In an era where mixtapes and singles have flooded Ghana’s music industry, Micheal Owusu Addo aka Sarkodie decided to break all odds to consistently ‘cook delicious’ albums for his fans. So far so good, he has able to produce five successful albums. Namely, Makye (2009), Rapperholic (2012), Sarkology (2014), Mary (2015) & Highest (2017).
In a poll conducted by GHBase.com via post basically to sample the varied opinions expressed by the fans of Sarkodie pertaining to his all time best studio album. Interestingly, SarkNation, TeamSark & SarkNatives unanimously tipped Sarkodie’s fourth studio album christened, ‘MARY‘ as their all time best.
Among the numerous opinions expressed, one SarkNative who bears the name Jewel Loveson’s submission caught our attention. He rhetorted that;
“Mary album happens to be best ever because of the live instrumentations throughout the whole album under consideration. Because it’s rare for rappers to do live music. I promise that album was well nailed”.
The ‘Mary’ album, a hybrid of Highlife and Hiplife by Sarkodie, the Africa rap god as in the voice of his die hard fans. According to the rapper, it took him two years to complete the ‘Mary’ album project in collaboration with Akwaboah Jnr.
Indeed, Sarkodie needed a fairly long period to produce a great musical masterpiece which would prove to the world that he exudes an outstanding versatility. Truth be told ‘Mary’ is a live band-recorded-album, not with so much of the computerised method we know of. As such, the fans are absolutely right to have tipped ‘MARY’ as the greatest album ever to be recorded by their finest artiste.
On records, Sarkodie recorded his first album in 2009 dubbed ‘Makye‘ – translated in English as ‘I’ve been too long underground. The album consisted of 12 ‘hustling’ rap-filled tracklist. In 2012, he recorded his second studio album titled, ‘RapperHolic‘ packed with 18 songs. He continued to release ‘Sarkology‘ in the year 2014 with unprecedented 30 tracklist.
Afterwards, the master piece the fans have been waiting for was dropped christened, ‘MARY‘ in the remembrance of the rapper’s late grandmother. Mary came up with 11 creatively coined highlife songs all recorded live. Sarkodie again showed his supreme authority in the game of rap with ‘Highest’ album embedded with hard core rhythmic applied poetry (RAP).
Perhaps, the die-hard fans of Sarkodie who pride themselves as SarkNation, TeamSark as well as SarkNatives are yet to see a record in the future that will surpass the supremacy of ‘Mary’ album. However, as it stands now, the fourth studio album dubbed, ‘Mary’ composed by Ghana’s most decorated rapper of all time remains the people’s favourite all other things being equal-ceteris paribus.