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Sarkodie’s “JAMZ” Is Finally Out

Sarkodie is back with guns blazing. After awaiting his latest offering for a full year and a couple of months the wait is finally over. JAMZ is Sarkodie’s seventh album and it encompasses ten songs. From the early days of his career, he firmly established himself as Africa’s heavyweight rapper and he has accolades to back it up but this new body of work sees him exploring different African sounds without straying away from rapping. The album has sounds that range from R&B, Afrobeats, Amapiano and tropical pop and it is refreshing.

“I’m in a space where I’m enjoying life, family and spending time with people I cherish so the tone of the music reflects that” stated Sarkodie on Apple Music. JAMZ is a reflection of where he is currently in life, it’s a reflection of his contentment and gratification. On ‘Confam’ the third song we get to hear Sarkodie rapping on a heavy-bass drum Amapiano beat. “I think that drum brings the rap element out of me – I could rap on that forever!”, he elaborated on the making of ‘Confam.’

I know today is the release date, but I already have a favourite from the album and it is ‘Country Side’ featuring fellow Ghanaian artist Black Sherif. If you have listened to any of Black Sherif’s songs you would know how electrifying his verses and hooks are, and it’s no different for this particular song. ‘Country Side’ is a beautiful marriage of Black Sherif’s thrilling hooks and Sarkodie’s witty but punchy raps.

Apple Music just announced Sarkodie as the featured artist for this month’s Rap Life Africa.

Sarkodie’s rich discography has made him an icon of hiplife–a hybrid genre that combines hip-hop with Ghana’s highlife melodies, while also popularising “Azonto”– a dance craze that involves using hand gestures to mime common activities and communicate with others. 

– Apple Music

Listen to JAMZ below.

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