Ghanaian rapper Sarkodie has been featured on the yet-to-be-released remix of Bob Marley’s “Stir It Up’ track.
Sarkodie broke the news by describing the feature as one of the most significant moments of his entire career.
“One of the highest moments in my career/Life… such a blessing to lay my vocals right next to the original vocals of the legend.”
Bob Marley’s management team also made a similar announcement by expressing how privileged they were to have one of Africa’s best rapper on the project.
“A special new version of “Stir It Up” is coming THIS FRIDAY featuring Ghanaian 🇬🇭 artist @Sarkodie! Pre-save the track today at link in bio.”
Is this a feature worth celebrating considering the legacy of Sarkodie and how he strives to remain relevant?
If he had featured Bob Marley if he were alive and still relevant, we would have no problem. However, this feature is not between Bob Marley and Sarkodie. It is a management team acting on behalf of a deceased artist.
Shatta Wale’s project with Beyoncé is more significant than any int’l collabo of Sarkodie’s, including his recent one with Bob Marley. Obidi trying to catch up, but they aren’t co-equals.
They said Obidi would feature someone bigger than JAY-Z, only for him to do a refix version of a 30-year-old Bob Marley track and celebrate it as a Grammy win.
Do Y’all think Bob Marley would agree to a feature with Sarkodie if he were alive? Rapper spitting “Twi bars” (an unrelated dialect) on a reggae tune? Pure PR works; Dey Play.
To conclude, Sarkodie is the first Ghanaian artist featured by a ghost (Bob Marley). The DEAD only features the DEAD.