio albums to his name, the internationally renowned Ghanaian hip-hop artist Sarkodie releases his highly-anticipated 8th studio album “JAMZ.”
Mixing infectious African inspired hip-hop sounds with elements of tropical Afropop and vibrant Amapiano along with Sarkodie’s unparalleled flow, the 10-track project sees the hip-hop superstar collaborating with an array of some of the best, world-class talent. Including a selection of some of West Africa’s hottest music acts such as Black Sherif, Oxlade, Lojay, Joeboy, BNXN and King Promise – on the previously released single ‘Labadi’ and its sunny visual – and some infectious Caribbean flavour from the popular, Jamaican dancehall artist Kranium. With stellar production from the cream of the crop of the Continent’s most skilled producerscomprising Coublon, Guiltybeatz, Masterkraft, MOG and TSB to create a showstopping, soundscape second to none, this is an album not to be missed.
Speaking on the new album JAMZ, Sarkodie said:
“As far back as I remember, I always wanted to rap. I fell in love with this art form as a yute. Growing up in Tema gave me a lot to talk about. I’m on my 8th studio album and I’m still doing things my way. It takes a lot to stay motivated but you can’t be in a rush to skip the process. This new project is basically how I feel. This collection of songs is like your favourite playlist. Now let’s have fun.”
The follow-up to last year’s much lauded No Pressure album which featured collaborations with the likes of Oxlade, Giggsand Kwesi Arthur, Sarkodie’s new album will see him ending 2022 on a high. Recently taking to the stage at the Global Citizen Festival in Accra which saw him perform alongside acts such as Usher, Tems and SZA, he headlined the Celebrating Africa concert at London’s OVO Arena, Wembley last month and December will see him celebrating the 10th anniversary of his career defining second album Rapperholic.
2. ‘She Bad’ ft Oxlade (Guiltybeatz)
3. ‘Confam’ (Guiltybeatz)
4. ‘One Million Cedis’ ft Ink Boy (Masterkraft)
5. ‘Cougar’ ft Lojay (Guiltybeatz)
6. ‘Forever’ ft Kranuim (MOG)
7. ‘Over Me’ ft Cina Soul (MOG)
8. ‘Hips Don’t Lie’ ft Joeboy (MOG)
9. ‘Country Side’ ft Black Sherif (MOG)
10. ‘Better Dayz’ ft BNXN (TSB).