Ahead of his much anticipated forthcoming album (JAMZ), Ghana’s most celebrated rapper and legendary music icon, Sarkodie granted an exclusive interview on 3Music TV where he shared some of the interesting times putting the whole project together as an album.
And some of the interesting things he shared during the studio section were how “Soja” hitmaker Black Sherif got featured on his album. He revealed that Black Sherif asked to be on his “Jamz” album at the very last minute.
The 10-track album, which will be released on Friday, November 11, features nine collaborations with major African musicians and one solo song.
Ghanaians are particularly enthralled by the album’s standout track, “Country side,” which features Black Sherif.
In an interview on Culture Daily on 3Music TV, Thursday, November 10, Sarkodie explained that although Ghanaians may have the perception that he decided to feature Black Sherif on the album because he’s currently the hottest artist in Ghana, it was the other way round.
🇬🇭Sarkodie explains how the collaboration with Black Sherif (@blacksherif_) on ‘Country Side’ off of his upcoming #Jamzalbum came about.
Basically, Blacko hit up the landlord.📞
Album drops moro tho🔥
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— Kenneth Awotwe Darko (@TheKennethDarko) November 10, 2022
“Big shoutouts to my superstar Blacko. Blacko hit me up last minute of this project, ‘Landlord I have to be on Jamz’. I said, pull up,” Sarkodie disclosed.
Other artists featured on the ‘Jamz’ album are King Promise, Oxlade, Cina Soul, Joeboy, BXBN, Kranium, Lojay and Ink Boy.
One thing he also said is how he came about “One Million Cedis” which happens to be the 4th track on the album.
“So I love organic things, if you listen to, there is a song on there called one million cedis featuring Ink Boy, nobody has an idea who the boy is. I was in Nigeria I had a bunch of superstars in the building my apartment, Phyno was there, Joeboy, Mastercraft, Rexy, everybody and then we created the beat and I heard some kid in the corner making melodies and I was like who’s that, too bro let me hear when he started singing I was like this is the hook and then the guys were like, but you get some out there to do that no no I don’t care about who sang it, I am moved organically by the music first and if it happens to be Micheal Jackson then that’s it but the important thing is who’s gonna do it”.
As it stands now nobody really has a clue about who Ink Boy is and what his style of singing sounds like, we shall find out when the album is out.
Watch the full interview here.
Sarkodie’s 8th studio album will be released at midnight. enjoy the rest of our stories as we all wait for the much-anticipated album #Jamz to drop.