The landlord of Ghana’s music, Sarkodie who landed a massive collaboration on the new version of Bob Marley’s ‘Stir It Up’ song shared more insight on how he landed the collaboration.
Speaking on the +44 Podcast, Sarkodie said he felt he wasn’t worthy to lay his vocals next to that of the legend.
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Following a conversation with Bob Marley’s team, the Sarkcess Music boss disclosed that he almost passed it on.
However, Ghanaians, including media figures and fellow musicians, have had a mixed reaction to the track’s release.
For Blakk Rasta in the studios of Accra-based 3FM, the reggae artiste noted that the rapper’s attitude has tarnished the legacy of the legendary reggae singer and the originality of the song meant to praise the legend’s lover.
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He argued that Bob Marley’s family has disrespected the great spiritual legacy by adding that Bob Marley didn’t feature any other artists because he wanted to keep culture alive and spread it.
‘‘If Bob Marley was alive, do you think that he will be featuring Sarkodie. They are in two different worlds, I do not blame Sarkodie, Sarkodie is not the one I am talking to, I am talking to the disgraceful Bob Marley family. It is nonsensical, and I’m hurt,” he added.
Yaa Pono and Shatta Wale have also mocked Sarkodie for agreeing to appear on a song by a deceased artist, Bob Marley, who died on May 11, 1981, at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida.
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Reacting to the negative energy from the camp of his colleagues, rapper Sarkodie has wept bitterly as he can’t fathom why his colleagues who are expected to feel happy about his international collaboration should stoop so low and act like lame people, ceteris paribus