On January 20, 2023, a remix of Bob Marley and The Wailer’s ‘Stir it Up’ which features multiple award-winning Ghanaian rapper Sarkodie was released.
There have been mixed reactions from individuals who either criticized his verse on the song or hailed him for attaining such a great feat ever since the song was released.
But in an interview with CNN Africa, Sarkodie explained how such an opportunity had shot his music career to a soaring height.
According to the ‘Adonai’ rapper the legendary Bob Marley’s ‘Stir it Up’ track, is one of the biggest projects he has ever worked on in his entire music career.
He explained that the way people associate reggae to Bob Marley is analogous to how he clasps the rap title in Ghana.
“People actually think Bob Marley invented reggae. Because when you think about reggae, that’s all you think about – Bob Marley. That’s the benchmark, or whatever… that the guys use. And that’s the same thing when it comes to rap with Sarkodie.
Back in Ghana, every conversation, I’ve been drawn in for no reason. That’s like the person they use. That’s what I mean by rap, I’m like Bob Marley,”
He siad he was alarmed when he was called upon to give his verse on Bob Marley’s song.