Sarkodie: Ghanaian Rapper Reveals He Almost Rejected The Bob Marley Feature; Says He Felt Unworthy
- Sarkodie has opened up about his feature on Bob Marley and The Wailers' Stir It Up remake and made interesting revelations on how it happened
- The Ghanaian rapper claims he almost rejected the feature because he felt he was not worthy enough to rap next to Bob Marley
- On Wednesday, 18th January 2023, the official account of the late Bob Marley announced the collaboration, and it sent chills of excitement down the spines of Ghanaians
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Ghanaian rapper, Sarkodie, has opened up about how he featured on a song with the late Bob Marley. Speaking on +44 Podcast with Sideman & Zeze Millz, a big UK podcast on Amazon Music, the rapper revealed how the collaboration with late reggae legend, Bob Marley happened.
Sarkodie revealed that the whole thing started when he received an email from the legend's team requesting a verse from him.
The experience was overwhelming for Sarkodie, and according to him, he almost passed on the feature because he felt unworthy.
For Sarkodie, rapping next to a legend like Bob Marley was a different kind of experience, and he felt he was not the right person to be on the song.
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Sarkodie said he was hard on himself and had to be very careful with every lyric because the thought of rapping next to a legend kept ringing in his head.
Sarkodie mentioned that he wrote about four verses before finally selecting a suitable one.
On Wednesday, 18th January 2023, the official account of the late Bob Marley announced the collaboration.
Award Winning Reggae Dj And Media Personality Lauds Sarkodie And Bob Marley Collaboration
King Lagazee, an award-winning reggae/dancehall Dj and radio show host at Asaase Radio, has expressed joy over Sarkodie's Collaboration with Bob Marley. Speaking to YEN.com.gh, the well-respected radio host with a keen interest in and love for reggae, stated that the collaboration was a big win for Ghana. He said:
Bob Marley undoubtedly is the King of Reggae Music, even though he’s passed on, his legacies still exist and his children and grandchildren are making millions from it. The info I got tells me that they contacted Sarkodie for the remake of the “Stir It Up” song, and Sarkodie said he nearly rejected it and I think the ghost of Bob Marley might have whispered into his ears like Yo! Take this. I think this is a big WIN for Ghana
The Collaboration Is Historic - King Lagazee
King Lagazee was excited about the impact the collaboration could have on Ghana's music industry and said it was a historic moment. He also pointed out that no matter how hard naysayers tried to belittle the collaboration it still did not take anything away from it.
Irrespective of how some people are trying hard to be sarcastic about the whole movement. This will forever go down into history. He said
King Lagazee added that Sarkodie rapping in Twi was beautiful and said he did not agree with folks who claim he should have rapped in English.
Fans Praise Sarkodie
Prince Andy wrote:
Sarkodie is simply unmatched. Shouts to the presenter tho. Dope interview!!
Baffour Gyimah commented:
Sarkodie has been learning. His maxim is full of serenity and insight. I picked my share
King Zedekiah Owusu Dankyi wrote:
So much to learn from you both. Elite interview. Shots on shots. Sark the legend
KOFI ASARE MANU said:
Bless you LANDLORD!. Big ups Amazon music and the whole podcast team
Shatta Wale Praises Sarkodie's Feature With Bob Marley
In another story, Shatta Wale praised Sarkodie's feature with Bob Marley and pleaded with Ghanaians to show him support.
The dancehall musician was interviewed on Luv FM in Kumasi and said Sarkodie's project with the legendary reggae musician deserved praise.
Sarkodie was featured on a new rendition of Bob Marley and The Wailers' Stir It Up, which is set to be released on Friday, 20th January 2023.
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